Saturday, June 6, 2015

Today in History: Saturday, June 06, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in the D-Day invasion of Europe during World War II.
Audio LinkA British bomber crew member describes the approach during the D-Day assault
Audio LinkGen. Dwight D. Eisenhower broadcasts a D-Day message to Allied troops
 
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On this date in:
1844The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London.
1925Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp.
1933The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden County, N.J.
1934The Securities and Exchange Commission was established.
1966Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
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1968Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.
1978California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a ballot measure calling for major cuts in property taxes.
1982Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive PLO fighters out of the country. 
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1985Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as that of Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who conducted medical experiments on inmates at Auschwitz during World War II.
1990The 2 Live Crew album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" was ruled obscene by a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2004Phylicia Rashad became the first African-American actress to win a Tony for a leading dramatic role for her work in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun."
2011After days of denials, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., confessed that he had tweeted a lewd photo of himself to a woman and admitted to "inappropriate" exchanges with six women.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Paul Giamatti turns 48 years old today.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
NameProfessionAge
Roy InnisCivil rights leader81
Gary "U.S." BondsRock singer76
Harvey FiersteinActor63
Sandra BernhardActress, comedian60
Bjorn BorgTennis Hall of Famer59
Jimmy JamRecord producer56
Colin QuinnComedian ("Saturday Night Live")56
Steve VaiRock musician55
Eric CantorFormer U.S. congressman, R-Va.52
Max CasellaActor48
Natalie MoralesBroadcast journalist43
Uncle KrackerRapper, rocker41
Sonya WalgerActress ("Lost")41
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