June 6

1750

1689) 1714 – Joseph I of Portugal, King of Portugal from 31 July 1750 until his death (d.

1909

1910) 1850 – Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate in 1909 for physics (d.

1934

Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S.

1943

Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Ch√Ęteau-Thierry (the losses are exceeded at the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943). 1933 – The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey. 1934 – New Deal: U.S.

1944

The date is most famously associated with D-Day on Tuesday, 6 June 1944, when the Western Allies carried out landing and airborne operations in Normandy to begin Operation Overlord during World War II.

1956

2013) 1934 – Albert II, King of the Belgians from 9 August 1993 to 21 July 2013 (abdicated) 1935 – Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer; winner of two Olympic gold medals in 1956 1936 – D.

1963

1903) ===21st century=== 2005 – Anne Bancroft, American film actress; winner of the 1963 Academy Award for Best Actress for The Miracle Worker (b.

1980

1912) 1996 – George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist; awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1980 for his studies of histocompatibility (b.

1946) 2009 – Jean Dausset, French-Spanish immunologist and academic; awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his studies of the genetic basis of immunological reaction (b.

1985

1960) 2013 – Jerome Karle, American crystallographer and academic; awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research into the molecular structure of chemical compounds (b.

1993

2013) 1934 – Albert II, King of the Belgians from 9 August 1993 to 21 July 2013 (abdicated) 1935 – Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer; winner of two Olympic gold medals in 1956 1936 – D.

1996

Bonds, American singer-songwriter 1940 – Willie John McBride, Northern Irish rugby player who toured with the British Lions five times 1943 – Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate in 1996 for chemistry (d.

2013

2013) 1934 – Albert II, King of the Belgians from 9 August 1993 to 21 July 2013 (abdicated) 1935 – Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer; winner of two Olympic gold medals in 1956 1936 – D.




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