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June 6 Birthdays

Thomas Mann
Pronunciation: [tO´mäs män]
1875–1955, German novelist and essayist, the outstanding German novelist of the 20th century, born in Lübeck; brother of Heinrich Mann.

Diego Velázquez
painter (1599)

Pierre Corneille
dramatist (1606)

Nathan Hale
officer (1755)

John Trumbull
painter (1756)

Aleksandr Pushkin
poet, dramatist (1799)

Alexandra Feodorovna
Czarina (1872)

statesman (1901)

Björn Borg
tennis player (1956)

June 6 in History


The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.


The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.


Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.


Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).


Vermont Republican Senator James Jeffords left the party to become an independent, handing control of the Senate back to the Democrats.


President Bush proposed a new Cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.

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