On This Day: June 06th

This is 158th day of the year and 208 days remain in the year.

in history
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.
June 06 BirthdaysThomas MannPronunciation: [tO´mäs män]
1875–1955, German novelist and essayist, the outstanding German novelist of the 20th century, born in Lübeck; brother of Heinrich Mann.
Pierre Corneilledramatist
Alexandra FeodorovnaCzarina
Aleksandr Pushkinpoet, dramatist
Nathan Haleofficer
Diego Velázquezpainter
John Trumbullpainter
Björn Borgtennis player

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