Led by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, an Allied armada of ships, planes, and landing craft and some 156,000 troops began the invasion of northern France from England this day in 1944the famous D-Day of World War II.
More Events on this day:
1968: U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died of a bullet wound from assassin Sirhan Sirhan.
1934: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)a U.S. regulatory agencywas established.
1844: George Williams originated the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in London.
Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily