Daily Archives: June 6, 2015

Normandy Invasion begun: 6 June 1944 – This Day in History

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 1944—the famous “D-Day” of World War II.

More Events on this day:

1982: Israel invaded Lebanon and subsequently defeated the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the Syrian armed forces, and assorted leftist Lebanese groups.

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 agency—was established.

1925: The automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation was incorporated, with Walter P. Chrysler as president.

1844: George Williams originated the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in London.

1622: Pope Gregory XV created the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith for the organization and direction of the missions of the Roman Catholic Church to the non-Christian world.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily