June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 208 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 6th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 6th in history!
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- National Yo-Yo Day
- Thank God It’s Monday Day
What Happened On This Day – June 6
1984: The video game Tetris is published
Russian computer engineer, Alexey Pajitnov, created the puzzle game. With over 100 million copies sold, it is one of the most successful video games in history.
1982: Israeli forces invade Lebanon
The 1982 Lebanon War was triggered by the attack on Israeli ambassador, Shlomo Argov, in London on June 3. Thousands of civilians died during the war, which lasted three years.
1946: The National Basketball Association (NBA) is founded
The NBA, which comprises teams in the United States and Canada, is considered the world’s premier men’s professional basketball league.
1944: On D-Day, 160,000 Allied soldiers land in Normandy, France
The World War II invasion of Normandy established a new major front against the Germans in the west and helped Soviet forces facing the bulk of German troops in the east. Germany capitulated on May 7, 1945.
1930: Frozen food is sold in retail stores for the first time
18 stores in Springfield, Massachusetts took part in a trial to test consumer acceptance. Clarence Birdseye, the founder of the Birds Eye Frozen Food Company, is considered to be the father of the modern frozen food industry.
1972: George Wallace and Shirley Chisholm supporters at the 1972 Democratic convention
1941: Piper Lawson, Gordon Highlanders (attached to 11th Commando in photo), playing the bagpipes on top of Fort Famagusta, Cyprus, April/May 1941.
1908: Three women step out in Paris in May 1908 at the Prix du Prince de Galles at Longchamp racecourse
1710: France transports the 1st African slaves to Louisiana.
1560: France and England signed the treaty of Scotland.
Births On This Day, June 6
1963: Jason Isaacs, English actor, producer
1901: Sukarno, Indonesian politician, 1st President of Indonesia
1868: Robert Falcon Scott, English navy officer, explorer
1850: Karl Ferdinand Braun, German/American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1799: Alexander Pushkin, Russian author, poet
Neha Kakkar was born.
Paul Giamatti was born.
HyunA was born.
Deaths On This Day, June 6
2013: Esther Williams, American actress, swimmer
1968: Robert F. Kennedy, American politician, 64th United States Attorney General
1961: Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist
1891: John A. Macdonald, Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada
1832: Jeremy Bentham, English jurist, philosopher
John A. Macdonald died.
Stan Getz died.
Camillo Benso died.