Historical Events on June 6, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on June 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 Syrian civil war: The Battle of Raqqa begins with an offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to capture the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
2002 Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
1994 China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 crashes near Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, killing all 160 people on board.
1993 Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat wins the first presidential election in Mongolia.
1985 The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death"; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
1982 The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
1975 British referendum results in continued membership of the European Economic Community, with 67% of votes in favour.
1971 Soyuz 11 is launched. The mission ends in disaster when all three cosmonauts, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev are suffocated by uncontrolled decompression of the capsule during re-entry on 29 June.
1971 Hughes Airwest Flight 706 collides with a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II of the United States Marine Corps over the San Gabriel Mountains, killing 50.
1944 Commencement of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, with the execution of Operation Neptune—commonly referred to as D-Day—the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 160,000 Allied troops cross the English Channel with about 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. By the end of the day, the Allies have landed on five invasion b
1942 The United States Navy's victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway is a major turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. All four Japanese fleet carriers taking part—Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū and Hiryū—are sunk, as is the heavy cruiser Mikuma. The American carrier Yorktown and the destroyer Hammann are also sunk.
1934 New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
1933 The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.
1925 The original Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Chrysler from the remains of the Maxwell Motor Company.
1918 Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I: the U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry (the losses are exceeded at the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943).
1912 The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.[21]
1894 Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.[19]
1892 The Chicago "L" elevated rail system begins operation.
1889 The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
1882 The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
1862 The First Battle of Memphis, a naval engagement fought on the Mississippi results in the capture of Memphis, Tennessee by Union forces from the Confederates.[14]
1859 Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales. The date is still celebrated as Queensland Day.
1844 The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1832 The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.[10]
1822 Alexis St Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1813 The Battle of Stoney Creek, considered a critical turning point in the War of 1812. A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
1762 In the Seven Years' War, British forces begin the Siege of Havana and temporarily capture the city.
1654 Swedish Queen Christina abdicated her throne in favour of her cousin Charles Gustav and converted to Catholicism.
1523 Swedish regent Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden and, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union, 6 June is designated the country's national day.[4]
1513 Battle of Novara. In the Italian Wars, Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing them to abandon Milan; Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
1505 The M8.2–8.8 Lo Mustang earthquake affects Tibet and Nepal, causing severe damage in Kathmandu and parts of the Indo-Gangetic plain.
913 Constantine VII, the eight-year-old illegitimate son of Leo VI the Wise, becomes nominal ruler of the Byzantine Empire under the regency of a seven-man council headed by Patriarch Nicholas Mystikos, appointed by Constantine's uncle Alexander III on his deathbed.
Famous People Born on June 6

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Year Name
1966 Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
1916 Hamani Diori, Nigerien academic and politician, 1st President of Niger (d. 1989)
1935 Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer; winner of two Olympic gold medals in 1956
1872 Alix of Hesse, German princess and Russian empress (d. 1918)
1919 Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, English army officer and politician, 6th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2018)
1954 Harvey Fierstein, American actor and playwright; winner of four Tony Awards
1925 Maxine Kumin, American poet and author (d. 2014)
1862 Henry Newbolt, English historian, author, and poet (d. 1938)
1851 Angelo Moriondo, Italian inventor of the espresso machine (d. 1914)
1907 Bill Dickey, American baseball player and manager who played in eight World Series, winning seven (d. 1993)
Famous People Deaths On June 6

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Date Name
1979 Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1897)
2006 Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1946)
1946 Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1916 Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of China (b. 1859)
1799 Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (b. 1736)
1948 Louis Lumière, French film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1864)[164]
2009 Jean Dausset, French-Spanish immunologist and academic; awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his studies of the genetic basis of immunological reaction (b. 1916)
2015 Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author; prosecuting attorney in the Tate–LaBianca murders case (b. 1934)
1891 John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
1097 Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon and Navarre