June 06

This Day in History

1968

50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Robert Kennedy

50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Robert Kennedy – 06/06/1968   It has been 50 years since the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The 42-year-old presidential candidate was … (more...)

1944

D-Day Invasion

The long-awaited Anglo-American invasion of Nazi Europe begins just after midnight on June 6, 1944, as the first wave of U.S., British, and Canadian paratroopers plunge into the darkness over … (more...)

1944

The Turning of the Tide: D-Day

On Tuesday 6 June 1944 the largest seaborne invasion of history took place as massive combined British, American and Canadian forces stormed ashore at Normandy, on he coast of France and began rolling … (more...)

1918

WWI: The First Modern War – Massive Air Attacks

100th Anniversary of the Independent Air Force WWI – 06/06/1918   Birth of Air Bombing The start of the First World War in 1914 saw the beginnings of mass slaughter on a scale never seen … (more...)

1822

Alexis St. Martin Becomes Living X-Ray

On this day in 1822, Alexis St. Martin was shot in the stomach. His misfortune led to a series of stomach-churning experiments into digestion that the American physician William Beaumont conducted on … (more...)