Tuesday, June 06, 2017
History for June 6 - On-This-Day.com
Nathan Hale 1755 - Soldier for Continental Army during American Revolutionary War, considered to be America's first spy, known for his famous quote "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.", John Trumbull 1756 - Artist during the American Revolutionary War period, Alexander Pushkin (Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin) 1799 - Russian author and poet
Thomas Mann 1875 - German novelist, short story writer, social critic, Roy Innis 1934 - Civil rights activist, Robert Englund (Robert Barton Englund) 1948 - Actor, best known for player the character of Freddy Krueger
1813 - The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.
1924 - The German Reichtag accepted the Dawes Plan. It was an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.
1925 - Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
1932 - In the U.S., the first federal tax on gasoline went into effect. It was a penny per gallon.
1933 - In Camden, NJ, the first drive-in movie theater opened.
1944 - The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.
1968 - U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at 1:44am in Los Angeles after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy was was shot the evening before while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1971 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show.