1944 Europe Operation Overlord / D-Day
6th June 1944 : Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War II gives the go-ahead for a massive invasion of Europe called Operation Overlord / D-Day by British, Canadian and American forces and a million Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France
1923 U.S.A. One Piece Swimming Suits
6th June 1923 : Much debate and laws occur when one-piece swimming suits become the fashion for beach-bound women. Various cities ban the new style while others will allow it but only if the new suits are appropriate for swimming and not just for fashion.
1932 U.S.A. 1 cent Federal Tax On Gas
6th June 1932 : The first federal gasoline tax ( All US States had a gas tax prior to this starting in Oregon in 1919 ) was created with the enactment of the Revenue Act of 1932 with a tax of 1 cent/gal .
1933 U.S.A. Boulder Dam
6th June 1933 : The first concrete was poured today on creating the Boulder Dam and is work is expected to last for a further 3 years to create the tallest dam in the world , The base of the Dam will be 660 ft thick and will rise over 700 ft when completed.
1933 U.S.A. Movie Theater
6th June 1933 : The first drive in movie theater is opened in Camden, NJ,
1934 U.S.A. Securities Exchange Act
6th June 1934 : President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act , this was in response to the 1929 stock market crash which was a major factor in the great depression years of the 30's. Up till that point the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) had been operating with little or no government control and the creation of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) was hoped to restore investor confidence in the market .
1962 Algiers Outbreak Civil Fighting
6th June 1962 : Muslim auxiliary police fired on French troops in Algeria . Three Moslem's and one French lieutenant were killed as a result. According to police the outbreak began when a group of armed Muslim civilians attacked French troops and French troops opened fire. In response to the incident auxiliary Muslim police came to the scene and also opened fire.
1975 UK Referendum European Economic Community
6th June 1975 : The UK has it's first nationwide referendum over the continued membership of the European Economic Community. 2/3 of voters support the government's campaign to stay in the EEC, or Common Market.
1978 U.S.A. California Proposition 13 A
6th June 1978 : California voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13 A "People's Initiative to Limit Property Taxation,". Following the proposition 13 passage a cap is placed on property tax rates in the state, reducing them by an average of 57%.
1981 India Train Crash
6th June 1981 : A major rail accident when more than 500 passengers are killed is caused by an engineer who was reverential of cows causing the train to go over the bridge and sink in the river.
1984 India Golden Temple Compound
6th June 1984 : The Indian government sends army troops into the Sikh rebel held Golden Temple compound in Amritsar the holiest shrine of Sikhism where they kill at least 500 Sikh rebels. The army was also ordered to attack Sikh guerrillas besieged in three dozen other temples and religious shrines throughout the state of Punjab.
1999 U.S.A. Napster Peer To Peer Sharing Service
6th June 1999 : Napster the online music file sharing service starts as the first widely-used peer-to-peer sharing service allowing music fans to easily share MP3 format song files with each other. The service is shut down by court order in July 2001.
2001 U.S.A. Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate
6th June 2001 : Following the decision of Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont to leave the Republican Party and become an independent Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate.
2001 U.S.A. Philip Morris
6th June 2001 : A Los Angeles court awards $3bn in punitive damages to Richard Boeken against cigarette maker Philip Morris saying they did not do enough to warn him of the dangers of smoking.
2005 U.S.A. Medicinal Use Of Marijuana
6th June 2005 : The United States Supreme Court ruled 6-to-3 that under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, which allows the United States Congress "To regulate Commerce... among the several States," Congress may ban the use of cannabis even where states approve its use for medicinal purposes. ( Gonzales v. Raich (previously Ashcroft v. Raich), 545 U.S. 1 ). Therefore users can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws.
The case raises a number of constitutional questions as California is one of nine states that allowed medicinal use of marijuana.
Madison's draft of the Virginia Plan in 1787 and his revolutionary three-branch federal system became the basis for the American Constitution of today and below are his words to the people of New York during a speech he made.
The ?"powers delegated?" to the Federal Government are ?"few and defined",?
The Powers of the States are "?numerous and indefinite.?"
2007 Germany G8 Summit
6th June 2007 : This years meeting of G8 Summit in Germany believes that tackling climate change is one of the key issues with much talk of targets and global treaties.
One of the proposals to be discussed is
Carbon Tax:= Impose a levy on polluters based on the amount of emissions they release.
The members of the G8 countries ( Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States represent about 14% of the world population, butaccount for 65% of the world's economic output measured by gross domestic product.
The G8 members discuss and attempt to address many global issues including poverty, Global warming, Health including the AIDS problem, terrorism law enforcement, labour, economic and social development, energy, foreign affairs, justice and interior and trade.
This Day In History For Tomorrow June 7th Day After June 8th Or You Can Use Our Calendar at the top of the page to find the day or month you are looking for
Iraq 2011 Iraq Suicide Bombing in Iraq
6th June, 2011 : At least twelve people are killed in a suicide car bombing in Tikrit, Iraq. Another nineteen people were injured in the blast which targeted the entrance to palaces turned security offices. The blast occurred at same time as a checkpoint was being handed over from the police to the army, and several of the dead included officers.
Bulgaria 2012 Bulgaria Vampire Skeletons Found in Bulgaria
6th June, 2012 : Archaeologists found two medieval "vampire" skeletons. The skeletons had been pierced through the chest by an iron rod that was meant to pin them to their graves and to prevent them from becoming vampires.
Known For :
David Dukes has most noteably played dramatic roles on television. These have
included parts in Herman Wouk's The Winds of War and War and Rememberance,
George Washington, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the Josephine Baker Story. He
only had a limited number of movie roles, but had found a niche for playing
diplomats and professional men in on television dramas he has worked in. His
earlier Broadway work had included School for Wives, Bent, Amadeus and M.
Butterfly. He died in a car accident in 2000.
To Find Out More About our Featured Year 1944 including prices, pop culture, events in history, technology and some more related video's
Some examples of adds and prices you may have seen this day in history
1923 6th June 1923 Cotton mattresses between $19.75 and $25.00
1962 6th June 1962 Men's clothing, shirts starting at $4.25