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June 6th is a day marked by a tapestry of observances, honoring the playful, the practical, and the profoundly historic. As the sun rises on this day annually, enthusiasts and advocates around the world ready themselves to celebrate this day.

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Interesting Facts of June 6th

  1. 1. The United States presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, in Los Angeles, the day after he won the California Democratic primary election for President.
  2. 2. D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Over 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in France to begin the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control.
  3. 3. Swedish National Day is celebrated on June 6th. This date commemorates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, which is generally considered the foundation of modern Sweden, and the adoption of a new constitution in 1809.
  4. 4. On June 6, 1933, the first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. Richard Hollingshead, Jr. invented the concept, which became an iconic part of American culture, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s.
  5. 5. The first volunteers for the U.S. space program, the Mercury Seven, were inducted by NASA on June 6, 1959. This group included astronauts like John Glenn and Alan Shepard, who would become pioneers of American space exploration.