What Happened on June 6

Historical Events

  • 1523 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
  • 1716 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • 1944 Operation Neptune, D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France in WWII
  • 1982 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
  • 2002 Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
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Did You Know?

Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC

On June 6, 1882

Famous Weddings

  • 1857 Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1942 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City
  • 1956 Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)
  • 1960 Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald
  • 1966 Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage
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