History of 6 June
1904 – The National Tuberculosis Association was formed in Atlantic City, NJ.
1924 – The German Reichstag 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.
1934 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act, which established the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
1936 – The first helicopter was tested in a building in Berlin, Germany.
1941 – The U.S. government authorized the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.
1942 – The first nylon parachute jump was made by Adeline Gray in Hartford, CT.
1942 – Japanese forces retreated in the World War II Battle of Midway. The battle had begun on June 4.
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.
1946 – The Basketball Association of America was formed in New York City, NY.
1968 – U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at 1:44 am in Los Angeles after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy 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 the show.
1978 – “20/20” debuted on ABC.
1982 – Israel invaded southern Lebanon in an effort to drive PLO guerrillas out of Beirut.
1985 – The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was located and exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil. Mengele was known as the “Angel of Death.”
1985 – The U.S. Senate authorized nonmilitary aid to the Contras. The vote authorized $38 million over two years.
1993 – Mongolia held its first direct presidential elections.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities could prosecute sick people who smoke marijuana on doctor’s orders. The ruling concluded that state medical marijuana laws did not protect users from the federal ban on the drug.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Luke Burt, Australian rugby league player
- 1982 – Marian Oprea, Romanian triple jumper
- 1983 – Michael Krohn-Dehli, Danish footballer
- 1983 – Dennis Roady, American YouTube personality
- 1983 – Joe Rokocoko, Fijian-New Zealand rugby player
- 1985 – Drew Galloway, Scottish wrestler
- 1985 – Martyn Irvine, Northern Irish cyclist
- 1985 – Sebastian Larsson, Swedish footballer
- 1985 – Nikolay Varbanov, Bulgarian basketball player
- 1986 – Junichi Tazawa, Japanese-American baseball player
- 1987 – Niklas Hjalmarsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1987 – Rory Kostjasyn, Australian-Irish rugby league player
- 1987 – Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
- 1988 – Maria Alyokhina, Russian singer and activist
- 1988 – Ryan Brathwaite, Barbadian hurdler
- 1988 – Israel Dagg, New Zealand rugby player
- 1989 – Paula Brancati, Canadian actress
- 1989 – Darcy Lussick, Australian rugby league player
- 1989 – Paweł Wojciechowski, Polish pole vaulter
- 1990 – Raisa Andriana, Indonesian singer, and actress
- 1990 – Ryan Higa, American comedian, YouTube personality and actor
- 1990 – Vid Belec, Slovenian footballer
- 1990 – Anthony Rendon, American baseball player
- 1992 – DeAndre Hopkins, American football player
- 1992 – Hyuna, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and model
- 1993 – Vic Mensa, American rapper
- 1993 – Aisling Franciosi, Irish-Italian actress
- 1994 – Jake Mamo, Australian rugby league player
- 1995 – Julian Green, American footballer