This Day in History

June 6, 2015


On this day in history 1944, the Allied forces in World War II crossed the English Channel and invaded the beaches of Normandy.  This day is commonly known as D-Day, and it was the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the Allies’ eventual take over of Nazi Germany.  Although a highly successful invasion, over 2000 Allied troops lost their lives on just Omaha beach.


In 1949 on this day in history, George Orwell published his famous novel Nineteen-Eighty-Four.


On this day in 1933, the first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.



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