This Day in History

June 6, 2015

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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.

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

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

 

 

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