On This Day In History, 5 June

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World Events Today

  • During World War II, after receiving favorable weather reports today in 1944, General Eisenhower decided to proceed with the D-Day invasion the next day
  • Robert Kennedy, the brother of the former President of the United States, John F Kennedy, was shot today in 1968, he died from his wounds the next day
  • The Duke of Windsor, the title given to Edward VIII, the former King of the United Kingdom, following his abdication, was laid to rest today in 1972

Entertainment Events Today

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the anti-slavery novel by the American author Harriet Beecher Stowe, was first published today in 1851
  • The American science fiction comedy-drama movie The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey, went on general release in the United States today in 1998
  • The American heist comedy movie Ocean’s 8, which follows a group of women led by Debbie Ocean, premiered today in 2018 at the Alice Tully Hall in New York

Family Events Today

  • The British economist John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, was born today in 1993 in Cambridge
  • Ronald Reagan, the American actor and then politician, who served as the 40th President of the United States, died today in 2004 aged 93
  • The businessman Alan Bond, who was born in England, but spent much of his life in Australia, died today in 2015 aged 77

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Gingerbread Day

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