On This Day In History, 6 June

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World Events Today

  • The Young Men’s Christian Association, the YMCA, was founded today in 1844, by Sir George Williams, in London
  • The original Chrysler Corporation, a leading car manufacturer, was founded today in 1925 by Walter Chrysler
  • In a referendum held today in 1975, the people of the United Kingdom, voted to stay in the European Community and the Common Market

Entertainment Events Today

  • The National Basketball Association, the NBA, was founded today in 1946
  • The American television variety show, the Ed Sullivan Show, after running for over 20 years, aired for the last time today in 1971 on the CBS network
  • The hugely popular tile-matching puzzle video game Tetris, designed by the Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov, was released today in 1984

Family Events Today

  • The Englishman Captain Robert Scott, who reached the South Pole 5 weeks after the Norwegian Amundsen, was born today in 1868 in Devon
  • The Swedish tennis player Björn Borg, considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, was born today in 1956
  • Robert Kennedy, the brother of the former President of the United States, John F Kennedy, after being shot the previous day, died from his wounds today in 1968 aged 42

Main Event Today

  • The Normandy landings, the amphibious Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II started today in 1944, known as D-Day

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Yo-Yo Day

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