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 This day in History - June 6
457 Historic Events for June 6
1944

Gerrit John van de Peat, artist/resistance fighter, executed at 41

Death
1944

Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor

Event
1944

U-955, U-970, U-629, U-373 sink in Gulf of Biskaje

Event
1944

Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion

Event
1945

David E Bonior, (Rep-D-MI, 1977- )

Birth
1945

"Free People" premieres in Amsterdam

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1945

Meinoud M Rost van Tonningen, anti semite/NSB (1937-41), suicide

Death
1945

David Dukes, SF, actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War)

Birth
1946

11 Basketball of America Assn teams meet to schedule 1st season

Event
1946

Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV

Event
1946

Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip

Event
1946

Gerhart Hauptmann, writer, dies at 83

Death
1946

Chelsea Brown, Chicago Ill, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln)

Birth
1946

Lasse Hallstrom, director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA)

Birth
1947

Marion Coakes, England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)

Birth
1947

Terry Williams, rocker (First Edition)

Birth
1947

Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 and 6, 2-63), dies

Death
1947

Treaty drawn for establishment of Intl Patent Institute

Event
1949

"It Pays To Be Ignorant," game Show, debut on CBS-TV

Event
1949

WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast

Event
1949

Robert Englund, actor (Freddy Kreuger-Nightmare on Elm St, V)

Birth
1949

Edgar Warren Williams, composer

Birth
1950

German DR and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border

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1950

Chantal Akerman, actor/director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle)

Birth
1951

Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies

Death