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 This day in History - June 6
457 Historic Events for June 6
1939

NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning

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1939

Nganani Enos J Mabuza, S African leader (Inyandza Natl Movement)

Birth
1939

Marian Wright-Edelman, health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)

Birth
1939

Ford Madox Ford, writer, dies at 65

Death
1940

E E Clive, actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56

Death
1940

Laudir De Olivera, rocker (Chicago)

Birth
1940

Willie-John McBride, British rugby player

Birth
1940

Phillip Rhodes, composer

Birth
1940

Sandra Morgan, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)

Birth
1941

Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time

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1941

1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched

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1942

Howie Kane, rocker

Birth
1942

Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat)

Birth
1942

Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians

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1942

Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway

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1942

74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2

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1942

1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)

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1942

Sandra Morgan, US 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)

Birth
1943

Asif Iqbal, cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80)

Birth
1943

Karl Landsteiner, Austrian/US pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74

Death
1944

Edgar Froese, rocker (Tangerine Dream)

Birth
1944

D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France

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1944

Danny Brotheridge, British lieutenant, 1st to die during D-Day

Death
1944

Peter Albin, SF Calif, rocker (Big Brother and Holding Co)

Birth
1944

Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad

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