June 6th D-day – Notable Quotes, Events, Deaths & Births

June 6, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Births

1599 – Diego y Velasquez, Spanish painter.

1755 – Nathan Hale, American patriot, Revolutionary War military officer.

1756 – John Trumbull, American soldier, diplomat, author, and painter.

1799 – Aleksander Pushkin, Russian poet.

1868 – Robert Falcon Scott, English Antarctic explorer.

1875 – Thomas Mann, Nobel Prize-winning German author.

1932 – David Scott, American astronaut and one of only twelve people who have walked on the moon.

1956 – Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player.

1961 – Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya), Chilean musician.

1967 – Paul Giamatti, American actor.

Notable Deaths

1799 – Patrick Henry, American revolutionary.

1891 – John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada.

1941 – Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born American race car driver, and the founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company.

1961 – Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary.

  • All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
  • I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.

1976 – J. Paul Getty, American industrialist and founder of the Getty Oil Company.

2005 – Anne Bancroft (born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano), American actress.

2006 – Billy Preston, American soul musician.

2006 – Arnold Newman, American photographer, noted for his “environmental portraits” of artists and politicians.

Notable Events

1636 – Puritan American colonist Roger Williams, banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony, founded Providence, Rhode Island, a colony with complete religious freedom.

1683 – The Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, opened in Oxford, England.

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was founded, in London.

1918 – The first large-scale battle fought by American soldiers in World War I began, in Belleau Wood, northwest of Paris.

1925 – Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.

1933 – The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey.

1934 – The Securities and Exchange Commission was established.

1944 – The “D-Day” invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

1967 – President Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Suez Canal, alleging that U.S. and British forces were aiding Israel.

1984 – The Indian army attacked Sikh extremists at the Golden Temple of Amristar.

2005 – The United States Supreme Court rejects medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

“I have outlasted all desire,

My dreams and I have grown apart;

My grief alone is left entire,

The gleamings of an empty heart.

The storms of ruthless dispensation

Have struck my flowery garland numb,

I live in lonely desolation

And wonder when my end will come.

Thus on a naked tree-limb, blasted

By tardy winter’s whistling chill,

A single leaf which has outlasted

Its season will be trembling still.”

— Alexander Pushkin

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