6 June It Happened Today

1799  Birth of Russian novelist Alexander Pushkin.

1933  The first drive-in movie opens in New Jersey.

1941  Death of American car designer Louis Chevrolet.

1944  A million Allied troops land in Normandy to begin the task of liberating western Europe from Nazi rule.

1956  Birth of Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg.

1976  Death of American oil billionaire John Paul Getty.

1984  Indian troops storm the Golden Temple in the holy city of Amritsar to arrest Sikh militants.

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