On This Day – What Happened on June 6 | Britannica

On This Day In History – June 6: anniversaries, birthdays, major events, and time capsules. This day’s facts in the arts, politics, and sciences.

Normandy Invasion begun
Led by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, an Allied armada of ships, planes, and landing craft and some 156,000 troops began the invasion of northern France from England this day in 1944—the famous “D-Day” of World War II.
In 2015
American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred in more than 35 years to capture horse racing‘s Triple Crown.
In 1968
While campaigning for president, U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died of a bullet wound from assassin Sirhan Sirhan.

Source: On This Day – What Happened on June 6 | Britannica