June 6 in History
1683June 6, 1683:
Oxford University opens the world’s first university museum known as the Ashmolean.
1844June 6, 1844:
The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is established by George Williams in London.
1925June 6, 1925:
Walter Chrysler establishes the car manufacturing company, Chrysler Corporation.
1933June 6, 1933:
Camden, New Jersey, becomes home to the world’s first drive-in theatre.
1944June 6, 1944:
American army general Dwight D. Eisenhower commands an allied army of more than 150,000 troops to invade northern France on a day known as “the D-day”.
1971June 6, 1971:
CBS airs the finale of the Sunday night variety show, “The Ed Sullivan Show” which ran on the network for more than 20 years.
1982June 6, 1982:
Israel invades Lebanon with the aim of defeating the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1997June 6, 1997:
Melissa Drexler, an 18-year-old high school girl, delivers her baby at the bathroom stall during prom and proceeds to strangle the baby to death.
1998June 6, 1998:
The first episode of “Sex and the City” is shown on HBO.
2004June 6, 2004:
The Tony Awards honors its first African-American recipient of the “Best Actress” award, Phylicia Rashad.