Wednesday, June 6, 2018

On This Day in History

June 6, 2018

 Historical Events

1523  Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union
1716  1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
1916  With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-sen
1944  Operation Overlord: D-Day begins as the 150,000 strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France, during World War II
1982  30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO
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