This Week in History

June 6

Brian Mullen was born.

Pat Gallagher was born.


1944 – Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.

2002 – Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home.


June 7

Janet Deering was born.

Liz Corso was born.


1775 – The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.

1929 – Vatican City became a sovereign state.


June 8

Kirsten Romas was born.


1968 – James Earl Ray, who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr., was arrested.

1982 – President Ronald Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.


June 9

Phillis Rogoff was born.

Amanda Ryan was born.

Mary O’Loughlin Gallagher was born.

Tara Vasselman was born.


1934 – Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen.

1973 – Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.


June 10

Ryan Frontera was born.

Alex Moule was born.


1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by “Bill W.”

1967 – The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended.


June 11

Bill Gehlhaus was born.

Khaleel Anderson was born.

Alyssa Santiago was born.


1770 – Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia.

2001 – Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.


June 12

1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.

1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.

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