This day in history: June 6

This day in history: June 6

Each event below occurred on the same day of the month, June 6.

1755: Continental Army soldier Nathan Hale is born in Coventry, Connecticut.

1833: President Andrew Jackson becomes the first chief executive to ride a train.

1933: Nation's first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.

1944: Allied forces from the U.S., Great Britain and Canada storm the beaches of Normandy, France beginning assault on Nazi troops in Europe.

1956: Tennis star Bjorn Borg is born in Stockholm, Sweden.

1968: New York Senator Robert Kennedy, 42, dies one day after being shot while campaigning in Los Angeles.

1971: Final episode of The Ed Sullivan Show airs on CBS Television. Guests include Gladys Knight and the Pips.

2006: Singer-songwriter and musician Billy Preston dies in Scottsdale, Arizona at age 59.

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