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Although this term is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II

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On this day in 1968, this senator is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. Immediately after he announced to his cheering supporters that the country was ready to end its fractious divisions, he was shot several times by the 22-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan

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On this day in 1942, this battle  - one of the most decisive U.S. victories against Japan during World War II - begins. During the four-day sea-and-air battle, the outnumbered U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own, the Yorktown, to the previously invincible Japanese navy

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With protests for democratic reforms entering their seventh week, the Chinese government authorizes its soldiers and tanks to reclaim this area in Beijing at all costs on this day in 1989. By nightfall on June 4, Chinese troops had forcibly cleared the area, killing hundreds and arresting thousands of demonstrators and suspected dissidents

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In a river valley in central Pennsylvania, heavy rain and a neglected dam lead to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people die and this prosperous city, is nearly wiped off the face of the earth on this day in 1889.  - This Day in History

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On this day in 1806, this Revolutionary War veteran and future president kills Charles Dickinson, a lawyer regarded as one of the best pistol shots in the area, in a duel. The proud and volatile future president, a former senator and representative of Tennessee, called for the duel after his wife Rachel was slandered as a bigamist by Dickinson, who was referring to a legal error in the divorce from her first husband in 1791

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At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and this Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet

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On this day in 1937, the government of Germany - then under the control of Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party forms a this automobile company, referred to as "The People's Car Company." - This Day in History

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After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, this bridge over the East River is opened in New York. Thousands of residents turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland. Designed by the late John A

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On this day in 1934, notorious criminals Clyde Barrow and this female partner are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana. Beginning in early 1932, they set off on a two-year crime spree, evading local police in rural Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico before drawing the attention of federal authorities

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