On this day, June 6 …
1944: During World War II, Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they begin the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe.
Also on this day:
- 1925: The Chrysler Corp. is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
- 1933: The first drive-in movie theater is opened by Richard Hollingshead in Camden County, New Jersey.
- 1939: The first Little League game is played as Lundy Lumber defeats Lycoming Dairy 23-8 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.