The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

1933 The United States went off the gold standard.

1944 More than 1,000 British bombers dropped 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries placed at the Normandy assault area, while 3,000 Allied ships crossed the English Channel in preparation for the invasion of Normandy-D-Day.

1968 Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded just after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary

1981 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what became known as AIDS.


~ by thehalobender on June 5, 2009.

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