What Happened On This Day – June 6
1984 The video game Tetris is published
Russian computer engineer, Alexey Pajitnov, created the puzzle game. With over 100 million copies sold, it is one of the most successful video games in history.
1982 Israeli forces invade Lebanon
The 1982 Lebanon War was triggered by the attack on Israeli ambassador, Shlomo Argov, in London on June 3. Thousands of civilians died during the war, which lasted three years.
1946 The National Basketball Association (NBA) is founded
The NBA, which comprises teams in the United States and Canada, is considered the world's premier men's professional basketball league.
1944 On D-Day, 160,000 Allied soldiers land in Normandy, France
The World War II invasion of Normandy established a new major front against the Germans in the west and helped Soviet forces facing the bulk of German troops in the east. Germany capitulated on May 7, 1945.
1930 Frozen food is sold in retail stores for the first time
18 stores in Springfield, Massachusetts took part in a trial to test consumer acceptance. Clarence Birdseye, the founder of the Birds Eye Frozen Food Company, is considered to be the father of the modern frozen food industry.
Births On This Day – June 6
1963 Jason Isaacs
English actor, producer
Indonesian politician, 1st President of Indonesia
1868 Robert Falcon Scott
English navy officer, explorer
1850 Karl Ferdinand Braun
German/American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1799 Alexander Pushkin
Russian author, poet
Deaths On This Day – June 6
2013 Esther Williams
American actress, swimmer
1968 Robert F. Kennedy
American politician, 64th United States Attorney General
1961 Carl Jung
1891 John A. Macdonald
Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada
1832 Jeremy Bentham
English jurist, philosopher