Today in History - June 6

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New York stock exchange stops trading between eleven and 11:02 a.m. as John A. Colman, chairman of the board of the New York Stock Exchange, on balcony with other officials, reads General Dwight Eisenhower's invasion message, June 6, 1944. (AP Photo/ Kradin)

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President John F. Kennedy attempts to shake hands with spectators outside the airport fence after his trip from El Paso, Tex., June 6, 1963 in San Diego, California. (AP Photo)

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The Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy, is pictured, June 6, 1960. (AP Photo)

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Nuns stand in line in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, June 6, 1963, waiting to pay tribute to Pope John XXIII who lies in state in St. Peter's Basilica. (AP Photo/Giulio Broglio)

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Overcome by heat, cadet falls during Superintendent’s Award Review at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 6, 1967. Outstanding West Point cadets were honored during the traditional graduation week ceremonies. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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Civil rights activist James Meredith grimaces in pain as he pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot in Hernando, Miss., June 6, 1966. Meredith, who defied segregation to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962 completed the march from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., after treatment of his wounds. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)

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Jazz great Louis Armstrong gestures to the crowd at the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Atlanta, in this June 6, 1966 photo. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy is followed by her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, as they leave the princess's London home on June 6, 1961, for a look around London. The president's wife wore a pale blue silk suit designed by Oleg Cassini and the princess wore a pink suit. The first lady and the Radziwills are slated to leave for Rome June 7 en route to Athens. (AP Photo)

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Floyd Patterson, former heavyweight boxing champion, has his blood pressure checked by Dr. Alexander Schiff, June 6, 1960 in preparation for his June 20 return title bout with Ingemar Johansson. Johansson took the title from Patterson last summer. In background at New York offices of the State Athletic Commission is another former heavyweight title holder, Joe Louis. (AP Photo)

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American Soldiers equiped with full pack and extra allotments of ammunition, march down ian english street to their invasion craft for embarkation on June 6, 1944.(AP Photo)

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The anniversary of D-day, has been declared a holiday for all troops by General Eisenhower, and will be observed in a series of simple ceremonies held on the beaches where British and United States troops landed twelve months ago. The Normandy beaches show little evidence of the mighty struggle which took place there when the Allied invasion forces stormed ashore. Madame Alanche Chapelle, and her daughter, Helene Chapelle kneeling in the war cemetery behind the invasion beaches in France on June 6, 1945, to pay homage to the Allied soldiers who died on the invasion beaches. (AP Photo)

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Men of the American assault troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment, injured while storming a coastal area code-named Omaha Beach during the Allied invasion of the Normandy, wait by the chalk cliffs at Collville-sur-Mer for evacuation to a field hospital for further treatment, June 6, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Roman citizens gather to watch a convoy of American troops crossing the square in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome, Italy, on June 6, 1944, during the days of liberation, in World War II. (AP Photo)

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German prisoners of war are led away by Allied forces from Utah Beach, on June 6, 1944, during landing operations at the Normandy coast, France. (AP Photo)

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Carrying full equipment, American assault troops move onto a beachhead code-named Omaha Beach, on the northern coast of France on June 6, 1944, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast. (AP Photo)

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American soldiers and supplies arrive on the shore of the French coast of German-occupied Normandy during the Allied D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 in World War II. (AP Photo)

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A first wave beach battalion Ducks lays low under the fire of Nazi guns on the beach of southern France on D-Day, June 6, 1944 during World War II. One invader operates a walkie talkie radio directing other landing craft to the safest spots for unloading their parties of fighting men. (AP Photo)

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In this photo provided by the British Navy, wounded British troops from the South Lancashire and Middlesex regiments are being helped ashore at Sword Beach, June 6, 1944, during the D-Day invasion of German occupied France during World War II. (AP Photo/British Navy)

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Ducks (amphibious trucks) and a half-track follow foot troops ashore during the invasion of Normandy on a 100-mile front along the French coast by allied forces on June 6, 1944. This was a turning point for the Allies in World War II, known as D-Day. (AP Photo)

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A mysterious explosion, reminiscent of a bombing raid, demolished a block of flats and blasted homes in a south-east London street near the Elephant and Castle on June 6, 1942. At least 10 persons were killed and scores injured. Many are missing and rescue workers dug feverishly all night and again in this morning to release those trapped in the debris. Workers searching the derris of the demolishes houses for other victims. (AP Photo)

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Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, receives the good wishes of sailors and airmen as he disembarks from the ship in which he traveled to the United States for his visit on June 6, 1943. He replies with his well known for victory sign following his is Vice Admiral Adolphus Andrews, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier. (AP Photo)

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A French heavy gun fired on the Western Front in France on June 6, 1940. Artillery action like this was heavy in the bethel sector on June 6 as the Germans hurled a terrific offensive at the French lines. (AP Photo)

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A bullet-riddled French ambulance, machine-gunned by Germans on a trip out of a fighting zone in France on June 6, 1940. (AP Photo)

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A street in a village in Northern France on June 6, 1940 ruined by a Nazi bombardment. The name and location of the village was withheld. (AP Photo)

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Britain's King George V; Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales; and Prince Albert, the Duke of York, on their way to the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London, England on June 6, 1931. (AP Photo)

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The newest type of bicycle, a taxi in streamline form with room for two guests, during a demonstration drive in Copenhagen on June 6, 1940 The bicycle, always popular in Denmark, has received a boost, due to the rationing of gasoline. (AP Photo)

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Britain's King George V, Edward, The Prince of Wales and Prince Albert, Duke of York acknowledging the cheers of the vast crowds on the approach to Horse Guards Parade, London, during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony, on June 6, 1931. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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The Woolworth building skyscraper in New York City which was formally the world's tallest building, pictured around June 6, 1930. (AP Photo)

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Smoke pours from a still-burning car, which carried newsmen, after it was blown up by a booby-trapped stone barricade left by the retreating Egyptians on the road into Gaza, June 6, 1967. Injured men lie in the road waiting for help. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf)

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George Bush, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate nomination, arrives at his headquarters in Houston, Texas, June 6, 1964. Bush will meet Democratic Senator Yarborough in the November general election. (AP Photo)

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A group of 208 White Russian Old Believers, who arrived at a farm nearby from Ankara, Turkey, pose for a picture taken by Countess Alexandra L. Tolstoy, left, president of the Tolstoy Foundation that sponsored their resettlement in Bridgeton, N.J., June 6, 1963. The White Russians broke away from the Russian Orthodox Church 300 years ago in a dispute over religious rights. (AP Photo)

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President John Kennedy speaks to his fellow Americans from his White House office in Washington,June 6, 1961. He said his conference with Nikita Khrushchev was immensely useful and that "no spectacular program was either achieved or pretended." Kennady and the Soviet premier met in Vienna. The president also spoke of his meeting in Paris with President Charles de Gaulle of France. (AP Photo)

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Gen. Dwight Eisenhower takes a snapshot of an AP photographer in Abilene, Kansas, June 6, 1952. (AP Photo/Preston Stroup)

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These thirteen pine county farmers, all charged with evading the draft, appeared in federal court in Duluth, Minn. for sentencing on May 7, 1942. They are left to right, first row: Walter Josewsky, 51, sentence postponed to June 6; David Pangerl, 42, Louis Patzoldt, 40, George W. Marquardt, 33, Elmer Patzoldt, 33 and Arnold Patzoldt, 35, each sentence ----- two years. Second row, left to right: Josenh, Marquardt, 21, sentenced 15 months. Paul Marquardt, 59, leader of the group, sentence postponed to June 6; Karl Marquardt, 33, Robert Marquardt, 32, Archie Soderbeck, 28 and Delford Chapin, 22, each two years and Louis Pangerl, 51, sentence postponed to June 6. All but Chapin are related by blood of marriage ties. (AP Photo)

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a U.S. Coast Guard landing barge, tightly packed with helmeted soldiers, approaches the shore at Normandy, France, during initial Allied landing operations, June 6, 1944. These barges ride back and forth across the English Channel, bringing wave after wave of reinforcement troops to the Allied beachheads. (AP Photo)

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A workman at New York World's Fair repaints the famed Perisphone at the Flushing, N.Y. site on June 6, 1939. Symbols of the 1939 Fair are the Trylon, Perisphere, and Helicline are the landmark monumental buildings of the "Theme Center." Trylon, over 700 feet tall, and Perisphere are all-white buildings. The Trylon, at right, will also get a new coat in honor of the approaching visit of England's King George and Queen Elizabeth. (AP Photo)

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Defeated by German troops in the Flanders region, these soldiers of the British Expeditionary Forces arrive safely at an unknown British harbor, on June 6, 1940, after a heroic emergency sealift from a beachhead around Dunkirk, France. (AP Photo)

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Japanese bombing fleets raided Canton again on June 6, for the eighth successive day they attacked the stricken city twice in two hours. The attacks are described as, The worst of all. Thousands of poor people in Canton live in boats on the river, packed tightly together. Some of the bombs fell among the boats, causing terrific havoc. The Pearl river waterfront at Canton, China, on June 6, 1938, where thousands of Chinese men, women and children, are born on such boats as these, spend their lives on them and die on them. Now bombs have devastated the vessels. The death roll is unknown, but must be very considerable. (AP Photo)

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Jewish psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, center, poses with his daughter Mathilde, left, and Dr. Ernest Jones on his arrival at his Hampstead home in London, England, on June 6, 1938. Freud, 82, traveled from Paris after emigrating from Vienna to escape Nazi persecution. (AP Photo)

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A special service for Pearly Kings and Queens, London Coster-mongers and licensed victuallers, so-called after their traditional costume which is covered with mother-of-pearl buttons, was heldr at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Massinger Street, Old Kent Road, South London. Three pearly Queens join in the hymns, on June 6, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Workmen with an intricate mechanism swung high above the rocky shores of San Francisco's Golden Gate on June 6,1936. The workmen are typing together the myriad strands of the 36 1/2 inch cables that will support the Golden Gate Bridge. (AP Photo)

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown signing the Wagner Unemployment Bill, June 6, 1933, at the White House. Standing, left to right: Rep. Theodore A. Peyser of New York; Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins; and Sen. Robert Wagner of New York. (AP Photo)

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The Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York City around June 6, 1930. (AP Photo)

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American golfer Bobby Jones is escorted back to the clubhouse after he is mobbed by a crowd at the British Amateur on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, on June 6, 1930. (AP Photo)

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The finish of the Derby, at Epsom, England, on June 6, 1928. Felstead, right, won the race ridden by Harry Wragg and Flamingo, left, finished second. (AP Photo)

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American golfer Bobby Jones poses with his British Amateur Golf Championship trophy after his win at Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, on June 6, 1930. (AP Photo)

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