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This Day In History: 1944-06-06

D-Day Normandy, France.  82nd Airborne Division landing at Ste Mere Eglise.  Operation Neptune:  150,000 troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy.  Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad.   Theodore Roosevelt Jr. receives Congressional Medal of Honor.  Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion.  German submarines U-955, U-970, U-629, U-373 sunk in Gulf of Biskaje.  Alaska Airlines commences operations.

 

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