Today in History: June 6

Today in History: June 6

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1523

Gustav Vasa becomes king of Sweden.

1641

Spain loses Portugal.

1674

Sivaji crowns himself King of India.

1813

The United States invasion of Canada is halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.

1862

The city of Memphis surrenders to the Union navy after an intense naval engagement on the Mississippi River.

1865

Confederate raider William Quantrill dies from a wound received while escaping a Union patrol near Taylorsville, Kentucky.

1918

U.S. Marines enter combat at the Battle of Belleau Wood.

1924

The German Reichstag accepts the Dawes Plan, an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time.

1934

President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act, establishing the Securities and Exchange Commission.

1941

The U.S. government authorizes the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.

1944

D-Day: Operation Overlord lands 400,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France.

1961

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, one of the founders of modern psychiatry, dies.

1966

African American James Meredith is shot and wounded while on a solo march in Mississippi to promote voter registration among blacks.

1982

Israel invades southern Lebanon.

1985

The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele is located and exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil.