Today in History- June 6th

Bolivian President Carlos Mesa greets supporters near the presidential palace after his resignation in La Paz June 6, 2005. President Carlos Mesa submitted his resignation on Monday after more than two weeks of crippling protests by indigenous leaders demanding nationalization of the country's energy resources had besieged the capital and other cities. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez JMG/TY

The Following are some of the major events to have occurred on the 6th of June:

1944 – Operation Overlord, the landing of Allied forces on the coast of Normandy, France, took place. It was the largest sea-borne invasion in history and was better known as “D-Day”.

1954 – Eurovision, a network created by linking television stations across Europe, made its first broadcast — from the Festival of Flowers in Switzerland.

1966 – The U.S. Gemini 9 spacecraft splashed down after a three-day mission during which astronaut Eugene Cernan walked in space for a record two hours eight minutes.

1994 – U.S. President Bill Clinton makes a cross from pebbles on Normandy beach marking 50 years since D-Day landing.

1996 – Hungary’s world arm-wrestling champion Arpad Nick enters record books by pulling a 17-tonne airplane with his teeth.

1999 – Sri Lankan tailors attempt to make the world’s longest trousers.

2002 – Indian security forces shot dead Mohammed Rafiq Lone, head of the Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami rebel group which is fighting for Indian Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan.

2003 – The UN signed a landmark agreement with Cambodia to set up special courts to try the leaders of the 1970s “Killing Fields” genocide of the Khmer Rouge.

2004 – German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder visited Normandy marking D-Day celebrations and joining Germany’s former World War Two enemies for the first time in the tribute to those killed on both sides during the conflict.

2005 – Bolivian President Carlos Mesa resigned after weeks of crippling protests by indigenous leaders demanding that he nationalize the country’s energy resources.

2013 – St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky theatre hosts world’s first live broadcast of ballet in 3D.

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