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80th Anniversary of D-Day Honored
80th Anniversary of D-Day Honored

June 5, 2024 - On June 6, 2019, more the one million people were in Normandy, France to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The successful Allied invasion liberated Europe and led to the end of World War II in 1945. This year people are gathered to honor its 80th anniversary.

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Today In History

June 16

1963: The first woman in space was Valentina Tereshkova from the USSR, the Soviet Union, now called Russia. She was in space for 70 hours in the Vostok 6 vehicle.

1775: Library of Congress: George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress. That same day, the Congress authorized the creation of the post of chief engineer for the army, in anticipation of upcoming battles with British forces. The engineers' work building fortifications, surveying terrain, and clearing roads during the war proved so valuable to the Revolutionary forces that the Congress resolved, four years later, based on a recommendation from the Board of War: "That the engineers in the service of the United States shall be formed into a corps, and styled the "corps of engineers;" and shall take rank and enjoy the same rights, honours, and privileges, with the other troops…" (Entry of March 11, 1779, Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789)

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