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World War II (1939-1945)

This day in History: June 6

This day in History: June 6

In 1944, Allied forces invaded Normandy, France during World War II. Now known as D-Day, the operation was key in gaining a foothold in western Europe. Above, tanks and trucks roll onto the beach after being unloaded from ships sitting off the northern coast. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

1755: American Revolutionary patriot Nathan Hale was born in Coventry, Conn.

1918: The World War I Battle of Belleau Wood, which resulted in a U.S. victory over the Germans, began in France.

1933: The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, N.J.

1942: Japanese forces retreated in the World War II...