Daily Archives: June 6, 2014

President Roosevelt leads nation in D-Day prayer 70 years ago this hour (June 6 1944)


Video: 'FDR D-Day Speech June 6, 1944'

(Tuesday, June 6, 1944, 10:00 p.m. Eastern War Time (EWT); during the the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt went on national radio tonight to address the American people for the first time about the Normandy invasion. His speech took the form of a prayer. Continue reading President Roosevelt leads nation in D-Day prayer 70 years ago this hour (June 6 1944)

The Beatles perform second of two shows in Blokker, The Netherlands 50 years ago this hour (June 6 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles in Blokker juni 1964'

(Saturday, June 6, 1964, 10:05 p.m. CET) — The Beatles performed the second of two shows at Veilinghal Op Hoop Van Zegen, an auction hall situated on Veilingweg in Blokker, a village just north of Amsterdam. Continue reading The Beatles perform second of two shows in Blokker, The Netherlands 50 years ago this hour (June 6 1964)

Allied soldiers at Normandy settle in for the night 70 years ago this hour (June 6 1944)


Video: 'Operation Overlord & Neptune (D-Day documentary)' (June 6, 1944, 11:00 p.m. BDST at 1:22:41)

(Tuesday, June 6, 1944, 11:00 p.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/5:00 p.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); during the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — After long hours of fighting, the men who landed at Normandy today try to rest where and when they can, often disturbed by enemy activity.

Thousands of Allied reinforcements arrive near Caen, France 70 years ago this hour (June 6 1944)


Video: 'Operation Overlord & Neptune (D-Day documentary)' (June 6, 1944, 6:00 p.m. BDST at 1:20:09)

(Tuesday, June 6, 1944, 6:00 p.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/12:00 p.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); during the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — Around 600 British planes towing gliders containing thousands of Allied reinforcements flew towards Caen this evening, forcing German forces to retreat and dig in north of Caen.