ON THIS DAY    6 June      Graphics version >>   BBC News >>
Search ON THIS DAY by date   
  Go back one day Go forward one day

Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion
Thousands of Allied troops are landing on the beaches of Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans.

1984: Troops raid Golden Temple in Amritsar
Nearly 300 people are killed as Indian troops storm the Golden Temple in Amritsar, held by Sikh militants.

1966: Black civil rights activist shot
James Meredith, the first black man to brave the colour bar at the University of Mississippi, is shot in the back and legs while on a civil rights march.

1975: UK embraces Europe in referendum
British voters back the UK's continued membership of the EEC by two-to-one in a nationwide referendum.

1994: Asylum seekers flee detention centre
Six detainees held in an Oxfordshire immigration centre make their escape after a rooftop protest.


Around this Day

3 June
Top Story: 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash

4 June
Top Story: 1940: Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant

5 June
Top Story: 1967: Israel launches attack on Egypt

7 June
Top Story: 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway

8 June
Top Story: 1982: Fifty die in Argentine air attack

9 June
Top Story: 1970: King Hussein escapes gunman's bullet


Search ON THIS DAY by date   
  Go back one day Go forward one day

Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
^^ Back to top |