June 6

1844

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.

1933

The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.

1934

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.

1944

Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.

1982

Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

2001

Vermont Republican Senator James Jeffords left the party to become an independent, handing control of the Senate back to the Democrats.

2002

President Bush proposed a new Cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.

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