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On This Day - June 6th

June 6th is a hugely important day for many different reasons. The most important, perhaps, is that it marks D-Day, one of the most crucial moments in World War II that helped see Allied forces push back against Nazi Germany. However, there are plenty of other reasons to mark June 6th, too – and here they are!

On this day

frozen goods

A chilly debut!

Believe it or not, we only started enjoying frozen food in the 1930s – and Clarence Birdseye brought freezable goods to the US in Springfield, Massachusetts, back on June 6th, 1930. This pilot event changed consumer groceries for good.

facts about Normandy

D-Day took place.

A momentous occasion for Allied forces in World War II – June 6th, 1944, saw the Normandy invasion, as more than 156,000 soldiers started to invade the North of France via England. The immense effort is still remembered decades on, in honor of those lives lost.

interesting facts about basketball

Get dunking!

Basketball’s been a big deal in the US and Canada for a long time – since June 6th, 1946, in fact! The National Basketball Association, or NBA, brought courtside talent together in the world-famous league for the very first time. To this day, it’s considered the most celebrated of men’s basketball leagues the world over.

1st version of Tetris

Lining up blocks has never been so fun!

Alexey Pajitnov created Tetris, the world-famous puzzle game, on June 6th, 1984. The game would go on to sell tens of millions of copies all over the world – but if you’ve seen the 2023 movie about how the game came to be published, you’ll know it was no easy feat to bring to the masses!


Now that’s an explosive visitor!

June 6th, 2002, saw the arrival of an asteroid close to Earth that exploded somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea. It’s said to have exploded between Libya and Greece, and may have caused a detonation more powerful than the atomic bomb on Nagasaki!

Special Days Falling on June 6th

It’s June 6th, which means it’s time to break out the yo-yo, and to take up some exercise in the garden! Of course, it’s also D-Day, too – which altogether makes June 6th pretty remarkable.
facts about normandy


D-Day marks the launch of Operation Overlord, which took place starting June 6th, in 1944. On this day, thousands of Allied personnel banded together to invade Normandy in an attempt to secure land back from Axis powers. The Allies were victorious, pushing back German soldiers and eventually securing what would be a crucial foothold for helping them win the war effort. Today, we mark the lives lost, and the efforts made.

Yo-yo toy

National Yo-Yo Day

Yo-yos are toys that seem to come around in popularity again and again – surely they’re overdue another burst of popularity soon! Today’s a great day to break out your old yo-yo if you have one, and to try a few tricks – can you “walk the dog,” for example? Believe it or not, yo-yo championships have been running for decades!

fun facts about gardening

National Gardening Exercise Day

Gardening isn’t just great for the soul and for the plants we care for – it’s fantastic exercise, too! June 6th marks a special occasion where we can all focus a little more on building up strength and stamina while weeding, planting, mowing… the list goes on!

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