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Today in history

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army created

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, June 14, the 166th day of 2024. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. On this date: In 1777, the Second ...

Today in History: June 12, 49 killed in Pulse nightclub shooting

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 164th day of 2024. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded; ...

Today in History: June 11, more than 80 killed at Le Mans auto race

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2024. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 11, 1955, in motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France when two of the ...

Today in History: June 6, D-Day in Normandy during World War II

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, June 6, the 158th day of 2024. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they began the liberation of ...

Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2024. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary at ...