1765 Nathan Hale was born.
1911 Professor Hiram Bingham set sail in search of the last Incan city. (See July 24th entry.)
1944 The Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. (D-Day)
1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.
1984 The Indian army attacked Sikh extremists at the Golden Temple of Amristar. (See January 19th and November 19th entries.)
If it had not been planned and carried out, the world would be a very different and very unpleasant place. D-Day ensured the western hemisphere’s freedom and today is its anniversary. D-Day marked the landing of the Allied Forces on the beaches of Normandy in 1944.
In war, millions have been killed; millions of bullets have found their mark. Yet, the bullet which found its mark on this day in 1968, shocked the world. New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy died in Los Angeles, California, from bullet wounds. Robert Kennedy’s assassination was the overture to America’s long, hot summer of civil discontent.
It’s Nathan Hale’s birthday. born on this date in 1775 in Coventry, Connecticut, Hale was executed as a spy when he was twenty-one years old. According to legend, as he stood on the gallows, he said: “I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”