Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.



 The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.



From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 6

1641,  Spain loses Portugal.

1930,  Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time.
1944,  D-Day, “Operation Overlord” lands 400,000 allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France.
1985,  The body of Josef Mengele is located and exhumed near Sao Paulo, Brazil.
1949,  George Orwell’s novel, “Nineteen Eighty-four” is published.
George Orwell was the non de plume of Eric Blair, an Englishman born in India who went to Eton.
1996,  New Zealand’s first wind farm becomes operational in the windy hills of the Wairarapa, it was named “Hau Nui Farm: and was built by Genesis Energy.