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June 6 2010 Today in History Newsletter

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Drive In Theaters

It was today in history that the first drive-in theater opened up in Camden, NJ in June 6, 1933.

What else happened on June 6 in History?

The Allied Forces invaded Normandy in 1944, which we now know as D-Day and the invasion changed the course of WWII.

In 1997, 18 year old Melissa Drexler gained national fame as she gave birth to a baby at her senior prom and strangled it to kill it and dumped the body in a garbage bag.

Sex and the City premiered on HBO in 1997 on this day.

In 1949, George Orwell's novel "1984" was published.

In 1865, William Quantrill, the leader of the infamous Quantrill's Raiders, was killed by Union soldiers.

In 1971, the Ed Sullivan Show aired for the very last time.

All of these events and more happened Today in History on June 6.

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