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This Day in History for June 6

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1639 – Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill.

1844 – Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London.

1882 – Electric iron patented by Henry W. Seely, NYC.

1900 – US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area.

1923 – Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison.

1925 – Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacture Chrysler Corporation.

1933 – US Employment Service created.

1944 – Operation Overload D-Day begins as the 156,000-strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France, during World War II.

1960 – Roy Orbison releases “Only the Lonely”

1965 – Rolling Stones release single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

1966 – NFL & AFL announce their merger.

1971 – Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra innings HR.

1977 – “Washington Post” reports US has developed neutron bomb.

1983 – 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff.

1988 – George H.W. Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)

1998 – TV sitcom “Sex and the City” premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

1991 – NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on “The Tonight Show” on May 25, 1992.

2005 – The United Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

2018 – LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan’s record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers’ 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors.

2018 – Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case.