Two infants beaten to death in hospital

June 6, 1947 Massillon, Ohio Two infant girls are beaten to death in their cribs The girls, Rosemary Morton (9 weeks old) and Diane Brand (8 weeks old) were found in their cribs by a nurse making her rounds. The babies were still alive when found, but fatally wounded. They died shortly after. The hospital’s…

850-year-old church burned

June 6, 1992 Bergen, Norway Varg Vikernes of the one-man Norwegian black metal band Burzum allegedly burns down an 850-year-old church Vikernes, who had been convicted of the arson of other churches, claimed the church was destroyed as retaliation for building a church on pagan grounds. Though he was found not guilty of the arson…

The invasion of Normandy

June 6, 1944 Normandy, France Operation Neptune (commonly called D-Day), the beginning of Operation Overload, is launched. By the end of the Operation on August 30, 1944, the Allies suffered between 225,606 and 226,386 casualties while Germany suffered roughly 400,000 to 530,000. Approximately 25,000 to 39,000 civilian deaths are also estimated.