Historical Political Events for June 6

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Year Event
1944 D-Day: Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy under the command of General Eisenhower.
1969 In a Federal court in Houston, it was revealed that the telephones of Martin Luther King, Jr., were tapped despite an order by President Johnson that this measure can only be taken for reasons of "National Security" and with the authorization of the Attorney General. It was also disclosed that the Department of Justice has eavesdropped on a number of suspected subversives without getting court approval and would continue the practice.
1978 California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, which limited "property tax" increases by the government.
1982 Israel invades Lebanon.
1996 The Senate narrowly rejected a Balanced Budget amendment to the Constitution as outgoing Majority Leader Bob Dole and the Democrats clashed over deficit reduction. Could it work?
2002 According to an article published by Reuters on April 6, 2003, the US prison population surpassed 2 million in the month of June, 2002. It is said we now have the highest incarceration rate in the world. [America likes to be #1 in everything, I suppose]
2005 In a 6-3 decision in Gonzales v. Raich the U.S. Supreme Court concludes that federal drug laws continue to trump the efforts of California and other states to permit the use of pot for sick and dying patients.
and . . .
Quote of
the Day
The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or the next. It was the deep knowledge and pray to God we have not lost it that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest.
    — Ronald Reagan Speech at the 40th anniversary of Normandy invasion, June 6, 1984
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