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June 6, 1944: D-Day, The Invasion of Normandy
On this day in 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops and 30,000 vehicles landed along a 50-mile stretch of fortified French coastline. The Battle of Normandy, known as “Operation Overlord,” lasted from June 1944 to August 1944 and aided in ending World War II in Europe.
Explore American Experience’s ”D-Day” timeline, maps, and film to learn more.
Photos: D-Day-Normandy invasion by Robert Sargent, 1944. (Library of Congress). General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the day: “full victory - nothing else” to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to the continent of Europe, 1944. (National Archives).
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On this day in 2004, Ronald Reagan lost his nearly ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. President Reagan informed the nation of his condition in November of 1994. In a candid, handwritten letter he wrote:
“At the moment, I feel just fine… Unfortunately, as Alzheimer’s Disease progresses, the family often bears a heavy burden. I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from the painful experience.”
In 1995, Ronald and Nancy Reagan established an institute dedicated to the study of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Ronald Reagan passed away at home in California at the age of 93.