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D-Day: June 6, 1944
D-Day: June 6, 1944

June 5, 2023 - On June 6, 2019, more the one million people were in Normandy, France to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The successful Allied invasion liberated Europe and led to the end of World War II in 1945.

Word of the Day
pathfinder: noun;one who comes before or blazes a trail for others to follow; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of June 05

fizzled: verb; lost its fizz, weakened, downgraded, declined in strength
Marco fizzles; Laura on track to be major hurricane

pauses: verb; to stop something in action with the intent to start again
November 11 - Veterans Day

scuttled: Select Part of speech...; canceled, abandoned; deactivated
It's GO for launch

withstand: Select Part of speech...; endure, survive, able to handle
Here comes the Sun - on stamps

Today In History

June 10

1921: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of England's Queen Elizabeth II, and grandfather to Prince William and Prince Harry, was born in Greece. In 2013, Prince Philip spent his 92nd birthday in the hospital recovering from surgery.

1898: Library of Congress: U.S. Marines landed at Guantánamo Bay. For the next month, American troops fought a land war in Cuba that resulted in the end of Spanish colonial rule in the Western Hemisphere. Cuban rebels had gained the sympathy of the American public while the explosion and sinking of the U.S.S. Maine, widely blamed on the Spanish despite the absence of conclusive evidence, further boosted American nationalistic fervor. On July 17, just five weeks after the landing at Guantánamo Bay, the Spanish forces under Admiral Pascual Cervera surrendered at Santiago. In the Treaty of Paris, the United States gained sovereignty of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Spain lost its colonial empire, and the United States emerged with greater influence in international affairs and an increased sense of national pride.

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