Daily Archives: June 6, 2019
Seventy-five years ago today, the long-anticipated Allied invasion of the European continent begins. Today is D-Day! The invasion force of 156,000 Allied troops, along with 5,000 ships and landing craft and 11,000 planes fight the German defenders along the beaches of Normandy, France.
A C-97 Stratofreighter from Kelly Air Force Base crashes near Somerset and Palo Alto roads shortly after takeoff, killing all aboard. The crash also injures a few people working at the nearby Grey Eagle Tavern and Gauna Bros. Service Station. This was only the second crash of a C-97 since they began flying in 1944.
The Bangles, along with opening act Cutting Crew, perform at the Sunken Garden Theater.