A closer look at key historic events that took place on June 6:
In 1984, Tetris debuts
Created by Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris quickly became popular due to its simple yet addictive gameplay with over 100 million copies sold.

In 1982, Israel invades Lebanon

In a military operation called “Operation Peace for Galilee”, the invasion aimed to expel the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from southern Lebanon. This conflict led to a prolonged Israeli presence in the country and significant regional and international repercussions.

Lebanon War I Wikimedia Commons

In 1946, the NBA is founded

The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) on June 6. The league later merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949, forming the NBA. This foundation marked the beginning of what would become one of the world’s premier professional basketball leagues.

Image Courtesy: Michael Tipton (www.flickr.com/photos/rmtip21/9163118621), Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic | Flickr

In 1944, the Normandy Invasion begins

The Normandy Invasion, also known as D-Day, began on June when allied forces, led by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, launched a massive amphibious assault on the beaches of Normandy, France, marking a significant turning point in World War II. The invasion led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation.

In 1930, frozen food is sold for the first time

Frozen food was sold for the first time by Clarence Birdseye and his company, Birdseye Seafoods Inc. The company introduced a line of frozen foods in 18 stores in Springfield, Massachusetts, revolutionizing the way people preserved and consumed food.


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