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American, Canadian, and British troops swarmed ashore in the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France. Nineteen soldiers from a Bedford, Virginia company died on Omaha Beach. Most of the rest of the company suffered severe wounds. Bedford lost more residents per capita in the Normandy landings than any other American community.
1799 – Patrick Henry died of stomach cancer, while at Red Hill plantation in Brookneal, Virginia.
1916 – Thomas Dixon, Jr.’s film The Fall of a Nation is released as a follow-up to D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a nation and becomes the first movie sequel. The film was mysteriously lost in the 1940’s and no known copies still exist.
1862 – The naval battle off Memphis, Tennessee.
1868 – After following their trail for 100 miles, troopers from the 3rd U.S. Cavalry out of Fort Sumner, New Mexico surprise a band of Navaho accused of killing settlers near the fort. Though the Indians are entrenched in a ravine, the troops kill 3, wound and capture 11, before the rest escape.
1966 – Civil rights activist James Lee Meredith was wounded by a sniper in Mississippi.
1794 – The U.S. Congress prohibited citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.
1837 – The Republic of Texas incorporated the city of Houston.
1863 – The Confederate cruiser C.S.S. Alabama captured the northern ship Tailsman in mid-Atlantic.
1917 – The World War I draft registration began.
2001 – Tropical Storm Allison brought heavy rains as it made landfall on the upper-Texas coastline and flooded Houston, causing $5.5 billion in damage, making Allison the most expensive tropical storm in U.S. history.