6/6/1852 a New Haven, CT firefighter died of the injuries he sustained while operating at a fire at a store on Dwight Street.
6/6/1897 three San Francisco, CA firefighters were “killed while engaged at a three-alarm fire at the Shroth & Westerfield Bakery, on Folsom Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. While the men were operating at the fire a first collapse happened, and one firefighter was caught in the collapse. His leg badly broken, two other firefighters tried to rescue him. In the process of the rescue and second collapse happened trapping and killing all three men.”
6/6/1900 a Foxboro, MA firefighter “died as a result of burns and crushing injuries sustained June 1st, while operating at a general-alarm hotel fire. As he and two other firefighters began to descend a ladder that they were attacking the fire from, the building’s tower suddenly collapsed, sending a large bell and flaming debris crashing down on them. Two of the men died later that day on June 1st.”
6/6/1910 two Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighters “died as a result of inhaling deadly fumes from burning aniline dyes during a two-alarm fire in a warehouse stocked with liquors and aniline dyes. At least twenty-five other firefighters were overcome and experienced breathing difficulties. Some of the men’s faces even turned black from the exposure to the dyes.”
6/6/2014 a basement fire in the six-story building quickly ripped through the building’s duct work of a TGI Friday’s restaurant near Rockefeller Center (New York, NY) extending to the building’s roof at about 8:45 p.m. Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt. The restaurant and the duct work were damaged by smoke and fire, but the rest of the building, offices and residential units above the restaurant, seemed unscathed.
6/6/2013 a late night fire in Mumbai India bank killed four and injured thirty-five, an electrical fault is likely to have caused the fire.
6/6/2009 Fort Wayne, IN three children die in house fire from unattended stove.
6/6/1893 the business portion of the town of Fargo, ND was destroyed by fire.
6/6/1889 Seattle, WA conflagration; “the people have joined with the militia in protecting property from a gang of thieves.”
6/6/1795 a fire destroyed ⅓ of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured.
6/6/1752 the 3rd great fire in Moscow in two weeks; over a ⅓ of the city was destroyed.
6/6/1242 twenty-four wagon loads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
6/6/1994 a 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroyed Toez Colombia, about 1000 were killed.
6/6/1944 D-Day, Allied forces crossed the English Channel landing on the beaches of Normandy, France, codenamed Operation Neptune, in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history nearly 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participated. Approximately 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel and over 875,000 men disembarked by the end of June. Allied casualties on the first day were at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead; the Germans lost 1,000 men. Planning began in 1943; Allies conducted substantial military deceptions, codenamed Operation Bodyguard, misleading the Germans. The weather was not ideal, but postponing would the delay operation of at least two weeks. The amphibious landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval bombardment and an airborne assault, with the landing of 24,000 British, U.S., and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight. The target 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword Beach.