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 was 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 ductwork 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 ductwork 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 three children die in a house fire from an unattended stove in Fort Wayne, IN.
6/6/1893 the business portion of the town of Fargo, ND was destroyed by fire.
6/6/1889; “the people have joined with the militia in protecting property from a gang of thieves” the Seattle, WA conflagration.
6/6/1795 a fire destroyed ⅓ of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured.
6/6/1752 the 3rd great fire in Moscow in two weeks left over a ⅓ of the city was destroyed.
6/6/1242 twenty-four wagon loads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
6/6/1944 The Normandy Invasion is an excellent example of a unified command. June 6th 1944 was 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 disembarking 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. 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 Beaches. “Preparations started in August 1943 when the Allies began planning for an amphibious invasion along the beaches of Normandy, France, to make a massive push against the Nazis. Initially, three divisions were planned to land at Normandy, but that number eventually grew to be much larger, with 39 Allied divisions committing to the invasion at the beach in France. By the end of the D-Day invasion on June 11, more than 160,000 Allied troops had landed, along with 104,328 tons of supplies and 54,186 vehicles, making it the largest military operation in history.”