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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining June 6. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is June 6 so important!

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Top 10 June 6 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The D-Day(June 6) Crossword Panic of 1944 in which, in the 35 days before the invasion, 5 obscure, top-secret code words appeared in the Daily Telegraph puzzles..The words 'Utah, Omaha, Overlord, Mulberry and Neptune' triggered a MI5 investigation.

  2. On June 6, 2013, John Malkovich saved a 77-year-old man's life after the man tripped in the streets of Toronto and slashed his throat on scaffolding as he fell. Malkovich applied pressure to the man's neck before the man was rushed to a hospital, where he received stitches.

  3. An encrypted note sent on June 6, 1944 was found attached to a pigeon skeleton in 2012. The message has not been deciphered.

  4. A volcanic eruption in Indonisia in 1815 temporarily altered the Earth's climate resulting in many parts of the US Northeast accumulating 6 inches of snow from June 6th-7th the following year

  5. On June 6th 1942, 500 Japanese soldiers invaded and captured Kiska, Alaska. Taking a 10 man (and 6 dog) US Navy weather detachment completely by surprise. By the end of the campaign more casualties occurred in Alaska than at Pearl Harbor.

  6. Florida serial killer Aileen Wuornos' last words before being executed were: "I'll be back, like Independence Day with Jesus. June 6, like the movie. Big mother ship and all, I'll be back, I'll be back."

  7. Nurse shark is ovoviviparous species (eggs develop inside the female's body). Female gives birth to 21 to 28 babies (pups) after pregnancy of 6 months. Babies are usually born during the June and July. They are 12 inches long at birth and covered with light-colored spots. Female is ready to reproduce once again after a pause of 18 months.

  8. The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, in France, contains a time capsule to be opened June 6, 2044, 100 years after D-Day.

  9. Scotty" from Star Trek (James Doohan) was shot 6 times on D-day (June 6th, 1944) at Juno Beach.

  10. That, from January 20 to June 6, 2001, a 98-year-old was third in line to the U.S. presidency (Strom Thurmond, by virtue of his position as President pro tempore of the Senate).

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The New York Times challenged the injunction and it went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court rule on June 20, 1971, on a 6-3 vote, that The New York Times could publish the report.

Dingoes mate once per year, from March to June. Pregnancy in females lasts two months and ends with one to ten pups. Usually, there are between 5 and 6 babies in a litter.

The Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands of Attu and Kiska, Alaska, USA during WWII on June 6-7, 1942. The Kiska invasion was also duly noted to have support from Japanese Type 95 light tanks, becoming the only deployment of enemy tanks on American soil to date.

In order to play June Carter Cash in the movie Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon had to take 6 months of singing lessons. She sang all of the songs herself in front of an audience.

April 4, June 6, October 10 and December 12 will all fall on the same day of the week in any yearThese days are called doomsdays, and are meant to help calculate the day of the week of any given date. In 2015 doomsdays are all on Saturday.

Female lays 3 to 6 eggs usually during the May and June. They hatch after 12 days. Only female takes part in the incubation of eggs.

A man born on 6 June 1944 was actually named Dee-day

On June 6, 1944, the first men to land on the Normandy beach, code-name Sword were French, more precisely 177 Bérets verts, belonging to the Kieffer Commando ,named after their commander Philippe Kieffer. The unit suffered 21 killed and 93 wounded.

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

In June 2015 Chairman Xi gave his go to build out the area around Beijing to build a megalopolis 6 times as big as New York with around 130 million citizens in an effort to offset the city’s strict residency limits and to combined the strengh of the 2 citys Beijing and Tjianjin.

On June 6, 1889, Seattle's Great Fire was caused by a glue pot.

The remake of The Omen was released June 6, 2006 (6/6/6)

The last words of Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos were "Yes, I would just like to say I'm sailing with the rock, and I'll be back, like Independence Day, with Jesus. June 6, like the movie. Big mother ship and all, I'll be back, I'll be back"

Time Zones on earth range from -12hrs to +14hrs deviation from GMT. So while a day is 24 hours long each date (eg. June 6) lasts 50 hours on earth.

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, orbited Earth 48 times aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963.

James Bond only won the equivalent of 12,000 UK Pounds when he beat Kamal Khan at Backgammon in "Octopussy" (6 June 1983) because of exchange rates.

2,499 US soldiers died on June 6 the first day of the Normandy landings. From D Day until September 1944 29,370 US troops were killed which is more than 4x the number of American deaths in the entirety of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.

Paul Anderson is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having lifted 6,270 lb (2,840 kg) via backlift, on June 12, 1957, in Toccoa, Georgia.