6 June 2022: This day in history

1523: Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union

1716: French transport the 1st African slaves to Louisiana

1916: The death of Yuan Shikai, ruler of much of China since 1912, causes the central government to virtually collapse in the face of warlords, including Sun Yat-sen

1944: Operation Overlord: D-Day begins as the 156,000-strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France, during World War II

1982: 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO


Source: Onthisday.com

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