On this day
74 YEARS AGO (1944)
We reported “Allied shock troops” engaged in the Battle of Normandy had captured Carentan, paving an advance across the Cherbourg peninsula.
51 YEARS AGO (1967)
The Soviet Union demanded the immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from Arab lands seized in the Six Day War.
27 YEARS AGO (1991)
Boris Yeltsin became the first democratically elected president of Russia, his party winning 58.6% of the vote.