Word of the Day
Applesauce AP-ul-sawss (noun) A relish or dessert made of apples stewed to a pulp and sweetened; bunkum, nonsense — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
American Battle Monuments Commission
Pay tribute to the lives lost in the D-Day landings on this site, which offers information about the 1944 military operations and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. There’s an interactive program on the military campaign, and a video tour of the memorial.
Number to Know
10,000: Approximate number of casualties for Allied forces on D-Day.
This Day in History
June 6, 1944: World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Robert Englund (the original Freddy) (65)
“Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” — General Dwight D. Eisenhower, addressing troops before the D-Day invasion.