A Week in History: D-Day, Salem Witch Trials, and the Declaration of Independence

Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II and Robert Kennedy is buried.

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A look back at the week in history

June 6, 1944 D-Day. Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II.

June 7, 1913 Hudson Stuck leads the first expedition to reach the summit of Alaska’s Mount McKinley.

June 8, 1968 Three days after his assassination, Sen. Robert Kennedy is buried near his brother’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery.

June 10, 1692 Bridget Bishop, the first person tried and convicted in the Salem witch trials, is hanged.

June 11, 1776  Congress appoints five men to write what would become the Declaration of Independence.