1674 – Sivaji crowned himself King of India.

1936 – The first helicopter was tested in a building in Berlin, Germany.

1941 – The U.S. government authorized the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.

1942 – The first nylon parachute jump was made by Adeline Gray in Hartford, CT.

1942 – Japanese forces retreated in the World War II Battle of Midway. The battle had begun on June 4.

1944 – The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.

1982 – Israel invaded southern Lebanon in an effort to drive PLO guerrillas out of Beirut.

1985 – The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was located and exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil. Mengele was known as the “Angel of Death.”