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And for the conspiracy theorists in the audience, hold on to your aluminum foil beanies because Thursday is the anniversary of a day on which a deep, dark, multinational conspiracy was revealed to an unsuspecting world: On June 6, 1944, the Allies began the liberation of Europe. D-Day was the best and best-kept government secret ever, at least the best one ever kept for good reasons. False intelligence and spy reports convinced the Nazis that the real invasion would come at the Pas-de-Calais; until it was too late, the German High Command thought the Normandy landings were a diversion, a feint, designed to draw attention from the main invasion at Calais.
For those who remember rock'n'roll radio in its Midwestern heyday, June 6 is the birthday of the 'charming and delightful' Larry Lujack (born June 6, 1940). For everyone else, June 6 is also Yo-Yo Day.