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    On June 6, 1523, Gustav Vasa became Sweden’s new king, Gustav I.

    In 1654, Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated; she was succeeded by her cousin, Charles X Gustav.

    In 1799, American politician and orator Patrick Henry died at Red Hill Plantation in Virginia.

    In 1809, Sweden adopted a new constitution.

    In 1844, the Young Men’s Christian Association was founded in London.

    In 1925, Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp.

    In 1933, the first drive-in movie theater was opened by Richard Hollingshead in Camden County, New Jersey. (The movie shown was “Wives Beware” starring Adolphe Menjou.)

    In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they began the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe.

    In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.

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