Es passierte an einem 06 June

1944 : D-Day

June 6, 1944 is the day of the Normandy landings. The supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe, Dwight D. Eisenhower had ordered the invasion the day before, and on June 6 Operation Overlord is launched in order to begin the liberation of Western Europe. That day, 6000 ships landed 155,000 men on the beaches of Normandy after 822 aircraft had dropped 18,000 paratroopers in the region.

1949 : 1984 is published

On June 6th, 1949, George Orwell's novel, 1984, is published. 1984 tells the story of a society where citizens are constantly watched by the bureaucracy and government. The novel is a classic of world literature and its Big Brother has become a symbol of government oppression.

1981 : Train accident in India because of a cow

On June 6, 1981, the engineer of a train in the Bihar State in India sees a cow in the middle of the track. Desperate to avoid the sacred animal, he brakes too abruptly and cars of the train derailed from wet rails, fall into a river and sank immediately. Nearly 600 people are killed.

1984 : Golden Temple in Amritsar attaqued by Indian Army

On June 6, 1984, the Indian Army on the orders of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, attacked Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple, a shrine run by Sikh rebels. Other Sikh temples and shrines in the State of Punjab are also attacked. 576 Sikh rebels were killed as well as thousands of Sikh civilians.

Tagesaktualität : 06 June

National Day of Sweden
June 6 is National Day in Sweden which commemorates the independence from Denmark with the end of the Kalmar Union management and the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523.

Zitat des Tages : 06 June

George Orwell
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

Geburtstage : 06 June

Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (1599)
Pierre Corneille, French playwright (1606)
Alexandre Pouchkine, Russian writer (1799)
Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (1844)
Karl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (1850)
Robert Scott, English explorer and Royal Navy officer (1868)
Thomas Mann, German writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (1875)
Sukarno, First President of Indonesia (1901)
Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (1903)
Hamani Diori, First President of the Republic of Niger (1916)
Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1918)
V. C. Andrews, American writer (1923)
David Scott, American astronaut (1932)
Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1933)
Albert II, King of the Belgians (1934)
Alexander Cockburn, American journalist (1941)
Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1943)
Phillip Allen Sharp, American molecular biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1944)
Robert Englund, American actor (1947)
Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player (1956)
James Shaffer, American musician (Korn) (1970)
Danny Strong, American actor (1974)
David Connolly, Irish footballer (1977)
Israel Dagg, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1988)

Sie haben uns verlassen 06 June

Go-En'yū, Emperor of Japan (1393)
Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (1813)
John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (1891)
Lillian Russell, American actress (1922)
Louis Chevrolet, American race car driver (1941)
Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (1948)
Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (1968)
Barry Sullivan, American actor (1994)
Frédéric Dard, French writer (2000)
Anne Bancroft, American actress (2005)
Dana Elcar, American actor (2005)
Jean Dausset, French immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009)

Tipp des Tages : 06 June

Becoming a better boss

To become a better boss, one must emphasize team spirit and develop good relations with its employees.
A boss has to control his or her emotions at all times on the workplace if he or she does not want to lose credibility and effectiveness.
An employer must respect its employees for any occasion. He or she should be interested in them : understand their weaknesses and strengths can help making the right decisions and thereby increase business productivity.
A boss has to listen to its employees : their needs, complaints, suggestions, knowing however not to get overwhelmed by personal problems. He or she must explain his or her priorities and goals for the company and ask the employees to express themselves : that may well surprise him or her.
A boss must know how to develop the talents of his or her employees and train them to their full potential.
A boss must know how to delegate while never giving a task he or she would not do.
A boss should not show favoritism and should treat everyone the same way : resentments and jealousies within the company must be avoided. Praise and criticism should be made ​​privately with the employee.
A boss should set a standard of professionalism and must conduct so as to meet the standard at all times to inspire respect from his or her employees and creating a spirit of emulation.

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