History Blog

June 6

Happy Birthday Robert Englund–76 Harvey Fierstein–69 Sandra Bernhard–68 Björn Borg–67 Colin Quinn–64 Jason Isaacs–60 Paul Giamatti–56 Sonya Walger–49 ; 1892 – Chicago ‘EL’ begins operation (Elevated Trains) later called CTA; 1933 – The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden County, N.J. and the screening was a British movie called Wives Beware; 1968 – RFK died from gunshot wounds. Kennedy was hit three times by Sirhan. He was taken to Good Samaritan a nearby Hospital at Alvarado and 6th in LA the night before(5th) He is pronounced dead 26 hours later (June 6 approx 2am) after extensive surgical procedures failed. Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools were built and opened in 2006 where the ambassador hotel was located and demolished a few months prior to the construction of the schools. The location is Wilshire Blvd at Alexandria Ave in LA.