History Blog

June 6

Happy Birthday Robert Englund–77 Harvey Fierstein–72 Sandra Bernhard–69 Björn Borg–68 Colin Quinn–65 Jason Isaacs–61 Paul Giamatti–57 Sonya Walger–50 ; 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.