History Blog

June 6

Happy Birthday Robert Englund–75 Harvey Fierstein–68 Sandra Bernhard–67 Björn Borg–66 Colin Quinn–63 Jason Isaacs–59 Paul Giamatti–55 Sonya Walger–48 ; 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 – shortly after midnight of June 5 as he is leaving a ballroom at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Robert F Kennedy turned to his left and shook hands with busboy Juan Romero just as Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian, opened fire. Kennedy was hit three times He was taken to Good Samaritan a nearby Hospital at Alvarado and 6th in LA and 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 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.