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Troops watch activity ashore on Omaha Beach as their LCVP landing craft approaches the shore |  Army Signal Corps Collection Troops watch activity ashore on Omaha Beach as their LCVP landing craft approaches the shore | Army Signal Corps Collection
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  • Weather on D-Day: A forecast that changed history

    Weather on D-Day: A forecast that changed history

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-06-06 03:18:54 GMT
    It just may be the most important weather forecast the world has ever seen. The forecast for D-Day was critical to the success of the invasion. In fact, President Eisenhower, when asked why it had been so successful, responded, "We had better meteorologists than the Germans."
    It just may be the most important weather forecast the world has ever seen. The forecast for D-Day was critical to the success of the invasion. In fact, President Eisenhower, when asked why it had been so successful, responded, "We had better meteorologists than the Germans."
  • Timeline: How D-Day unfolded 70 years ago

    Timeline: How D-Day unfolded 70 years ago

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-06-06 02:58:18 GMT
    It's been 70 years since the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches with the goal of freeing Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany.  See a timeline of events here, and follow us @fox5newsdc on Twitter for tweets in real time on Friday.
    It's been 70 years since the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches with the goal of freeing Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany.  See a timeline of events here, and follow us @fox5newsdc on Twitter for tweets in real time on Friday.
  • D-Day relics: Inside the vaults that are home to history

    D-Day relics: Inside the vaults that are home to history

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-06-06 02:39:29 GMT
    It's one thing to hear about how much equipment a D-Day paratrooper had to carry, but it's quite another to actually hold it in your hands. The U.S. Army agreed to open its vaults to give FOX 5 a first-hand look at the actual artifacts used during the D-Day invasion-- which have been under lock and key since 1944.
    It's one thing to hear about how much equipment a D-Day paratrooper had to carry, but it's quite another to actually hold it in your hands. The U.S. Army agreed to open its vaults to give FOX 5 a first-hand look at the actual artifacts used during the D-Day invasion-- which have been under lock and key since 1944.
On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France with the goal of freeing Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany.   By the end of the day, the Allies had gained a foothold in Normandy-- but the cost was high. More than 9,000 allied soldiers were killed or wounded.  

More than 100,000 soldiers began the march across Europe to eventually defeat Adolf Hitler. 

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  • Man convicted of murder in fatal sauce pan beating

    Man convicted of murder in fatal sauce pan beating

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:48:41 GMT
    A man who claimed he was high on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man with a sauce pan has been found guilty of felony murder.
    A New Jersey man who said he was high on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man with a sauce pan has been convicted of murder.
  • Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:02 GMT
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    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:14:05 GMT
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
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  • Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

    Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

    Friday, June 6 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-06-06 22:32:55 GMT
    The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation's World War II Memorial that "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed.
    The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation's World War II Memorial that "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed.
  • D-Day anniversary events around US and abroad

    D-Day anniversary events around US and abroad

    Friday, June 6 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-06-06 21:24:04 GMT
    Friday is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy, the largest amphibious invasion in history and a turning point in World War II. Here are some of the events held or planned around the United States and in France.
    Friday is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy, the largest amphibious invasion in history and a turning point in World War II. Here are some of the events held or planned around the United States and in France.
  • Obama honors WWII veterans on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Obama honors WWII veterans on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Friday, June 6 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-06-06 19:19:14 GMT
    Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, President Barack Obama returned Friday to this hallowed battleground in what he called a "powerful manifestation of America's commitment to human freedom" that lives on in a new generation.
    Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, President Barack Obama returned Friday to this hallowed battleground in what he called a "powerful manifestation of America's commitment to human freedom" that lives on in a new generation.
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