Today in World War II History—July 6, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—July 6, 1940: First German U-boat base opens in France, at Lorient.
75 Years Ago—July 6, 1945: Nicaragua becomes the first nation to ratify the United Nations Charter.
US President Harry Truman establishes the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor for US civilians.
US launches Operation Overcast to bring German scientists to America.