At the old place, I attempted to run a near-as-dammit real-time log of events 60 years ago on the morning of 6th June 2004. I am now twice that sum in age, and also a reckless alcoholic with a full-time job and sleep meds, so I regret that I won't even try to replicate that for this anniversary. However, I felt it was the least i could do to start the ball rolling with a thread in the new place, for talk and commemoration and whatnot.75 years [and 6 minutes at time of posting] ago, American pathfinders begin landing in scattered groups on the Cotentin Peninsula to lay beacons to guide another 13,000 American paratroopers.
One minute later, around 50 miles west, Sgt. Jim Wallwork lands the first of six British gliders beside two bridges over the River Orne and the Caen Canal.
(PS: My original draft was better.)