1900: British troops take Pretoria from the Boers. Want to learn more about the Second Boer War? Historynet.com has your information.

Also today in history, in the U.S. and elsewhere:

AD 70: Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus and his Romans fight their way through the middle wall of Jerusalem.

1283: In the Battle of the Gulf of Naples, an Aragonese-Sicilian galley fleet under Roger de Lauria defeats the Neapolitans, capturing nine to 13 galleys including the flagship of Charles of Naples.

1827: The Ottoman forces take Athens and the Acropolis.

1917: Greetings. "Army Registration Day" begins in the United States.

1944: Presented with a brief window of relatively decent weather for the coast of Normandy on June 6, General Dwight D. Eisenhower weighs the odds of success and declares, "Okay, we'll go." More than 1,000 British aircraft drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German defensive positions in Normandy prior to the landings. In the first Boeing B-29 raid on Japan, one plane is lost due to engine failure (it won't be the last). Want to learn more about General Eisenhower? Go to historynet.com for more.