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Historical Events Happened In 1940

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Nov 30   Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married on this day in history.  

Dec 01   In the year 1940 richard Pryor actor was born this day  

Dec 02   Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games) in the year 1940.  

Dec 05   On this day in history boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager  

Dec 05   HMCS Saguenay (Destroyer) first Canadian Warship torpedoed, limps into a British port on this day in history.  

Dec 05   Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Dec 06   Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 06   Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst in the year 1940.  

Dec 07   In the year 1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5  

Dec 08   1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 in the year 1940.  

Dec 08   In the year 1940 german Luftwaffe launches massive attack on London  

Dec 09   British assault on Banghazi Libya on this day in history.  

Dec 09   British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II in the year 1940.  

Dec 09   In the year 1940 illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius  

Dec 09   Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Dec 10   In the year 1940 british anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)  

Dec 11   Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault on this day in history.  

Dec 12   British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani on this day in history.  

Dec 13   On this day in history dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies  

Dec 16   On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim  

Dec 16   On this day in history m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies  

Dec 17   On this day in history british troops occupies Sollum  

Dec 18   In the year 1940 munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian  

Dec 20   Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 in the year 1940.  

Dec 21   In the year 1940 f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44  

Dec 22   On this day in history nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37  

Dec 22   World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army on this day in history.  

Dec 23   In the year 1940 john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC  

Dec 25   Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42 in the year 1940.  

Dec 26   1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on this day in history.  

Dec 27   In the year 1940 in New York City, Halifax born actress Ruby Keeler and her husband singer Al Jolson divorce after 12 years of marriage  

Dec 27   Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 in the year 1940.  

Dec 29   On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer  

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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