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Historical Events In 1939

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Dec 17   In the year 1939 the first elements of the first Canadian Dvision arrive in Britian  

Dec 18   Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Thousands watched from the shore as the German Pocket Battleship, Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew in the year 1939.  

Dec 19   In the year 1939 eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36  

Dec 19   Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa on this day in history.  

Dec 20   In the year 1939 hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide  

Dec 20   Radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service in the year 1939.  

Dec 20   Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service in the year 1939.  

Dec 21   Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B" on this day in history.  

Dec 22   125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany in the year 1939.  

Dec 22   125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany; 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany on this day in history.  

Dec 22   Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53 in the year 1939.  

Dec 23   In the year 1939 anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49  

Dec 23   Finnish counter offensive at Summa on this day in history.  

Dec 24   On this day in history world War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.  

Dec 25   Grimmett & Ward rip through Qld except Bill Brown (156) on this day in history.  

Dec 25   Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer in the year 1939.  

Dec 26   Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey on this day in history.  

Dec 27   1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH) in the year 1939.  

Dec 27   Between 20,000 & 40,000 die in magnitude 8 quake (Erzincam Turkey) on this day in history.  

Dec 27   In the year 1939 first American skimobiles (North Conway, NH)  

Dec 27   John Amos, Newark NJ, actor (Good Times, Coming to America) in the year 1939.  

Dec 28   On this day in history first flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype.  

Dec 29   In the year 1939 first flight of the Consolidated B-24.  

Dec 29   Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- ) on this day in history.  

Dec 30   On this day in history bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century  

Dec 31   25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton) in the year 1939.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1939

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager  

Jan 03   In the year 1939 birth of janice Crosio, Australian politician  

Jan 04   In the year 1939 birth of jon Appleton, composer  

Jan 05   In the year 1939 birth of bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)  

Jan 05   In the year 1939 birth of peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer  

Famous Deaths In 1939

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72  

Jan 10   In the year 1939 jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50  

Jan 13   In the year 1939 jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies  

Jan 16   In the year 1939 death of albert Fish, mass murderer, executed  

Jan 19   On this day in history death of cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)  

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