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Historical Events In 1939

Thursday, 09 July 2020

May 01   Batman Comics hit the street on this day in history.  

May 01   Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) on this day in history.  

May 02   Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2 on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history belly up to the bar for this one. " Beer Barrel Polka", one of the standards of American music, was recorded by The Andrews Sisters for Decca Records. Patti, Maxine and LaVerne turned this song into a giant hit.  

May 03   The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the year 1939.  

May 03   On this day in history [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, German general, dies at 71  

May 05   Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky on this day in history.  

May 06   1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher" in the year 1939.  

May 07   Germany & Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1939 jimmy Ruffin, vocalist (What Becomes of Broken Hearted)  

May 09   Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha in the year 1939.  

May 09   Catholic church beatified the first Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha on this day in history.  

May 13   In the year 1939 65th Preakness: George Seabo aboard Challedon wins in 1:59.8  

May 13   On this day in history sS St Louis departs Hamburg with 937 Jews fugitives  

May 14   Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five on this day in history.  

May 16   1st AL night game, Phila Shribe Park (Indians 8, Athletics 3 in 10) on this day in history.  

May 16   Food stamps are first issued on this day in history.  

May 17   1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball in the year 1939.  

May 17   On this day in history british issue the Palestine "White Paper" fixing the upper limit to 75,000 Jews to be admitted into Palestine over the next five years.  

May 17   On this day in history king George VI 1895-1952 and Queen Elizabeth disembark at Wolfe's Cove from the CP ship Empress of Australia to start a month-long royal visit to Canada  

May 17   Royal Tour of Canada commences with the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Wolfe's Cove, Quebec on the Empress of Canada. The 12 car train, (five from CP, five from CN and the two vice-regal cars), in royal blue and aluminum, left Quebec City on May 18. A pilot train, carrying officials and the press, preceeded the royal train by one hour and no other trains were permitted to travel within this period. The travel arrangements were shared by the two railways with CP being responsible for the westward journey to Victoria. CP used 4-6-4 locomotives 2850 and 2851 for the royal and pilot trains respectively, except for the Ottawa to Brighton, Ont, section, which was over CN track. 2850 hauled the royal train without change right through to Vancouver, a total distance of 3224 miles. Royal crowns were affixed to the running boards of both locomotives and these were eventually fitted to the entire class (2820-2864) which, following approval from their majesties, came to be known as Royal Hudsons in the year 1939.  

May 17   In the year 1939 sweden, Norway and Finland reject Germany's non-aggression pact  

May 19   In the year 1939 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)  

May 19   Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact on this day in history.  

May 20   "3 Little Fishies" by Kay Kyser hits #1 on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1939 "3 Little Fishies," by Kay Kyser hits #1  

May 20   In the year 1939 joe Carr, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39), dies at 59  

May 20   On this day in history pan Am begins regular transatlantic airmail and passenger service across the North Atlantic  

May 20   The first regular transatlantic airmail service begins (NY to Marsseille France) on this day in history.  

May 22   Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45 in the year 1939.  

May 22   Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" on this day in history.  

May 23   On this day in history british decoration, George Cross, 1st presented  

May 23   In the year 1939 british decoration, George Cross, first presented  

May 23   British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1939

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn) was born in the year 1939.  

Jan 03   Bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Janice Crosio, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Jon Appleton, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher  

Jan 06   Murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)  

Jan 06   On this day in history albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies  

Jan 09   In the year 1939 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   On this day in history jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies  

Jan 16   Albert Fish, mass murderer, executed died in the year 1939.  

Jan 19   In the year 1939 death of cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)  

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