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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Jan 03   On this day in history wPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history fCC hears first transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal  

Jan 05   Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.  

Jan 08   Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar) in the year 1940.  

Jan 08   Great Britain begins the rationing of meat, butter, and sugar to help the war effort during WWII on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium  

Jan 09   The Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) is set up again to raise money for comfort parcels for dispatch to service personnel in Australia and overseas on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history first convoy carrying units of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) sails for the Middle East  

Jan 11   Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo &Juliet premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history world War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.  

Jan 14   Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1940 the birth of Trevor Nunn, British stage director  

Jan 15   German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history german U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 21   On this day in history foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship  

Jan 22   1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS in the year 1940.  

Jan 22   In the year 1940 the birth of John Hurt, English actor  

Jan 23   In the year 1940 pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile  

Jan 23   In the year 1940 pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish govt in exile  

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

Jan 24   On this day in history the Naval Secretary notifies Secretary of War Henry Stimson, "Hostilities would be initiated by a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor."  

Jan 25   On this day in history nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland  

Jan 25   Nazi decrees the establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland in the year 1940.  

Jan 26   Nazi's forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains in the year 1940.  

Jan 26   In the year 1940 nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains  

Jan 27   -17F (-27C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record) in the year 1940.  

Jan 27   On this day in history -17F (-27C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  

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

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

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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