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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Jun 16   In the year 1940 communist govt installed in Lithuania  

Jun 16   Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 16   On this day in history hMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio'.  

Jun 17   Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy on this day in history.  

Jun 17   France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II in the year 1940.  

Jun 18   In the year 1940 gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers  

Jun 18   In the year 1940 the French cruiser Emile Bertin arrives in Canada with $305 million in gold from the Bank of France; gold released after the war.  

Jun 18   The RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron withdraws from France in the year 1940.  

Jun 18   Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour" in the year 1940.  

Jun 19   "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1940 "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago  

Jun 19   In the year 1940 hMS ORPHEUS, sunk north of Tobruk, eastern Libya by Italian destroyer "Turbine".  

Jun 19   Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40 in the year 1940.  

Jun 20   Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29 in the year 1940.  

Jun 20   In the year 1940 joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title  

Jun 21   Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies in the year 1940.  

Jun 21   German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State on this day in history.  

Jun 21   HMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia in the year 1940.  

Jun 22   In the year 1940 abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up)  

Jun 22   On this day in history france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed  

Jun 22   France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms in the year 1940.  

Jun 22   In the year 1940 french sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne  

Jun 22   On this day in history m A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies  

Jun 23   In the year 1940 marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp  

Jun 24   On this day in history france signs an armistice with Italy during WW II  

Jun 25   Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France in the year 1940.  

Jun 25   On this day in history clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)  

Jun 25   In the year 1940 hMCS FRASER (RCN, ex 'Crescent), lost off Gironde Estuary, western France by collision with RN cruiser 'Calcutta'.  

Jun 26   In the year 1940 end of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27  

Jun 26   Hundreds of Kovno Jews are taken to the "Ninth Fort" and murdered in the year 1940.  

Jun 27   800 Jews are burned alive inside Great Synagogue. 1,200 others die in shooting in the year 1940.  

Jun 27   HMS WREN, sunk 10 miles of Aldeburgh, eastern England in North Sea - by German bombers in the year 1940.  

Jun 27   Soviet Army attacks Romania on this day in history.  

Jun 27   On this day in history uSSR returns to the Gregorian calendar  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

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   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

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

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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

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

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

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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