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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Jun 16   Communist govt installed in Lithuania on this day in history.  

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

Jun 16   HMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio' in the year 1940.  

Jun 17   In the year 1940 chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy  

Jun 17   On this day in history france asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II  

Jun 18   Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers on this day in history.  

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

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

Jun 18   Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour" on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1940 "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago  

Jun 19   On this day in history "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   On this day in history jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29  

Jun 20   Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

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

Jun 21   German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State in the year 1940.  

Jun 21   HMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia on this day in history.  

Jun 22   Abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up) on this day in history.  

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

Jun 22   In the year 1940 france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms  

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   On this day in history marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp  

Jun 24   France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II on this day in history.  

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

Jun 25   Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues) on this day in history.  

Jun 25   HMCS FRASER (RCN, ex 'Crescent), lost off Gironde Estuary, western France by collision with RN cruiser 'Calcutta' on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 27   HMS WREN, sunk 10 miles of Aldeburgh, eastern England in North Sea - by German bombers on this day in history.  

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

Jun 27   USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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

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

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

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

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

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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