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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Jun 16   On this day in history communist govt installed in Lithuania  

Jun 16   Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies in the year 1940.  

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

Jun 17   On this day in history chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy  

Jun 17   In the year 1940 france asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II  

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

Jun 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 the RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron withdraws from France.  

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

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

Jun 19   On this day in history "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago  

Jun 19   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 21   On this day in history german occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State  

Jun 21   In the year 1940 hMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 22   French sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne on this day in history.  

Jun 22   M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies in the year 1940.  

Jun 23   On this day in history 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   Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues) in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

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

Jun 27   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

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

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