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