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