Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Jun 16 Communist govt installed in Lithuania in the year 1940.
Jun 16 In the year 1940 dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
Jun 16 HMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio' on this day in history.
Jun 17 Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy on this day in history.
Jun 17 In the year 1940 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 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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1940 "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
Jun 19 "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago on this day in history.
Jun 19 HMS ORPHEUS, sunk north of Tobruk, eastern Libya by Italian destroyer "Turbine" in the year 1940.
Jun 19 In the year 1940 maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
Jun 20 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29 in the year 1940.
Jun 20 On this day in history joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
Jun 21 On this day in history edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
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 Abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up) on this day in history.
Jun 22 On this day in history france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed
Jun 22 In the year 1940 france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
Jun 22 French sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France
Jun 25 Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues) in the year 1940.
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 End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27 on this day in history.
Jun 26 In the year 1940 hundreds of Kovno Jews are taken to the "Ninth Fort" and murdered.
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