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Historical Events In 1940

Monday, 04 July 2022

Jun 16   In the year 1940 communist govt installed in Lithuania  

Jun 16   On this day in history dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies  

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

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   The RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron withdraws from France in the year 1940.  

Jun 18   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 19   HMS ORPHEUS, sunk north of Tobruk, eastern Libya by Italian destroyer "Turbine" on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1940 maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40  

Jun 20   In the year 1940 jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed on this day in history.  

Jun 22   On this day in history france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms  

Jun 22   In the year 1940 french sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne  

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

Jun 23   Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 25   On this day in history clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jun 26   Hundreds of Kovno Jews are taken to the "Ninth Fort" and murdered on this day in history.  

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

Jun 27   In the year 1940 hMS WREN, sunk 10 miles of Aldeburgh, eastern England in North Sea - by German bombers.  

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

Jun 27   On this day in history uSSR returns to the Gregorian calendar  

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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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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