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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Jun 28   "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio on this day in history.  

Jun 28   On this day in history italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44  

Jun 28   Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union in the year 1940.  

Jun 29   In the year 1940 anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard  

Jun 29   Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jun 29   US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register in the year 1940.  

Jun 30   "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears on this day in history.  

Jun 30   In the year 1940 "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, first appears  

Jun 30   US Fish &Wildlife Service established in the year 1940.  

Jul 01   Channel Islands occupied by German forces in the year 1940.  

Jul 02   On this day in history ben[jamin] Turpin, US comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies  

Jul 02   In the year 1940 dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)  

Jul 02   Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated in the year 1940.  

Jul 02   The Arandora Star was torpedoed en route to Canada, survirors rescued by HMCS ST. Laurent on this day in history.  

Jul 03   ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany on this day in history.  

Jul 03   British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa in the year 1940.  

Jul 03   In the year 1940 george Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa 1896-99), dies  

Jul 03   On this day in history the legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC  

Jul 05   Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy govt in France on this day in history.  

Jul 05   Diplomatic relations broken between Britain &Vichy govt in France on this day in history.  

Jul 05   HMS WHIRLWIND, sunk in the North Atlantic 120 miles west of Lands End, south west England 1 torpedo from German U-34 in the year 1940.  

Jul 09   On this day in history 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis  

Jul 10   On this day in history australian fighter pilots begin their participation in the Battle of Britain  

Jul 10   In the year 1940 battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air  

Jul 10   Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air (114 days) on this day in history.  

Jul 10   In the year 1940 battle of Britian began  

Jul 10   Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64 in the year 1940.  

Jul 11   On this day in history british & German dogfight above Lyme Bay  

Jul 11   Petty Officer D. A. Hewitt first Canadian killed in the Battle of Britain on this day in history.  

Jul 13   In the year 1940 patrick Stewart, England, actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation)  

Jul 14   On this day in history bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies  

Jul 14   In the year 1940 due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps  

Jul 15   1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il on this day in history.  

Jul 15   On this day in history donald Calthrop, dies at 52  

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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   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

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   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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