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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Aug 23   German bombers begin night time attacks (The Blitz) on London on this day in history.  

Aug 23   German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London in the year 1940.  

Aug 24   In the year 1940 luftwaffe bombs London  

Aug 24   Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Aug 25   1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin) in the year 1940.  

Aug 25   First "parachute wedding." in the year 1940.  

Aug 25   The first parachute wedding (how do you kiss the bride?) on this day in history.  

Aug 26   On this day in history rKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk  

Aug 27   Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan) in the year 1940.  

Aug 28   French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle on this day in history.  

Aug 29   7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567) on this day in history.  

Aug 29   Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   In the year 1940 1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands  

Aug 31   Hollywood screen stars Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh are married on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Sep 02   23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa in the year 1940.  

Sep 02   Beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey) on this day in history.  

Sep 03   1st showing of high definition color TV on this day in history.  

Sep 03   On this day in history otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59  

Sep 03   On this day in history the birth of Pauline Collins, British actress  

Sep 03   In the year 1940 the first showing of high definition color TV  

Sep 03   US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease on this day in history.  

Sep 04   CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB in the year 1940.  

Sep 04   The 'Battle of Britain' begins, after Hitler threatens to raze British cities to the ground because British bombers attacked Munich on this day in history.  

Sep 05   All 355 Jewish-owned businesses in Luxembourg become "Aryan" property on this day in history.  

Sep 06   In the year 1940 crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania  

Sep 07   In the year 1940 54th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 63)  

Sep 07   On this day in history edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies  

Sep 07   On this day in history german Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights  

Sep 09   28 German aircraft shot down above England in the year 1940.  

Sep 10   Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb in the year 1940.  

Sep 11   -12] Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs on this day in history.  

Sep 11   In the year 1940 the birth of Brian DePalma, American director  

Sep 12   49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ) on this day in history.  

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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   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   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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 in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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