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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Aug 23   In the year 1940 german bombers begin night time attacks (The Blitz) on London  

Aug 23   German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London on this day in history.  

Aug 24   In the year 1940 luftwaffe bombs London  

Aug 24   In the year 1940 paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80  

Aug 25   1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin) on this day in history.  

Aug 25   First "parachute wedding." on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history french colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle  

Aug 29   7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567) in the year 1940.  

Aug 29   In the year 1940 arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77  

Aug 31   1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Sep 02   On this day in history 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa  

Sep 02   Beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey) in the year 1940.  

Sep 03   In the year 1940 1st showing of high definition color TV  

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

Sep 03   The birth of Pauline Collins, British actress in the year 1940.  

Sep 03   The first showing of high definition color TV on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1940 uS gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease  

Sep 04   CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 06   Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania on this day in history.  

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

Sep 07   Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies on this day in history.  

Sep 07   German Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights in the year 1940.  

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

Sep 10   Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb on this day in history.  

Sep 11   -12] Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs in the year 1940.  

Sep 11   The birth of Brian DePalma, American director on this day in history.  

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

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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   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

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   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   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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

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

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

Jan 20   In the year 1940 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   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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