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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 13 June 2021

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

Aug 23   On this day in history german Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London  

Aug 24   On this day in history luftwaffe bombs London  

Aug 24   On this day in history paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80  

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

Aug 25   In the year 1940 first "parachute wedding."  

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

Aug 26   In the year 1940 rKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk  

Aug 27   On this day in history caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)  

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) on this day in history.  

Aug 29   Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77 in the year 1940.  

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

Aug 31   Hollywood screen stars Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh are married in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey)  

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

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

Sep 03   In the year 1940 the birth of Pauline Collins, British actress  

Sep 03   The first showing of high definition color TV in the year 1940.  

Sep 03   US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Sep 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies  

Sep 07   German Air Force blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights on this day in history.  

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

Sep 10   On this day in history buckingham Palace hit by German bomb  

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) in the year 1940.  

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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   On this day in history 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   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

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

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