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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

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   Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80 in the year 1940.  

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

Aug 25   On this day in history first "parachute wedding."  

Aug 25   The first parachute wedding (how do you kiss the bride?) in the year 1940.  

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

Aug 27   In the year 1940 caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)  

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) in the year 1940.  

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

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

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

Aug 31   On this day in history johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58  

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

Sep 02   On this day in history beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey)  

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

Sep 03   On this day in history the first showing of high definition color TV  

Sep 03   On this day in history uS gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease  

Sep 04   On this day in history cBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB  

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   On this day in history all 355 Jewish-owned businesses in Luxembourg become "Aryan" property.  

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

Sep 07   54th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 63) on this day in history.  

Sep 07   Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history buckingham Palace hit by German bomb  

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   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 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   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   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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

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

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