Historical Events In 1940
Sunday, 03 July 2022
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 in the year 1940.
Aug 25 On this day in history 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 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk on this day in history.
Aug 27 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa on this day in history.
Sep 02 Beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey) in the year 1940.
Sep 03 1st showing of high definition color TV in the year 1940.
Sep 03 In the year 1940 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 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease in the year 1940.
Sep 04 On this day in history cBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
Sep 04 In the year 1940 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 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) in the year 1940.
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 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 On this day in history -12] Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs
Sep 11 In the year 1940 the birth of Brian DePalma, American director
Sep 12 In the year 1940 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)