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Historical Events In 1940

Monday, 17 May 2021

Sep 12   49 die and 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ) in the year 1940.  

Sep 13   Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs in the year 1940.  

Sep 14   Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law) on this day in history.  

Sep 14   Congress passes first peace-time conscription bill (draft law) in the year 1940.  

Sep 15   3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2) on this day in history.  

Sep 15   Battle of Britain ends with RAF victory in the year 1940.  

Sep 15   Dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37 in the year 1940.  

Sep 15   Tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe on this day in history.  

Sep 16   Dutch SS forms in the year 1940.  

Sep 16   On this day in history samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of the House  

Sep 17   In the year 1940 nazis deprive Jews of possessions  

Sep 18   19 German aircrafts shot down above England on this day in history.  

Sep 18   In the year 1940 frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)  

Sep 19   Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes in the year 1940.  

Sep 19   Nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes in the year 1940.  

Sep 21   On this day in history bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade)  

Sep 23   On this day in history -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees  

Sep 23   Japanese troops enter IndoChina on this day in history.  

Sep 24   On this day in history jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR  

Sep 24   In the year 1940 the Cdn. Navy received 6 former US Navy "4 stackers" destroyers and renames them HMCS Annapolis, Columbia,Niagra, St. Clair ST. Croix and St. Francis  

Sep 25   In the year 1940 cdn. Armed Merchanman Prince Rupert captures the German ship Wesser off Mexico  

Sep 25   German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling govt in the year 1940.  

Sep 26   In the year 1940 airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed  

Sep 26   On this day in history walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48  

Sep 27   On this day in history 55 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Sep 27   On this day in history black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces  

Sep 27   Establishment of Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis in the year 1940.  

Sep 27   Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48 in the year 1940.  

Sep 28   In the year 1940 michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns  

Sep 29   "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net in the year 1940.  

Sep 29   On this day in history first US merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware  

Sep 30   47 German aircrafts shot down above England in the year 1940.  

Sep 30   Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Oct 01   On this day in history pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

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   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   On this day in history 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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