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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Sep 12   49 die and 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ) on this day in history.  

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

Sep 14   On this day in history congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)  

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

Sep 15   In the year 1940 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)  

Sep 15   In the year 1940 battle of Britain ends with RAF victory  

Sep 15   In the year 1940 dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37  

Sep 15   On this day in history tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe  

Sep 16   On this day in history dutch SS forms  

Sep 16   In the year 1940 samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of the House  

Sep 17   Nazis deprive Jews of possessions on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes  

Sep 21   Bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade) on this day in history.  

Sep 23   In the year 1940 -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees  

Sep 23   In the year 1940 japanese troops enter IndoChina  

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

Sep 24   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 in the year 1940.  

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   Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Sep 27   In the year 1940 55 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Sep 27   Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces in the year 1940.  

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

Sep 27   In the year 1940 walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48  

Sep 28   On this day in history michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns  

Sep 29   On this day in history "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net  

Sep 29   In the year 1940 first US merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware  

Sep 30   On this day in history 47 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Sep 30   In the year 1940 walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62  

Oct 01   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   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 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 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

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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