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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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 on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1940 tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe  

Sep 16   Dutch SS forms on this day in history.  

Sep 16   Samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of the House on this day in history.  

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

Sep 18   In the year 1940 19 German aircrafts shot down above England  

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

Sep 19   In the year 1940 nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes  

Sep 19   Nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes on this day in history.  

Sep 21   Bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade) in the year 1940.  

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

Sep 23   Japanese troops enter IndoChina in the year 1940.  

Sep 24   Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR on this day in history.  

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   Cdn. Armed Merchanman Prince Rupert captures the German ship Wesser off Mexico in the year 1940.  

Sep 25   In the year 1940 german High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling govt  

Sep 26   Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed on this day in history.  

Sep 26   Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 27   Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces on this day in history.  

Sep 27   On this day in history establishment of Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis.  

Sep 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net  

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

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

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

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   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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