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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 09 July 2020

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   In the year 1940 congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)  

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) in the year 1940.  

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

Sep 15   On this day in history dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37  

Sep 15   Tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe in the year 1940.  

Sep 16   Dutch SS forms in the year 1940.  

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   19 German aircrafts shot down above England in the year 1940.  

Sep 18   Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus) in the year 1940.  

Sep 19   On this day in history nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes  

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

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

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

Sep 23   On this day in history japanese troops enter IndoChina  

Sep 24   Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR in the year 1940.  

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

Sep 26   In the year 1940 walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 27   On this day in history walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48  

Sep 28   In the year 1940 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   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   In the year 1940 47 German aircrafts shot down above England  

Sep 30   Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1940.  

Oct 01   Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

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   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   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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