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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

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

Sep 14   Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law) in the year 1940.  

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

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

Sep 15   On this day in history battle of Britain ends with RAF victory  

Sep 15   Dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 nazis deprive Jews of possessions  

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

Sep 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes  

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 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 on this day in history.  

Sep 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 establishment of Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis.  

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

Sep 28   Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns on this day in history.  

Sep 29   In the year 1940 "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   In the year 1940 47 German aircrafts shot down above England  

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

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

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 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   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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