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Historical Events In 1940

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Oct 24   In the year 1940 victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74  

Oct 25   Benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army in the year 1940.  

Oct 26   Canadian Pacific's Empress of Britian is bombed and sunk in the year 1940.  

Oct 26   The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Anthea Joseph, music producer on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1940.  

Oct 28   On this day in history andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71  

Oct 28   On this day in history greece successfully resists Italy's attack  

Oct 29   Connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL) on this day in history.  

Oct 29   In the year 1940 sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history  

Oct 30   In the year 1940 cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC  

Oct 30   In the year 1940 hMS STURDY, lost west coast of Scotland, on Tiree Island - ran aground in fog and wrecked.  

Oct 31   On this day in history 63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)  

Oct 31   In the year 1940 deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto  

Nov 01   On this day in history 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa  

Nov 01   On this day in history prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France  

Nov 01   In the year 1940 the first US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa  

Nov 04   Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands in the year 1940.  

Nov 04   In the year 1940 manuel AzaƱa y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60  

Nov 05   Dutch submarine departs Dundee on this day in history.  

Nov 05   In the year 1940 franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President  

Nov 05   President FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R) on this day in history.  

Nov 06   On this day in history franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president  

Nov 06   On this day in history hMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno  

Nov 06   In the year 1940 roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control.  

Nov 06   In the year 1940 ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service  

Nov 07   In the year 1940 guido Provoost, Belgian historian  

Nov 07   In the year 1940 stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago  

Nov 07   On this day in history tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash  

Nov 08   RAF bombs Munich in the year 1940.  

Nov 10   Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game on this day in history.  

Nov 11   On this day in history 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier  

Nov 11   Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

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   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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