Historical Events In 1940
Sunday, 09 May 2021
Oct 24 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Oct 25 In the year 1940 benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army
Oct 26 In the year 1940 canadian Pacific's Empress of Britian is bombed and sunk.
Oct 26 In the year 1940 the P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
Oct 27 On this day in history anthea Joseph, music producer
Oct 27 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1940.
Oct 28 In the year 1940 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) in the year 1940.
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 Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto on this day in history.
Nov 01 On this day in history 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
Nov 01 Prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France on this day in history.
Nov 01 The first US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa in the year 1940.
Nov 04 In the year 1940 eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands
Nov 04 Manuel Azaña y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60 on this day in history.
Nov 05 In the year 1940 dutch submarine departs Dundee
Nov 05 Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President in the year 1940.
Nov 05 President FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R) in the year 1940.
Nov 06 On this day in history franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president
Nov 06 In the year 1940 hMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno
Nov 06 On this day in history roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control.
Nov 06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service in the year 1940.
Nov 07 In the year 1940 guido Provoost, Belgian historian
Nov 07 Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago on this day in history.
Nov 07 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash in the year 1940.
Nov 08 In the year 1940 rAF bombs Munich
Nov 10 Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Nov 10 On this day in history pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game
Nov 11 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier in the year 1940.
Nov 11 In the year 1940 blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100