Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 21 May 2022
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 Azaña 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.