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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Oct 24   Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

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

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 in the year 1940.  

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

Oct 27   On this day in history fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72  

Oct 28   In the year 1940 andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71  

Oct 28   Greece successfully resists Italy's attack in the year 1940.  

Oct 29   On this day in history connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL)  

Oct 29   Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Oct 30   HMS STURDY, lost west coast of Scotland, on Tiree Island - ran aground in fog and wrecked on this day in history.  

Oct 31   63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton) in the year 1940.  

Oct 31   Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto on this day in history.  

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

Nov 01   In the year 1940 prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France  

Nov 01   The first US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa on this day in history.  

Nov 04   Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands on this day in history.  

Nov 04   On this day in history manuel AzaƱa y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60  

Nov 05   In the year 1940 dutch submarine departs Dundee  

Nov 05   Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President on this day in history.  

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

Nov 06   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Guido Provoost, Belgian historian on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game  

Nov 11   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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