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Historical Events In 1940

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Nov 12   Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34 in the year 1940.  

Nov 12   Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes) on this day in history.  

Nov 12   Ria Lubbers, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers on this day in history.  

Nov 13   In the year 1940 walt Disney's "Fantasia" released  

Nov 13   On this day in history walt Disney's"Fantasia" released  

Nov 14   During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England on this day in history.  

Nov 14   In the year 1940 during WW II, German planes destroyed most of Coventry, England  

Nov 15   On this day in history 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime  

Nov 16   World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg in the year 1940.  

Nov 17   Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane in the year 1940.  

Nov 18   George Matesky Mad Bomber's first time bomb in the year 1940.  

Nov 18   In the year 1940 george Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.  

Nov 19   On this day in history belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler  

Nov 20   On this day in history german air raid on Birmingham fails  

Nov 20   On this day in history hungary, Rumania, and Slovakia join Axis.  

Nov 21   In the year 1940 dr John, [Rebennack], New Orleans La, vocalist (I Was in Right Place)  

Nov 21   In the year 1940 geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies  

Nov 21   In the year 1940 nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands  

Nov 22   On this day in history 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis  

Nov 22   Terry Gilliam (actor Monty Python series, And Now for Something Completely Different, ) in the year 1940.  

Nov 22   Terry Gilliam (actor: Monty Python series, And Now for Something Completely Different, ) on this day in history.  

Nov 22   Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67 in the year 1940.  

Nov 23   On this day in history 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes  

Nov 23   Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1940.  

Nov 25   In the year 1940 patria steamer sinks killing 200, outside of Haifa  

Nov 25   Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die in the year 1940.  

Nov 26   On this day in history leidse students strike  

Nov 26   Nazis force 500,000 Warsaw Jews to live in walled ghetto on this day in history.  

Nov 27   In the year 1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)  

Nov 28   On this day in history cleveringa arrested by nazis  

Nov 28   In the year 1940 nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist  

Nov 30   28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2 in the year 1940.  

Nov 30   In the year 1940 first game of only 2-game Grey Cup (Ottawa 8, Toronto Balmy Beach 2)  

Nov 30   Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78 in the year 1940.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

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   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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