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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   On this day in history blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)  

Nov 12   Ria Lubbers, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers in the year 1940.  

Nov 13   Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released in the year 1940.  

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

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

Nov 14   During WW II, German planes destroyed most of Coventry, England in the year 1940.  

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

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

Nov 17   On this day in history green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane  

Nov 18   On this day in history george Matesky Mad Bomber's first time bomb  

Nov 18   On this day in history george Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.  

Nov 19   Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler on this day in history.  

Nov 20   In the year 1940 german air raid on Birmingham fails  

Nov 20   Hungary, Rumania, and Slovakia join Axis on this day in history.  

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

Nov 21   Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies on this day in history.  

Nov 21   Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands on this day in history.  

Nov 22   In the year 1940 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis  

Nov 22   On this day in history terry Gilliam (actor Monty Python series, And Now for Something Completely Different, )  

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

Nov 22   Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 23   On this day in history catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82  

Nov 25   Patria steamer sinks killing 200, outside of Haifa in the year 1940.  

Nov 25   Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Leidse students strike on this day in history.  

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

Nov 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2  

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

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   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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