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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Dec 29   On this day in history germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)  

Dec 29   On this day in history germany begins the bombing of London during WWII, damaging many buildings, such as historic St. Mary's Cathedral.  

Dec 30   On this day in history california's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens  

Dec 30   Fritz Volbach, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Dec 31   37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton) 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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