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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Mar 10   Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Finland surrenders to Russia during WWII, giving up Karelische Isthmus in the year 1940.  

Mar 13   Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische in the year 1940.  

Mar 14   In the year 1940 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen TX  

Mar 14   In the year 1940 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas  

Mar 15   Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies in the year 1940.  

Mar 15   Göring says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest on this day in history.  

Mar 15   Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest in the year 1940.  

Mar 16   German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow on this day in history.  

Mar 18   On this day in history in the Brenner Pass in the Alps, Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, and Benito Mussolini, leader of Fascist Italy, meet to discuss Italy’s imminent entrance into World War II in an alliance with Germany  

Mar 18   On this day in history mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain  

Mar 19   In the year 1940 failed British air raid on German base at Sylt  

Mar 19   On this day in history french government of Daladier, falls  

Mar 19   On this day in history gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54  

Mar 20   On this day in history paul Reynoud becomes French premier  

Mar 23   On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS  

Mar 23   On this day in history all-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland  

Mar 23   In the year 1940 first radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS  

Mar 25   On this day in history ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51  

Mar 26   On this day in history ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC  

Mar 26   The birth of James Caan, American actor on this day in history.  

Mar 27   Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice on this day in history.  

Mar 28   On this day in history construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.  

Mar 29   In the year 1940 joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title  

Mar 30   2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42 on this day in history.  

Mar 31   Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956) on this day in history.  

Apr 03   Y Vaisala discovers asteroids #2194 Arpola, #2512 Tavastia and #3099 in the year 1940.  

Apr 04   In the year 1940 l Oterma discovers asteroid #2332 Kalm  

Apr 04   R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher", premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Apr 04   R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Apr 06   Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Apr 07   1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T Washington) in the year 1940.  

Apr 07   In the year 1940 booker T. Washington became the first black to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

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

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   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   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   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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