Historical Events In 1940
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Apr 08 On this day in history germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
Apr 08 In the year 1940 hMS GLOWWORM (Lt Cdr Gerard Roope+, awarded VC), sunk , NW of Trondheim in Norwegian Sea by German 8in-gunned heavy cruiser 'Admiral Hipper'. Detached from screen for British minelaying operations to search for man overboard at time of German invasion of Norway; 40 survivors. 'Hipper' damaged when rammed by 'Glowworm'
Apr 09 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die in the year 1940.
Apr 09 German forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2 in the year 1940.
Apr 09 In the year 1940 germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II
Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.
Apr 09 On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman
Apr 10 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" in the year 1940.
Apr 12 In the year 1940 italy annexes Albania
Apr 13 In the year 1940 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
Apr 13 Cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft in the year 1940.
Apr 13 On this day in history nY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
Apr 14 Allied troops land in Norway on this day in history.
Apr 15 On this day in history british troops land at Narvik, Norway
Apr 15 The birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author in the year 1940.
Apr 16 In the year 1940 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)
Apr 18 On this day in history florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
Apr 19 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY in the year 1940.
Apr 20 In the year 1940 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa
Apr 20 Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on this day in history.
Apr 21 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio in the year 1940.
Apr 21 The first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio in the year 1940.
Apr 22 In the year 1940 rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right)
Apr 23 On this day in history dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
Apr 25 On this day in history the birth of Al Pacino, American actor
Apr 25 On this day in history two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway.
Apr 26 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on this day in history.
Apr 27 On this day in history himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
Apr 27 In the year 1940 himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Apr 28 In the year 1940 glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
Apr 29 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS on this day in history.
Apr 30 In the year 1940 bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0
May 01 On this day in history 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
May 01 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled in the year 1940.