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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.  

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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   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   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   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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