Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 05 July 2022
Apr 08 Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious in the year 1940.
Apr 08 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' in the year 1940.
Apr 09 On this day in history german cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
Apr 09 In the year 1940 german forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2
Apr 09 On this day in history germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II
Apr 09 In the year 1940 mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
Apr 09 On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman
Apr 10 On this day in history vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"
Apr 12 Italy annexes Albania on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Apr 13 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history the birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author
Apr 16 In the year 1940 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)
Apr 18 Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies on this day in history.
Apr 19 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY in the year 1940.
Apr 20 On this day in history 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa
Apr 20 Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa in the year 1940.
Apr 21 On this day in history 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
Apr 21 On this day in history the first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio
Apr 22 Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right) in the year 1940.
Apr 23 On this day in history dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
Apr 25 The birth of Al Pacino, American actor on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
Apr 27 Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz in the year 1940.
Apr 27 In the year 1940 himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Apr 28 On this day in history glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
Apr 29 On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
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 On this day in history the 1940 Olympics are cancelled