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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 18 September 2020

Apr 08   Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history german forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2  

Apr 09   Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"  

Apr 12   Italy annexes Albania in the year 1940.  

Apr 13   In the year 1940 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed  

Apr 13   On this day in history cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft  

Apr 13   NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

Apr 14   Allied troops land in Norway in the year 1940.  

Apr 15   In the year 1940 british troops land at Narvik, Norway  

Apr 15   In the year 1940 the birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author  

Apr 16   1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) on this day in history.  

Apr 18   Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies in the year 1940.  

Apr 19   On this day in history "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY  

Apr 20   On this day in history 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  

Apr 20   On this day in history electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  

Apr 21   In the year 1940 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio  

Apr 21   The first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio on this day in history.  

Apr 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 27   On this day in history 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   140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1940 the 1940 Olympics are cancelled  

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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   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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