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