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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

May 04   In the year 1940 21 "not neutral" nazis & communists arrested in Netherlands  

May 04   21 "not neutral" Nazis &communists arrested in Netherlands on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history norwegian Government in exile forms in London  

May 05   Norwegian govt in exile forms in London in the year 1940.  

May 06   In the year 1940 pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)  

May 07   On this day in history the Lodz ghetto is sealed. 165,000 people in 1.6 square miles.  

May 07   In the year 1940 winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain  

May 08   In the year 1940 the birth of Peter Benchley, British Author  

May 09   On this day in history the RAF begins night bombing raids on targest in Germany  

May 10   British Local Defense Volunteers (Home Guard) forms on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1940 dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks  

May 10   In the year 1940 dutch-Indies Governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege  

May 10   Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

May 10   French marines stationed on Aruba on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1940 french troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands  

May 10   In the year 1940 massive German invasion of Holland, Belgium and France begins.  

May 10   Nazi armies invade the Benelux countries of Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg in the year 1940.  

May 10   In the year 1940 winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British PM  

May 11   On this day in history 66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6  

May 11   In the year 1940 new York World's Fair reopens  

May 12   French mariners occupy St Maarten in the year 1940.  

May 12   German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug on this day in history.  

May 12   In the year 1940 nazi blitz conquest of France began by crossing Meuse River  

May 13   On this day in history british bomb factory at Breda  

May 13   Dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England on this day in history.  

May 13   On this day in history german breakthrough at Grebbelinie  

May 14   In the year 1940 admiral Furstner departs to England  

May 14   In the year 1940 eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies  

May 14   On this day in history german breakthrough at Sedan  

May 14   In the year 1940 lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production  

May 14   In the year 1940 nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany  

May 14   On this day in history rotterdam, in Holland, captured by German forces during WW2  

May 15   On this day in history german armour division moves into Northern France  

May 15   On this day in history german troops occupy Amsterdam, General Winkelman surrenders  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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