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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 28 February 2021

May 04   On this day in history 21 "not neutral" nazis & communists arrested in Netherlands  

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

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

May 05   Norwegian govt in exile forms in London on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)  

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

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

May 08   The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author in the year 1940.  

May 09   The RAF begins night bombing raids on targest in Germany in the year 1940.  

May 10   British Local Defense Volunteers (Home Guard) forms in the year 1940.  

May 10   On this day in history dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks  

May 10   On this day in history dutch-Indies Governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege  

May 10   On this day in history euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56  

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

May 10   French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands on this day in history.  

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

May 10   On this day in history nazi armies invade the Benelux countries of Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg  

May 10   On this day in history winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British PM  

May 11   In the year 1940 66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6  

May 11   On this day in history new York World's Fair reopens  

May 12   In the year 1940 french mariners occupy St Maarten  

May 12   On this day in history german tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug  

May 12   On this day in history nazi blitz conquest of France began by crossing Meuse River  

May 13   British bomb factory at Breda on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history admiral Furstner departs to England  

May 14   Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies in the year 1940.  

May 14   On this day in history german breakthrough at Sedan  

May 14   Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production on this day in history.  

May 14   Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany on this day in history.  

May 14   In the year 1940 rotterdam, in Holland, captured by German forces during WW2  

May 15   German armour division moves into Northern France on this day in history.  

May 15   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

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

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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