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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 16 May 2021

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

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

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

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

May 07   Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history british Local Defense Volunteers (Home Guard) forms  

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   French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands in the year 1940.  

May 10   On this day in history 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   Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British PM on this day in history.  

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

May 11   New York World's Fair reopens in the year 1940.  

May 12   In the year 1940 french mariners occupy St Maarten  

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   British bomb factory at Breda in the year 1940.  

May 13   Dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England in the year 1940.  

May 13   On this day in history german breakthrough at Grebbelinie  

May 14   Admiral Furstner departs to England on this day in history.  

May 14   On this day in history eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies  

May 14   On this day in history german breakthrough at Sedan  

May 14   Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production in the year 1940.  

May 14   Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany in the year 1940.  

May 14   Rotterdam, in Holland, captured by German forces during WW2 on this day in history.  

May 15   German armour division moves into Northern France in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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