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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 20 May 2022

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 in the year 1940.  

May 06   Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath) in the year 1940.  

May 07   In the year 1940 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   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   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 in the year 1940.  

May 10   French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands in the year 1940.  

May 10   Massive German invasion of Holland, Belgium and France begins on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England  

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 on this day in history.  

May 14   German breakthrough at Sedan in the year 1940.  

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

May 14   On this day in history nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany  

May 14   Rotterdam, in Holland, captured by German forces during WW2 in the year 1940.  

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

May 15   German troops occupy Amsterdam, General Winkelman surrenders in the year 1940.  

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

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

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 in the year 1940.  

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