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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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   In the year 1940 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   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 on this day in history.  

May 08   The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on this day in history.  

May 09   In the year 1940 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   On this day in history dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks  

May 10   Dutch-Indies Governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege in the year 1940.  

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

May 10   In the year 1940 french marines stationed on Aruba  

May 10   On this day in history french troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands  

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

May 10   Nazi armies invade the Benelux countries of Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1940.  

May 13   On this day in history german breakthrough at Grebbelinie  

May 14   Admiral Furstner departs to England in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 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   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   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 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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