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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 22 April 2021

May 15   Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75 in the year 1940.  

May 15   Nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP) on this day in history.  

May 15   In the year 1940 nylon stockings go on sale for first time (US)  

May 15   In the year 1940 premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris France  

May 15   In the year 1940 the first successful helicopter flight in US Vought-Sikorsky US-300  

May 15   The first successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1940 nazi's forbid non-professional auto workers  

May 16   In the year 1940 nazis forbid non-professional auto workers  

May 16   Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris on this day in history.  

May 17   Germany begins the invasion of France on this day in history.  

May 17   On this day in history germany occupies Brussels, Belgium  

May 17   In the year 1940 germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France  

May 17   In the year 1940 the Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces  

May 18   German troops conquer Brussels on this day in history.  

May 18   On this day in history nazis pierce French lines on 62-mile front.  

May 19   Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time) in the year 1940.  

May 19   In the year 1940 french counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle  

May 19   On this day in history hMS WHITLEY, lost between Nieuport and Ostend, Belgium - damaged by German bombers and beached.  

May 20   Amar Singh, cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies on this day in history.  

May 20   Concentration camp is established at Auschwitz on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history gen Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army)  

May 20   General Guderians tanks reach The Channel on this day in history.  

May 20   Igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention on this day in history.  

May 21   Allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France in the year 1940.  

May 21   AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees on this day in history.  

May 21   Reynaud forms French Government on this day in history.  

May 22   On this day in history bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)  

May 22   On this day in history decision to form 8th Division of AIF  

May 22   On this day in history dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis  

May 22   Nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium on this day in history.  

May 22   In the year 1940 premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris  

May 23   On this day in history 1st great dogfight between Spitfires  

May 23   In the year 1940 andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies  

May 23   The first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire 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   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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