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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 04 July 2020

May 15   Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

May 15   Nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP) in the year 1940.  

May 15   On this day in history nylon stockings go on sale for first time (US)  

May 15   On this day in history premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris France  

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

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

May 16   Nazi's forbid non-professional auto workers in the year 1940.  

May 16   Nazis forbid non-professional auto workers on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1940 premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris  

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

May 17   Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium on this day in history.  

May 17   Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France on this day in history.  

May 17   The Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces in the year 1940.  

May 18   In the year 1940 german troops conquer Brussels  

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

May 19   On this day in history amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)  

May 19   French counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 concentration camp is established at Auschwitz.  

May 20   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  

May 21   On this day in history allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France  

May 21   AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees in the year 1940.  

May 21   In the year 1940 reynaud forms French Government  

May 22   Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN) on this day in history.  

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

May 22   Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis on this day in history.  

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

May 22   On this day in history premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris  

May 23   1st great dogfight between Spitfires in the year 1940.  

May 23   Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies in the year 1940.  

May 23   In the year 1940 the first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

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   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   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 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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