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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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

May 15   On this day in history nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)  

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

May 15   Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris France on this day in history.  

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

May 15   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

May 16   On this day in history premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris  

May 17   Germany begins the invasion of France in the year 1940.  

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

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

May 17   On this day in history the Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces  

May 18   German troops conquer Brussels in the year 1940.  

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

May 19   In the year 1940 amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)  

May 19   French counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

May 20   Concentration camp is established at Auschwitz in the year 1940.  

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

May 20   On this day in history general Guderians tanks reach The Channel  

May 20   In the year 1940 igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention  

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

May 21   In the year 1940 aVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees  

May 21   On this day in history reynaud forms French Government  

May 22   Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN) in the year 1940.  

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

May 22   Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis in the year 1940.  

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   On this day in history andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies  

May 23   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

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   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

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   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   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 in the year 1940.  

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   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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