Historical Events In 1940
Sunday, 07 March 2021
May 24 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on this day in history.
May 24 In the year 1940 dutch army demobilizes
May 24 In the year 1940 dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio
May 24 On this day in history german tanks reach Atrecht France
May 24 In the year 1940 hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"
May 25 On this day in history german troops conquer Boulogne
May 25 In the year 1940 golden Gate International Expo reopens
May 26 On this day in history 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky
May 26 On this day in history hMS CURLEW (AA), sunk in Lavangs Fiord, Ofotfiord near Narvik, northern Norway by German Ju88 bombers.
May 26 Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk on this day in history.
May 26 In the year 1940 the "Miracle of Dunkirk" evacuation begins in France during World War II
May 27 British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) on this day in history.
May 27 The evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins on this day in history.
May 28 On this day in history belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
May 28 On this day in history british-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later
May 28 On this day in history holland and Belgium surrender to German forces, during WW2
May 28 Randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70 in the year 1940.
May 29 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec) in the year 1940.
May 29 In the year 1940 arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands
May 29 On this day in history british forces begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France
May 29 On this day in history hMS WAKEFUL, sunk off Nieuport, Belgium by 1 torpedo from German E-boat S-30.
May 29 In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France on this day in history.
May 30 Y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104 in the year 1940.
May 31 On this day in history gen-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
May 31 General-Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken in the year 1940.
May 31 Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris on this day in history.
Jun 02 Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach on this day in history.
Jun 02 On this day in history willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
Jun 03 Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk on this day in history.
Jun 03 In the year 1940 paris suffers heavy bombing from German aircraft
Jun 04 In the year 1940 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
Jun 04 On this day in history british complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops
Jun 04 On this day in history evacuation of British Army from Dunkirk is completed.
Jun 04 In the year 1940 german forces enter Paris