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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

May 24   1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) in the year 1940.  

May 24   In the year 1940 dutch army demobilizes  

May 24   Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1940 german tanks reach Atrecht France  

May 24   On this day in history hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"  

May 25   German troops conquer Boulogne in the year 1940.  

May 25   In the year 1940 golden Gate International Expo reopens  

May 26   In the year 1940 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky  

May 26   HMS CURLEW (AA), sunk in Lavangs Fiord, Ofotfiord near Narvik, northern Norway by German Ju88 bombers in the year 1940.  

May 26   On this day in history operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk  

May 26   In the year 1940 the "Miracle of Dunkirk" evacuation begins in France during World War II  

May 27   In the year 1940 british & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)  

May 27   In the year 1940 the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins  

May 28   In the year 1940 belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up  

May 28   British-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history holland and Belgium surrender to German forces, during WW2  

May 28   In the year 1940 randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70  

May 29   In the year 1940 adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)  

May 29   On this day in history arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands  

May 29   In the year 1940 british forces begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France  

May 29   HMS WAKEFUL, sunk off Nieuport, Belgium by 1 torpedo from German E-boat S-30 in the year 1940.  

May 29   In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France on this day in history.  

May 30   On this day in history y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104  

May 31   Gen-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken in the year 1940.  

May 31   General-Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken on this day in history.  

May 31   In the year 1940 premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris  

Jun 02   In the year 1940 heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach  

Jun 02   Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies in the year 1940.  

Jun 03   On this day in history last British/French troop leave Dunkirk  

Jun 03   In the year 1940 paris suffers heavy bombing from German aircraft  

Jun 04   1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1) on this day in history.  

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  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

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

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