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Historical Events In 1940

Monday, 21 September 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 in the year 1940.  

May 24   German tanks reach Atrecht France in the year 1940.  

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   Golden Gate International Expo reopens on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 28   Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history british-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later  

May 28   Holland and Belgium surrender to German forces, during WW2 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands  

May 29   British forces begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

May 30   In the year 1940 y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104  

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

May 31   On this day in history general-Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken  

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

Jun 02   Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach in the year 1940.  

Jun 02   Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies on this day in history.  

Jun 03   In the year 1940 last British/French troop leave Dunkirk  

Jun 03   Paris suffers heavy bombing from German aircraft in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 evacuation of British Army from Dunkirk is completed.  

Jun 04   On this day in history 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 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   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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