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