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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 07 July 2022

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

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   German tanks reach Atrecht France in the year 1940.  

May 24   Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel" on this day in history.  

May 25   On this day in history german troops conquer Boulogne  

May 25   Golden Gate International Expo reopens in the year 1940.  

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   The "Miracle of Dunkirk" evacuation begins in France during World War II on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1940 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   Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands on this day in history.  

May 29   British forces begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France on this day in history.  

May 29   HMS WAKEFUL, sunk off Nieuport, Belgium by 1 torpedo from German E-boat S-30 on this day in history.  

May 29   In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France in the year 1940.  

May 30   Y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris  

Jun 02   Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach on this day in history.  

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

Jun 03   Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk on this day in history.  

Jun 03   On this day in history 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   Evacuation of British Army from Dunkirk is completed on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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