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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  

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   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

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   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 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   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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