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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

May 24   On this day in history 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)  

May 24   Dutch army demobilizes on this day in history.  

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   Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel" in the year 1940.  

May 25   German troops conquer Boulogne on this day in history.  

May 25   Golden Gate International Expo reopens on this day in history.  

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

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

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

May 28   British-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later in the year 1940.  

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

May 28   Randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

May 29   On this day in history 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   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   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   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   On this day in history willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies  

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) in the year 1940.  

Jun 04   British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops in the year 1940.  

Jun 04   Evacuation of British Army from Dunkirk is completed in the year 1940.  

Jun 04   German forces enter Paris on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  

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   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   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

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

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