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Historical Events In 1940

Monday, 16 May 2022

Jun 04   In the year 1940 rAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron posted to France.  

Jun 04   The Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, ends in World War II on this day in history.  

Jun 05   1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh in the year 1940.  

Jun 05   Battle of France begins in WW II in the year 1940.  

Jun 05   Synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh on this day in history.  

Jun 05   On this day in history the Battle of France begins during World War II.  

Jun 06   In the year 1940 e E Clive, actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56  

Jun 06   In the year 1940 hMS WRESTLER, damaged off Normandy beaches, northern France in English Channel by German mine.  

Jun 07   On this day in history british/French troops evacuate Narvik  

Jun 07   On this day in history james Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39  

Jun 07   Tom Jones, [Woodward], Pontypridd Wales, singer (What's New Pussycat) on this day in history.  

Jun 08   On this day in history 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6  

Jun 08   In the year 1940 discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced  

Jun 08   Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Jun 08   HMS GLORIOUS sunk west of Lofoten Islands in Norwegian Sea by 11in gunfire of German battlecruisers 'Scharnhorst' and 'Gneisenau'.1,207 men lost, c40 survivors. Escorting destroyers 'Acasta' and 'Ardent' also sunk on this day in history.  

Jun 09   In the year 1940 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH  

Jun 09   Norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II in the year 1940.  

Jun 10   On this day in history french government moves to Bordeaux  

Jun 10   Italy declares war on France and Britain while Canada declares war on Italy on this day in history.  

Jun 11   In the year 1940 italy declares war on allies/raids Malta  

Jun 12   HMS CALYPSO, sunk Eastern Mediterranean, south of Crete by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Bagnolini' in the year 1940.  

Jun 13   On this day in history hMS ODIN, sunk off southern Italy in Gulf of Taranto by torpedo and gunfire of Italian destroyer 'Strale'.  

Jun 13   In the year 1940 paris evacuated before the German advance  

Jun 13   On this day in history paris evacuates before German advance  

Jun 14   In the year 1940 auschwitz concentration camp opens (3 million killed there)  

Jun 14   Ben Davidson, LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) on this day in history.  

Jun 14   In the year 1940 german forces occupied Paris during WW II  

Jun 14   On this day in history german troops enter Paris  

Jun 14   The Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also German troops enter Paris during World War II on this day in history.  

Jun 14   The Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also: German troops enter Paris during World War II on this day in history.  

Jun 15   On this day in history 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province  

Jun 15   French fortress of Verdun captured by Germans on this day in history.  

Jun 15   Germans occupy Paris, capture Havre, assault Maginot line in the year 1940.  

Jun 16   In the year 1940 commuinist govt installed in Lithuania  

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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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1940 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   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

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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