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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Jun 04   On this day in history rAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron posted to France.  

Jun 04   The Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, ends in World War II in the year 1940.  

Jun 05   1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh on this day in history.  

Jun 05   In the year 1940 battle of France begins in WW II  

Jun 05   Synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh in the year 1940.  

Jun 05   The Battle of France begins during World War II on this day in history.  

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

Jun 06   On this day in history hMS WRESTLER, damaged off Normandy beaches, northern France in English Channel by German mine.  

Jun 07   In the year 1940 british/French troops evacuate Narvik  

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

Jun 07   Tom Jones, [Woodward], Pontypridd Wales, singer (What's New Pussycat) in the year 1940.  

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

Jun 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II  

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

Jun 10   In the year 1940 italy declares war on France and Britain while Canada declares war on Italy.  

Jun 11   On this day in history 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   On this day in history paris evacuated before the German advance  

Jun 13   Paris evacuates before German advance in the year 1940.  

Jun 14   On this day in history auschwitz concentration camp opens (3 million killed there)  

Jun 14   Ben Davidson, LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) in the year 1940.  

Jun 14   On this day in history german forces occupied Paris during WW II  

Jun 14   German troops enter Paris in the year 1940.  

Jun 14   In the year 1940 the Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also German troops enter Paris during World War II.  

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

Jun 15   In the year 1940 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province  

Jun 15   In the year 1940 french fortress of Verdun captured by Germans  

Jun 15   In the year 1940 germans occupy Paris, capture Havre, assault Maginot line.  

Jun 16   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

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   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   On this day in history 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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