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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 14 May 2021

Jun 04   RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron posted to France on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Jun 05   The Battle of France begins during World War II in the year 1940.  

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

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

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

Jun 07   In the year 1940 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   72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 08   In the year 1940 frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69  

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 in the year 1940.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 10   French government moves to Bordeaux in the year 1940.  

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

Jun 11   Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta in the year 1940.  

Jun 12   On this day in history hMS CALYPSO, sunk Eastern Mediterranean, south of Crete by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Bagnolini'.  

Jun 13   HMS ODIN, sunk off southern Italy in Gulf of Taranto by torpedo and gunfire of Italian destroyer 'Strale' in the year 1940.  

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

Jun 13   In the year 1940 paris evacuates before German advance  

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

Jun 14   In the year 1940 ben Davidson, LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R)  

Jun 14   German forces occupied Paris during WW II in the year 1940.  

Jun 14   In the year 1940 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   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 15   In the year 1940 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province  

Jun 15   On this day in history french fortress of Verdun captured by Germans  

Jun 15   On this day in history germans occupy Paris, capture Havre, assault Maginot line.  

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 in the year 1940.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 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   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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