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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Jan 03   WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   FCC hears first transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   In the year 1940 mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 08   Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 08   On this day in history great Britain begins the rationing of meat, butter, and sugar to help the war effort during WWII.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 09   In the year 1940 the Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) is set up again to raise money for comfort parcels for dispatch to service personnel in Australia and overseas  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   In the year 1940 first convoy carrying units of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) sails for the Middle East  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 11   In the year 1940 sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 11   Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo &Juliet premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   On this day in history world War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 14   On this day in history commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 14   The birth of Trevor Nunn, British stage director in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 15   German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 15   German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 21   On this day in history foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   The birth of John Hurt, English actor in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 23   In the year 1940 pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 23   Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish govt in exile on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   The Naval Secretary notifies Secretary of War Henry Stimson, "Hostilities would be initiated by a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor." in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Nazi decrees the establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   On this day in history nazi's forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 27   On this day in history -17F (-27C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 27   -17F (-27C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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