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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Jan 03   WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV on this day in history.  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   On this day in history fCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   FCC hears first transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal on this day in history.  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   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Jan 08   Great Britain begins the rationing of meat, butter, and sugar to help the war effort during WWII in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   On this day in history 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 09   The Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) is set up again to raise money for comfort parcels for dispatch to service personnel in Australia and overseas on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 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   Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 15   On this day in history german U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk  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   Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   In the year 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 23   Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile 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 govt in exile  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 24   In the year 1940 the Naval Secretary notifies Secretary of War Henry Stimson, "Hostilities would be initiated by a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor."  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

Jan 26   Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 27   -17F (-27C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record) in the year 1940.  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

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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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  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   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  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

Famous Deaths In 1940

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Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  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   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   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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