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Historical Events In 1940

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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   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   In the year 1940 fCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia  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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 09   On this day in history 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   First convoy carrying units of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) sails for the Middle East on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 14   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 german U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  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   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  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   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  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   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  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 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  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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