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Historical Events In 1940

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Jan 03   On this day in history wPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 fCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 06   On this day in history mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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 Whatsapp

Jan 09   In the year 1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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 Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

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

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

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

Jan 12   World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 14   In the year 1940 commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 14   The birth of Trevor Nunn, British stage director on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 15   In the year 1940 german U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 15   In the year 1940 german U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 21   Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 22   The birth of John Hurt, English actor on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 23   On this day in history pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish govt in exile  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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 Whatsapp

Jan 25   On this day in history nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

Jan 26   On this day in history nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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