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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Jan 03   WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV in the year 1940.  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   FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   FCC hears first transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia in the year 1940.  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   In the year 1940 britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 08   In the year 1940 great Britain begins the rationing of meat, butter, and sugar to help the war effort during WWII.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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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 Whatsapp

Jan 10   First convoy carrying units of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) sails for the Middle East in the year 1940.  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 on this day in history.  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 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 in the year 1940.  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   On this day in history the birth of John Hurt, English actor  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 23   Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  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   Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland on this day in history.  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   Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

Jan 03   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 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   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  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   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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