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Historical Events In 1940

Monday, 17 January 2022

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   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   Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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   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   2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 in the year 1940.  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   On this day in history sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad  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 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   Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 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) 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 21   Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship in the year 1940.  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   Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 25   Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains  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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Famous Birthdays In 1940

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Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  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   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  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   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  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 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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