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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Jun 16   In the year 1940 communist govt installed in Lithuania  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 16   On this day in history dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 16   On this day in history hMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio'.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 17   Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 17   France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 18   Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 18   In the year 1940 the French cruiser Emile Bertin arrives in Canada with $305 million in gold from the Bank of France; gold released after the war.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 18   The RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron withdraws from France in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 18   On this day in history winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 19   "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jun 19   "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 19   In the year 1940 hMS ORPHEUS, sunk north of Tobruk, eastern Libya by Italian destroyer "Turbine".  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 19   Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 20   In the year 1940 jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 20   Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 21   In the year 1940 edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 21   German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 21   In the year 1940 hMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 22   Abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 22   France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 22   France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 22   In the year 1940 french sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 22   In the year 1940 m A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 23   Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 24   On this day in history france signs an armistice with Italy during WW II  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 25   Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 25   In the year 1940 clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 25   HMCS FRASER (RCN, ex 'Crescent), lost off Gironde Estuary, western France by collision with RN cruiser 'Calcutta' on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 26   On this day in history end of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 26   On this day in history hundreds of Kovno Jews are taken to the "Ninth Fort" and murdered.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 27   On this day in history 800 Jews are burned alive inside Great Synagogue. 1,200 others die in shooting  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 27   HMS WREN, sunk 10 miles of Aldeburgh, eastern England in North Sea - by German bombers on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 27   In the year 1940 soviet Army attacks Romania  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 27   On this day in history uSSR returns to the Gregorian calendar  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  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   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  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   In the year 1940 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 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  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   In the year 1940 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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