Historical Events In 1940
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Jun 16 In the year 1940 communist govt installed in Lithuania
Jun 16 On this day in history dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
Jun 16 On this day in history hMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio'.
Jun 17 Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy in the year 1940.
Jun 17 France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II in the year 1940.
Jun 18 Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers on this day in history.
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.
Jun 18 The RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron withdraws from France in the year 1940.
Jun 18 On this day in history winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour"
Jun 19 "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago on this day in history.
Jun 19 "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago in the year 1940.
Jun 19 In the year 1940 hMS ORPHEUS, sunk north of Tobruk, eastern Libya by Italian destroyer "Turbine".
Jun 19 Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40 in the year 1940.
Jun 20 In the year 1940 jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
Jun 20 Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
Jun 21 In the year 1940 edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
Jun 21 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State on this day in history.
Jun 21 In the year 1940 hMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia
Jun 22 Abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up) on this day in history.
Jun 22 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed in the year 1940.
Jun 22 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms on this day in history.
Jun 22 In the year 1940 french sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne
Jun 22 In the year 1940 m A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
Jun 23 Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp on this day in history.
Jun 24 On this day in history france signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
Jun 25 Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France in the year 1940.
Jun 25 In the year 1940 clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)
Jun 25 HMCS FRASER (RCN, ex 'Crescent), lost off Gironde Estuary, western France by collision with RN cruiser 'Calcutta' on this day in history.
Jun 26 On this day in history end of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
Jun 26 On this day in history hundreds of Kovno Jews are taken to the "Ninth Fort" and murdered.
Jun 27 On this day in history 800 Jews are burned alive inside Great Synagogue. 1,200 others die in shooting
Jun 27 HMS WREN, sunk 10 miles of Aldeburgh, eastern England in North Sea - by German bombers on this day in history.
Jun 27 In the year 1940 soviet Army attacks Romania
Jun 27 On this day in history uSSR returns to the Gregorian calendar