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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Jun 16   Communist govt installed in Lithuania on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 16   Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

Jun 17   Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 17   On this day in history france asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 18   Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

Jun 18   On this day in history the RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron withdraws from France.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 18   Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour" on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 19   "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jun 19   "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 19   HMS ORPHEUS, sunk north of Tobruk, eastern Libya by Italian destroyer "Turbine" on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 19   On this day in history maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 20   On this day in history jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 20   Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jun 21   In the year 1940 german occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jun 22   In the year 1940 abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 22   On this day in history france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 22   On this day in history france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 22   On this day in history french sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 22   On this day in history m A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 23   Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 24   In the year 1940 france signs an armistice with Italy during WW II  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jun 25   Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

Jun 26   End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jun 27   In the year 1940 800 Jews are burned alive inside Great Synagogue. 1,200 others die in shooting  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 27   In the year 1940 hMS WREN, sunk 10 miles of Aldeburgh, eastern England in North Sea - by German bombers.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 27   Soviet Army attacks Romania on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jun 27   In the year 1940 uSSR returns to the Gregorian calendar  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 02   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  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   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.  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   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  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 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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