Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Jun 16 Communist govt installed in Lithuania on this day in history.
Jun 16 On this day in history dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
Jun 16 HMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio' in the year 1940.
Jun 17 Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy on this day in history.
Jun 17 France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II on this day in history.
Jun 18 Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers on this day in history.
Jun 18 The French cruiser Emile Bertin arrives in Canada with $305 million in gold from the Bank of France; gold released after the war on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
Jun 19 In the year 1940 "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
Jun 19 In the year 1940 hMS ORPHEUS, sunk north of Tobruk, eastern Libya by Italian destroyer "Turbine".
Jun 19 In the year 1940 maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
Jun 20 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29 in the year 1940.
Jun 20 On this day in history joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
Jun 21 On this day in history edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
Jun 21 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State in the year 1940.
Jun 21 In the year 1940 hMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia
Jun 22 On this day in history abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up)
Jun 22 On this day in history france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed
Jun 22 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms in the year 1940.
Jun 22 In the year 1940 french sign armistice with Germans at Compiegne
Jun 22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies in the year 1940.
Jun 23 Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp on this day in history.
Jun 24 In the year 1940 france signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
Jun 25 In the year 1940 adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France
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' in the year 1940.
Jun 26 In the year 1940 end of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
Jun 26 Hundreds of Kovno Jews are taken to the "Ninth Fort" and murdered on this day in history.
Jun 27 In the year 1940 800 Jews are burned alive inside Great Synagogue. 1,200 others die in shooting
Jun 27 On this day in history hMS WREN, sunk 10 miles of Aldeburgh, eastern England in North Sea - by German bombers.
Jun 27 Soviet Army attacks Romania on this day in history.
Jun 27 USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar on this day in history.