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Historical Events In 1940

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Jun 16   Communist govt installed in Lithuania on this day in history.  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   HMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio' in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 17   On this day in history chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 17   France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 18   In the year 1940 gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jun 19   In the year 1940 "Brenda Starr," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago  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   On this day in history maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40  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   On this day in history joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 21   Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies in the year 1940.  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   HMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Jun 22   In the year 1940 france falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 france signs an armistice with Italy during WW II  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 25   In the year 1940 adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France  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   On this day in history hMCS FRASER (RCN, ex 'Crescent), lost off Gironde Estuary, western France by collision with RN cruiser 'Calcutta'.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Jun 27   In the year 1940 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   USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  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   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  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   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  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   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   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  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 18   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  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   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard


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