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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Jul 15   Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 15   On this day in history voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 16   On this day in history nSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 17   Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 18   1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 18   The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 19   On this day in history hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 19   Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 20   Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 20   Singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jul 20   Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 21   On this day in history james E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 21   Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 22   Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 22   On this day in history dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 23   "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 23   In the year 1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 24   1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 25   John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 26   On this day in history formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 27   In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 27   On this day in history bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 28   On this day in history johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 28   In the year 1940 phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 28   In the year 1940 radio Orange, London begins  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 29   Urk soccer team forms on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 30   On this day in history clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 30   On this day in history the birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 31   38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jul 31   In the year 1940 whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Aug 01   In the year 1940 first expulsion of Jews from Cracow.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Aug 01   HMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi' in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Aug 02   In the year 1940 clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Aug 03   German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  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   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  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   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  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 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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