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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Sep 12   49 die and 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 13   Buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 14   Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 14   In the year 1940 congress passes first peace-time conscription bill (draft law)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 15   In the year 1940 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 15   Battle of Britain ends with RAF victory on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 15   Dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 15   In the year 1940 tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 16   On this day in history dutch SS forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 16   In the year 1940 samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of the House  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Sep 17   On this day in history nazis deprive Jews of possessions  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 18   In the year 1940 19 German aircrafts shot down above England  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 18   On this day in history frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 19   On this day in history nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 19   Nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 21   On this day in history bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 23   On this day in history -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 23   Japanese troops enter IndoChina on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 24   Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 24   In the year 1940 the Cdn. Navy received 6 former US Navy "4 stackers" destroyers and renames them HMCS Annapolis, Columbia,Niagra, St. Clair ST. Croix and St. Francis  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 25   Cdn. Armed Merchanman Prince Rupert captures the German ship Wesser off Mexico in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 25   German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling govt on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 26   In the year 1940 airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 26   In the year 1940 walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 27   55 German aircrafts shot down above England in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 27   On this day in history black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 27   Establishment of Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 27   On this day in history walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 28   In the year 1940 michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 29   "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 29   First US merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 30   On this day in history 47 German aircrafts shot down above England  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Sep 30   Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Oct 01   Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 03   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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 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   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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