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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Sep 12   49 die and 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

Sep 15   3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 15   Battle of Britain ends with RAF victory in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 15   On this day in history dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Sep 16   Dutch SS forms in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 16   On this day in history samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of the House  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Sep 17   In the year 1940 nazis deprive Jews of possessions  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Sep 18   Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 19   Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 19   In the year 1940 nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 21   In the year 1940 bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Sep 23   In the year 1940 japanese troops enter IndoChina  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 24   On this day in history jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 24   On this day in history 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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 25   On this day in history cdn. Armed Merchanman Prince Rupert captures the German ship Wesser off Mexico  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Sep 26   On this day in history airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 26   Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 27   55 German aircrafts shot down above England on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 27   Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 27   Establishment of Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 27   Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Sep 29   In the year 1940 "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 30   In the year 1940 47 German aircrafts shot down above England  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Sep 30   On this day in history walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  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   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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