Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Sep 12 49 die and 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ) in the year 1940.
Sep 13 In the year 1940 buckingham Palace destroyed by German bombs
Sep 14 Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law) on this day in history.
Sep 14 On this day in history congress passes first peace-time conscription bill (draft law)
Sep 15 In the year 1940 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)
Sep 15 Battle of Britain ends with RAF victory on this day in history.
Sep 15 In the year 1940 dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37
Sep 15 On this day in history tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe
Sep 16 Dutch SS forms on this day in history.
Sep 16 In the year 1940 samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of the House
Sep 17 In the year 1940 nazis deprive Jews of possessions
Sep 18 In the year 1940 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
Sep 18 In the year 1940 frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)
Sep 19 Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes in the year 1940.
Sep 19 In the year 1940 nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes
Sep 21 In the year 1940 bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade)
Sep 23 -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees in the year 1940.
Sep 23 On this day in history japanese troops enter IndoChina
Sep 24 Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR on this day in history.
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
Sep 25 On this day in history cdn. Armed Merchanman Prince Rupert captures the German ship Wesser off Mexico
Sep 25 In the year 1940 german High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling govt
Sep 26 Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed on this day in history.
Sep 26 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48 in the year 1940.
Sep 27 55 German aircrafts shot down above England on this day in history.
Sep 27 In the year 1940 black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces
Sep 27 On this day in history establishment of Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis.
Sep 27 In the year 1940 walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
Sep 28 On this day in history michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns
Sep 29 In the year 1940 "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
Sep 29 On this day in history first US merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware
Sep 30 47 German aircrafts shot down above England on this day in history.
Sep 30 In the year 1940 walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
Oct 01 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens on this day in history.