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Historical Events In 1940

Friday, 12 August 2022

Oct 02   On this day in history 17 German aircrafts shot down above England  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 03   On this day in history anti-Jewish laws are passed by the Vichy government.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 03   On this day in history france Vichy govt proclaims end to Jewish status  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 04   On this day in history 12 German aircrafts shot down above England  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 04   On this day in history adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 04   Wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 05   On this day in history silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 06   On this day in history boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 06   On this day in history ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 06   Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 07   Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 08   In the year 1940 cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 08   Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 09   The birth of John Lennon, Former member of 'The Beatles' on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 09   On this day in history winston Churchill elected head of the Conservative party  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 12   In the year 1940 tom Mix, US actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 14   On this day in history balham tube disaster during the Blitz.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 15   In the year 1940 -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 16   Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 16   In the year 1940 benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named first black general in regular army  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 16   On this day in history lottery for first US WW II draftees held; #158 was drawn 1st  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 16   Warsaw Ghetto established on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 17   On this day in history german occupiers issue identity cards  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 18   HMS H.49,sunk off Texel island, Holland in North Sea by depth charges from German anti-submarine trawlers UJ.116 and UJ.118. On patrol off Dutch coast at time of threatened German invasion of Britain in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 18   Kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 18   Suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 20   On this day in history cheese rationed in Netherlands  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 21   Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- ) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 21   In the year 1940 rAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 22   HMCS MARGAREE (RCN , ex 'Diana'), lost west of Ireland by collision with SS 'Port Fairy' on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 23   In the year 1940 freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 23   On this day in history the birth of Pele, Famous Brazilian soccer player  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 24   40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 24   In the year 1940 japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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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 on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  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   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  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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