Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Oct 24 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1940.
Oct 25 In the year 1940 benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army
Oct 26 On this day in history canadian Pacific's Empress of Britian is bombed and sunk.
Oct 26 In the year 1940 the P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
Oct 27 On this day in history anthea Joseph, music producer
Oct 27 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
Oct 28 In the year 1940 andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71
Oct 28 On this day in history greece successfully resists Italy's attack
Oct 29 Connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL) on this day in history.
Oct 29 Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history in the year 1940.
Oct 30 Cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC in the year 1940.
Oct 30 In the year 1940 hMS STURDY, lost west coast of Scotland, on Tiree Island - ran aground in fog and wrecked.
Oct 31 In the year 1940 63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
Oct 31 Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto on this day in history.
Nov 01 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa on this day in history.
Nov 01 In the year 1940 prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France
Nov 01 The first US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa on this day in history.
Nov 04 Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands on this day in history.
Nov 04 In the year 1940 manuel AzaĂ±a y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60
Nov 05 On this day in history dutch submarine departs Dundee
Nov 05 In the year 1940 franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President
Nov 05 In the year 1940 president FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)
Nov 06 On this day in history franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president
Nov 06 In the year 1940 hMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno
Nov 06 Roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control in the year 1940.
Nov 06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service on this day in history.
Nov 07 On this day in history guido Provoost, Belgian historian
Nov 07 Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago on this day in history.
Nov 07 On this day in history tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
Nov 08 RAF bombs Munich on this day in history.
Nov 10 On this day in history arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies at 71
Nov 10 Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game in the year 1940.
Nov 11 In the year 1940 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier
Nov 11 On this day in history blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100