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Historical Events In 1940

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Oct 24   Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 25   In the year 1940 benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 26   Canadian Pacific's Empress of Britian is bombed and sunk on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 26   In the year 1940 the P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 27   In the year 1940 anthea Joseph, music producer  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 27   Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 28   Andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 28   Greece successfully resists Italy's attack on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 29   In the year 1940 connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 29   Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 30   Cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 30   In the year 1940 hMS STURDY, lost west coast of Scotland, on Tiree Island - ran aground in fog and wrecked.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 31   On this day in history 63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Oct 31   Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 01   On this day in history 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 01   Prehistoric cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 01   The first US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 04   In the year 1940 eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 04   On this day in history manuel Azaña y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 05   Dutch submarine departs Dundee on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 05   In the year 1940 franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 05   President FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 06   Franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 06   In the year 1940 hMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 06   Roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 06   On this day in history ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 07   Guido Provoost, Belgian historian in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 07   In the year 1940 stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 07   Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 08   On this day in history rAF bombs Munich  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 10   On this day in history arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies at 71  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 10   Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 11   On this day in history 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 11   On this day in history blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1940

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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard


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