Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 13 August 2022
Oct 24 On this day in history victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
Oct 25 In the year 1940 benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army
Oct 26 In the year 1940 canadian Pacific's Empress of Britian is bombed and sunk.
Oct 26 The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight in the year 1940.
Oct 27 In the year 1940 anthea Joseph, music producer
Oct 27 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1940.
Oct 28 Andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1940.
Oct 28 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Oct 30 HMS STURDY, lost west coast of Scotland, on Tiree Island - ran aground in fog and wrecked on this day in history.
Oct 31 63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton) in the year 1940.
Oct 31 In the year 1940 deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto
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 in the year 1940.
Nov 04 Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands in the year 1940.
Nov 04 In the year 1940 manuel Azaña y Diez, Spanish PM (1932..4)/pres (1936-39), dies at 60
Nov 05 In the year 1940 dutch submarine departs Dundee
Nov 05 Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a record third term as President in the year 1940.
Nov 05 On this day in history 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 HMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno on this day in history.
Nov 06 In the year 1940 roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control.
Nov 06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service in the year 1940.
Nov 07 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian in the year 1940.
Nov 07 In the year 1940 stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago
Nov 07 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash on this day in history.
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 On this day in history pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game
Nov 11 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier on this day in history.
Nov 11 In the year 1940 blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100