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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Feb 23   Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 24   Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 25   In the year 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 26   The US Air Defense Command is created in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 26   US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 27   In the year 1940 martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 27   Peter Behrens, German architect, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 28   On this day in history 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 28   In the year 1940 johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 28   In the year 1940 mario Andretti, auto racer and Indianapolis 500 Hall of Famer was born  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Feb 28   In the year 1940 richard Wright's "Native Son" published  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 28   The birth of Mario Andretti, Race-car driver on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 28   The first college basketball games are televised, as W2XBS in NY City broadcasts a pair of games from Madison Square Garden on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 28   In the year 1940 uS population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 29   On this day in history "Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 29   On this day in history 45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 29   On this day in history edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 29   Gone with the Wind picks up eight Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 29   On this day in history gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 29   Hattie McDaniel becomes first black woman to win an Oscar on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Feb 29   The birth of Mario Andretti, Italian racing driver on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 01   In the year 1940 12th Academy Awards  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 01   In the year 1940 12th Academy Awards "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 01   On this day in history 12th Academy Awards: "Gone with the Wind", Robert Donat &Vivien Leigh win  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 01   Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 01   In the year 1940 richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 02   1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, MSG, NYC in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 02   On this day in history soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 03   Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 06   On this day in history 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 07   Mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 07   The Lodz ghetto is sealed. 165,000 people in 1.6 square miles in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 07   Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Mar 10   In the year 1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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 Whatsapp

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

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 18   On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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