Historical Events In 1940
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Apr 08 On this day in history germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
Apr 08 In the year 1940 hMS GLOWWORM (Lt Cdr Gerard Roope+, awarded VC), sunk , NW of Trondheim in Norwegian Sea by German 8in-gunned heavy cruiser 'Admiral Hipper'. Detached from screen for British minelaying operations to search for man overboard at time of German invasion of Norway; 40 survivors. 'Hipper' damaged when rammed by 'Glowworm'
Apr 09 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die on this day in history.
Apr 09 In the year 1940 german forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2
Apr 09 On this day in history germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II
Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies on this day in history.
Apr 09 Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman in the year 1940.
Apr 10 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" in the year 1940.
Apr 12 Italy annexes Albania on this day in history.
Apr 13 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed on this day in history.
Apr 13 On this day in history cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft
Apr 13 On this day in history nY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
Apr 14 Allied troops land in Norway in the year 1940.
Apr 15 British troops land at Narvik, Norway on this day in history.
Apr 15 The birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author on this day in history.
Apr 16 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) in the year 1940.
Apr 18 In the year 1940 florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
Apr 19 In the year 1940 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY
Apr 20 On this day in history 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa
Apr 20 Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa in the year 1940.
Apr 21 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio in the year 1940.
Apr 21 In the year 1940 the first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio
Apr 22 Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right) in the year 1940.
Apr 23 Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss) on this day in history.
Apr 25 On this day in history the birth of Al Pacino, American actor
Apr 25 In the year 1940 two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway.
Apr 26 In the year 1940 carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
Apr 27 In the year 1940 himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
Apr 27 On this day in history himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Apr 28 Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000" on this day in history.
Apr 29 On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
Apr 30 In the year 1940 bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0
May 01 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship on this day in history.
May 01 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled in the year 1940.