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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Apr 08   Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 08   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' on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 09   German cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 09   German forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 09   In the year 1940 germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 09   Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 09   In the year 1940 y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 10   Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 12   Italy annexes Albania on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 13   2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Apr 13   Cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 13   NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 14   In the year 1940 allied troops land in Norway  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 15   In the year 1940 british troops land at Narvik, Norway  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 15   On this day in history the birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 16   On this day in history 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 18   On this day in history florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 19   "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 20   On this day in history 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 20   In the year 1940 electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 21   1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 21   In the year 1940 the first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 22   Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 23   Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 25   In the year 1940 the birth of Al Pacino, American actor  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 25   Two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 26   In the year 1940 carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 27   Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 27   Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 28   In the year 1940 glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 29   On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 30   On this day in history bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 01   140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 01   In the year 1940 the 1940 Olympics are cancelled  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1940

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Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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