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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Apr 08   On this day in history germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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'  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 09   German cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 09   German forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 09   On this day in history germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Apr 09   On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 10   Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 12   Italy annexes Albania on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 13   On this day in history 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Apr 13   In the year 1940 cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Apr 14   On this day in history allied troops land in Norway  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 15   On this day in history british troops land at Narvik, Norway  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 15   The birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 16   1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 18   Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

Apr 20   On this day in history electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 21   On this day in history 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 21   The first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

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

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

Apr 25   Two Canadian battalions held back in Scotland; on the way to join British force bound for Norway in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 26   On this day in history carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 27   Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Apr 28   Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000" in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 29   1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 30   Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

May 01   On this day in history 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship  Click To Send On Whatsapp

May 01   In the year 1940 the 1940 Olympics are cancelled  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  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   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Jan 01   Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  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   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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