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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 22 June 2024

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

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 Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Apr 09   Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 09   Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 10   Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 12   On this day in history italy annexes Albania  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Apr 13   NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Apr 15   The birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 18   Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Apr 20   1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 20   Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Apr 22   In the year 1940 rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Apr 26   Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Apr 27   In the year 1940 himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 28   On this day in history glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Apr 30   In the year 1940 bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

May 01   The 1940 Olympics are cancelled in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

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

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On Messenger 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 Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Jan 12   In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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


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