Historical Events In 1940
Friday, 09 June 2023
Apr 08 Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious in the year 1940.
Apr 08 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.
Apr 09 German forces invade Denmark and Norway during World War 2 on this day in history.
Apr 09 Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II in the year 1940.
Apr 09 On this day in history mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
Apr 09 On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman
Apr 10 On this day in history vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"
Apr 12 Italy annexes Albania in the year 1940.
Apr 13 On this day in history 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
Apr 13 In the year 1940 cornelious Warmerdam became the first man to pole vault 15 ft
Apr 13 NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup on this day in history.
Apr 14 In the year 1940 allied troops land in Norway
Apr 15 British troops land at Narvik, Norway in the year 1940.
Apr 15 On this day in history the birth of Jeffrey Archer, British author
Apr 16 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) on this day in history.
Apr 18 Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies on this day in history.
Apr 19 On this day in history "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 In the year 1940 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
Apr 21 The first $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio on this day in history.
Apr 22 On this day in history rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right)
Apr 23 In the year 1940 dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
Apr 25 The birth of Al Pacino, American actor on this day in history.
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 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 in the year 1940.
Apr 27 In the year 1940 himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
Apr 27 Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp on this day in history.
Apr 28 Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000" on this day in history.
Apr 29 In the year 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
Apr 30 On this day in history 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.
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