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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 15 August 2020

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

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'  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 09   In the year 1940 german cruiser Blucher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Apr 09   In the year 1940 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   Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman in the year 1940.  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 in the year 1940.  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   On this day in history 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   Allied troops land in Norway in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 15   British troops land at Narvik, Norway on this day in history.  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   On this day in history 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)  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   In the year 1940 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Apr 20   In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Apr 25   On this day in history the birth of Al Pacino, American actor  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

Apr 26   Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on this day in history.  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   On this day in history glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

May 01   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  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 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 04   In the year 1940 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   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  Click To Send On Whatsapp

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  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 on this day in history.  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   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  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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