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Wednesday, 17 August 2022

May 15   On this day in history joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 15   On this day in history nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 15   In the year 1940 nylon stockings go on sale for first time (US)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 15   Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris France on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 15   The first successful helicopter flight in US Vought-Sikorsky US-300 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 15   The first successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 16   Nazi's forbid non-professional auto workers on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 16   Nazis forbid non-professional auto workers on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 16   Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 17   In the year 1940 germany begins the invasion of France  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 17   In the year 1940 germany occupies Brussels, Belgium  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 17   In the year 1940 germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 17   The Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 18   On this day in history german troops conquer Brussels  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 18   Nazis pierce French lines on 62-mile front on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   In the year 1940 amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   In the year 1940 french counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   On this day in history hMS WHITLEY, lost between Nieuport and Ostend, Belgium - damaged by German bombers and beached.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   In the year 1940 amar Singh, cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   On this day in history concentration camp is established at Auschwitz.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   On this day in history gen Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   In the year 1940 general Guderians tanks reach The Channel  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 20   On this day in history igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 21   In the year 1940 allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 21   On this day in history aVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 21   Reynaud forms French Government on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   On this day in history bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   On this day in history decision to form 8th Division of AIF  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   In the year 1940 dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   In the year 1940 nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 22   In the year 1940 premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 23   1st great dogfight between Spitfires in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 23   Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 23   The first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born in the year 1940.  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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1940 birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   On this day in history 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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