Historical Events In 1940
Saturday, 15 August 2020
May 24 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) in the year 1940.
May 24 Dutch army demobilizes in the year 1940.
May 24 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio in the year 1940.
May 24 German tanks reach Atrecht France in the year 1940.
May 24 Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel" in the year 1940.
May 25 German troops conquer Boulogne in the year 1940.
May 25 On this day in history golden Gate International Expo reopens
May 26 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky in the year 1940.
May 26 On this day in history hMS CURLEW (AA), sunk in Lavangs Fiord, Ofotfiord near Narvik, northern Norway by German Ju88 bombers.
May 26 Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk in the year 1940.
May 26 In the year 1940 the "Miracle of Dunkirk" evacuation begins in France during World War II
May 27 On this day in history british & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)
May 27 The evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins in the year 1940.
May 28 In the year 1940 belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
May 28 British-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later on this day in history.
May 28 Holland and Belgium surrender to German forces, during WW2 on this day in history.
May 28 On this day in history randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70
May 29 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec) in the year 1940.
May 29 In the year 1940 arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands
May 29 On this day in history british forces begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France
May 29 On this day in history hMS WAKEFUL, sunk off Nieuport, Belgium by 1 torpedo from German E-boat S-30.
May 29 In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France in the year 1940.
May 30 On this day in history y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104
May 31 In the year 1940 gen-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
May 31 In the year 1940 general-Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
May 31 Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris on this day in history.
Jun 02 In the year 1940 heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
Jun 02 On this day in history willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
Jun 03 Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk on this day in history.
Jun 03 In the year 1940 paris suffers heavy bombing from German aircraft
Jun 04 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1) in the year 1940.
Jun 04 In the year 1940 british complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops
Jun 04 Evacuation of British Army from Dunkirk is completed in the year 1940.
Jun 04 German forces enter Paris on this day in history.