Historical Events In 1940
Sunday, 24 October 2021
May 24 In the year 1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
May 24 In the year 1940 dutch army demobilizes
May 24 On this day in history dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio
May 24 In the year 1940 german tanks reach Atrecht France
May 24 On this day in history hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"
May 25 On this day in history german troops conquer Boulogne
May 25 Golden Gate International Expo reopens on this day in history.
May 26 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky in the year 1940.
May 26 HMS CURLEW (AA), sunk in Lavangs Fiord, Ofotfiord near Narvik, northern Norway by German Ju88 bombers in the year 1940.
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 British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) on this day in history.
May 27 On this day in history the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins
May 28 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up in the year 1940.
May 28 British-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later in the year 1940.
May 28 On this day in history holland and Belgium surrender to German forces, during WW2
May 28 In the year 1940 randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70
May 29 On this day in history adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
May 29 Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands on this day in history.
May 29 British forces begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France in the year 1940.
May 29 In the year 1940 hMS WAKEFUL, sunk off Nieuport, Belgium by 1 torpedo from German E-boat S-30.
May 29 On this day in history in WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France
May 30 Y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104 on this day in history.
May 31 Gen-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken in the year 1940.
May 31 On this day in history general-Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
May 31 Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris in the year 1940.
Jun 02 On this day in history heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
Jun 02 On this day in history willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
Jun 03 On this day in history last British/French troop leave Dunkirk
Jun 03 Paris suffers heavy bombing from German aircraft on this day in history.
Jun 04 On this day in history 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
Jun 04 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.