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Historical Events In 1940

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Jun 04   RAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron posted to France in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 04   The Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, ends in World War II on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 05   On this day in history 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 05   Battle of France begins in WW II in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 05   On this day in history synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 05   In the year 1940 the Battle of France begins during World War II.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 06   E E Clive, actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 06   In the year 1940 hMS WRESTLER, damaged off Normandy beaches, northern France in English Channel by German mine.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 07   In the year 1940 british/French troops evacuate Narvik  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 07   James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jun 07   Tom Jones, [Woodward], Pontypridd Wales, singer (What's New Pussycat) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 08   In the year 1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 08   Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 08   Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 08   HMS GLORIOUS sunk west of Lofoten Islands in Norwegian Sea by 11in gunfire of German battlecruisers 'Scharnhorst' and 'Gneisenau'.1,207 men lost, c40 survivors. Escorting destroyers 'Acasta' and 'Ardent' also sunk in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 09   On this day in history 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 09   Norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 10   French government moves to Bordeaux in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 10   In the year 1940 italy declares war on France and Britain while Canada declares war on Italy.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 11   On this day in history italy declares war on allies/raids Malta  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 12   HMS CALYPSO, sunk Eastern Mediterranean, south of Crete by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Bagnolini' on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 13   HMS ODIN, sunk off southern Italy in Gulf of Taranto by torpedo and gunfire of Italian destroyer 'Strale' in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 13   Paris evacuated before the German advance in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 13   In the year 1940 paris evacuates before German advance  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   Auschwitz concentration camp opens (3 million killed there) in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   Ben Davidson, LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   On this day in history german forces occupied Paris during WW II  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   German troops enter Paris in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   On this day in history the Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also German troops enter Paris during World War II.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   On this day in history the Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also: German troops enter Paris during World War II.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 15   38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 15   French fortress of Verdun captured by Germans in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 15   Germans occupy Paris, capture Havre, assault Maginot line on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 16   Commuinist govt installed in Lithuania 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   In the year 1940 birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   On this day in history 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

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 05   On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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