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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Jun 04   In the year 1940 rAF's 242 'Canadian' Squadron posted to France.  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   In the year 1940 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   Synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 05   The Battle of France begins during World War II on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jun 06   On this day in history hMS WRESTLER, damaged off Normandy beaches, northern France in English Channel by German mine.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 07   British/French troops evacuate Narvik on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 07   On this day in history james Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jun 08   Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 08   On this day in history 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  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

Jun 10   In the year 1940 french government moves to Bordeaux  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 10   Italy declares war on France and Britain while Canada declares war on Italy on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 11   Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta in the year 1940.  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' on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 13   On this day in history paris evacuated before the German advance  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 13   Paris evacuates before German advance on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   Auschwitz concentration camp opens (3 million killed there) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   In the year 1940 ben Davidson, LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   German forces occupied Paris during WW II in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   On this day in history german troops enter Paris  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   The Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also German troops enter Paris during World War II on this day in history.  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 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 15   On this day in history french fortress of Verdun captured by Germans  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   On this day in history commuinist govt installed in Lithuania  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  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   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   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  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 in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1940 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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