What Happened on July 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British PM Churchill meets Major General Bernard Montgomery

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler orders invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
  • Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated

Famous Deaths

  • Ben[jamin] Turpin, US comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies
  • Bertram Shapleigh, composer, dies at 69