What Happened on June 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Brenda Starr", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago

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German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

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Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

Famous Birthdays

  • Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ)

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40