What Happened on October 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Hitler meets Marshal P├ętain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
  • Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
  • US Fair Labor Standards of 1938 comes into effect - minimum wage, 44 hr week

Famous Birthdays

  • David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • F Murray Abraham, actor (Amadeus, Mad Man), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75
  • Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74