Today in History for Year 1940 (Part 3)

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Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 550

Jun 2nd - Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
Jun 3rd - Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk
Jun 4th - 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
Jun 4th - 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
Jun 4th - British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France
Jun 4th - Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans"
Jun 5th - A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Jun 5th - American Negro Theater organizes
Jun 5th - Battle of France begins in WW II
Jun 5th - Gen Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme
Jun 5th - General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense
Jun 5th - Gov of Suriname & Neth Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
Jun 5th - Netherlands rations petroleum
Jun 7th - British/French troops evacuate Narvik
Jun 8th - 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle Jun 8th - Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
Jun 8th - Last British troops leave Narvik Norway
Jun 9th - 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH
Jun 9th - General Charles de Gaulle's 1st meeting with Winston Churchill
Jun 9th - Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
Jun 10th - French government moves to Bordeaux
Jun 10th - German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
Jun 10th - German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
Jun 10th - Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
Jun 10th - Norway surrenders to Nazis
Jun 10th - Canada declares war on Italy.
Jun 11th - Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
Jun 11th - British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans
Jun 11th - World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Jun 11th - World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.
Jun 13th - Paris evacuates before German advance
Jun 14th - German forces enter Paris during WWII
Jun 14th - Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would eventually be killed )
Jun 14th - German U-47 sinks airship Balmoral
Jun 15th - 38 Italian Fiat bombers bomb Luc-en-Province
Jun 15th - Bread & flour rationed in Holland
Jun 15th - World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris
Jun 15th - Soviet Army occupies Lithuania
Jun 16th - Communist government installed in Lithuania
Jun 16th - General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
Jun 17th - France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Jun 17th - General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
Jun 17th - Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
Jun 17th - USSR occupies Estonia
Jun 17th - World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
Jun 18th - Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers
Jun 18th - German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs & chickens
Jun 18th - Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons
Jun 19th - "Brenda Starr", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
Jun 19th - German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg
Jun 19th - Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships
Jun 20th - Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Jun 21st - German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
Jun 21st - The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jun 22nd - France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
Jun 22nd - SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands
Jun 22nd - About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
Jun 23rd - Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp
Jun 23rd - RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands
Jun 24th - France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
Jun 25th - Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in Paris, France
Jun 26th - End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
Jun 27th - Soviet Army attacks Romania
Jun 27th - USSR returns to Gregorian calendar
Jun 28th - "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
Jun 28th - Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
Jun 29th - Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard
Jun 29th - US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register
Jun 29th - Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
Jun 30th - "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
Jun 30th - 58 U-boats (284,000 ton) sunk this month
Jun 30th - US Fish & Wildlife Service forms
Jun 30th - German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.
Jul 1st - Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
Jul 2nd - Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)
Jul 2nd - Hitler orders invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)
Jul 2nd - Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated
Jul 2nd - British PM Churchill meets Major General Bernard Montgomery
Jul 2nd - Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
Jul 3rd - ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
Jul 3rd - British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
Jul 3rd - German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names
Jul 4th - British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
Jul 4th - German occupiers forbids anti-Nazi speeches
Jul 5th - Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France
Jul 9th - 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
Jul 9th - German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
Jul 9th - RAF bombs Germany
Jul 10th - Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in English Channel
Jul 11th - British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay
Jul 11th - Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France.
Jul 14th - Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
Jul 14th - Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR
Jul 15th - 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il
Jul 15th - Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
Jul 15th - Physicist Donald Kerst becomes the first person to accelerate electrons using electromagnetic induction, reaching energies of 2.3 MeV, when his betatron device (for particle acceleration) becomes operational
Jul 16th - NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Jul 18th - Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
Jul 19th - Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender
Jul 19th - Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 727

Apr 4th - Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, London), born in NYC, New York
Apr 4th - Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
Apr 4th - Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
Apr 4th - Richard Attwood, British racing driver
Apr 4th - Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter
Apr 5th - Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
Apr 6th - Anne Campbell, MP
Apr 6th - Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
Apr 6th - Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Mexican actor
Apr 7th - Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
Apr 7th - Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
Apr 8th - John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
Apr 9th - Jimmy [James] Roberts, NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
Apr 9th - Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
Apr 10th - Gloria Hunniford, British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop)
Apr 12th - Herbie Hancock, pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois
Apr 12th - John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
Apr 13th - Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
Apr 13th - Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
Apr 13th - Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
Apr 14th - Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
Apr 15th - Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
Apr 15th - Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
Apr 15th - Robert Walker Jr, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
Apr 15th - Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
Apr 15th - Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
Apr 16th - David Holford, cricketer (cousin of G S Sobers WI leg-spin all-rounder)
Apr 16th - Lord Camoys, deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
Apr 16th - Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
Apr 16th - Paul Cox, actor (Exile, Golden Braid, Touch Me)
Apr 16th - Stephen Lawrence Pruslin, composer
Apr 16th - Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian politician
Apr 17th - Anja Silja, German soprano
Apr 18th - Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin
Apr 18th - Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)
Apr 18th - Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
Apr 18th - Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
Apr 19th - Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
Apr 19th - Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
Actor George TakeiActor George Takei (Apr 20th) Apr 20th - George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California
Apr 20th - James Gammon, Newman Ill, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges)
Apr 20th - Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)
Apr 20th - Pilar Miro, director (Wether, Beltenebros)
Apr 21st - Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
Apr 22nd - Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
Apr 23rd - Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
Apr 23rd - Michael Copps, American Federal Government official
Apr 24th - David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
Apr 24th - Sue Grafton, American author
Apr 25th - Al Pacino, actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York
Apr 25th - Marian Norrie
Actor Al PacinoActor Al Pacino (Apr 25th) Apr 25th - O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)
Apr 26th - Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
Apr 29th - Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
Apr 30th - Burt Young, actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York
May 1st - Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
May 2nd - Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
May 2nd - Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch MP (VVD)
May 3rd - Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician
May 3rd - Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager
May 3rd - David Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries), - 6th= richest person in the world (2015), born in Wichita, Kansas
May 4th - Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)
May 4th - Robin Cook, American novelist
May 5th - Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
May 6th - Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)
May 6th - Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
May 7th - Armando Krieger, composer
May 7th - John Irvin, actor (Moment in Time)
May 7th - Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
May 7th - Jim Connors, American Radio personality (d. 1987)
May 8th - James Blyth, CEO (Boots)
Jaws Novelist Peter BenchleyJaws Novelist Peter Benchley (May 8th) May 8th - Peter Benchley, novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
May 8th - Ricky Nelson, NJ, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party)
May 8th - Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
May 8th - Toni Tennille, American singer
May 9th - Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
May 9th - James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
May 10th - Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
May 10th - Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
May 10th - Taurean Blacque, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
May 10th - William Cash, MP
May 10th - Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
May 11th - Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
May 11th - Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
May 13th - Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)
May 13th - Richard Brooks, singer (Impressions)
May 14th - Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)
May 14th - Troy Shondell, American singer
May 14th - 'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
May 15th - Beth Stone, LPGA golfer
May 15th - Mireille Darc, Toulon France, actor (Week End, Hurried Man)
May 15th - Paul Rudd, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court), born in Boston, Massachusetts
May 16th - Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)
May 17th - Alan Kay, American computer scientist
May 18th - A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
May 18th - Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
May 19th - Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
May 19th - Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
May 19th - Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
May 19th - Mickey Newbury, rocker

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