August 20, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 1st Polish squadrons fight along allies in the Battle of Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

MurderMurder of Interest

Louis Buchalter is indicted on murder charges in Los Angeles for the killing of Harry Greenberg, a mob associate of casino owner Meyer Lansky and mobster Bugsy Siegel


Birthdays in History

  • RubĂ©n Hinojosa, American politician