August 31, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 1st edition of illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands
  • 56 U-boats sunk this month (268,000 ton)
  • German occupiers in Netherlands begin soap rationing
  • RAF Fighter Command loses 39 aircraft against Luftwaffe's 41
  • US National Guard assembles

Deaths in History

  • Georges Gauthier, French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal (b. 1871)