July 2, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

British PM Churchill meets Major General Bernard Montgomery

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler orders invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
  • Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated

Birthdays in History

  • Ken Clarke [Kenneth Harry Clarke], British Conservative politician, born in Nottinghamshire, England

Deaths in History

  • Ben[jamin] Turpin, US comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies