July 3, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
  • British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
  • German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names

Birthdays in History

  • Heather Steel, British judge
  • Lamar Alexander, American politician