June 17, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
  • General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
  • Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
  • USSR occupies Estonia
  • World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
George Akerlof
  • Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)