1940 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 430

  • Jun 27 USSR returns to Gregorian calendar
  • Jun 28 "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
  • Jun 28 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
  • Jun 29 Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard
  • Jun 29 US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register
  • Jun 30 US Fish & Wildlife Service forms
  • Jun 30 German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.
  • Jul 1 Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
  • Jul 2 Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Hitler orders invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 2 Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 2 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
  • Jul 2 Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
  • Jul 3 ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
  • Jul 3 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
  • Jul 3 German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names
  • Jul 4 British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
  • Jul 5 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France
  • Jul 9 German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
  • Jul 10 Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack shipping convoys in the English Channel
  • Jul 11 British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay
  • Jul 11 Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France.
  • Jul 12 Frederick McKinley Jones receives a patent for an air conditioning unit for trucks, helping to change long-haul carriage of food and blood
  • Jul 14 Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
  • Jul 14 Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR
  • Jul 15 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il
  • Jul 15 Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
  • Jul 15 Physicist Donald Kerst becomes the first person to accelerate electrons using electromagnetic induction, reaching energies of 2.3 MeV, when his betatron device (for particle acceleration) becomes operational
  • Jul 16 NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 18 Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 19 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender
  • Jul 19 Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
  • Jul 20 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
  • Jul 20 Nazi collaborator Rost of Tonningen appointed director of Marxist
  • Jul 21 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Jul 21 VARA-management accepts Rost of Tonningens demands
  • Jul 22 Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks
  • Jul 24 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands
  • Jul 24 Linthorst Homan, de Quay & Einthoven forms Dutch Union
  • Jul 27 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
  • Jul 27 Bugs Bunny debuts in "Wild Hare"
  • Jul 28 Radio Orange begins broadcasting from London
  • Jul 31 Riechskommissar Seyss-Inquart bans homosexuals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Clermont-Ferrand sentences General Charles de Gaulle to death

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Aug 2 KL-House of saxon & commandos focus on Gross Rosen, Silesia
  • Aug 3 Italian troops invade British Somalia
  • Aug 3 Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR
  • Aug 3 Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passenger flight to the US
  • Aug 5 "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge
  • Aug 6 Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
  • Aug 7 Churchill recognizes De Gaulle's French government in exile

  • Aug 7 Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)
  • Aug 7 Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
  • Aug 8 31 German aircraft shot down over England
  • Aug 8 The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
  • Aug 10 Prince Bernhard Fund forms
  • Aug 11 38 German aircraft shot down over England
  • Aug 11 German air raid on British ports Portland and Weymouth
  • Aug 12 Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft
  • Aug 12 Netherlands starts rationing textiles

BattleBattle of Interest

Aug 13 Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Aug 14 Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
  • Aug 15 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazis)
  • Aug 15 Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircraft damaged
  • Aug 16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
  • Aug 17 FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission
  • Aug 17 Hitler orders total blockade of Great Britain
  • Aug 18 Battle of Britain - 'The hardest day" Luftwaffe lose 69 aircraft, the RAF 68 in largest ever air battle
  • Aug 20 1st Polish squadrons fight along allies in the Battle of Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 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

Aug 20 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

  • Aug 23 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
  • Aug 23 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands dismisses premier De Geer
  • Aug 24 Luftwaffe bombs London
  • Aug 25 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • Aug 25 Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
  • Aug 26 Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
  • Aug 27 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)
  • Aug 28 French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle
  • Aug 31 1st edition of illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands
  • Aug 31 RAF Fighter Command loses 39 aircraft against Luftwaffe's 41
  • Aug 31 German occupiers in Netherlands begin soap rationing
  • Aug 31 US National Guard assembles
  • Sep 2 Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated
  • Sep 3 39.4 cm rainfall at Sapulpa, Oklahoma (state record)
  • Sep 3 Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)
  • Sep 3 Dutch government in exile of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • Sep 3 Sicherheits police bans Free masons, Rotary & Red Cross
  • Sep 3 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease
  • Sep 4 Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile
  • Sep 4 Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands
  • Sep 6 Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania
  • Sep 6 Generalissimo Gamelin arrested in France
  • Sep 7 Beginning of the Blitz, the German Luftwaffe bomb London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
  • Sep 7 Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
  • Sep 7 Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.
  • Sep 9 28 German aircraft shot down above England
  • Sep 10 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • Sep 11 -12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • Sep 11 54th US Postmaster General: Frank C Walker of Pa takes office

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 264 of 264

  • Sep 15 Norman [Richard] Spinrad, American sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)
  • Sep 17 Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
  • Sep 20 Joseph J DioGuardi, (Rep-R-NY, 1985- )
  • Sep 21 Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer
  • Sep 24 Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994)
  • Sep 25 Timothy Severin, author/explorer
  • Sep 28 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • Sep 28 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • Sep 29 Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist
  • Oct 1 Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary
  • Oct 2 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player
  • Oct 4 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • Oct 6 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 6 Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)
  • Oct 7 Bruce F Vento, (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- )
  • Oct 7 Richard H Stallings, (Rep-D-ID, 1985- )
  • Oct 9 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Oct 15 Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 17 Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner
  • Oct 20 Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • Oct 21 Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Oct 21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 24 David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • Oct 26 Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • Oct 27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 27 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Oct 28 Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov, cosmo (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21)
  • Oct 29 Connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL)
  • Oct 29 Galen Weston, English Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist
  • Oct 29 José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop
  • Nov 1 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Chief Justice of India
  • Nov 2 Gigi Proletti, Italian entertainer
  • Nov 6 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service
  • Nov 6 Dieter F. Uchtdorf, LDS apostle
  • Nov 7 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian
  • Nov 12 Ria Lubbers, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers
  • Nov 12 Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician
  • Nov 12 Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
  • Nov 18 Qaboos bin Sa'id, Sultan of Oman
  • Nov 20 Helma Sanders-Brahms, Emden Germany, director (Apple Trees, Manoever)
  • Nov 21 Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970
  • Nov 21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • Nov 24 Don Metz, American architect
  • Nov 24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • Nov 25 Richard Furrer, Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
  • Nov 30 Glenn English, (Rep-D-OK, 1975- )
  • Dec 3 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • Dec 4 Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
  • Dec 5 Peter Pohl, Swedish writer
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Bergman, Quebec politician
  • Dec 7 Kumar Shahani, writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)
  • Dec 10 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • Dec 12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
  • Dec 14 Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
  • Dec 17 Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist
  • Dec 18 Bramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • Dec 23 Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician
  • Dec 24 Anthony Fauci, US health official
  • Dec 25 Frans Moor, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Dec 26 Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host
  • Dec 26 Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany
  • Dec 31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut

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