1940 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 440 of 440

  • Nov 15 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
  • Nov 15 NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
  • Nov 16 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • Nov 18 George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

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Nov 19 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 19 First major German air raid on Birmingham - about 440 bombers kill 450
  • Nov 20 Hungary joins 3 Power pact
  • Nov 20 World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.
  • Nov 21 Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
  • Nov 22 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
  • Nov 23 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
  • Nov 23 Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
  • Nov 23 SD arrested resistance fighter Bernard Iron wire
  • Nov 25 SS Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
  • Nov 25 U of Mich retires Tom Harmon's #98
  • Nov 25 Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"
  • Nov 25 First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
  • Nov 26 Leidse students strike
  • Nov 26 Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
  • Nov 28 Dutch law professor Rudolph Cleveringa arrested by nazis
  • Nov 30 32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)
  • Dec 6 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
  • Dec 6 Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia
  • Dec 7 North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor
  • Dec 7 The first prototype Fairey Barracuda flew
  • Dec 9 British assault on Benghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
  • Dec 9 Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
  • Dec 9 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
  • Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
  • Dec 11 Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault
  • Dec 12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
  • Dec 16 British air raid on Mannheim
  • Dec 17 British troops occupy Sollum, Egypt
  • Dec 22 World War II: HimarĂ« is captured by the Greek army.
  • Dec 23 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 25 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Harts "Pal Joey" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 26 JA Fields/J Chodorov's "My Sister Eileen," premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
  • Dec 30 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens
  • Dec 31 37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)

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Deaths in History

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