What Happened on August 13, 1940

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Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Armstrong Dailey, American founder (Children's Hospice International), born in San Francisco, California
  • Timothy Wood, British Conservative Party politician
  • Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • George C. Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), dies at 75