What Happened on August 7, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
  • Churchill recognizes De Gaulle's French government in exile
  • Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France (d. 2014)
  • Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)
  • Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)