What Happened on July 2, 1940

Historical Events

  • Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)
  • Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta
  • Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated
1940 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Clarke [Kenneth Harry Clarke], British Conservative politician, born in Nottinghamshire, England
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Turpin, American comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies at 65
  • Bertram Shapleigh, composer, dies at 69

About July 2, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer