What Happened on June 10, 1940

Historical Events

  • Canada declares war on Italy
  • French government moves to Bordeaux
  • German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
  • German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
  • Italy declares war on France and Great Britain as part of its Axis alliance with Nazi Germany
  • Norway surrenders to Nazi Germany after 62 days of fighting
1940 History

Famous Birthdays

  • John Stevens, English jazz drummer (Spontaneous Music Ensemble), born in Brentwood, England (d. 1994)
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

Marcus GarveyMarcus Garvey (1887-1940)

Jamaican-born black nationalist who began the back-to-Africa movement among US African Americans, dies at 52

About June 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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