On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • John William Stevens, jazz drummer
1940 Highlights

About June 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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