What Happened on June 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


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German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses and ships

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, born in Thrybergh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2013)
  • Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, American drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ), born in Burlington, Vermont

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Jaubert, French composer and soldier, dies a few hours after being fatally wounded in action at 40