On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After conquering France, Adolf Hitler visits Paris and views the Eiffel Tower and the grave of Napoleon Bonaparte

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp
  • RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands

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