On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1940

Historical Events

  • Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
  • British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
  • Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
  • Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Boxer, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993-2017), born in New York City
1940 Highlights

About November 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio