What Happened on September 11, 1940

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Historical Events

  • -12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • 54th US Postmaster General: Frank C Walker of Pa takes office
  • Anton Mussert establishes Dutch SS
  • George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers) (d. 2002)
  • Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Robert Palmer, last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Theodore Olson, U.S. Solicitor General
  • Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2018)