August 7, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
  • Churchill recognizes De Gaulle's French government in exile
  • Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)

Birthdays in History

  • Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France (d. 2014)
  • Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)