June 17, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
  • General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
  • Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
  • USSR occupies Estonia
  • World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
George Akerlof
  • Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)

Deaths in History

  • Arthur Harden, English biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 74