June 22, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
  • France surrenders to Nazi Germany, with the northern half of the country occupied and the south established as the Nazi client state Vichy France
  • SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands

Deaths in History

  • Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93