June 5, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • American Negro Theater organizes
  • Battle of France begins in WW II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • General Von Bock starts a German offensive in the Somme
  • Governor of Suriname & Netherlands Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
  • Netherlands rations petroleum