May 15, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • German armoured division moves into Northern France
  • German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders
  • McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California
  • Nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)
  • USS Sailfish (SS-192) recomisioned, origionaly the Squalus.

Birthdays in History

  • Roger Ailes, American TV executive and CEO of Fox News (1996-2016), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 2017)

Deaths in History

  • Joseph Limburg, Dutch lawyer and politician, dies at 73
  • Willem Adriaan Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), suicide at 63