1940 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 421 of 421

  • Nov 26 Leidse students strike
  • Nov 26 Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
  • Nov 28 Dutch law professor Rudolph Cleveringa arrested by nazis
  • Dec 6 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
  • Dec 6 Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia
  • Dec 7 North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor
  • Dec 7 The first prototype Fairey Barracuda flew
  • Dec 9 British assault on Benghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
  • Dec 9 Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
  • Dec 9 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
  • Dec 10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)

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Dec 11 Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Dec 12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
  • Dec 16 British air raid on Mannheim
  • Dec 17 British troops occupy Sollum, Egypt
  • Dec 22 World War II: HimarĂ« is captured by the Greek army.

  • Dec 23 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 25 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Harts "Pal Joey" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 26 JA Fields/J Chodorov's "My Sister Eileen," premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 Germany drops its 1st incendiary bombs on London during the Blitz
  • Dec 30 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History