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1940 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 407 of 407

  • 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 26 JA Fields/J Chodorov's "My Sister Eileen," premieres in NYC

'Hitler Will Have to Break Us or Lose the War''Hitler Will Have to Break Us or Lose the War'

Dec 29 Worst German air raid on London as over 10,000 bombs including the 1st incendiary bombs are dropped on the city as part of the Blitz

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Buckingham Palace is bombed. Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth inspect the damage. Photo: NPA Rota
Buckingham Palace is bombed. Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth inspect the damage. Photo: NPA Rota
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  • Dec 30 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens

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