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Events in History in 1940 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 408 of 408

  • 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.

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Dec 23 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance" premieres in NYC

Playwright John Van Druten
Playwright
John Van Druten
  • 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