Today in History for 10th May 1940

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 8 of 8

- British Local Defence Volunteers forms (later renamed the Home Guard)
- Dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks
- Dutch-Indies Gov Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege
- French marines stationed on Aruba
- French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
- Nazi armies attack Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
- Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister
- World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5

- Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
- Taurean Blacque, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
- Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
- Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You)
- William Cash, MP

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

- Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56

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