Today in History for Year 1940 (Part 3)

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Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 546

Jun 5th - A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Jun 5th - American Negro Theater organizes
Jun 5th - Battle of France begins in WW II
Jun 5th - Gen Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme
Jun 5th - General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense
Jun 5th - Gov of Suriname & Neth Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
Jun 5th - Netherlands rations petroleum
Jun 7th - British/French troops evacuate Narvik
Jun 8th - 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
Jun 8th - Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
Jun 8th - Last British troops leave Narvik Norway
Jun 9th - 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH
Jun 9th - General Charles de Gaulle's 1st meeting with Winston Churchill
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle Jun 9th - Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
Jun 10th - French government moves to Bordeaux
Jun 10th - German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
Jun 10th - German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
Jun 10th - Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
Jun 10th - Norway surrenders to Nazis
Jun 10th - Canada declares war on Italy.
Jun 11th - Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
Jun 11th - British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans
Jun 11th - World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
Jun 11th - World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Jun 13th - Paris evacuates before German advance
Jun 14th - Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would eventually be killed )
Jun 14th - German U-47 sinks airship Balmoral
Jun 14th - German forces occupied Paris during WW II
Jun 15th - 38 Italian Fiat bombers bomb Luc-en-Province
Jun 15th - Bread & flour rationed in Holland
Jun 15th - France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris during WWII
Jun 15th - Soviet Army occupies Lithuania
Jun 16th - Communist government installed in Lithuania
Jun 16th - General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
Jun 17th - France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Jun 17th - General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
Jun 17th - Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
Jun 17th - USSR occupies Estonia
Jun 17th - World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
Jun 18th - Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers
Jun 18th - German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs & chickens
Jun 18th - Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons
Jun 19th - "Brenda Starr", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
Jun 19th - German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering Jun 19th - Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships
Jun 20th - Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
Jun 21st - German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
Jun 21st - The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jun 22nd - France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
Jun 22nd - SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands
Jun 22nd - About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Jun 23rd - Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp
Jun 23rd - RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands
Jun 24th - France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
Jun 25th - Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France
Jun 26th - End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
Jun 27th - Soviet Army attacks Romania
Jun 27th - USSR returns to Gregorian calendar
Jun 28th - "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
Jun 28th - Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
Jun 29th - Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard
Jun 29th - US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register
Jun 29th - Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
Jun 30th - "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
Jun 30th - 58 U-boats (284,000 ton) sunk this month
Jun 30th - US Fish & Wildlife Service forms
Jun 30th - German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.
Jul 1st - Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
Jul 2nd - Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)
Jul 2nd - Hitler orders invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)
Jul 2nd - Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated
Jul 2nd - British PM Churchill meets Major General Bernard Montgomery
Jul 2nd - Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
Jul 3rd - ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
Jul 3rd - British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
Jul 3rd - German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names
Jul 4th - British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
Jul 4th - German occupiers forbids anti-Nazi speeches
Jul 5th - Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France
Jul 9th - 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
Jul 9th - German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
Jul 9th - RAF bombs Germany
Jul 10th - Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in English Channel
Jul 11th - British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay
Jul 11th - Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France.
Jul 14th - Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
Jul 14th - Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR
Jul 15th - 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il
Jul 15th - Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
Jul 15th - Physicist Donald Kerst becomes the first person to accelerate electrons using electromagnetic induction, reaching energies of 2.3 MeV, when his betatron device (for particle acceleration) becomes operational
Jul 16th - NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Jul 18th - Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
Jul 19th - Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender
Jul 19th - Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
Jul 19th - Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films
Jul 20th - Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
Jul 20th - Nazi collaborator Rost of Tonningen appointed director of Marxist
Jul 20th - Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
Jul 21st - Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Jul 21st - VARA-management accepts Rost of Tonningens demands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 726

Apr 3rd - R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)
Apr 4th - Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, NYC, London)
Apr 4th - Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
Apr 4th - Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
Apr 4th - Richard Attwood, British racing driver
Apr 4th - Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter
Apr 5th - Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
Apr 6th - Anne Campbell, MP
Apr 6th - Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
Apr 6th - Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Mexican actor
Apr 7th - Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
Apr 7th - Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
Apr 8th - John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
Apr 9th - Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
Apr 10th - Gloria Hunniford, British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop)
Apr 12th - Herbie Hancock, Chicago, pianist (I Thought it Was You)
Apr 12th - John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
Apr 13th - Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
Apr 13th - Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
Apr 13th - Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
Apr 14th - Patricia Bruder, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns)
Apr 15th - Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
Apr 15th - Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
Apr 15th - Robert Walker Jr, NYC, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver)
Apr 15th - Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
Apr 15th - Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
Apr 16th - David Holford, cricketer (cousin of G S Sobers WI leg-spin all-rounder)
Apr 16th - Lord Camoys, deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
Apr 16th - Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
Apr 16th - Paul Cox, actor (Exile, Golden Braid, Touch Me)
Apr 16th - Stephen Lawrence Pruslin, composer
Apr 16th - Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian politician
Apr 17th - Anja Silja, German soprano
Apr 18th - Ed Garvey, labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Association)
Apr 18th - Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)
Apr 18th - Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
Apr 18th - Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)
Apr 19th - Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
Apr 19th - Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
Actor George TakeiActor George Takei (Apr 20th) Apr 20th - George Takei, Los Angeles California, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets)
Apr 20th - James Gammon, Newman Ill, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges)
Apr 20th - Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)
Apr 20th - Pilar Miro, director (Wether, Beltenebros)
Apr 21st - Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
Apr 22nd - Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
Apr 23rd - Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
Apr 23rd - Michael Copps, American Federal Government official
Apr 24th - David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
Apr 24th - Sue Grafton, American author
Apr 25th - Al Pacino, NYC, actor (And Justice For All, Godfather, Scorpio)
Apr 25th - Marian Norrie
Apr 25th - O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)
Apr 26th - Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
Apr 29th - Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
Apr 30th - Burt Young, NYC, actor (Convoy, Rocky)
May 1st - Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
May 2nd - Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
May 2nd - Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch MP (VVD)
May 3rd - Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician
May 3rd - Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager
May 4th - Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)
May 4th - Robin Cook, American novelist
May 5th - Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
May 6th - Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)
May 6th - Murray Sidlin, Baltimore Maryland, conductor (Natl Symph 1973-77)
May 7th - Armando Krieger, composer
May 7th - John Irvin, actor (Moment in Time)
May 7th - Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
May 7th - Jim Connors, American Radio personality (d. 1987)
May 8th - James Blyth, CEO (Boots)
Jaws Novelist Peter BenchleyJaws Novelist Peter Benchley (May 8th) May 8th - Peter Benchley, NYC, novelist (Jaws, The Deep), (d. 2006)
May 8th - Ricky Nelson, NJ, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party)
May 8th - Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
May 8th - Toni Tennille, American singer
May 9th - Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
May 9th - James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
May 10th - Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You)
May 10th - Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
May 10th - Taurean Blacque, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
May 10th - William Cash, MP
May 10th - Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
May 11th - Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
May 11th - Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
May 13th - Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)
May 13th - Richard Brooks, singer (Impressions)
May 14th - Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)
May 14th - Troy Shondell, American singer
May 14th - 'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
May 15th - Beth Stone, LPGA golfer
May 15th - Mireille Darc, Toulon France, actor (Week End, Hurried Man)
May 15th - Paul Rudd, Boston Mass, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court)
May 16th - Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)
May 17th - Alan Kay, American computer scientist
May 18th - A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
May 18th - Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
May 19th - Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
May 19th - Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
May 19th - Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
May 19th - Mickey Newbury, rocker
May 19th - Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist

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