Tuesday 9 April 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Saint Waltrudis
- Saint Casilda
- Saint Ingofried
- Saint Hugo of Rouan
- Day of National Unity- (???????? ?????????? ???), an annual public holiday in Georgia.
- Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor, celebrated as Bataan Day in Bataan) in the Philippines.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jal�l (Glory) - First day of the second month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Hans-Joachim Reske: German sprinter.
- Jim Roberts: Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015).
- Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov: Russian Cosmonaut.
- Mrs Patrick Campbell: English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide).
- Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WWII (Denmark surrenders)
- World War II: Operation Weserubung : Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
- Opening day at Jamaica Racetrack features the use of pari-mutuel betting equipment, a departure from bookmaking heretofore used exclusively throughout New York state. Other NY tracks follow suit later in 1940.
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