Sunday 10 November 1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Fantasia, directed by Leopold Stokowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see November 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States Marine Corps Birthday
- Russia - Day of Militsiya (analogue of police in Russia)
- Ancient Latvia - Martini
- R.C. Saints - Pope Leo I the Great
- Turkey - Day of Remembrance of Ataturk
- Richard Cotton: Australian geneticist and academic (d. 2015).
- Screaming Sutch: English singer-songwriter and politician (d. 1999).
- Screaming Lord Sutch: English musician and politician (d. 1999).
- Donna Fargo: American country-western star since she first hit the charts recording four of her own songs in Nashville.
- Joyce Jensen: American commercial astrologer whose pretty photograph (taken some 40 years ago) appeared in pulp magazines for some 20 years advertising her sun-sign product as well as her "totally risk-free psychic reading.
- Stein Winge: Norwegian stage producer, theatre director, and International Emmy Nominated actor. He has produced numerous plays and operas, and was theatre director at the National Theatre from 1990 to 1992. He was appointed Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 2001.
- Arthur Neville Chamberlain: British Premier (1937-40), dies at 71.
- Pittsburgh and Philadelphia play a penalty-free NFL game.
- An earthquake in Bucharest, Romania kills 1,000.
- WWII: The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian battleship fleet anchored at Taranto naval base.
- WWII: captures top secret British mail, and sends it to Japan.
- Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the Midwestern United States.
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