Saturday 15 June 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Willem Frederik Bon .
The Mortal Storm, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province
- Bread and flour rationed in Holland
- France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris
- Soviet Army occupies Lithuania
- WWII: Verdun falls to German forces.
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