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Wednesday 3 July 1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cesar Tovar and Heather Steel. All This, and Heaven Too, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morle was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon

Country: United States

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The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young

Country: United States

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The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 July 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • National holiday in Belarus
  • Feast day of Saint Thomas
  • Start of the Dog Days
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Facts:
  • ARP-leader / ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
  • British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa
  • German occupiers forbids using Dutch royal names
  • World War II: the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers el Kebir, is bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perish.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1940?

  • Life: Red Cross meeting
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Richardson -- July 1, 1940
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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Stars on the Sea

By: F. van Wyck

Deals with the founding of the United States Navy during the American Revolution.

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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