Tuesday 4 June 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dorothy Rudd Moore and Gerrit H Terpstra.
The Ghost Breakers, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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- Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
- Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
- United States - Pentecost in 2006
- Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
- Finland - National flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces (on Mannerheim's birthday).
- Tonga - National Day.
- International Innocent Child Abuse Victim Day.
- Dorothy Rudd Moore: Composer.
- Gerrit H Terpstra: Economist / Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA).
- John Massis: Flemish strongman and teeth-acrobat.
- David Collings: English actor.
- Ludwig Schwarz: Slovak-Austrian bishop.
- 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
- British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops
- Winston Churchill says We shall fight on the seas & oceans
- German forces enter Paris, France.
- World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends : British forces complete evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France.
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