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Monday 15 July 1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 15, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wallis Annenberg and Ronald Gene Simmons. Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver

Country: United States

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They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Country: United States

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Blondie Has Servant Trouble

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

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When the Daltons Rode

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

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Boys of the City

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Robert Wadlow: American giant who weighed 12 lbs at birth and was the size of a three-year-old by the age of six months.
  • Donald Calthrop: English actor (d. 1940).
  • Eugen Bleuler: Swiss psychiatrist and eugenicist (d. 1940).
Facts:
  • 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Illinois
  • Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
  • First betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
  • U.S. politics: The Democratic Party begins its national convention in Chicago, and nominates Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term as president.
  • WWII: Allied victory at the Battle of Cape Spada and five destroyers sink the Italian cruiser ''Bartolomeo Colleoni''.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 15, 1940 - Geocentric view

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