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Tuesday 18 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 Bob Duncan and Jim Albus. Gaslight, directed by Thorold Dickinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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Gaslight

Directed by: Thorold Dickinson

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell

Country: United States

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Tom Brown's School Days

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon, Josephine Hutchinson

Country: United States

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One Man's Law

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Don 'Red' Barry, Janet Waldo, George Cleveland, Dub Taylor

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The Last Alarm

Directed by: William West

Starring: J. Farrell MacDonald, Polly Ann Young, Warren Hull, George Pembroke

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The Mortal Storm

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 June 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bob Duncan: Prison warden (Gartree Prison in the UK).
  • Jim Albus: Staten Island, New York -- PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players).
  • Michael Sheard: British actor (d. 2005).
  • Casimiro Ferrari: Italian famed mountain climber; so skilled that he was nicknamed "the spider of Patagonia.
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Facts:
  • Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers
  • German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs and chickens
  • Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that this was their finest hour
  • Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • ''Finest Hour'' speech by Winston Churchill.

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