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Thursday 25 July 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Pennel and Richard Ballantine. Le Jour se Leve, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

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Le Jour se Leve

Directed by: Marcel Carn

Starring: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty

Country: United States

They Drive by Night

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Pride and Prejudice

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 July 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Thea
  • Roman festivals - Furinalia
  • Cuba - Eve of Revolution Day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Foundation of Santiago de QuerTtaro
  • Puerto Rico - Constitution Day (1952)
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Pennel: American track & field champion, pole vaulter, and four-time world record holder.
  • Richard Ballantine: American-English journalist and author (d. 2013).
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Facts:
  • John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours 46 minutes in the Mississippi River
  • General Guisan orders the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and makes surrender illegal.
  • General Henri Guisan addresses the officer corps of the Swiss army at Rütli resolving to resist any invasion of the country.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: US tank commander
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Prince Konoye -- July 22, 1940
  • Life: Rita Hayworth

Books

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

As a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie. Mrs. Miniver's adventures have charmed millions. This edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the book's orginal publication in the U.S.,

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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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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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