Wednesday 29 May 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Taiho Koki and Taihō Kōki.
Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Nigeria: Democracy Day.
- Saint Theodosia
- Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
- United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
- Venezuela: Tree Day.
- Saint Erwin
- Saint Maximinus of Trier
- Argentina: Army Day.
- Blessed Adhemar
- Taiho Koki: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna.
- Taihō Kōki: Japanese sumo wrestler the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013).
- Farooq Leghari: Pakistani politician 8th President of Pakistan (d. 2010).
- In WWII, Germans capture Ostend andYpres in Belgium andLille in France
- Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 seconds).
- Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands.
- The Vought XF4U-1, prototype of the F4U Corsair U.S. fighter later used in WWII, makes its first flight.
- The Holocaust: Franz Rademacher proposes the Madagascar Plan.
- Weather Bureau transferred to the Department of Commerce.
- WWII: Paris is bombed by the Luftwaffe for the first time.
- WWII: Winston Churchill tells the British House of Commons, ampquotWe shall not flag or fail. We shall fight on the beaches... on the landing grounds... in the fields and the streets.... We shall never surrender.ampquot
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