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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1940.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1940?


Events

  • 02 Apr 1940 Walt Disney Productions first offers shares in the company to the public. 155,000 shares of preferred stock are offered at US$25 per share, and 600,000 of common stock for US$5 per share. US$3.5 million is raised from the stock offering.
  • 03 Apr 1940 WWII: Operation ''Weserübung'': German ships set out for the invasion of Norway.
  • 05 Apr 1940 Neville Chamberlain, in what proves to be a tragic misjudgment, declares in a major public speech that Hitler has quotmissed the busquot.
  • 07 Apr 1940 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T Washington)
  • 08 Apr 1940 Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
  • 09 Apr 1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WWII (Denmark surrenders)
  • 10 Apr 1940 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian national government
  • 12 Apr 1940 NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards.
  • 13 Apr 1940 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
  • 14 Apr 1940 Allied troops land in Norway
  • 15 Apr 1940 British troops land at Narvik, Norway.
  • 16 Apr 1940 Cleveland Indians' Bob Feller hurls an opening day no-hitter versus Chicago, 1-0.
  • 19 Apr 1940 Lake Shore Ltd train derails, killing 34 near Little Falls, New York.
  • 20 Apr 1940 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 21 Apr 1940 Netherlands beats Belgium 4-2 in soccer.
  • 22 Apr 1940 Rear Admiral Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right).
  • 23 Apr 1940 New York Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert.
  • 27 Apr 1940 Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 28 Apr 1940 Glenn Miller records Pennsylvania 6-5000
  • 29 Apr 1940 1st radio broadcast of Young Dr Malone on CBS
  • 30 Apr 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers' Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0.

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Movies

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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Country: United States of America

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Written by:

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

The Cloud-Capped Star

The Cloud-Capped Star

Directed by: Ritwik Ghatak

Starring: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya