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

But much more happened on August 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1940?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1940 WWII: British submarine is sunk.
  • 02 Aug 1940 Clermont-Ferrand sentences General Charles de Gaulle to death
  • 03 Aug 1940 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters and English and French movies
  • 04 Aug 1940 Gen. John J. Pershing, in a nationwide radio broadcast, urges all-out aid to Britain in order to defend the Americas, while Charles Lindbergh speaks to an isolationist rally at Soldier Field in Chicago.
  • 05 Aug 1940 Acquaintance blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge
  • 06 Aug 1940 Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
  • 07 Aug 1940 Churchill recognizes De Gaulle government in exile
  • 08 Aug 1940 31 German aircrafts shot down over England
  • 10 Aug 1940 Prince Bernhard Fund forms
  • 11 Aug 1940 38 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 12 Aug 1940 Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts
  • 13 Aug 1940 Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
  • 14 Aug 1940 Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
  • 15 Aug 1940 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)
  • 16 Aug 1940 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
  • 17 Aug 1940 FDR and Canadian Prime Minister William M King agree to joint defense commission
  • 18 Aug 1940 71 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 19 Aug 1940 First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
  • 20 Aug 1940 1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain
  • 21 Aug 1940 Leon Trotsky dies of injuries sustained.
  • 23 Aug 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
  • 24 Aug 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
  • 25 Aug 1940 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 26 Aug 1940 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
  • 27 Aug 1940 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan).
  • 28 Aug 1940 French colonies Cameroon / Congo-Brazzaville support General De Gaulle
  • 29 Aug 1940 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
  • 30 Aug 1940 The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
  • 31 Aug 1940 1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands

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Movies

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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America