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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1940?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1940 Russia begins new offensive against Finland.
  • 02 Feb 1940 Vsevolod Meyerhold is executed in the Soviet Union on charges of treason and espionage. He is cleared of all charges 15 years later in the first waves of de-Stalinization
  • 05 Feb 1940 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra record Tuxedo Junction
  • 07 Feb 1940 British railroads are nationalized.
  • 08 Feb 1940 Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland
  • 09 Feb 1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 10 Feb 1940 In The Mood by Glenn Miller hits #1
  • 14 Feb 1940 British merchant vessel fleet is armed.
  • 16 Feb 1940 British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway
  • 17 Feb 1940 British destroyers board German Altmark off Norway
  • 20 Feb 1940 Larry Clinton and his Orchestra record Limehouse Blues
  • 22 Feb 1940 German air force sinks two German destroyers, killing 578.
  • 23 Feb 1940 Russian troops conquer Lasi Island.
  • 24 Feb 1940 Frances Langford records When You Wish Upon a Star
  • 25 Feb 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs. Canadians)
  • 26 Feb 1940 US Air Defense Command established at Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York.
  • 28 Feb 1940 1st televised basketball game (University of Pittsburgh beats Fordham University, 50-37)
  • 29 Feb 1940 Gone with the Wind, wins 8 Oscars

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Movies

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

Bombay

Bombay

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha