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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1940?


Events

  • 01 Jul 1940 Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
  • 02 Jul 1940 Dutch Prime Minister Colijn publishes Borders of 2 Worlds (German victory)
  • 03 Jul 1940 ARP-leader / ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
  • 04 Jul 1940 British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
  • 05 Jul 1940 Diplomatic relations broken between Great Britain and Vichy government in France.
  • 06 Jul 1940 British submarine is sunk.
  • 09 Jul 1940 German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
  • 10 Jul 1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air (114 days)
  • 11 Jul 1940 British and German dogfight above Lyme Bay
  • 14 Jul 1940 Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
  • 15 Jul 1940 Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
  • 18 Jul 1940 British government signs Bruma law under Japanese pressure
  • 19 Jul 1940 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders
  • 20 Jul 1940 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in the Netherlands
  • 21 Jul 1940 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • 22 Jul 1940 Dutch Prime Minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks
  • 23 Jul 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
  • 24 Jul 1940 1st illegal Newsletter of Pieter It Hen publishes in the Netherlands
  • 25 Jul 1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours 46 minutes in the Mississippi River
  • 27 Jul 1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts.
  • 28 Jul 1940 Radio Orange, London begins
  • 29 Jul 1940 Urk soccer team forms
  • 31 Jul 1940 38 U-boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)

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Movies

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Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America

Drishyam

Drishyam

Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by: Charles Laughton

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Country: United States of America

Way Out West

Way Out West

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Cliff Edwards