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  • Glendale, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Ronald Reagan

    Marriage

    Glendale, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman married on January 26, 1940 at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California.




  • The Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Frank Sinatra

    1st Appearance with The New Band

    The Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    On January 26, 1940, he made his first public appearance with the band (the Tommy Dorsey band) at the Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois,opening the show with "Stardust".




  • Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 9, 1940

    Igor Stravinsky

    2nd Marriage

    Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 9, 1940

    Vera followed Stravinsky in January, and they were married in Bedford, Massachusetts, on 9 March 1940.




  • Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 26, 1940

    Nancy Pelosi

    Birth

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 26, 1940

    Pelosi was born in Baltimore to an Italian-American family. She was the only girl and the youngest of seven children of Annunciata M. "Nancy" D'Alesandro (née Lombardi) and Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., who both had Italian roots.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 20, 1940

    Salvador Dali

    Able to Escape

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 20, 1940

    In 1940, as World War II tore through Europe, Dalí and Gala retreated to the United States, where they lived for eight years splitting their time between New York and Monterey, California. They were able to escape because on June 20, 1940, they were issued visas by Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Portuguese consul in Bordeaux, France. Salvador and Gala Dalí crossed into Portugal and subsequently sailed on the Excambion from Lisbon to New York in August 1940.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1940

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    U.S. Presidential election 1940

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1940

    The 1940 United States presidential election was the 39th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1940. The election was contested in the shadow of World War II in Europe, as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression. Incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican businessman Wendell Willkie to be reelected for an unprecedented third term in office.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 29, 1940

    World War II

    Arsenal of Democracy

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 29, 1940

    In December 1940 Roosevelt accused Hitler of planning world conquest and ruled out any negotiations as useless, calling for the United States to become an "arsenal of democracy".


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