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  • Italy
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    Italy join forces with Hitler

    Italy
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    These victories prompted Mussolini to have Italy join forces with Hitler on 10 June.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    Marcus Garvey

    Death

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    Garvey then suffered a second stroke and died at the age of 52 on 10 June 1940.




  • Italian-French Boarders
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    World War II

    Battle of Alps

    Italian-French Boarders
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    On 10 June, Italy invaded France, declaring war on both France and the United Kingdom. It was the first major engagement of the World War II.




  • Malta
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940

    World War II

    Siege of Malta

    Malta
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940

    In early June 1940 the Italian Royal Air Forces attacked and besieged Malta, a British possession. The siege lasted from June 1940 to November 1942, the fight for the control of the strategically important island of the British Crown Colony of Malta, which pitted the air forces and navies of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany against the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy. By May 1943, the Allied forces had sunk 230 Axis ships in 164 days, the highest Allied sinking rate of the war. The Allied victory in Malta played a major role in the eventual Allied success in North Africa.




  • Tangier, Morocco
    Friday Jun 14, 1940

    Francisco Franco

    Occupied Tangier

    Tangier, Morocco
    Friday Jun 14, 1940

    On 14 June 1940, Spanish forces in Morocco occupied Tangier (a city under the rule of the League of Nations) and did not leave it until the war's end in 1945.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Jun 14, 1940

    World War II

    Surrender of Paris

    Paris, France
    Friday Jun 14, 1940

    German soldiers marched past the Arch de Triomphe after the surrender of Paris.




  • Cameroon
    Wednesday Jun 19, 1940

    Francisco Franco

    Wanted to enter the war

    Cameroon
    Wednesday Jun 19, 1940

    On 19 June 1940, Franco pressed along a message to Hitler saying he wanted to enter the war, but Hitler was annoyed at Franco's demand for the French colony of Cameroon, which had been German before World War I, and which Hitler was planning on taking back for Plan Z.


  • 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.


  • Compiègne, France
    Saturday Jun 22, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    France armistice

    Compiègne, France
    Saturday Jun 22, 1940

    France and Germany signed an armistice on 22 June.


  • Hathazari, Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Bangladesh)
    Friday Jun 28, 1940

    Muhammad Yunus

    Born

    Hathazari, Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Bangladesh)
    Friday Jun 28, 1940

    The third of nine children, Yunus was born on 28 June 1940 to a Bengali Muslim family in the village of Bathua, by the Kaptai road in Hathazari, Chittagong in the Bengal Presidency of the British Raj, present Bangladesh.


  • Bessarabia; northern Bukovina (Present Day Moldova)
    Friday Jun 28, 1940

    World War II

    The Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and northern Bukovina

    Bessarabia; northern Bukovina (Present Day Moldova)
    Friday Jun 28, 1940

    Romania and Hungary would make major contributions to the Axis war against the Soviet Union, in Romania's case partially to recapture territory ceded to the Soviet Union. The Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and northern Bukovina took place during June, 28–July 4, 1940 as a result of the Soviet Union ultimatum given to Romania on June 26, 1940, under the threat of the use of force.


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