What happened this day in history August 30, 1940

What are the important events that happened on August 30, 1940? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 30, 1940: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 30, 1940 is the 243rd day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 17, 1940 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontatrigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $1,454.30. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 30, 1940 Historical Events

  • 1940
    The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.

Who died on August 30, 1940?

  • 1940
    J.J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)

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