What happened this day in history May 10, 1940

What are the important events that happened on May 10, 1940? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 10, 1940: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 10, 1940 is the 131st day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 27, 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 ‘hectatriacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $271.85. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire 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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May 10, 1940 Historical Events

  • 1940
    World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
  • 1940
    World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
  • 1940
    World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Who were born on May 10, 1940?

  • 1940
    Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general

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