What happened this day in history May 7, 1940

What are the important events that happened on May 7, 1940? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 7, 1940: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 7, 1940 is the 128th day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 24, 1940 – a Tuesday. 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 ‘hectaicosaoctagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $294.37. (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 7, 1940 Historical Events

  • 1940
    The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.

Who were born on May 7, 1940?

  • 1940
    Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1940
    Jim Connors, American radio personality (d. 1987)
  • 1940
    Vasilis N. Triantafillidis, Greek comedian and actor

Who died on May 7, 1940?

  • 1940
    George Lansbury, British Labour Party leader (b. 1859)

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