1940

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Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:19th century20th century21st century
Decades:1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years:1937 1938 193919401941 1942 1943
 
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This article is about the year 1940.
Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:19th century20th century21st century
Decades:1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years:1937 1938 193919401941 1942 1943
1940 by topic:
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1940 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1940
MCMXL
Ab urbe condita2693
Armenian calendar1389
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Assyrian calendar6690
Bahá'í calendar96–97
Bengali calendar1347
Berber calendar2890
British Regnal yearGeo. 6 – 5 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2484
Burmese calendar1302
Byzantine calendar7448–7449
Chinese calendar己卯(Earth Rabbit)
4636 or 4576
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4637 or 4577
Coptic calendar1656–1657
Discordian calendar3106
Ethiopian calendar1932–1933
Hebrew calendar5700–5701
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1996–1997
 - Shaka Samvat1862–1863
 - Kali Yuga5041–5042
Holocene calendar11940
Igbo calendar940–941
Iranian calendar1318–1319
Islamic calendar1358–1359
Japanese calendarShōwa 15
(昭和15年)
Juche calendar29
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4273
Minguo calendarROC 29
民國29年
Thai solar calendar2483

1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter GF), the 1940th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 940th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1940s decade.

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Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

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References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Lancastria's end told by survivors; Italian and Nazi Planes Said to Have Shot at Swimmers and Fired Oily Waters; Many Caught Below Deck; Rescue Craft Reported Set Ablaze; Victims Include Women and Children". New York Times. 26 July 1940. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Hooton, E.R. (2007). Luftwaffe at War: Blitzkrieg in the West. London: Chervron/Ian Allan. p. 88. ISBN 978-1-85780-272-6. 
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  8. ^ Drews, Jürgen (March 2000). "Drug Discovery: a Historical Perspective". Science 287 (5460): 1960–4. doi:10.1126/science.287.5460.1960. PMID 10720314. 
  9. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 124. 
  10. ^ Muggenthaler, August Karl (1977). German Raiders of WWII. Prentice-Hall. p. 58. ISBN 0-13-354027-8.