The ‘Finest Hour’ speech was given by Winston Churchill.
The first prisoners arrive at a newly built concentration camp at Auschwitz.
The Soviet Union illegally annexes Estonia.
During World War 2, The Dunkirk evacuation ends.
The 1940 Summer Olympics planned for Tokyo are cancelled due to war.
Carbon-14 is discovered.
The P-51 Mustang makes its first flight.
– Winston Churchill delivers his “Finest Hour” speech.
The Battle of Dunkirk takes place. The Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.