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The year 1939

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Events

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

January

  • January 5Amelia Earhart is officially declared dead after her disappearance.
  • January 6Naturwissenschaften publishes evidence that nuclear fission has been achieved by Otto Hahn.
  • January 13Black Friday: 71 people die across Victoria in one of Australia's worst ever bushfires.
  • January 23 – "Dutch War Scare": Admiral Wilhelm Canaris of the Abwehr leaks misinformation to the effect that Germany plans to invade the Netherlands in February, with the aim of using Dutch air-fields to launch a strategic bombing offensive against Britain. The "Dutch War Scare" leads to a major change in British policies towards Europe.
  • January 24 – An earthquake kills 30,000 in Chile, and razes about Script error: No such module "convert"..
  • January 25Refik Saydam forms the new government of Turkey. (11th government)
  • January 26
    • Spanish Civil War: Spanish Nationalist troops, aided by Italy, take Barcelona.
    • In Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet, in response to rumours (which are true) that he is seeking to end the French alliance system in Eastern Europe, gives a speech highlighting his government's commitment to the cordon sanitaire.
  • January 27Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion programme intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of crushing the Royal Navy by 1944. The Kriegsmarine is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources.
  • January 30 – Hitler gives a speech before the Reichstag calling for an "export battle" to increase German foreign exchange holdings. The same speech also sees Hitler's "prophecy" where he warns that if "Jewish financers" start a war against Germany, the...result will be the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe".

February

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February 21: Golden Gate International Exposition opens.

March

April

May

June

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June 24: Siam is renamed "Thailand".

July

August

September

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September 1: Wieluń destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing.

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Common parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest at the end of the Invasion of Poland. At the center Major General Heinz Guderian and Brigadier Semyon Krivoshein.

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September: Siege of Warsaw.

October

November

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November 6: Hedda Hopper

December

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Births

January

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Bill Toomey

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Maury Povich

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Alfredo Palacio

February

March

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Brian Mulroney

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Terence Hill

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Volker Schlöndorff

April

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Marvin Gaye

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Paul Sorvino

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Dusty Springfield

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João Bernardo Vieira

May

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Judy Collins

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Ruud Lubbers

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Ralph Boston

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Harvey Keitel

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Sir Ian McKellen

June

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Joe Clark

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Osvaldo Hurtado

July

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Aníbal Cavaco Silva

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Ali Khamenei

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Milva

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John Howard

August

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Romano Prodi

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Fernando Poe Jr.

September

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Lily Tomlin

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George Lazenby

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Guntis Ulmanis

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Jorge Sampaio

October

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Ralph Lauren

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Joaquim Chissano

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F. Murray Abraham

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John Cleese

November

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Tina Turner

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Emil Constantinescu

December

Deaths

January

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W. B. Yeats

February

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Pope Pius XI

March

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Howard Carter

April

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Ghazi of Iraq

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Joseph Lyons

May

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Bautista Saavedra

June

July

August

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Carlo Galimberti

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German Busch

September

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Sigmund Freud

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Carl Laemmle

October

November

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James Naismith

December

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Douglas Fairbanks

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

References

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  1. See Wikipedia article: Lou Gehrig
  2. "Thailand ( Siam ) History" (overview), CS Mngt, 2005, CSMngt.com webpage: CSMngt-Thai.
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