1940 in the United States

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1940 in the United States
Years: 1937 1938 193919401941 1942 1943

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Events from the year 1940 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January–March

April–June

May 15: The first McDonald's restaurant (photographed in 2005).
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June 27: "100 Water Colors" show by Federal Arts Project opens in New York City

July–September

October–December

November 5: FDR becomes the first and only President elected to a third term.

Births

January

February

March

April

May

May 10 - Wayne A. Downing, American general (d. 2007)

June

July

August

  • August 27 – Fernest Arceneaux, Zydeco accordionist (d. 2008)
  • August 28 – William Cohen, United States Senator from Maine from 1979 to 1997
  • August 31 – Wilton Felder, African American jazz saxophonist (d. 2015)

September

October

  • October 6 – Wyche Fowler, United States Senator from Georgia from 1987 till 1993.
  • October 9 – Gordon J. Humphrey, United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1979 till 1990.
  • October 29 – Connie Mack III, United States Senator from Florida from 1989 till 2001.

November

  • November 11 – Barbara Boxer, United States Senator from California since 1993.

December

Deaths

References

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