1939 Calendar

January
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February
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567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
March
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   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

April
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      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
May
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 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
June
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    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

July
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      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
August
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  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
September
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     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
November
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   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
December
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     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

What Happened In Year 1939?

  • January 27, 1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
  • February 19, 1939 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • March 2, 1939 – Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
  • March 30, 1939 – The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph.
  • April 9, 1939 – Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall.
  • June 12, 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • June 24, 1939 – Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
  • August 23, 1939 – World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
  • September 2, 1939 – World War II: following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany.
  • September 9, 1939 – Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government.
  • September 10, 1939 – World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy’s first loss.
  • September 17, 1939 – World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
  • October 15, 1939 – The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
  • November 6, 1939 – World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place.
  • November 17, 1939 – Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students’ Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
  • November 26, 1939 – Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
  • December 12, 1939 – Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi – Finnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.
  • December 15, 1939Gone with the Wind receives its première at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • December 24, 1939 – World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
  • December 29, 1939 – First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.

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