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Gregorian calendar 1939

Ab urbe condita 2692
Armenian calendar 1388
Bahá'í calendar 95 – 96
Buddhist calendar 2483
Coptic calendar 1655 – 1656
Ethiopian calendar 1931 – 1932
Hebrew calendar 5699 5700
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 - Vikram Samvat 1994 – 1995
 - Shaka Samvat 1861 – 1862
 - Kali Yuga 5040 – 5041
Holocene calendar 11939
Iranian calendar 1317 – 1318
Islamic calendar 1357 – 1358
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 - Imperial Year Kōki 2599
Julian calendar 1984
Korean calendar 4272
Thai solar calendar 2482
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Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the deadliest human conflict in history.

Events Edit

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

January Edit

  • January 1 – The Hewlett-Packard Company is founded.
  • 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 50,000 sq mi (130,000 km2).
  • January 25Refik Saydam forms the new government of Turkey. (11 th 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".

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February 21: Golden Gate International Exposition opens.

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Phutthamonthon Buddha

June 24: Siam is renamed "Thailand".

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September 1: Wieluń destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing.

Armia Czerwona,Wehrmacht 22.09.1939 wspólna parada

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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November 6: Hedda Hopper

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References Edit

  1. ^ "Thailand ( Siam ) History" (overview), CS Mngt, 2005, webpage: CSMngt-Thai.
  2. ^ Leffingwell, Randy (1996). Classic Farm Tractors: History of the Farm Tractor. Osceola, WI, USA: Motorbooks International. p. 99. ISBN 978-0760302460. 
  3. ^ "On This Day - September 10, 1939". Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ "War!". Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  5. ^ The Conquest of Poland and the Beginnings of Jewish Persecution on the Yad Vashem website

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at 1939. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

People of the year 1939 at Familypedia

30 people were born in 1939

  Father Mother Age mother at birth
Lawrence Roy Allsopp (1939) Sydney Allsopp (c1910) Doris May Robinson (c1910)
Andrew Thomas Brown (1939-2010)
Allan Reginald Buttsworth (1939-1996) Reginald Harcourt Buttsworth (1913-1996) Emily May Gough (1918-1989)
Henry Augustine "Harry" Christopher (1939) Henry "Harry" Christopher (1887-1949) Annie Fox (19001978)
Catherine Ann Cookson (1939) James Edward Cookson Hilda Wilkinson
Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch Henry Carlton Cumberbatch
Gary Ray Denning (1939) Raymond D Denning (1911-1996) Helen Lucille Jones (1916-1996)
Vernon George Forbes (living) George Alexander Forbes (1891-1959) Doris Hyacinth Williams (1898-1970)
Angus Hugh Fraser (1939-1994) Hugh Munro Fraser (1909) Ann Suckling Perry (1916)
Don Rulon Fullmer (1939-2012) Lawrence William Fullmer (1909-1984) Mary Emma Iff (1905-2000)
Jimmie Ray Hamm, Sr. (1939-2008) Huey Jean Hamm (1917-1987) Kathryn Lucille Mountcastle (1916-1993)
John Winston Howard (1939) Lyall Falconer Howard (1896-1955) Mona Jane Kell (1900-1983)
Ruth Kirst (1939) Emil Kirst (-c1999) Christine Kirst (1912-2013)
Giovanni Pasquale Marciano (1939-2006) Carlo Marciano (1913-1959) Angelina Bonanno (1913-1989)
Sylvia Gweneth Marks (1939) Percy Stanley Marks (1911-1988) Lorna Dorothy Weily (1916-1999)
… further results

7 children were born to the 8 women born in 1939

148 people died in 1939

  Father Mother Age at death
Emily Rose Adams (1874-1939) Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920) Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925) 65
Eliza Maria Allred (1848-1939) James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905) Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866) 91
Jeanetta Arthur (c1861-1939) Thomas Arthur VC (c1835-1902) Ann Goddard (c1833-1915) 78
Arthur Melland Asquith (1883-1939) Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) 56
Amorette Eliza Avery (1868-1939) Isaac Gallup Avery (1841-1914) Eliza Maria Williams (1844-1906)
Grace Anna Barber (1863-1939) William Barber (1816-1913) Amelia Graves (1817-1867) 76
Donald Clinton Barton (1889-1939) George Hunt Barton (1852-1933) Eva May Beede (1855-1932) 50
Charles Edward Blackman (1853-1939) Charles Edward Blackman (1824-1914) Hannah Barnes (1831-1924) 86
Herbert Ernest Blackman (1876-1939) Robert Blackman (1835-1925) Jane Sloggett (1837-1922) 63
Margit Bohus (1876-1939) László Bohus (1839-1914) Berta Görgey (1850-1934)
Henry Charles Brandt (1867-1939) Charles C. Brandt (1837-1905) Maria Criss (1840-aft1910)
William Bray (1917-1939) Alfred George Bray (1887-1973) Adeline Ann Outridge (1893-1956) 22
Elizabeth Catherine Brennan (1862-1939) Patrick John Brennan (1827-1907) Mary Ann Anlezark (1840-1912) 77
Margaret Brennan (1859-1939) Michael Brennan (c1825-aft1871) Bridget Joyce (c1831-aft1871) 80
John Bridge (1853-1939) William Bridge (1819-1861) Sarah Carpenter (1826-1914) 86
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7137 people lived in 1939

  Father Mother
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015) Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940) Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947) Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908) Grietje Breed (1845)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973) Harris Abbot (1812-1884) Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Joseph Palmer Abbott (1891-1965) Joseph Palmer Abbott (1842-1901) Edith Solomon (1854-1935)
Macartney Abbott (1877-1960) Joseph Palmer Abbott (1842-1901) Matilda Elizabeth Macartney (c1848-1880)
Thomas Henry Abbott (1870-1954) Henry Palmer Abbott (1827-1903) Elizabeth Anne Lord (1844-1926)
Ethel Louise Abel (1891-1973) Elijah Stark Abel (1868-1925) Amorette Eliza Avery (1868-1939)
Elva Alice Abercrombie (1921-1985) Roy Christopher Abercrombie (1888-1959) Alice Elizabeth Harker (c1888-)
Roy Christopher Abercrombie (1888-1959) Frederick Abercrombie (1836-1916) Annie Utting (c1850-)
Pál Abonyi (1907-c1980)
Daisy Ethel Ackerman (1898-1969) Edwin Carlos Ackerman (1847-1917) Mary Priscilla Jane Freel (1854-1934)
Ronald Cecil Ackerman (1919-1971) Raymond Jacob Ackerman (1888-1959) Daisy May Johnson (1887-1964)
Bertrand Blanchard Acosta (1895-1954) Miguel Acosta (bef1895) Martha Blanche Reilly (bef1895)
Leila Adair (1897-1989) Jedediah Grant Adair (1859-1937) Florence Ellen Fowler (1860-1946)
Alexandra Adam (1907-1992) Heinrich Jakob Adam (1874-1941) Magdalena Presser (1882-1965)
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Events of the year 1939 at FamilypediaEdit

57 people were married in 1939.

  Joined with
Ada Adeline Adams (1882-1941) Arthur Samuel Clemson (1862-1927)+Albert John Burt (1876-1960)
Afra Bakker (1912-1965) Simon Korver (1913-1983)
Martha Beijen (1916-2009) Johannes Bos (1911-1992)
George Alfred Blunt (1912-1978) Evelyn M Reid
Johannes Bos (1911-1992) Martha Beijen (1916-2009)
Robert Merrill Bottom (1917-1993) Beulah Ernstine Ingram (1918-1980)
Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (1912-1947) Kenneth Douglas Evelyn Herbert Harington (1911-2007)
David Geoffrey Ephraim Bunker (1918-1994) Irene Florence Thompson (1920-1977)
Eva Elsie Buttsworth (1919-bef1997) Raymond Lambert (1915-1982)
Eileen Mary Jessop (1917-2006) Andrew Combe (-)+Peter Caddy (1917-1994)
Peter Caddy (1917-1994) Nora Meidling (c1920-)+Sheena Govan (1912-1967)+Eileen Mary Jessop (1917-2006)+Paula McLaughlin (1941)+
Henriette Alice Cadogan (1914-2005) Anthony Frederick Mark Palmer, 4th Bt. (1914-1941)+Alexander Abel Smith (1904-1980)
Edward Meredith Combs (1907-1985) Eudora Louise Fowlkes (1915-1957)
Marjorie Merry Margaret Commins (1912-1982) Frank William Best (1912-1982)
Josephine Conti (1918-1993) Howard A. Vik (1916-2006)
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There were 0 military battles in 1939.

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Facts about "1939"RDF feed
Birth rate0.0042 +
Births30 +
Deaths148 +
Fertility0.875 +
Mortality0.0207 +
People7,137 +
Year1,939 +

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