Our Georgia History
 

Georgia History Timeline / Chronology 1940
<<Previous year    Next year>>
Georgia History Navidater
Century000's 1400's 1500's 1600's 1700's 1800's 1900's 2000's
Decade1900's 1910's 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's
Year1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
January 14, 1940 Julian Bond born, Nashville, Tennessee
  Julian Bond
January 21, 1940 Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, becomes part of Emory University and cornerstone of the new medical program
  Emory University
January 23, 1940 Ten inches of snow covers Atlanta, largest recorded snow to date
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
February 10, 1940 Tornado strikes downtown Albany, Georgia, killing 23 according to the New York Times
February 21, 1940 John Lewis, civil rights leader and congressman from Georgia born near Troy, Alabama
February 28, 1940 Joseph Alfred Souter ("Joe South") born, Atlanta, Georgia.
February 29, 1940 Presentation banquet for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences where Gone With The Wind won 8 Oscars, a record which would stand for 16 years
  Gone With The Wind
April 7, 1940 Jimmy Demaret won the Masters in Augusta, eight strokes under par.
May 3, 1940 Henry Flipper dies of a heart attack in the home of his brother, Bishop Joseph S. Flipper, Atlanta
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
June 16, 1940 Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins, who had been chief of the Army Air Corps material division died. The Warner Robins Air Base, south of Macon is named in his honor
September 4, 1940 Hartsfield loses race to remain Atlanta's mayor
  William B. Hartsfield loses Atlanta mayor's race
October 4, 1940 Atlanta Airport declared an air base
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
October 14, 1940 Improvements ordered to Atlanta Airport by the WPA. In the following year the airport is virtually rebuilt
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
October 26, 1940 First night game at Sanford Stadium. Georgia ties Kentucky, 7-7
November 16, 1940 WSB Barn Dance, which featured current hillbilly music stars, went on the air
  WSB Atlanta
November 23, 1940 Dedication of Joel Hurt Park, Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 15, 1940 Delta adopts the slogan "Airline of the South"
  Delta Air Lines
The best search in Georgia History
Georgia History Navidater
Century000's 1400's 1500's 1600's 1700's 1800's 1900's 2000's
Decade1900's 1910's 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's
Year1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949


Return to Index


FrontHistory 101Early GeorgiaAmerican IndiansSearch
WarsPeopleTimelineListsPlacesPoetry




Golden Ink
Georgia's innovative design group


Legal Notice
Privacy Policy
Copyright