In The Netherlands , there was from August 10, 1939 to September 3, 1940 the cabinet De Geer II, with Jonkheer mr. D.J. de Geer (CHU) as prime minister.
In The Netherlands , there was from September 3, 1940 to July 27, 1941 the cabinet Gerbrandy I, with Prof. dr. P.S. Gerbrandy (ARP) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 8.8 million citizens.
March 30 » Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.
June 10 » World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions in his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
June 22 » World War II: France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany, in the same railroad car in which the Germans signed the Armistice in 1918.
June 26 » World War II: Under the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
July 11 » World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of the French State.
August 25 » World War II: The first Bombing of Berlin by the British Royal Air Force.
Weather September 8, 1940
The temperature on September 8, 1940 was between 10.5 °C and 17.1 °C and averaged 13.9 °C. There was 0.9 mm of rain during 0.6 hours. There was -0.1 hours of sunshine (0%). The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the west-southwest.
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