1939

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1900s  1910s  1920s  – 1930s –  1940s  1950s  1960s
Years: 1936 1937 193819391940 1941 1942
1939 by topic:
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1939 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1939
MCMXXXIX
Ab urbe condita 2692
Armenian calendar 1388
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԸ
Assyrian calendar 6689
Bahá'í calendar 95–96
Bengali calendar 1346
Berber calendar 2889
British Regnal year Geo. 6 – 4 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2483
Burmese calendar 1301
Byzantine calendar 7447–7448
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
4635 or 4575
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4636 or 4576
Coptic calendar 1655–1656
Discordian calendar 3105
Ethiopian calendar 1931–1932
Hebrew calendar 5699–5700
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1995–1996
 - Shaka Samvat 1861–1862
 - Kali Yuga 5040–5041
Holocene calendar 11939
Igbo calendar 939–940
Iranian calendar 1317–1318
Islamic calendar 1357–1358
Japanese calendar Shōwa 14
(昭和14年)
Juche calendar 28
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4272
Minguo calendar ROC 28
民國28年
Thai solar calendar 2482

1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade. 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.

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June 24: Siam is renamed "Thailand".

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September 1: Wieluń destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing.
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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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ See Wikipedia article: Lou Gehrig
  2. ^ "Thailand ( Siam ) History" (overview), CS Mngt, 2005, CSMngt.com webpage: CSMngt-Thai.
  3. ^ Leffingwell, Randy (1996). Classic Farm Tractors: History of the Farm Tractor. Osceola, WI, USA: Motorbooks International. p. 99. ISBN 978-0760302460. 
  4. ^ "On This Day - September 10, 1939". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  5. ^ "War!". junobeach.org. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  6. ^ "The Conquest of Poland and the Beginnings of Jewish Persecution". The Holocaust. Yad Vashem. Retrieved 2013-03-03.