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1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1940th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 940th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1940s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1940 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1940
MCMXL
Ab urbe condita2693
Armenian calendar1389
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԹ
Assyrian calendar6690
Bahá'í calendar96–97
Balinese saka calendar1861–1862
Bengali calendar1347
Berber calendar2890
British Regnal yearGeo. 6 – 5 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2484
Burmese calendar1302
Byzantine calendar7448–7449
Chinese calendar己卯(Earth Rabbit)
4636 or 4576
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4637 or 4577
Coptic calendar1656–1657
Discordian calendar3106
Ethiopian calendar1932–1933
Hebrew calendar5700–5701
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1996–1997
 - Shaka Samvat1861–1862
 - Kali Yuga5040–5041
Holocene calendar11940
Igbo calendar940–941
Iranian calendar1318–1319
Islamic calendar1358–1359
Japanese calendarShōwa 15
(昭和15年)
Javanese calendar1870–1871
Juche calendar29
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4273
Minguo calendarROC 29
民國29年
Nanakshahi calendar472
Thai solar calendar2482–2483
Tibetan calendar阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
2066 or 1685 or 913
    — to —
阳金龙年
(male Iron-Dragon)
2067 or 1686 or 914

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

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ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 124.
  12. ^ Muggenthaler, August Karl (1977). German Raiders of WWII. Prentice-Hall. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-13-354027-7.

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