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Headlines From 1939 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1939 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1939 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1939 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1939 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1939 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1939 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1939 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1939 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1939 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1939 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
1st January 1939The Hewlett-Packard Company is founded and becomes the largest technology company in the world.
6th February 1939Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain officially declares that any German attack on France will also be considered an attack on Great Britain.
21st February 1939The Golden Gate International Exposition opens in San Francisco, California.
2nd March 1939Pope Pius XII (Cardinal Pacelli) succeeds Pope Pius XI as the 260th Pope.
28th March 1939Dictator Francisco Franco assumes power in Madrid.
1st April 1939The Spanish Civil War comes to an end when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
14th April 1939John Steinbeck's classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” is published for the first time.
17th May 1939 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive in Quebec City in Canada, to begin the first ever tour of the country by Canada's monarch.
17th June 1939 Murderer Eugen Weidmann is decapitated by the guillotine in the last public guillotining to take place in France.
24th June 1939The government of Siam changes its name to Thailand, which means 'Free Land'.
25th August 1939An IRA bomb explodes in the centre of Coventry, killing five people.
1st September 1939Nazi Germany invades Poland, thus beginning the Second World War in Europe.
3rd September 1939The United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany.
8th November 1939Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in Munich by Georg Elser, while celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
16th November 1939Al Capone is released from Alcatraz prison.
27th December 1939The 1939 Erzincan earthquake kills 30,000 people in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. The earthquake features seven powerful tremors and one of these tremors is measured at 8.2 on the Richter scale of magnitude.
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A Newspaper From 1939

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