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30 Jul 1940
  • The Act of Havana was signed by the representatives from 21 nations in the Americas; it provided an emergency establishment of a regime of provisional administration "when islands or regions in the Americas now under the possession of non-American nations are in danger of becoming the subject of barter of territory or change of sovereignty". ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Destroyers USS Walke and USS Wainwright arrived at Buenos Aires, Argentina. ww2dbase [CPC]
Austria
  • Adolf Hitler arrived at Innsbruck, Austria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Phoenix arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Low clouds and rain restricted both German and British flights all day. Five German raids targeted the northeastern British coast in the morning, while other waves of aircraft attacked convoys in the English Channel off Essex and Suffolk, England. A small number of German aircraft were shot down on this day at no cost to the British RAF. Overnight, German bombers conducted raids over southern and central England and southern Wales. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • US President Franklin Roosevelt returned to Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States via presidential yacht Potomac. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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