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1940 is a year in the 20th century. It is the first year in the decade of the 1940s.

Known Events[]

  • Bugs Bunny first appears in the cartoon A Wild Hare.[1]
  • The modern freeze-dry process is discovered for food preservation.[2]
  • Disney’s Fantasia premieres with Mickey Mouse as "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice."[3]
  • Cave paintings found in Lascaux[4]
  • First nylon stockings sold in the U.S.[5]
  • Folk singer Woody Guthrie writes "This Land is Your Land."[6]

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