Star Map for Sunday April 14, 1940

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On 14 April 1940

World War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later..

Birthdate of Julie Christie, English actress and activist; David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes, English archbishop and academic; and Richard Thompson, English physician and academic.

50th anniversary

The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C..

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Martin Adolf Bormann, German priest and theologian (d. 2013); Arnold Burns, American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2013); René Desmaison, French mountaineer (d. 2007); and Bradford Dillman, American actor and author (d. 2018).

Death of Vladimir Mayakovsky, Georgian-Russian actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1893).

5th anniversary

The Black Sunday dust storm, considered one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl, swept across the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring areas..

Birthdate of Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Baroness Masham of Ilton, English table tennis player, swimmer, and politician; John Oliver, English bishop; and Erich von Däniken, Swiss historian and author.

Death of Emmy Noether, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1882).

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Arlene Martel, American actress and singer (d. 2014); Bobby Nichols, American golfer; and Frank Serpico, American-Italian soldier, police officer and lecturer.

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Efi Arazi, Israeli businessman, founded the Scailex Corporation (d. 2013); and Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2012).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Mahmud Esad Coan, Turkish author and academic (d. 2001).

Death of Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater and architect (b. 1893).

1st anniversary

The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press..

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 21.6x27.9cm to 50x70cm. You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 8.5x11" to 18x24".

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