Star Map for Sunday June 16, 1940

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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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Available sizes: 11x14", 16x20" or 18x24", 40x50cm or 50x70 cm, standard sizes so you will always find a frame that you like and that fits.

On 16 June 1940

World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français)..

A Communist government is installed in Lithuania..

Birthdate of Mris aklais, Latvian poet, writer, and journalist (d. 2003); and Neil Goldschmidt, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Governor of Oregon.

Death of DuBose Heyward, American author (b. 1885).

100th anniversary

Birthdate of Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer and author (d. 1913).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (d. 2000).

10th anniversary

Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR..

Birthdate of Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer and producer (d. 2016).

Death of Ezra Fitch, American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1866); and Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (b. 1860).

5th anniversary

Birthdate of Jim Dine, American painter and illustrator.

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgarian politician, 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria; and Erich Segal, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Thomas Boyd-Carpenter, English general; Torgny Lindgren, Swedish author and poet (d. 2017); and Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet.

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Billy "Crash" Craddock, American singer-songwriter.

Death of Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905).

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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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