World War II: 18:50 A French delegation signs an armistice with Germany in the same spot, in the same railroad car as the 1918 armistice. It is set to take effect six hours after an armistice is concluded between France and Italy. Meanwhile, three French armies encircled along the Maginot Line surrender.
Italian troops occupy Menton.
Through the efforts of Adrian Boult and the BBC, John Ireland (60) is evacuated from Guernsey to the mainland due to the threat of German invasion. He is on the SS Antwerp, one of the last boats.
10,000 Afrikaner women march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest South African involvement in the European war.