1340 in History
January 26 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France
June 7 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
June 24 Battle at Lock: English fleet beats France/Genuezen, 10-30,000 killed
June 24 In the Hundred Years War, British fleet destroys French at Sluys
September 25 England and France sign disarmament treaty
November 28 Battle of Salado Spain: last Moor invasion driven back