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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Friday, 06 May 2016

May 03   Luftwaffe bombs Exeter in the year 1942.  

May 03   In the year 1942 nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands  

May 04   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)  

May 04   Food first rationed in US on this day in history.  

May 04   In the year 1942 german occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages  

May 04   In the year 1942 pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)  

May 04   In the year 1942 the Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today  

May 05   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea  

May 05   British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history uS begins rationing sugar during WWII  

May 06   On this day in history cAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China  

May 06   Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion  

May 07   Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

May 07   Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed on this day in history.  

May 08   On this day in history aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea  

May 08   Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on this day in history.  

May 08   In the year 1942 german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

May 08   On this day in history hMS OLYMPUS, sunk off Malta Grand Harbour - German E-boat-laid mines. On passage with personnel from Malta to Gibraltar, including many of the crews of bombed submarines P.36 and P.39; few survivors  

May 09   68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57 in the year 1942.  

May 10   Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74 in the year 1942.  

May 11   In the year 1942 german submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec  

May 11   Japanese troops conquer Kalewa in the year 1942.  

May 12   1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz on this day in history.  

May 12   David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine in the year 1942.  

May 12   In the year 1942 nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River  

May 12   Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 in the year 1942.  

May 13   Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight on this day in history.  

May 13   On this day in history helicopter makes its first cross-country flight  

May 13   Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1942.  

May 13   On this day in history uS troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji  

May 14   In the year 1942 the Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established  

May 14   US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms on this day in history.  

May 14   On this day in history uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1942.  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.  

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