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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Monday, 30 March 2015

May 03   In the year 1942 luftwaffe bombs Exeter  

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

May 04   Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air) on this day in history.  

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

May 04   German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages in the year 1942.  

May 04   Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life) on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history the Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today  

May 05   Battle of Coral Sea on this day in history.  

May 05   In the year 1942 british assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar  

May 05   In the year 1942 uS begins rationing sugar during WWII  

May 06   In the year 1942 cAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China  

May 06   In the year 1942 corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

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 in the year 1942.  

May 08   Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea in the year 1942.  

May 08   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack  

May 08   On this day in history german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

May 08   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57  

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

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

May 11   Japanese troops conquer Kalewa on this day in history.  

May 12   1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz in the year 1942.  

May 12   On this day in history david Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine  

May 12   On this day in history nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River  

May 12   On this day in history russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943  

May 13   Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight in the year 1942.  

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

May 13   Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

May 13   US troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji in the year 1942.  

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

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

May 14   In the year 1942 uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded  

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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   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born in the year 1942.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   In the year 1942 arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

Jan 12   In the year 1942 george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies