Historical Events For 1942
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
May 03 On this day in history luftwaffe bombs Exeter
May 03 In the year 1942 nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
May 04 On this day in history battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)
May 04 On this day in history food first rationed in US
May 04 On this day in history 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 The Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today on this day in history.
May 05 On this day in history battle of Coral Sea
May 05 On this day in history british assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
May 05 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
May 07 On this day in history nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
May 08 In the year 1942 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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
May 10 In the year 1942 joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
May 11 German submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec in the year 1942.
May 11 In the year 1942 japanese troops conquer Kalewa
May 12 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz in the year 1942.
May 12 David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine on this day in history.
May 12 Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River on this day in history.
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 In the year 1942 helicopter makes its first cross-country flight
May 13 On this day in history hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41
May 13 In the year 1942 uS troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji
May 14 The Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established on this day in history.
May 14 In the year 1942 uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms
May 14 US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded on this day in history.