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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Sunday, 14 February 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   Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air) in the year 1942.  

May 04   In the year 1942 food first rationed in US  

May 04   German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

May 05   US begins rationing sugar during WWII on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   On this day in history battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion  

May 07   Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79 in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 08   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1942.  

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

May 10   Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history german submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec  

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

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   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   In the year 1942 helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight  

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

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

May 13   On this day in history 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   US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms on this day in history.  

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

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

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

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

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

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