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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Thursday, 24 April 2014

May 03   Luftwaffe bombs Exeter on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history 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   Food first rationed in US on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed  

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   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 on this day in history.  

May 09   68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history japanese troops conquer Kalewa  

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

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   On this day in history helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight  

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

May 14   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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