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Historical Events For 1942

Wednesday, 16 August 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   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)  

May 04   In the year 1942 food first rationed in US  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

May 05   Battle of Coral Sea in the year 1942.  

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

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

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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   In the year 1942 corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed  

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   German summer offensive opens in Crimea in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57  

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

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

May 11   In the year 1942 japanese troops conquer Kalewa  

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

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   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   Helicopter makes its first cross-country flight in the year 1942.  

May 13   In the year 1942 hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41  

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   In the year 1942 uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms  

May 14   US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded in the year 1942.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

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

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

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   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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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