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Historical Events For 1942

Saturday, 29 April 2017

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   On this day in history german occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages  

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   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea  

May 05   On this day in history british assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar  

May 05   US begins rationing sugar during WWII in the year 1942.  

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

May 06   On this day in history corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1942 felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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 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   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 in the year 1942.  

May 12   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

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Jan 02   In the year 1942 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   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   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   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1942.  

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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