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
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.