Historical Events For 1942
Monday, 24 July 2017
Aug 04 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz on this day in history.
Aug 04 Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Aug 05 On this day in history british govt cancels agreement of Munich
Aug 05 On this day in history rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
Aug 06 In the year 1942 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews
Aug 07 On this day in history 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
Aug 07 On this day in history american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal
Aug 07 On this day in history anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)
Aug 07 Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43 on this day in history.
Aug 08 On this day in history "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein
Aug 08 On this day in history 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC
Aug 09 In the year 1942 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
Aug 09 Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies on this day in history.
Aug 09 On this day in history hMAS CANBERRA (RAN) sunk in the South West Pacific, SE of Savo Island off northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands - by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.
Aug 09 HMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 1942 gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa
Aug 10 HMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160 on this day in history.
Aug 11 - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland on this day in history.
Aug 11 In the year 1942 richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
Aug 12 On this day in history british premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
Aug 12 HMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum' in the year 1942.
Aug 13 The Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia in the year 1942.
Aug 14 On this day in history dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
Aug 15 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel in the year 1942.
Aug 16 Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow in the year 1942.
Aug 17 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces in the year 1942.
Aug 17 Submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines on this day in history.
Aug 17 US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France on this day in history.
Aug 18 Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs in the year 1942.
Aug 18 In the year 1942 erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48
Aug 19 -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab on this day in history.
Aug 19 In the year 1942 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
Aug 19 In the year 1942 first American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
Aug 19 In the year 1942 honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France