Historical Events Happened In 1942
Sunday, 01 March 2015
Aug 04 On this day in history 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
Aug 04 On this day in history alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81
Aug 05 British govt cancels agreement of Munich in the year 1942.
Aug 05 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) on this day in history.
Aug 06 In the year 1942 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews
Aug 07 In the year 1942 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
Aug 07 American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on this day in history.
Aug 07 Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on this day in history.
Aug 07 Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43 in the year 1942.
Aug 08 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein on this day in history.
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 In the year 1942 edith Stein, German philosopher, dies
Aug 09 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 on this day in history.
Aug 09 HMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island in the year 1942.
Aug 10 Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa on this day in history.
Aug 10 On this day in history hMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160
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 In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.
Aug 14 Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on this day in history.
Aug 15 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel on this day in history.
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 in the year 1942.
Aug 17 US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France on this day in history.
Aug 18 In the year 1942 carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs
Aug 18 In the year 1942 erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48
Aug 19 On this day in history -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab
Aug 19 On this day in history 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
Aug 19 On this day in history first American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
Aug 19 On this day in history honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France