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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Aug 04   1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz on this day in history.  

Aug 04   On this day in history alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81  

Aug 05   British govt cancels agreement of Munich on this day in history.  

Aug 05   On this day in history rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)  

Aug 06   On this day in history -8] Riots by Dutch Jews  

Aug 07   1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on this day in history.  

Aug 07   On this day in history american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

Aug 07   Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on this day in history.  

Aug 07   On this day in history richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43  

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   On this day in history 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland  

Aug 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history hMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island  

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   Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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' on this day in history.  

Aug 13   On this day in history the Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 16   On this day in history premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow  

Aug 17   On this day in history 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces  

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   On this day in history uS bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France  

Aug 18   Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history 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   1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France on this day in history.  

Aug 19   First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on this day in history.  

Aug 19   On this day in history honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France  

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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   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

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   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

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   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.