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Historical Events Happened In 1942

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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1942 arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies in the year 1942.