Historical Events For 1942
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Aug 04 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz in the year 1942.
Aug 04 In the year 1942 alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81
Aug 05 On this day in history british govt cancels agreement of Munich
Aug 05 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) in the year 1942.
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 In the year 1942 american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal
Aug 07 In the year 1942 anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)
Aug 07 In the year 1942 richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
Aug 08 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein in the year 1942.
Aug 08 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC in the year 1942.
Aug 09 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland on this day in history.
Aug 09 In the year 1942 edith Stein, German philosopher, dies
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 Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa in the year 1942.
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 British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin in the year 1942.
Aug 12 In the year 1942 hMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'.
Aug 13 In the year 1942 the Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia.
Aug 14 In the year 1942 dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
Aug 15 In the year 1942 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel
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 On this day in history submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines
Aug 17 On this day in history uS bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France
Aug 18 On this day in history 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 -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 Honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France in the year 1942.