Historical Events For 1942
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Aug 04 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz in the year 1942.
Aug 04 Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 in the year 1942.
Aug 05 British govt cancels agreement of Munich on this day in history.
Aug 05 In the year 1942 rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
Aug 06 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews in the year 1942.
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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1942 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 In the year 1942 gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa
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 In the year 1942 - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland
Aug 11 In the year 1942 richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
Aug 12 British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1942.
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 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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1942.
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