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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.  

Aug 07   American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal in the year 1942.  

Aug 07   On this day in history anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

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

Aug 08   On this day in history "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein  

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Aug 08   6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC on this day in history.  

Aug 09   200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland in the year 1942.  

Aug 09   Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Aug 09   In the year 1942 hMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island  

Aug 10   In the year 1942 gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa  

Aug 10   HMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160 in the year 1942.  

Aug 11   In the year 1942 - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland  

Aug 11   Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Aug 12   British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin on this day in history.  

Aug 12   On this day in history 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   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   Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow on this day in history.  

Aug 17   In the year 1942 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   US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France in the year 1942.  

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   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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

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Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1942.  

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

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