Historical Events For 1942
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Aug 04 In the year 1942 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
Aug 04 Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
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 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 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein on this day in history.
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 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 on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1942.
Aug 11 In the year 1942 richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
Aug 12 On this day in history british premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
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 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 Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on this day in history.
Aug 15 On this day in history 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel
Aug 16 Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow in the year 1942.
Aug 17 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Aug 18 In the year 1942 carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs
Aug 18 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48 on this day in history.
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 First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.
Aug 19 Honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France on this day in history.