Historical Events Happened In 1942
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Aug 04 In the year 1942 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
Aug 04 In the year 1942 alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81
Aug 05 In the year 1942 british govt cancels agreement of Munich
Aug 05 On this day in history rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
Aug 06 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews on this day in history.
Aug 07 On this day in history 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
Aug 07 In the year 1942 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 On this day in history 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC
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 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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Aug 11 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
Aug 12 On this day in history 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' on this day in history.
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 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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1942.
Aug 18 On this day in history 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 In the year 1942 -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 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 in the year 1942.