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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Aug 19   On this day in history lt.-Colonel Charles C.I. Merritt (The South Saksatchewan Regiment) wins the Victoria Corss at Dieppe, France  

Aug 20   Dim-out regulations implemented in SF on this day in history.  

Aug 20   On this day in history the birth of Isaac Hayes, American film actor  

Aug 21   On this day in history alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus  

Aug 21   On this day in history kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies  

Aug 22   Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

Aug 24   Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands on this day in history.  

Aug 25   On this day in history battle of Milne Bay, Papua  

Aug 25   George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39 on this day in history.  

Aug 25   SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth on this day in history.  

Aug 26   7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France on this day in history.  

Aug 26   On this day in history 7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France  

Aug 27   On this day in history cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy  

Aug 27   On this day in history hMCS Oakville (Corvette) sinks a U-Boat in the Caribbean  

Aug 28   On this day in history 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)  

Aug 28   Reigner cable is sent to Stephen S. Wise - specifying Nazi plans to exterminate almost 4 million Jews on this day in history.  

Aug 29   American Jewish conference meets in New York to discuss agenda of Jewish Unity (Rescue vs. Zionist program) on this day in history.  

Aug 30   Battle of Alam Halfa 9th Australian Division again in action at El Alamein on this day in history.  

Aug 30   Nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg on this day in history.  

Aug 31   On this day in history battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault  

Aug 31   On this day in history von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle  

Sep 02   German troops enter Stalingrad on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Sternbuch cable arrives at the Polish embassy in Washington, recounting the deportation of 100,000 Jews from Warsaw to death camps, and how Jewish babies were being used to produce soap and fertilizer for Germany industry on this day in history.  

Sep 02   The Chief Rabbi of Norway, Julues Samuel, refuses to go into hiding and chooses to join 208 Norwegian Jews sent to Bergen Belsen on this day in history.  

Sep 03   Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, begins his solo singing career on this day in history.  

Sep 04   Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany on this day in history.  

Sep 05   Battle at Alam Halfa ends on this day in history.  

Sep 05   On this day in history the birth of Raquel Welch, American film actress  

Sep 06   56th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (46 61 64) on this day in history.  

Sep 06   German advance into the USSR halted at Stalingrad on this day in history.  

Sep 07   62nd US Mens Tennis: F Schroeder Jr beats F Parker (86 75 36 46 62) on this day in history.  

Sep 09   1st bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily Oregon (WW II) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

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