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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Monday, 30 March 2015

Feb 19   First Japanese air raid on Darwin The city was bombed 64 times between feb 1942 and nov 1943 in the year 1942.  

Feb 19   On this day in history japanese troop land on Timor  

Feb 19   In the year 1942 tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"  

Feb 19   In the year 1942 u.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt grants authority for the military to intern Japanese-Americans during WWII.  

Feb 20   Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   Lieutenant E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers in the year 1942.  

Feb 20   Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers in the year 1942.  

Feb 21   In the year 1942 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn  

Feb 21   US male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht in the year 1942.  

Feb 22   On this day in history world War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses.  

Feb 23   On this day in history japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood CA  

Feb 23   Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Feb 24   The Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor in the year 1942.  

Feb 24   On this day in history voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)  

Feb 25   On this day in history leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61  

Feb 26   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   In the year 1942 german battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bombs  

Feb 26   Government starts evacuating 21,000 Japanese Canadians from coastal regions of British Columbia to interior work camps; under War Measures Act on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen" in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   On this day in history wWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"  

Feb 27   1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   First transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   On this day in history j S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun  

Feb 27   Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52 in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 the allies are routed in the Battle of the Java Sea.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 1st weapon drop on Netherlands  

Feb 28   In the year 1942 hMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.  

Feb 28   In the year 1942 japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies  

Feb 28   Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit in the year 1942.  

Mar 01   On this day in history extermination begins at Sobibor.  

Mar 01   On this day in history hMS EXETER sunk, East Indies, north west of Surabaya in Java Sea by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.  

Mar 01   In the year 1942 japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java  

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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   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

Jan 06   In the year 1942 death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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