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Historical Events For 1942

Friday, 20 October 2017

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   Tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah" in the year 1942.  

Feb 19   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 20   In the year 1942 lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers  

Feb 21   US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn in the year 1942.  

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

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

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Feb 23   Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood CA in the year 1942.  

Feb 23   Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif in the year 1942.  

Feb 23   In the year 1942 stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60  

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

Feb 24   In the year 1942 voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)  

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

Feb 26   On this day in history german battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb  

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

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

Feb 26   Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1942 wWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"  

Feb 27   On this day in history 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany  

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

Feb 27   J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52  

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

Feb 28   1st weapon drop on Netherlands in the year 1942.  

Feb 28   HMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Extermination begins at Sobibor in the year 1942.  

Mar 01   In the year 1942 hMS EXETER sunk, East Indies, north west of Surabaya in Java Sea by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.  

Mar 01   Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java in the year 1942.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 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   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born in the year 1942.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies in the year 1942.  

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