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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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

Feb 19   Japanese troop land on Timor in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 19   U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt grants authority for the military to intern Japanese-Americans during WWII on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1942 guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60 in the year 1942.  

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   Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German) in the year 1942.  

Feb 25   Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 26   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bombs on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1942 werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"  

Feb 26   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 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   The allies are routed in the Battle of the Java Sea on this day in history.  

Feb 28   In the year 1942 1st weapon drop on Netherlands  

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

Feb 28   On this day in history 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   HMS EXETER sunk, East Indies, north west of Surabaya in Java Sea by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force in the year 1942.  

Mar 01   On this day in history japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java  

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Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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   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   On this day in history death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

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

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