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Historical Events For 1942

Monday, 05 December 2016

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   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   On this day in history guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76  

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

Feb 20   Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers on this day in history.  

Feb 21   US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn on this day in history.  

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.  

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

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

Feb 23   On this day in history stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60  

Feb 24   The Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor on this day in history.  

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

Feb 25   In the year 1942 leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   On this day in history 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   1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   On this day in history first transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies on this day in history.  

Feb 28   In the year 1942 race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit  

Mar 01   Extermination begins at Sobibor in the year 1942.  

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   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 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

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

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

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