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Historical Events For 1942

Thursday, 24 August 2017

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

Feb 19   In the year 1942 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   Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 21   In the year 1942 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht  

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   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 in the year 1942.  

Feb 23   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

Feb 24   Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

Feb 26   WWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same" in the year 1942.  

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

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   On this day in history japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies  

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

Mar 01   Extermination begins at Sobibor on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java  

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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   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

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

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   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   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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

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