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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 29 August 2015

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah" in the year 1942.  

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   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   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   In the year 1942 world War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 26   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   Werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen" on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1942 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   J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

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

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 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   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies in the year 1942.  

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