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Historical Events For 1942

Sunday, 26 March 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 26   WWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same" on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history the allies are routed in the Battle of the Java Sea.  

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

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

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   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   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

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   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   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

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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