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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Friday, 18 April 2014

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" on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn  

Feb 21   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht  

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.  

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

Feb 24   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies  

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

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

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

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   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.