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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Thursday, 07 May 2015

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   On this day in history japanese troop land on Timor  

Feb 19   In the year 1942 tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"  

Feb 19   In the year 1942 u.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt grants authority for the military to intern Japanese-Americans during WWII.  

Feb 20   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 22   World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses in the year 1942.  

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   Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60 in the year 1942.  

Feb 24   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history 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 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 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   On this day in history werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   In the year 1942 j S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun  

Feb 27   Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52 in the year 1942.  

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   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   On this day in history extermination begins at Sobibor.  

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   In the year 1942 japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

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   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.