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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Monday, 25 May 2015

Feb 19   On this day in history first Japanese air raid on Darwin The city was bombed 64 times between feb 1942 and nov 1943  

Feb 19   Japanese troop land on Timor in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif on this day in history.  

Feb 23   On this day in history 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   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   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb in the year 1942.  

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" in the year 1942.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   1st weapon drop on Netherlands in the year 1942.  

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

Mar 01   In the year 1942 extermination begins at Sobibor.  

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

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies in the year 1942.