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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jul 18   Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, first jet fighter, takes first flight in the year 1942.  

Jul 18   On this day in history the first legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens  

Jul 19   In the year 1942 dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in US  

Jul 19   Himmler sends a secret directive to SS Lieutenant General F.W. Kinger ordering the "resettlement" of the entire Jewish population of the General Government, to be completed by December 31 in the year 1942.  

Jul 20   On this day in history 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training  

Jul 20   Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress on this day in history.  

Jul 20   Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle in the year 1942.  

Jul 20   On this day in history women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines  

Jul 21   8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va in the year 1942.  

Jul 22   4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks on this day in history.  

Jul 22   In the year 1942 beginning of Warsaw ghetto "Aktion." 6,000 to 7,000 a day are deported to Treblinka.  

Jul 22   Gas rationing begins along the Atlantic coast of the US to help the American war effort during WWII in the year 1942.  

Jul 22   In the year 1942 start of battle of the Kokoda Track, Papua  

Jul 23   Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56 on this day in history.  

Jul 23   On this day in history german troops conquer Rostow  

Jul 24   On this day in history hMCS St. Croix (Destroyer) sinks the U-90  

Jul 24   In the year 1942 irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army," premieres in NYC  

Jul 24   The Bureau of Aeronautics issued a Planning Directive calling for procurement of four Sikorsky helicopters for study and development by Navy and Coast Guard aviation forces on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history german troops occupy Rostov  

Jul 26   CAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve in the year 1942.  

Jul 26   RAF bombs Hamburg in the year 1942.  

Jul 26   On this day in history titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies  

Jul 27   Formation of Australian Women's Land Army on this day in history.  

Jul 27   In the year 1942 william Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies  

Jul 28   In the year 1942 marty Brennaman, American sportscaster  

Jul 28   Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia on this day in history.  

Jul 29   In the year 1942 eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd  

Jul 30   FDR signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES in the year 1942.  

Jul 30   FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES) in the year 1942.  

Jul 30   German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia on this day in history.  

Jul 31   Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jul 31   In the year 1942 german SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia  

Aug 02   On this day in history 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   In the year 1942 death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1942 arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

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

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