Historical Events In 1942
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Jul 18 On this day in history messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, first jet fighter, takes first flight
Jul 18 On this day in history the first legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
Jul 19 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in US on this day in history.
Jul 19 On this day in history 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.
Jul 20 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training in the year 1942.
Jul 20 Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress in the year 1942.
Jul 20 On this day in history patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
Jul 20 Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines on this day in history.
Jul 21 On this day in history 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
Jul 22 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks in the year 1942.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 22 Start of battle of the Kokoda Track, Papua in the year 1942.
Jul 23 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56 on this day in history.
Jul 23 In the year 1942 german troops conquer Rostow
Jul 24 HMCS St. Croix (Destroyer) sinks the U-90 on this day in history.
Jul 24 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
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 in the year 1942.
Jul 25 German troops occupy Rostov on this day in history.
Jul 26 On this day in history cAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve.
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 On this day in history formation of Australian Women's Land Army
Jul 27 In the year 1942 william Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
Jul 28 On this day in history marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
Jul 28 On this day in history nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
Jul 28 In the year 1942 nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia
Jul 29 Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd in the year 1942.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 30 On this day in history fDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
Jul 30 In the year 1942 german SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
Jul 31 In the year 1942 francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79
Jul 31 On this day in history german SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
Aug 02 In the year 1942 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp