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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  

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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   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   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 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   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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, 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   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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