Historical Events In 1942
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Jul 18 In the year 1942 messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, first jet fighter, takes first flight
Jul 18 The first legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens in the year 1942.
Jul 19 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in US in the year 1942.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 20 In the year 1942 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
Jul 20 In the year 1942 legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress
Jul 20 On this day in history patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
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 on this day in history.
Jul 22 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks on this day in history.
Jul 22 Beginning of Warsaw ghetto "Aktion." 6,000 to 7,000 a day are deported to Treblinka in the year 1942.
Jul 22 In the year 1942 gas rationing begins along the Atlantic coast of the US to help the American war effort during WWII.
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 in the year 1942.
Jul 23 In the year 1942 german troops conquer Rostow
Jul 24 In the year 1942 hMCS St. Croix (Destroyer) sinks the U-90
Jul 24 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army," premieres in NYC in the year 1942.
Jul 24 On this day in history 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.
Jul 25 German troops occupy Rostov in the year 1942.
Jul 26 On this day in history cAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve.
Jul 26 RAF bombs Hamburg on this day in history.
Jul 26 In the year 1942 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 William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies on this day in history.
Jul 28 In the year 1942 marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
Jul 28 On this day in history nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
Jul 28 On this day in history nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia
Jul 29 Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd in the year 1942.
Jul 30 On this day in history 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.
Jul 30 On this day in history fDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
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 On this day in history 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