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