Historical Events In 1942
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Aug 02 In the year 1942 friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77
Aug 04 On this day in history 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
Aug 04 Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Aug 05 British govt cancels agreement of Munich in the year 1942.
Aug 05 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) on this day in history.
Aug 06 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews in the year 1942.
Aug 07 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.
Aug 07 American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal in the year 1942.
Aug 07 Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) in the year 1942.
Aug 07 In the year 1942 richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
Aug 08 In the year 1942 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein
Aug 08 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC on this day in history.
Aug 09 In the year 1942 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
Aug 09 Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies in the year 1942.
Aug 09 In the year 1942 hMAS CANBERRA (RAN) sunk in the South West Pacific, SE of Savo Island off northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands - by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.
Aug 09 HMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island on this day in history.
Aug 10 Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa on this day in history.
Aug 10 HMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160 on this day in history.
Aug 11 - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland on this day in history.
Aug 11 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1942.
Aug 12 On this day in history british premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
Aug 12 HMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum' on this day in history.
Aug 13 The Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia on this day in history.
Aug 14 On this day in history dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
Aug 15 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel on this day in history.
Aug 16 In the year 1942 premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
Aug 17 In the year 1942 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces
Aug 17 In the year 1942 submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines
Aug 17 In the year 1942 uS bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France
Aug 18 Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs in the year 1942.
Aug 18 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48 on this day in history.
Aug 19 On this day in history -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab
Aug 19 On this day in history 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
Aug 19 First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.