Historical Events In 1942
Saturday, 31 October 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 on this day in history.
Jul 19 On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in US
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 In the year 1942 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
Jul 20 On this day in history legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress
Jul 20 On this day in history patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
Jul 20 In the year 1942 women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines
Jul 21 On this day in history 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
Jul 22 On this day in history 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks
Jul 22 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Jul 23 On this day in history andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
Jul 23 On this day in history german troops conquer Rostow
Jul 24 HMCS St. Croix (Destroyer) sinks the U-90 in the year 1942.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 25 In the year 1942 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 On this day in history formation of Australian Women's Land Army
Jul 27 William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies in the year 1942.
Jul 28 On this day in history marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
Jul 28 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto in the year 1942.
Jul 28 In the year 1942 nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia
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) on this day in history.
Jul 30 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia in the year 1942.
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 02 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp in the year 1942.