Historical Events In 1942
Friday, 16 April 2021
Jul 18 Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, first jet fighter, takes first flight in the year 1942.
Jul 18 The first legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 20 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training on this day in history.
Jul 20 Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress on this day in history.
Jul 20 In the year 1942 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 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va in the year 1942.
Jul 22 On this day in history 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks
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 In the year 1942 andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
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 In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.
Jul 26 CAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve on this day in history.
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 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 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia in the year 1942.
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 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 On this day in history francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79
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