Historical Events In 1942
Wednesday, 06 July 2022
Jul 18 In the year 1942 messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, first jet fighter, takes first flight
Jul 18 On this day in history the first legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
Jul 19 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in US on this day in history.
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 Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle on this day in history.
Jul 20 Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines on this day in history.
Jul 21 In the year 1942 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
Jul 22 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks in the year 1942.
Jul 22 In the year 1942 beginning of Warsaw ghetto "Aktion." 6,000 to 7,000 a day are deported to Treblinka.
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 on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1942.
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 German troops occupy Rostov in the year 1942.
Jul 26 CAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve on this day in history.
Jul 26 On this day in history rAF bombs Hamburg
Jul 26 In the year 1942 titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies
Jul 27 In the year 1942 formation of Australian Women's Land Army
Jul 27 On this day in history william Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
Jul 28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster on this day in history.
Jul 28 In the year 1942 nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
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 In the year 1942 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 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 in the year 1942.
Jul 31 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia on this day in history.
Aug 02 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp on this day in history.