Historical Events for December 1942

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Events 1 - 41 of 41

1st - Gasoline rationed in US
1st - The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state
2nd - World’s 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction occurs in Chicagi Pile-1 (world's 1st nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, overseen by Enrico Fermi
4th - First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
4th - FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
4th - US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II
4th - Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
5th - CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
5th - Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work
5th - West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland
6th - Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
6th - RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)
8th - 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
10th - Hitler names Anton Mussert "leader of the Dutch people"
10th - North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 11th - Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
12th - German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
12th - A fire in a hostel in St. John's, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
13th - Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader
13th - Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears 14-6, to win NFL title
15th - Massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs
16th - Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan
17th - Allies in London sentence German war criminals
19th - Robert Stroud "Birdman of Alcatraz" is transferred to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
20th - 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
21st - US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal
22nd - World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
23rd - Allies air attack on Den Helder
24th - First powered flight of V-1 'buzz bomb', Peenemunde, Germany
24th - Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja & Morozowsk
25th - Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death
25th - British Col S W Bailey reaches Mihailovics headquarter
25th - Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
27th - 1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use
27th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14
27th - The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.
28th - Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
28th - Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
31st - 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)
31st - Battle in Barents Sea
31st - Potatoes rationed in Holland

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