Historical Events in July 1942

  • Jul 1 German troops conquer Sebastopol
  • Jul 3 German troops march into Sebastopol, Crimea

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Jul 3 Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 4 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
  • Jul 4 US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins
  • Jul 5 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
  • Jul 5 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
  • Jul 6 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York

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Jul 6 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jul 6 Von Hoth' IV Pantser army fights with Voronezj
  • Jul 7 Germany troop march into Woronezj
  • Jul 7 Milt all star team (including Bob Feller) losts to AL all stars 5-0
  • Jul 10 Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp
  • Jul 10 Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
  • Jul 13 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis
  • Jul 13 German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • Jul 13 SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland
  • Jul 14 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
  • Jul 14 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • Jul 15 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
  • Jul 15 Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"
  • Jul 16 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
  • Jul 16 Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
  • Jul 17 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
  • Jul 17 Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pa (state record)
  • Jul 17 Transport #6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Jul 18 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • Jul 18 Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
  • Jul 19 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in USA
  • Jul 19 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague
  • Jul 20 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
  • Jul 20 Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8
  • Jul 20 Legion of Merit Medal authorized by US congress
  • Jul 20 Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover
  • Jul 21 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
  • Jul 22 4th Russian army forms with 80 tanks
  • Jul 22 Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
  • Jul 22 Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp
  • Jul 23 German troops conquer Rostow
  • Jul 23 Hitler's Directive number 45: order to occupy Stalingrad
  • Jul 23 World War II: Operation Edelweiss (a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus) begins.

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Jul 24 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Jul 24 German troops occupy Rostov-on- Don in Southern Russia for the 2nd time
  • Jul 25 German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
  • Jul 26 RC churches protest, Dutch bishops stand against spread of Judaism
  • Jul 28 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
  • Jul 28 Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland
  • Jul 29 Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd

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Jul 30 FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 30 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • Jul 30 German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
  • Jul 31 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • Jul 31 U-boats sank 96 allied ships this month: 476,000 ton