February 19, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • About 150 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian city of Darwin
  • Bill Longson beats Managoff & Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Japanese troops land on Timor

Birthdays in History

  • Ken Kramer [Kenneth Bentley Kramer], former American Republican member of the House of Representatives, born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in History

  • Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)