1942 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 566

  • Sep 16 Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
  • Sep 18 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
  • Sep 18 The order for 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
  • Sep 20 Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
  • Sep 21 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
  • Sep 21 Transport #35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 22 Meulenberg robs of church bells
  • Sep 23 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • Sep 23 Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 23 The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb
  • Sep 27 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • Sep 27 Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)
  • Sep 27 St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
  • Sep 28 Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
  • Sep 29 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Sep 29 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

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Sep 30 Admiral Chester Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Sep 30 SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period
  • Oct 1 Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
  • Oct 1 Little Golden Books (children's books) begins publishing
  • Oct 2 "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338

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Oct 3 FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Oct 3 Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
  • Oct 4 German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
  • Oct 5 5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred
  • Oct 5 Budy Massacre at Auschwitz sub-camp, 90 French-Jewish women beaten to death by prison guards
  • Oct 6 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
  • Oct 7 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys Nazi battalion in Stalingrad
  • Oct 7 Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing (Netherlands)
  • Oct 7 Maxwell Anderson's "Eve of St Mark" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 7 US & UK government announce establishment of United Nations
  • Oct 7 Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal to become wrestling champ
  • Oct 8 Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)
  • Oct 9 Statute of Westminster 1931 passed by the Australian parliament, formalises Australian autonomy.
  • Oct 10 1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt concentration camp
  • Oct 11 -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal
  • Oct 12 Successful Soviet counter attack through 37th Guard division
  • Oct 12 US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance
  • Oct 14 Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
  • Oct 14 German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
  • Oct 14 Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
  • Oct 15 German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 Germans die
  • Oct 16 Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India

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Oct 18 Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Oct 20 "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations
  • Oct 22 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
  • Oct 22 US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria
  • Oct 23 First ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk
  • Oct 23 During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • Oct 23 German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad
  • Oct 24 Second day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
  • Oct 25 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
  • Oct 25 Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

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Oct 25 Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Oct 26 Second day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
  • Oct 26 Fourth day of battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
  • Oct 26 Battle of Santa Cruz: Japanese naval offensive against US forces near Solomon Islands
  • Oct 27 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
  • Oct 27 US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz
  • Oct 28 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
  • Oct 28 Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
  • Oct 29 Seventh day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault
  • Oct 29 Alaska highway completed
  • Oct 29 Nazis murder 16,000 Jews in Pinsk, Soviet Union
  • Oct 30 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
  • Oct 30 US aircraft carrier Enterprise reaches Noumea
  • Oct 31 U-boats sink and damage 120 allied ships this month (659,457 tons)
  • Oct 31 9th day of the Battle of El Alamein
  • Nov 1 10th day of battle at El Alamein
  • Nov 1 John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
  • Nov 2 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
  • Nov 3 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault
  • Nov 3 Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
  • Nov 3 William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
  • Nov 4 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back
  • Nov 5 Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
  • Nov 5 Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission
  • Nov 6 Nazis kill 12,000 Jews in the Minsk ghetto

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Nov 6 Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Nov 7 First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
  • Nov 8 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
  • Nov 8 Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

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Nov 8 Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 8 Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
  • Nov 9 German occupiers install Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
  • Nov 9 Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Nov 10 Philip Barry's "Without Love" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco
  • Nov 10 US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
  • Nov 11 -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • Nov 11 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • Nov 11 During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
  • Nov 11 Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
  • Nov 11 Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
  • Nov 11 Transport #45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • Nov 12 Naval Battle of Guadalcanal begins between Allied and Japanese forces in Solomon Islands (WWII)
  • Nov 13 Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • Nov 13 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
  • Nov 14 -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)
  • Nov 14 Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender

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