On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1942

Historical Events

  • Allied Conference on war trials
  • German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast

InventionHistoric Invention

Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration
  • World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter
1942 Highlights

About January 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn