On This Day

April 17, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 12 Lancasters bomb MAN factory in Augsburg
  • Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp
  • POW French General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein

Deaths in History

  • Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)