On This Day

April 18, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • "Stars & Stripes" paper for US armed forces starts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle

Deaths in History

  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor & art patron (founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC), dies at 67