August 7, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
  • Dutch resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
  • Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Birthdays in History

  • Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)

Deaths in History

  • Janusz Korczak [Henryk Goldszmit], Polish-Jewish educator and pedagogue (ran an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto), is gassed at Treblinka extermination camp along with the residents of his orphanage at 64
  • Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43