On This Day

July 20, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
  • Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8
  • Legion of Merit Medal authorized by US congress

Birthdays in History

  • Ron Bowden, Australian politician

Deaths in History

  • Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle