1942

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This article is about the year 1942. For other uses, see 1942 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1939 1940 194119421943 1944 1945
1942 by topic:
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1942 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1942
MCMXLII
Ab urbe condita 2695
Armenian calendar 1391
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Assyrian calendar 6692
Bahá'í calendar 98–99
Bengali calendar 1349
Berber calendar 2892
British Regnal year Geo. 6 – 7 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2486
Burmese calendar 1304
Byzantine calendar 7450–7451
Chinese calendar 辛巳(Metal Snake)
4638 or 4578
    — to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
4639 or 4579
Coptic calendar 1658–1659
Discordian calendar 3108
Ethiopian calendar 1934–1935
Hebrew calendar 5702–5703
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1998–1999
 - Shaka Samvat 1864–1865
 - Kali Yuga 5043–5044
Holocene calendar 11942
Igbo calendar 942–943
Iranian calendar 1320–1321
Islamic calendar 1360–1361
Japanese calendar Shōwa 17
(昭和17年)
Juche calendar 31
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4275
Minguo calendar ROC 31
民國31年
Thai solar calendar 2485


1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1942nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 942nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 42nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1940s decade.

Events[edit]

Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

January[edit]

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April[edit]

Spring 1942: the Nazi German extermination camp Treblinka II opens in occupied Poland near the village of Treblinka

May[edit]

June[edit]

June 4: The Japanese aircraft carrier, Hiryū under attack by US aircraft at the Battle of Midway.

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September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

Births[edit]

January[edit]

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May[edit]

June[edit]

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December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

  • Muammar Gaddafi, former dictator of Libya (d. 2011) — believed to have been born in 1942, possibly on June 7

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "'I Came Through; I Shall Return'". The Advertiser (Adelaide). 21 March 1942. p. 1. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Великая Отечественная: когда захороним последнего солдата?". Russia Today (in Russian). Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Iran and the Polish Exodus from Russia 1942". parstimes. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Musial, Bogdan, ed. (2004). "Treblinka - ein Todeslager der "Aktion Reinhard"". Aktion Reinhard" - Die Vernichtung der Juden im Generalgouvernement. Osnabrück. pp. 257–281. 
  5. ^ Niewyk, Donald L.; Nicosia, Francis R. (2000). The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust. Columbia University Press. p. 210. ISBN 0-231-11200-9. 
  6. ^ Quigley, Carroll (1966). Tragedy And Hope. New York: Macmillan. p. 745. ISBN 0-945001-10-X. 
  7. ^ Taphilo.com
  8. ^ http://fpmedia.club.officelive.com/EersteaanvalVIIIBomberCommand.aspx Nieuws-wo2.tk
  9. ^ On One Clear Day: The Story of the Jewish Community of Wolbrom Before, During and After the Holocaust
  10. ^ Muggenthaler, August Karl (1977). German Raiders of WWII. Prentice-Hall. pp. 241–242. ISBN 0-13-354027-8. 
  11. ^ Dawson, Jeff (2005). Dead Reckoning: The Dunedin Star Disaster. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-7538-2044-7. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 

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