1942 in the United States

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1942 in the United States
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Events from the year 1942 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

February 2: An executive order directs Japanese American internment

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

August 7: Battle of Guadalcanal begins

September[edit]

October[edit]

October 28: The Alaska Highway is completed.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • February 20 – Mitch McConnell, United States Senator from Kentucky since 1985.
  • February 24 – Joe Lieberman, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1989 till 2013.
  • March 29 – Larry Pressler, United States Senator from South Dakota from 1979 till 1997.
  • April 25 – Jon Kyl, United States Senator from Arizona from 1995 till 2013.
  • May 9John Ashcroft, 50th Governor of Missouri from 1985 till 1993, United States Senator from Missouri from 1995 till 2001, and 79th United States Attorney General from 2001 till 2005 under President George W. Bush.
  • May 14 – Byron Dorgan, United States Senator from North Dakota from 1992 till 2011.
  • May 22Ted Kaczynski, mathematician, professor, and murderer.
  • June 19 – Bob Kasten, United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1981 till 1993.
  • July 8 – Phil Gramm, United States Senator from Texas from 1985 till 2003.
  • July 16John Purdin, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • August 19 – Fred Thompson, United States Senator from Tennessee from 1994 till 2003.
  • August 24 – Max Cleland, United States Senator from Georgia from 1997 till 2003.
  • September 29 – Bill Nelson, United States Senator from Florida since 2001.
  • October 20 – Earl Hindman, actor (d. 2003)
  • November 20 – Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States since 2009 and United States Senator from Delaware from 1973 till 2009.
  • November 27Jimi Hendrix, musician, singer, and songwriter (d. 1970)

Deaths[edit]

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References[edit]

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