Saturday 7 February 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Captains of the Clouds, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Blessed Eugenia Smet (d.1871)
- Independence Day in Grenada (1974).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mulk (Dominion) - First day of the 18th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan (2005).
- Saints Paul Miki and his 25 companians (d. Nagasaki, 1597)
- Ton [ACHM]: de Kok; Dutch Member of Parliament (CDA).
- Maritime Commission fleet operations transferred to War Shipping Administration (lasting until September 1, 1946).
- António Óscar Carmona is elected president of Portugal.
- WWII: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
- Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States.
- Post of Chief of the Air Force Staff created.
- The ocean liner catches fire while being converted into the troopship USS ''Lafayette'' (AP-53) for WWII.
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