Friday 17 April 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
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Which were the important events of 17 April 1942 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Mario Brenta: Writer / director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains).
- Jouko Turkka: Finnish stage director, an iconoclast in Finnish theater.
- David Bradley: British actor.
- Katia Krafft: French scientist, a specialist in the study of volcanoes.
- Kenas Aroi: Nauruan politician.
- Jean Perrin: French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1870).
- 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg
- Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp.
- French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Konigstein.
- WWII: Henri Giraud the French commander captured in 1940, escapes from Königstein Fortress.
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