Tuesday 26 May 1942
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Yankee Doodle Dandy, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 May 1942 ?
- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
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- Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
- Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
- Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps versus British army.
- World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1942?
- Time: Yugoslavian partisan Draza Mihailovic (spelled Mihailovich on cover)
- Life: Boy on tractor
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...
Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...
To the Chinese the dragon is not an evil creature, but is a god and the friend of men who worship him. He "holds in his power prosperity and peace."
This early work by Rachel Field was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'And Now Tomorrow' is a bestselling novel that was adapted into a film in 1944.
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