Thursday 3 September 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Shrapnel and Ida Alkire.
Across the Pacific, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- John Shrapnel: English actor.
- Ida Alkire: Japanese-American community activist born after her father and nine older siblings were sent off to the internment camp on May 18, 1942, even though the parents had been US residents in Seattle for more than 20 years.
- Al Jardine: American musician, one of the founders of the Beach Boys in 1961 with the three Wilson brothers and their cousin Mike Love.
- World War II: In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva, in present-day Belarus.
- WWII: A German attempt to liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Lakhva leads to an uprising.
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