Tuesday 13 January 1942
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carol Cleveland .
Woman of the Year, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 January 1942 ?
- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Allied Conference for war trials
- German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
- Interallied war trial conference publishes Saint James Declaration.
- German submarines begin harassing shipping on US east coast.
- Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
- World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
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- The Shrine of St. Cecelia - Andrews Sisters
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