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February 1942

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1942.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1942: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1942?


  • 01 Feb 1942 World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
  • 02 Feb 1942 US auto factories switch from commercial to war production.
  • 03 Feb 1942 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942.
  • 04 Feb 1942 Clinton Pierce becomes first US General wounded in action in World War II.
  • 05 Feb 1942 Woman of the Year, starring Hepburn and Tracy opens at Radio City
  • 06 Feb 1942 World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
  • 07 Feb 1942 Maritime Commission fleet operations transferred to War Shipping Administration (lasting until September 1, 1946).
  • 08 Feb 1942 US Congress advises President Franklin Roosevelt that Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort.
  • 09 Feb 1942 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils".
  • 10 Feb 1942 Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • 11 Feb 1942 Archie comic book debuts.
  • 14 Feb 1942 Japanese parachutists land near oil center in Palembang, Sumatra.
  • 15 Feb 1942 Singapore surrenders to Japanese
  • 16 Feb 1942 German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery.
  • 17 Feb 1942 US Army General Douglas MacArthur reaches Australia and takes command of Allied forces.
  • 18 Feb 1942 Japanese troops land on Bali.
  • 19 Feb 1942 About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
  • 20 Feb 1942 Lieutenant E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down five Japanese heavy bombers.
  • 21 Feb 1942 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn.
  • 22 Feb 1942 World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
  • 23 Feb 1942 World War II: Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the coastline near Santa Barbara, California.
  • 24 Feb 1942 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German).
  • 25 Feb 1942 The Princess Elizabeth registers for war service.
  • 26 Feb 1942 German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
  • 27 Feb 1942 1st transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • 28 Feb 1942 Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit, Illinois.
  • 01 Feb 1942 World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.


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