Today in History for 3rd May 1942

Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

- Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands
- Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
- Nazi's execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
- Nazi's require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

- C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho
- Dave Marash, American journalist
- Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress (Lovers of Their Time)
- Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed
- Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)

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