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1942 Karelia spy.jpg
A Soviet spy laughs in the face of death in Rukajärvi, in East Karelia, in November 1942.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experimentA murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.
The Nazi atom bomb programme
WW2The second world war.
"The Holocaust"In its capitalised form 'The Holocaust' has become the concensus Western term for the treatment of the Jewish populations of Germany and German occupied territories through the period of the second world war (1939-45). Its use in this format stems from about the mid-1960's (i.e. more than 20 years after the events it claims to define). It does not appear in histories or documents before that time.
Operation Reinhard
Manhattan ProjectA top secret project to develop nuclear weapons for use in WW2
WW2/Dieppe RaidA WW2 raid on Dieppe which thousands of men were killed or captured.

 

New Groups

GroupImageTypeDescription
Joint Chiefs of StaffJoint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg
Office of Strategic ServicesOffice of Strategic Services.jpegIntelligence agencyPrecursor to the CIA.

 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathSummary
Arthur William Patrick Albert1 May 185016 January 1942Surrey
Bagshot Park
England
Diplomat
Soldier
Cornelius Vanderbilt III5 September 18731 March 1942Florida
Miami Beach
Vernon Kell21 November 187327 March 1942Spook
Soldier
Henricus Sneevliet13 May 188313 April 1942Amersfoort concentration campPolitician
Hugh Johnson5 August 188115 April 1942US
Washington DC
Reinhard Heydrich7 March 19044 June 1942Czech Republic
Prague-Liben
Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia
(now Prague
Soldier
George Sutherland25 March 186218 July 1942Massachusetts
Stockbridge
U.S.
Politician
Lawyer
François Darlan7 August 188124 December 1942French Algeria
Algiers
Politician

 

Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Brian Michael Jenkins1942Chicago"Terrorism expert"Creator of the RAND/Terrorism Chronology Database, a "terror expert" whom Mark Gorton considers "an absolutely key figure for understanding the core of the 9/11 operation",
Lewis Eisenberg1942Banker
Deep state operative
Businessperson
Eric Margolis1942New York
942 (age 74–75)
U.S.
Journalist
Itamar Rabinovich1942Jerusalem
British Mandate of Palestine
Diplomat
Jose Medeiros Ferreira1942Ponta Delgada18 March 2014Politician
Academic
John Kapoor1942India
Amritsar
BusinesspersonUS billionaire found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe opioids.
Peter Kann1942New Jersey
Princeton University
Journalist
Academic
Editor
Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo1942Diplomat
Bernard Lietaer1942Belgium
Lauwe
Author
Activist
Banker
Money reformer
Richard Evans1942Blackpool
UK
BusinesspersonFormer [[BAE/Chair |chairman]] of BAE.=
Hannes Adomeit1942MemelAcademic
Brian Keenan1942Northern Ireland
County Londonderry
Swatragh
21 May 2008
Dennis Hastert2 January 1942Illinois
Aurora
LobbyistThe longest serving republican speaker of the house.
Henry Shelton2 January 1942North Carolina
Tarboro
Vasco Graça Moura3 January 1942Portugal
Porto
Foz do Douro
27 April 2014Author
Politician
Lawyer
Translator
Charlie Rose5 January 1942North Carolina
Henderson
U.S.
Journalist
Floyd I. Clarke7 January 1942Phoenix Program
Arizona
U.S.
Spook
Stephen Haseler9 January 1942Academic
Mats Hellstroem12 January 1942Sweden
Stockholm
Politician
Karel van Miert17 January 1942Belgium
Oud-Turnhout
22 June 2009Politician
George Foulkes21 January 1942Oswestry
Shropshire
Politician
Ulf Böge22 January 1942Germany
Eberswalde
Economist who headed the German anti-trust office for 8 years
James Files24 January 1942Alabama
Robert Bonner29 January 1942US
Wichita
Kansas
JudgeA former DEA head who charged the CIA with importing cocaine into USA.
Barry Sherman2 February 1942Canada
Ontario
Toronto
15 December 2017Businessperson
Gian Maria Gros-Pietro4 February 1942Politician
François d'Orcival11 February 1942France
Aurignac
Editor
Ehud Barak12 February 1942Mishmar HaSharon
British Mandate of Palestine
Spook
Politician
Michael Bloomberg14 February 1942Boston
Massachusetts
U.S.
Maurice Lévy18 February 1942Oujda
French protectorate in Morocco
Businessperson
Ernani Rodrigues Lopes20 February 1942Portugal
Lisbon
2010Politician
Economist
Tony Martin21 February 194217 January 2013
John Kerr22 February 1942Scotland
Grantown-on-Spey
UK
Diplomat
Businessperson
Howard Safir24 February 1942
Richard Myers1 March 1942Missouri
Kansas City
U.S.
Louis Gerstner1 March 1942New York
Mineola
U.S.
Carlyle Group
IBM
Former Chairman and CEO
RJR Nabisco
Former Chairman
James Gustave Speth4 March 1942US
South Carolina
Orangeburg
Lawyer
Felipe Gonzalez5 March 1942Spain
Seville
Politician
Peter Burleigh7 March 1942Los Angeles
California
U.S.
Diplomat
Michael Eisner7 March 1942New York
US
Mount Kisco
BusinesspersonEisner was Chairman & CEO of The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until 2005.
Ratko Mladić12 March 1942Božanovići
Independent State of Croatia
François Leotard26 March 1942France
Cannes
Politician
Neil Kinnock28 March 1942Wales
Tredegar
The longest-serving Leader of the Opposition in British political history, a UK politician who never become Prime Minister.
Larry Pressler29 March 1942South Dakota
Humboldt
U.S.
Politician
Harry van den Bergh1 April 1942Politician
Richard Wolff1 April 1942US
Ohio
Youngstown
Economist
Brian Binley1 April 1942Northamptonshire
Wellingborough
England
Politician
Businessperson
Ex-conservative MP. Le Cercle.
Pascal Couchepin5 April 1942Switzerland
Martigny
Politician
Jacob Zuma12 April 1942South Africa
Nkandla
Natal
Politician
Ken Lay15 April 1942Missouri
Tyrone
U.S.
5 July 2006Businessperson
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