1942

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1942 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1942
MCMXLII
Ab urbe condita 2695
Armenian calendar 1391
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԱ
Assyrian calendar 6692
Bahá'í calendar 98–99
Balinese saka calendar 1863–1864
Bengali calendar 1349
Berber calendar 2892
British Regnal year Geo. 6 – 7 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2486
Burmese calendar 1304
Byzantine calendar 7450–7451
Chinese calendar 辛巳(Metal Snake)
4638 or 4578
    — to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
4639 or 4579
Coptic calendar 1658–1659
Discordian calendar 3108
Ethiopian calendar 1934–1935
Hebrew calendar 5702–5703
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1998–1999
 - Shaka Samvat 1863–1864
 - Kali Yuga 5042–5043
Holocene calendar 11942
Igbo calendar 942–943
Iranian calendar 1320–1321
Islamic calendar 1360–1361
Japanese calendar Shōwa 17
(昭和17年)
Javanese calendar 1872–1873
Juche calendar 31
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4275
Minguo calendar ROC 31
民國31年
Nanakshahi calendar 474
Thai solar calendar 2485
Tibetan calendar 阴金蛇年
(female Iron-Snake)
2068 or 1687 or 915
    — to —
阳水马年
(male Water-Horse)
2069 or 1688 or 916

1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1942nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 942nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 42nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1940s decade.

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Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

Map of Europe at the height of German control in 1942, Britain remaining the only country in Western Europe held by Allied forces

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Spring 1942: the Nazi German extermination camp Treblinka II opens in occupied Poland near the village of Treblinka

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June 4: The Japanese aircraft carrier, Hiryū under attack by US aircraft at the Battle of Midway

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