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  • Yugoslavia
    Sunday Mar 1, 1942

    Josip Broz Tito

    The Second Proletarian Brigade

    Yugoslavia
    Sunday Mar 1, 1942

    On 1 March 1942, Tito created the Second Proletarian Brigade.




  • Christmas Island
    Saturday Mar 7, 1942

    Christmas Island

    A Japanese Naval Group Shelled The Island

    Christmas Island
    Saturday Mar 7, 1942

    In late February and early March 1942, there were two aerial bombing raids. Shelling from a Japanese naval group on 7 March led the district officer to hoist the white flag. But after the Japanese naval group sailed away, the British officer raised the Union Flag once more.




  • Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 10, 1942

    Christmas Island

    The Mutiny of The Indian Troops

    Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 10, 1942

    During the night of 10–11 March, a mutiny of the Indian troops, abetted by Sikh policemen, led to the killing of the five British soldiers and the imprisonment of the remaining 21 Europeans.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 14, 1942

    Penicillin

    The first patient was treated for streptococcal sepsis with US-made penicillin produced by Merck & Co.

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 14, 1942

    The challenge of mass-producing this drug was daunting. On March 14, 1942, the first patient was treated for streptococcal sepsis with US-made penicillin produced by Merck & Co.




  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Wednesday Mar 25, 1942

    Indira Gandhi

    Marriage

    Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Wednesday Mar 25, 1942

    During her stay in Great Britain, Indira frequently met her future husband Feroze Gandhi (no relation to Mahatma Gandhi), whom she knew from Allahabad, and who was studying at the London School of Economics. The marriage took place in Allahabad according to Adi Dharm rituals though Feroze belonged to a Zoroastrian Parsi family of Gujarat.




  • Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    Christmas Island

    The Island Surrendered To The Japanese Fleet

    Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    At dawn on 31 March 1942, a dozen Japanese bombers launched the attack, destroying the radio station. The same day, a Japanese fleet of nine vessels arrived, and the island was surrendered.




  • Indian Ocean and Ceylon
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    World War II

    Indian Ocean raid

    Indian Ocean and Ceylon
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    The Indian Ocean raid was a naval sortie carried out by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 31 March to 10 April 1942. Japanese aircraft carriers under Admiral Chūichi Nagumo struck Allied shipping and naval bases around Ceylon, but failed to locate and destroy the bulk of the British Eastern Fleet.


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