This Day in History: 1942-08-04
The Irving Berlin Musical “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds , and featuring the song “White Christmas” premiered in New York. The 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen. Belgium to Auschwitz. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo. Colonel-General Andrey Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad and is welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev. German occupiers order all Dutch homing pigeons killed.