Years Ago—Nov. 2, 1942: At El Alamein, Montgomery’s British Eighth Army breaks
German lines. In New Guinea, Australians reoccupy Kokoda and its airfield. Future Supreme Court justice Earl Warren is elected governor of
California, and Will Rogers is elected to US Congress. Torpedo from U-518 hits dock at Bell Island,
Newfoundland, only direct German attack on North American land in the war; two
ships are sunk.