Historical Events for April 1941

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1st - Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" premieres in NYC
1st - US Navy takes over Treasure Island (San Francisco Bay)
1st - Nazis forbid Jews access to caf├ęs
1st - Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
1st - The Blockade Runner Badge for German Kriegsmarine is instituted.
2nd - German occupier disallows Dutch scouting association
3rd - Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion
3rd - Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq
3rd - Walton's overture "Scapino" premieres in Chicago
4th - German troops conquer Banghazi
5th - In SF, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
6th - 8th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280
6th - Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die)
6th - British general Gambier-Parry caught in North Africa
6th - German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
6th - Italian held Addis Ababa surrenders to British & Ethiopian forces
7th - British generals O'Connor & Neame captured in North Africa
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 8th - Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
9th - PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
10th - German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
11th - Germany blitzes Conventry, England
11th - Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis
11th - Nazi occupiers in Netherlands confiscate Jewish assets
12th - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
12th - Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalarn consults with Hitler
13th - Heavy German assault on Tobruk
13th - Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
14th - 1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up
14th - King Peter leaves Yugoslavia
15th - 1st helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Ct
16th - Little Theater at Adelphi Strand closes
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 17th - British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
17th - US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)
17th - World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
19th - 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:30:38
19th - Bertolt Brecht's play "Mother Courage and her Childeren" premieres in Zurich
19th - Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
19th - Milk rationed in Holland
20th - 100 German bombers attack Athens
20th - Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps
21st - Greece surrenders to nazi-Germany
23rd - Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
24th - British army begins evacuation of Greece
24th - Dutch Prince Bernhard becomes an RAF pilot
25th - Operation Merkur: Hitler orders conquest of Kreta
26th - A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)
26th - Potatoes rationed in Holland
27th - German troops occupy Athens, Greece
28th - Last British troops in Greece surrender
30th - Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia

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