Historical Events in July 1941

  • Jul 1 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • Jul 1 Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial

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Jul 1 Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jul 1 WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak (45th of 56)
  • Jul 2 Nazi mass murder in Lvov/Lemberg (7,000 dead)
  • Jul 2 Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London
  • Jul 4 Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
  • Jul 4 Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes

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Jul 4 Howard Florey and Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • Jul 5 German occupiers disband political parties

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Jul 6 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jul 7 Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania
  • Jul 7 US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
  • Jul 7 World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
  • Jul 8 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 8 All Jews living in Baltic States are obligated to wear a Jewish Star
  • Jul 9 Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees
  • Jul 10 Jedwabne Pogrom is a massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.
  • Jul 11 German troops attack Dnjepr
  • Jul 13 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
  • Jul 13 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of ump Ray Snyder
  • Jul 13 World War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
  • Jul 14 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp
  • Jul 14 Cease fire of Joan of Arc (ends combat in Lebanon & Syria)
  • Jul 14 Jam rationed in Holland
  • Jul 15 Howard Florey and Norman Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)
  • Jul 16 100°F (38°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
  • Jul 16 Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
  • Jul 17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
  • Jul 18 SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
  • Jul 19 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee Ala)

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Jul 19 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Beethoven's 5th symphony)

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Jul 19 British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jul 19 President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee
  • Jul 20 Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17
  • Jul 21 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine
  • Jul 21 Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp

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Jul 24 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 24 Nazis kill entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania
  • Jul 24 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • Jul 25 FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
  • Jul 25 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
  • Jul 26 1st Dutch Austrians depart Hague
  • Jul 26 US embargo on oil-export to Japan
  • Jul 27 103°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • Jul 27 German army enters Ukraine
  • Jul 27 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
  • Jul 30 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands
  • Jul 31 U-boats sink and damage 21 allied ships this month (80,521 tons)