Historical Events in March 1941

  • Mar 1 Captain America first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics
  • Mar 1 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn
  • Mar 1 Elmer Layden becomes 1st NFL commissioner
  • Mar 1 German troops invade Bulgaria

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Mar 1 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp

Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Mar 2 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.

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Mar 3 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Hermann Goering in Berlin

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Mar 4 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague
  • Mar 4 NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots

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Mar 4 Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 4 The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.
  • Mar 7 3rd largest snowfall in NYC history (18.1")
  • Mar 7 50,000 British soldiers land in Greece
  • Mar 7 British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Mar 8 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
  • Mar 10 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets

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Mar 11 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

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Mar 11 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Mar 12 German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in Netherlands
  • Mar 13 A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)
  • Mar 14 Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
  • Mar 14 Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"
  • Mar 15 Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151 people
  • Mar 16 Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60
  • Mar 16 Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize
  • Mar 16 National Gallery of Art opens in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 19 Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"
  • Mar 20 Nazi-German/Yugoslav pact drawn

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Mar 21 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Mar 22 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
  • Mar 22 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II
  • Mar 24 British troops defeat Italians in Somaliland
  • Mar 24 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya

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Mar 24 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • Mar 24 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
  • Mar 24 Richard Wright & Paul Green's "Native Son" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 25 Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon, SC, incorporated
  • Mar 27 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
  • Mar 27 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
  • Mar 27 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
  • Mar 28 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
  • Mar 29 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony"
  • Mar 29 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34
  • Mar 29 WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)
  • Mar 30 German counter offensive in North Africa
  • Mar 31 Ground broken for Union Square Garage, SF