July 1941 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 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 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 25 FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
  • 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 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Jul 1 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal)
  • Jul 3 Gloria Allred, feminist attorney
  • Jul 3 Wylie Walker Vale, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 4 Brian Willson, American peace activist
  • Jul 4 Sergio Oliva, Cuba, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Barbara Frischmuth, writer
  • Jul 7 Michael Howard, British politician
  • Jul 9 James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
  • Jul 9 Scotty Baesler, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • Jul 10 Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
  • Jul 10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist
  • Jul 14 Tatyana Dmitryevna Kuznetsova, cosmonaut
  • Jul 14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • Jul 14 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
  • Jul 16 George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning
  • Jul 16 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia)
  • Jul 16 Jan G H Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jul 19 Jennifer Dunn, (Rep-R-Washington)
  • Jul 19 Jerry Huckaby, (Rep-D-LA, 1977- )
  • Jul 19 Neelie Smit-Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD)/minister of Traffic
  • Jul 20 Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
  • Jul 21 Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer

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Jul 25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Jul 30 Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • Jul 31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)
  • Jul 8 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
  • Jul 17 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), dies at 62
  • Jul 20 Lew Fields, American vaudeville performer (b. 1867)
  • Jul 21 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)
  • Jul 26 Benjamin Whorf, anthropologist, dies
  • Jul 26 Marx Dormoy, French socialist, killed by a time bomb
  • Jul 27 Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (b. 1858)