June 1941 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, in Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hr record)
  • Jun 1 British troops occupy Bagdad, Iraq
  • Jun 1 Germany bans all Catholic publications
  • Jun 1 Germany occupies Crete after Allied evacuation
  • Jun 1 NY Giant Mel Ott hits his 400th HR & his 1,500th RBI
  • Jun 3 Attack on telephone exchange in Schiphol
  • Jun 3 German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports
  • Jun 4 Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
  • Jun 6 1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
  • Jun 6 Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Jun 8 British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria
  • Jun 9 Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500
  • Jun 9 Archbishop De Young bans priests cooperating with Rijks radio
  • Jun 11 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
  • Jun 11 Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews
  • Jun 14 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS
  • Jun 14 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
  • Jun 16 1st US federally owned airport opened Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 18 Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany
  • Jun 19 Cheerios Cereal invents an O-shaped cereal
  • Jun 19 Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 20 German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas
  • Jun 21 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
  • Jun 21 After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
  • Jun 22 Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
  • Jun 22 Finland invades Karelia
  • Jun 22 Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union during WWII
  • Jun 22 Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union
  • Jun 22 Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"
  • Jun 22 The Lithuanian 1941 independence begins.
  • Jun 22 Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.
  • Jun 23 Germany occupies Telz, Lithuana
  • Jun 24 Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy, Lithuania, exterminated
  • Jun 24 Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas
  • Jun 25 -26] Soviet counter attack at Rovno
  • Jun 25 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
  • Jun 25 Fair Employment Practices Commission established
  • Jun 25 Finland declares war on Soviet Union
  • Jun 25 Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there
  • Jun 26 Finland enters WW II against Russia
  • Jun 26 Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
  • Jun 27 Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
  • Jun 27 Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam
  • Jun 28 German & Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
  • Jun 28 German troops occupy Galicia, Poland
  • Jun 29 DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record
  • Jun 30 Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) declare Ukraine independent
  • Jun 30 World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Oda Mayumi, resident artist (Green Gulch Zen Center), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 5 Jeffrey Rooker, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 6 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 7 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)
  • Jun 8 Joop H van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jun 9 Peter Wilson, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Jun 10 Soraya Khashoogi, Leicester England, wife (Adrian Khashoogi)
  • Jun 12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, (Rep-D-California)
  • Jun 14 John Edgar Widerman, US writer
  • Jun 16 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
  • Jun 19 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and President
  • Jun 19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • Jun 20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • Jun 23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • Jun 23 Richard M. Richie Roberts, former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Jun 24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • Jun 25 Denys Arcand, director (Jesus of Montreal)
  • Jun 26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
  • Jun 27 James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Stokeley Carmichael, [Kwame Toure], US, Black Power-activist

Weddings in History

  • Jun 3 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 6 Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 10 Marcus Garvey, US African American leader (Back to Africa Movement), dies at 52
  • Jun 11 Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • Jun 14 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 15 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (b. 1873)
  • Jun 16 Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies
  • Jun 20 [Stephanie] Hélène Swarth, Dutch poet ("Lonely flowers"), dies at 81