March 1941 in History

Events in History

  • 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 German troops invade Bulgaria
  • Mar 1 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 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

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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 10 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets

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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 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 20 Nazi-German/Yugoslav pact drawn
  • Mar 22 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
  • Mar 24 British troops defeat British Somalia
  • Mar 24 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
  • 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 30 German counter offensive in North-Africa
  • Mar 31 Ground broken for Union Square Garage, SF

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Michael L Lampton, Williamsport Pa, astronaut
  • Mar 2 David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General
  • Mar 6 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • Mar 9 Ger van Each, sculptor
  • Mar 9 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)
  • Mar 13 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)
  • Mar 16 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
  • Mar 18 Wolfgang Bauer, writer
  • Mar 18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • Mar 19 Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
  • Mar 21 Dirk D Frimout, Belgium, cosmonaut
  • Mar 22 Billy Collins, American poet
  • Mar 23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • Mar 25 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • Mar 26 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
  • Mar 26 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • Mar 27 Charles Pashayan Jr, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
  • Mar 27 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia
  • Mar 28 Charlie McCoy, Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw)
  • Mar 30 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Association)
  • Mar 30 Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
  • Mar 30 Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Mar 30 Bob Smith, former American politician

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Constant W L Scheurleer, archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59
  • Mar 3 Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
  • Mar 5 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • Mar 6 John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum, sculptor (Mount Rushmore), dies at 73
  • Mar 6 Leen Schijvenschuurder, Dutch February strike leader, executed
  • Mar 7 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • Mar 8 Sherwood Anderson, US writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
  • Mar 13 A Coenradi, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Bernard Ijzerdraat, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 E Hellendoorn, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46
  • Mar 13 J Eyl, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
  • Mar 15 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (b. 1864)
  • Mar 16 John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73
  • Mar 17 Isaak E Babel, writer, dies at 46
  • Mar 17 Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel, Rus writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46
  • Mar 17 Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
  • Mar 20 D A van den Bosch, anti-nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies
  • Mar 21 Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67

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Mar 28 Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

  • Mar 28 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)