September 1941 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David
  • Sep 2 Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
  • Sep 3 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)
  • Sep 4 US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • Sep 6 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
  • Sep 6 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to their ghetto
  • Sep 8 Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins
  • Sep 8 Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, is exterminated

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Sep 11 FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Sep 11 Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration" are trying to get US into WW II

  • Sep 11 World War II: US Navy is ordered to attack German U-boats
  • Sep 11 Construction of the Pentagon begins (completed 15 Jan 1943)
  • Sep 12 1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)
  • Sep 15 Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania
  • Sep 16 German armoured troops surround Kiev, Ukraine

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Sep 16 Adolf Hitler orders that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Sep 16 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
  • Sep 17 World War II: A decree issued by the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch "Universal compulsory military training of the citizens of the USSR" in the face of the "Great Patriotic War"
  • Sep 17 The New Zealand Labour Party abolishes the death penalty (It is reintroduced by the National government in 1950 before being finally removed from the statute book in 1961)
  • Sep 19 1st meeting of partisan leaders Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • Sep 19 German army conquers Kiev
  • Sep 19 Nazis force German Jews, 6 & over to wear Jewish stars
  • Sep 22 British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro
  • Sep 23 General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
  • Sep 23 German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
  • Sep 23 The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz. concentration camp
  • Sep 24 Nine Allied governments pledge adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter
  • Sep 24 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev

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Sep 27 US launches its 1st Liberty ship, freighter SS Patrick Henry

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • Sep 29 Nazi massacre at Babi Yar, near Kiev, 33,771 mostly Jews murdered
  • Sep 30 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
  • Sep 30 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)
  • Sep 4 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
  • Sep 4 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • Sep 6 Monica Mason, England, ballerina
  • Sep 6 Willibrord Frequin, Dutch TV reporter
  • Sep 7 Mogoboya NN Ramadike, South African politician in Lebowa

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Sep 8 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Sep 9 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Sep 9 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 10 Pyotr I Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)

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Sep 10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • Sep 10 Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • Sep 13 Tadao Ando, Japanese architect
  • Sep 13 Ahmet Necdet Sezer, 10th President of Turkey
  • Sep 15 Miroslav Hermazewski, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 30)
  • Sep 15 Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut
  • Sep 15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • Sep 16 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • Sep 17 Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • Sep 18 Clive Burton, neuropathologist
  • Sep 19 Umberto Bossi, Italian politician
  • Sep 20 Dale Chihuly, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 20 John A Wismont Jr, California, watercolor painter (over 50,000)
  • Sep 21 R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director
  • Sep 22 Jeremiah Wright, American pastor
  • Sep 25 Vivian Stern, director (Nacros)
  • Sep 27 Serge Ménard, Québécois politician
  • Sep 28 Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • Sep 29 Colin Niven, Headmaster (Alleyn's School)

Weddings in History

  • Sep 11 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels

Deaths in History

  • Sep 6 Hugo Loudon, president-director (Royal Oil), dies at 81
  • Sep 9 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist, dies at 85
  • Sep 29 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79