1941 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 541

  • May 23 Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5)
  • May 24 German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive
  • May 25 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India

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May 26 American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Philadelphia

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross
  • May 26 Aircraft from HMS Ark Royal sights German battleship Bismarck
  • May 26 German occupiers begin youth labor
  • May 27 Allied troops begin evacuating Crete

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May 27 FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • May 27 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
  • May 28 1st night game at Washington, D.C., Griffith stadium (Yanks 6, Senators 5)
  • May 28 British army begins evacuation of Crete
  • May 30 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
  • May 30 British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
  • May 31 -June 1) 32.0 cm rain falls on Burlington Kansas (state record)
  • May 31 1st issue of "Parade" goes on sale
  • May 31 British troops evacuate Crete
  • May 31 A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, in neutral Ireland, claims 38 lives.
  • 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 5 World War II: At least 4,000 people who hid in a tunnel die after a Japanese air attack on the Chinese city of Chongqing
  • Jun 6 1st navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched
  • Jun 6 Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time

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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 Kansas
  • 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
  • Jun 19 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
  • 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 and Romania declare war on the 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

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Jun 25 James F. Byrnes is admitted to the US Supreme Court

Politician and US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
Politician and US Secretary of State
James F. Byrnes
  • 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.
  • 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 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)

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Jul 15 Britain's MAUDE Report edited by James Chadwick approved, concludes an atomic bomb is feasible

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 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

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Jul 21 Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Jul 24 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
  • Jul 24 Nazis kill entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 250 of 250

  • 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)
  • Oct 2 Zareh Baronian, Armenian theologian

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Oct 4 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice
  • Oct 4 Lori Saunders, Kansas City Mo (Petticoat Junction, Dusty Trails)
  • Oct 4 Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
  • Oct 5 Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina
  • Oct 8 Jesse Jackson, clergyman, presidential candidate (D), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Oct 9 Trent Lott, American politician (Rep-R-MS, 1973-1989, Senator-R-MS 1989-2007), born in Grenada, Mississippi
  • Oct 9 Brian Lamb, American Founder of c-span, born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Oct 10 Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist
  • Oct 10 Laurence Henry Tribe, Harvard Law professor, born in Shanghai, China
  • Oct 12 Craig Washington, American politician (Rep-D-Texas), born in Longview, Texas
  • Oct 12 Michael Mansfield, English barrister, born in London
  • Oct 14 Jim Courter, (Rep-R-NJ, 1979- )
  • Oct 14 Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson (d. 2017)
  • Oct 21 Marina Ripa, countess/writer (My First 40 Years), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 23 Igor Smirnov, Moldovan politician
  • Oct 24 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
  • Oct 25 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
  • Oct 31 Dan Alderson, American scientist
  • Nov 1 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach
  • Nov 10 John Geoghegan, Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)
  • Nov 13 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician
  • Nov 14 Hermanus J Kriel, South African minister of Planning (1989- )
  • Nov 15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, American sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • Nov 16 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
  • Nov 17 Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
  • Nov 19 Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin
  • Nov 24 John de Andrea, US sculptor
  • Nov 25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • Nov 29 Ronald D Coleman, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • Dec 2 Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
  • Dec 5 David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 6 Richard Speck, mass murderer (killed 8 student nurses in 1966)
  • Dec 8 Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
  • Dec 8 Randall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman
  • Dec 11 Max Baucus, (Sen-D-Mont)
  • Dec 14 Ellen Willis, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 20 Frank Creton, Suriname/Neth painter
  • Dec 25 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author
  • Dec 28 Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History