1941 in History (Part 6)

Events in History

Events 501 - 541 of 541

  • Dec 13 Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die
  • Dec 13 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal

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Dec 14 Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Dec 14 U-557 torpedoes British cruiser Galatea
  • Dec 14 Japan and Thailand sign a treaty of alliance
  • Dec 15 Gas/electrical use restricted in Holland
  • Dec 15 German submarine U-127 sinks

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Dec 15 Nazi's transfers 100 Czech citizens, Heinrich Himmler falls faint

Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Dec 15 North Africa: allied assault up Italians Gazala-posing
  • Dec 15 USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship
  • Dec 15 The American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.
  • Dec 16 Sarawak occupied by Japanese forces
  • Dec 17 Dutch & Australian troops land on Portuguese Timor
  • Dec 17 German submarine U-31 sunk

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Dec 17 German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Dec 17 World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.
  • Dec 18 German submarine U-434 sinks
  • Dec 18 Japanese troops land on Hong Kong
  • Dec 19 German submarine U-574 sinks

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Dec 19 Hitler takes complete command of German Army

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 19 US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II
  • Dec 20 Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon
  • Dec 20 Japanese troops land on Mindanao, Philippines
  • Dec 20 World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
  • Dec 21 German submarine U-567 sinks
  • Dec 22 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
  • Dec 22 Tito establishes 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia
  • Dec 22 Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C. for a wartime conference
  • Dec 23 American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
  • Dec 23 British troops overrun Benghazi, Libya
  • Dec 23 Japan begins assault on Rangoon, Burma
  • Dec 24 First ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan
  • Dec 25 Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
  • Dec 25 Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi/Kagu back in Kure, Japan
  • Dec 26 Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"
  • Dec 27 Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"
  • Dec 28 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia and Moravia
  • Dec 30 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
  • Dec 30 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization
  • Dec 30 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament
  • Dec 31 Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young

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