On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python

BattleDeclaration of War

Japanese Emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes

Famous Deaths

  • Alva B. Adams, American politician (U.S. Senator from Colorado 1933-41), dies at 66
  • Horace Chapman, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), dies at 51