On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chinese Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire on the surrounded Communist New Fourth Army at Maolin, Anhui Province, killing or capturing 7,000 troops

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

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