On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tennessee

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is first published by Timely Comics (premiere issue released on December 20, 1940)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Former University of Notre Dame star fullback Elmer Layden is named first Commissioner of the NFL
  • German troops invade Bulgaria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp

Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Rangers' goalie Dave Kerr becomes the 5th goaltender in NHL history to record 200 career victories when New York wins, 3-1 over the Canadiens at Montreal

Famous Birthdays

  • American astronaut and founder of the optical ray tracing company "Stellar Software", born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania