On This Day

April 1, 1941 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" premieres in NYC
  • Nazis forbid Jews access to cafés
  • Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
  • The Blockade Runner Badge for German Kriegsmarine is instituted.
  • US Navy takes over Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay

Deaths in History

  • Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian and hagiographer, dies at 81