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Major Events of 1941

1941 (Roman Numerals: MCMXLI) was the 41st year of the 20th century. 1941 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.

World War II continued to rage in 1941. Germany conquered Greece and Yugoslavia, and then invaded Russia. On December 7th, Japan attacked the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into the war.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1941.
News Events of 1941

Bulgaria joins Axis.

First units of Rommel's German Afrika Corps arrive in North Africa.

Germany defeats Greece and Yugoslavia.

British sink the German battleship, Bismark.

Germany invades Crete by air.

Germans invade USSR (Operation Barbarossa).

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor bringing, the USA into World War II.

Japanese forces land in Philippines.

Joe DiMaggio achieves 56 consecutive game hitting streak.

Carving of Mount Rushmore completed.

Mount Rushmore

Konrad Zuse creates the Z3, the first working programmable automatic computer.

Sports in 1941

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