January 1941 calendar

January 1941

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1941.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1941: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1941?


  • 01 Jan 1941 Netherlands begins taxing wages.
  • 03 Jan 1941 Canada and US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 year lease).
  • 04 Jan 1941 The short subject ''Elmer's Pet Rabbit'' is released, marking the second appearance of Bugs Bunny, and also the first to have his name on a title card.
  • 05 Jan 1941 British / Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
  • 06 Jan 1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt gives "Four Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want, and from fear).
  • 08 Jan 1941 British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns.
  • 09 Jan 1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania.
  • 10 Jan 1941 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews.
  • 11 Jan 1941 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton.
  • 13 Jan 1941 All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law .
  • 14 Jan 1941 WWII: Commerce raiding ''hilfskreuzer Pinguin'' captures the Norwegian whaling fleet near Bouvet Island, effectively ending Southern Ocean whaling for the duration of the war.
  • 15 Jan 1941 John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford E. Berry describe the workings of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer in print.
  • 16 Jan 1941 War Department forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets.
  • 17 Jan 1941 Franco-Thai War: Vichy French forces inflict a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 18 Jan 1941 World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
  • 19 Jan 1941 British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
  • 20 Jan 1941 A Nazi officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
  • 21 Jan 1941 Australia and Britain attack Tobruk Libya
  • 22 Jan 1941 British / Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • 23 Jan 1941 WOR-AM in Newark New Jersey moves to New York City
  • 24 Jan 1941 British troops march into Abyssinia.
  • 25 Jan 1941 Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  • 27 Jan 1941 Peruvian agent Rivera-SchreibTr warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor.
  • 28 Jan 1941 Franco-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. A Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 30 Jan 1941 Australian troops conquer Derna Libya.
  • 31 Jan 1941 21 U-boats sunk this month
  • 05 Jan 1941 Amy Johnson, a 37-year-old pilot and the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia, disappears after bailing out of her plane over the River Thames, and is presumed dead.


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