1941

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Events

  • January 23 - The Iron Guard is dissolved.
  • February 14 - The National Legionary State is dissolved.
  • April 1 - Rashid Ali al-Gaylani seizes power in Iraq after a successful Axis-backed coup d'état.
  • April 10 - The Ustaše take control of most of Yugoslavia, establishing the Independent State of Croatia.
  • April 30 - The Hellenic State is established in Greece by the Axis Powers.
  • May 10 - Rudolf Hess flies to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, but ends up being captured.
  • May 11 - End of the Blitz.
  • May 13 - The Chetniks are founded by Draža Mihailović.
  • May 19 - Hồ Chí Minh establishes the Việt Minh.
  • June 1 to 2 - The Farhud pogrom is carried out against Jews in Baghdad, Iraq by order of Prime Minister Rashid Ali al-Gaylani. Over 180 Jews are killed and 1,000 are injured.
  • June 3 - The village of Kandanos in Western Crete is razed by Nazi forces, killing 180 people.
  • June 14 - The Communist Party of the Soviet Union deports about 65,000 people from the Baltic states to Siberia.
  • June 22 - The Axis Powers launch Operation Barbarossa, subsequently invading the Soviet Union.
  • June 24 to 25 - The Rainiai massacre takes place when the NKVD, with help from the Red Army, kills 70 to 80 Lituanian political prisoners in a forest near Telšiai, Lithuania.
  • June 26 - The massacre in Pravieniskes camp takes place.
  • June 29 - Adolf Hitler designates Hermann Göring as his successor.
  • July 7 - The League of Communists of Yugoslavia raises an uprising against the Nazi occupation, beginning when Žikica Jovanović Španac kill two gendarmes in the village of Bela Crkva.
  • August 24 - Action T4 is discontinued.
  • September 16 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi becomes Shah of Iran following the abdication of his father, Reza Shah.
  • October 17 - Hideki Tojo is named Prime Minister of Japan.
  • October 22 to 24 - The Odessa Massacre takes place.
  • November 8 - The Party of Labour of Albania is established.
  • December 7 - Imperial Japan launches a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The United States formally enters World War II the following day.

Births

Villain births

Victim births

  • July 22 - Vernon Hunter
  • July 25 - Emmett Till
  • August 8 - George Tiller
  • Unknown - Reyna Marroquín

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • July 28 - Ben Zion Halberstam