Historical Events for October 1941

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1st - D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
1st - H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
1st - Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series
2nd - 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
2nd - Germans launch attack on Moscow
3rd - Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"
3rd - All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
3rd - Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
5th - Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yanks score 4 & win 7-4
6th - German army occupies Briansk, USSR
6th - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
7th - German army occupies Viarma, USSR
8th - Building at Concentration Camp Birkenau begins
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 9th - A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
10th - German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney
10th - RAF bombs Piraeus to prevent German heavy armor advancement
11th - 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
12th - Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow
13th - Nazis kill 11,000 Jewish children/old people
14th - 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga
15th - 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
15th - Japan Tojo regime forms
15th - Jews caught outside Nazi Ghetto walls in occupied Poland could be put to death
16th - "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
16th - Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
16th - Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
17th - 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WW II, off Iceland
18th - Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
19th - 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
20th - Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
22nd - Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind" premieres in NYC
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 23rd - Walt Disney's animation "Dumbo" released
25th - 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
25th - Germany attacks Moscow
25th - Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia
26th - 2nd meeting partisans Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
26th - US savings bonds go on sale
27th - Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
27th - Nazi's directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade
29th - Cole Porters musical "Let's Face It," premieres in NYC
30th - USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 31st - 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)
31st - Mount Rushmore Monument is completed
31st - Prior to US joining WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James
31st - Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49

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