1941

This airticle is aboot the year 1941.
Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 19t century20t century21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1938 1939 194019411942 1943 1944

Year 1941 (MCMXLI) wis a common year stairtin on Wadensday (airtin will display the full calendar) o the Gregorian calendar.

  • December 7 (December 8 – 3:18 a.m., Japan Staundart Time) – WWII:
    • Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft fleein frae Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the Unitit States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawin the Unitit States intae Warld War II. The attack begins at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Staundart Time an is annoonced on radio stations in the U.S. at aboot 11:26 p.m. PST (19.26 GMT).
    • The Japanese declaration o war on the Unitit States an the Breetish Empire is published in Japanese evening newspapers but nae formally delivered tae the U.S. till the follaein day. Canadae declares war on Japan.
  • December 8 WWII: Preses o the Unitit States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech" tae a Jynt session o the Unitit States Congress at 12:30 p.m. EST (17.30 GMT). Transmittit live ower aw fower major naitional networks it attracts the lairgest audience ever for an American radio broadcast, ower 81% o hames.[1] Within an oor, Congress agrees tae the Preses' request for a Unitit States declaration o war upon Japan an he signs it at 4:10 p.m.
  1. Brown, Robert J. (1998). Manipulating the Ether: the Power of Broadcast Radio in Thirties America. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. pp. 117–120. ISBN 0-7864-2066-9.

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