1941 (April - May) In The United States
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(Apr-May) In The United States?
Try this The Year In
The United States Easy Quiz.
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the end of the page.
1) What country does the U.S. acquires full
military defense rights on April 9?
2) On April 10, a U.S. destroyer, while picking up
survivors from a sunken Dutch freighter, drops depth charges on a
German U-Boat (the first "shot in anger" fired by America against
What is the name of the destroyer?
3) When did the U.S. begins shipping Lend-Lease aid to
- April 15
- April 17
- April 19
4) On April 23, the
America First Committee holds its first mass rally in New York City.
Who was the keynote speaker?
- Wade Cunningham
- David R. White
5) On April 25, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, at his regular press conference, criticizes Charles
Lindbergh by comparing him to the Copperheads of the Civil War
period. In response, Lindbergh resigns his commission in the U.S.
Army Air Corps Reserve on April 28.
Orson Welles' film premieres in New York City on May 1, 1941?
- Citizen Kane
- The Magnificent Ambersons
- The Stranger
first Series E "War Bonds" and Defense Savings Stamps go on sale, on
May 1, in the United States, to help fund the greatly increased
production of military equipment.
California's March Field, what entertainer performs his first USO
Show on May 6?
- James Cagney
- Bing Crosby
- Bob Hope
May 15, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak begins as the New York
Yankee center fielder goes one for 4 against Chicago White Sox
Who is the White Sox’s pitcher?
- Robert Gibson
- Eddie Smith
10) On May 21, 950 miles off the coast of
Brazil, a freighter becomes the first United States ship sunk by a
What is the freighter’s name?
- SS Abe Lincoln
- SS Candy Man
- SS Robin Moor
11) On May 27, President Roosevelt
proclaims an "victory in Europe awareness."