1941 EVENTS AND FUN FACTS

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EVENTS OF 1941

What happened in 1941 Major News Stories include US Joins World War II after Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, The war in Europe continues to escalate, Germany attacks the Soviet Union, Thanksgiving Day Bill Passed, Churchill launches the "V for Victory" campaign across Europe, GI-bill signed into law, first RAF aircraft equipped with radar, Siege of Leningrad begins,

1941 The war in Europe continued to dominate world affairs but a new threat was growing which would soon involve America as the Japanese caused a threat Asia in the Pacific and preparations for war continued . The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the joint session of congress asking for help in the form of Arms . The US still continued as normal with 2 great movies produced that year that would stand the test of time "Citizen Kane" and "Dumbo". After many years where parents had decided what teenagers wore a new revolution was happening where teenagers became fashion conscious , also drive in Movies and drive in fast food were growing in popularity. On December 7th the US was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii more than 2400 American servicemen were killed that day and America entered the WAR . And with neutrality ended some 950 tanks were sent to Britain together with food, trucks, guns and ammunition.

COST OF LIVING 1941

How Much things cost
Average Cost of new house $4,075.00
Average wages per year $1,750.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 12 cents
Average Cost for house rent $32.00 per month
Beautyrest mattress $39.50
Average Price for a new car $850.00
Apples, Pippin, 25 cents for 2 pounds
Bacon Sliced 59 cents per pound

 
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