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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 4, 1941

    Hirohito

    The Japanese Cabinet Meeting

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 4, 1941

    On September 4, 1941, the Japanese Cabinet met to consider war plans prepared by Imperial General Headquarters.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Sep 5, 1941

    Hirohito

    Prime Minister Submitted a draft of the Decision To The Emperor

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Sep 5, 1941

    On September 5, Prime Minister Konoe informally submitted a draft of the decision to the Emperor, just one day in advance of the Imperial Conference at which it would be formally implemented.




  • Changsha, China
    Sunday Sep 7, 1941

    World War II

    Second Battle of Changsha

    Changsha, China
    Sunday Sep 7, 1941

    In September, Japan attempted to take the city of Changsha again and clashed with Chinese nationalist forces.




  • Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Monday Sep 8, 1941

    World War II

    Siege of Leningrad

    Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Monday Sep 8, 1941

    The siege of Leningrad was a military blockade undertaken from the south by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany against the Soviet city of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). The siege began on the 8 September 1941, when the Wehrmacht severed the last road to the city. Although Soviet forces managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the Red Army did not lift the siege until 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began.




  • Yugoslavia
    Friday Sep 19, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    Tito held talks with Chetnik leader Draža Mihailović

    Yugoslavia
    Friday Sep 19, 1941

    Despite conflicts with the rival monarchic Chetnik movement, Tito's Partisans succeeded in liberating territory, notably the "Republic of Užice". During this period, Tito held talks with Chetnik leader Draža Mihailović on 19 September and 27 October 1941.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    John F. Kennedy

    Joined the United States Naval Reserve

    U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    On September 24, 1941, with the help of the director of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)—who was the former naval attaché to Joseph Kennedy—Kennedy joined the United States Naval Reserve.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    Subsequent meeting of the Inter-Allied Council

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    The Allied nations and leading organisations quickly and widely endorsed the Charter. At the subsequent meeting of the Inter-Allied Council in London on 24 September 1941, the governments in exile of Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Yugoslavia, as well as the Soviet Union, and representatives of the Free French Forces, unanimously adopted adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter.


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