1941 in Review by BarkerC

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.

VaccaD
Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?


Quiz Description

Given clues about 12 things that happened 75 years ago (one per month), name the following from 1941. (As one might expect, this is going to be a but World War II heavy. Sorry, not sorry.)

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Questions:

January: Testifying in opposition to the Lend-Lease Bill in Congress, what spokesperson for the America First Committee and colonel in the U.S. Army Air Corps recommends, instead, that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Germany.

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Charles A. Lindbergh

February: This Michigander, principal or co-discoverer of ten elements, and winner of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, successfully isolates and discovers plutonium.

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Glenn T. Seaborg

March: Currently the largest electric power-producing facility in the United States, on March 22, this gravity dam on the Columbia River began to produce electricity.

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Grand Coulee Dam

April: On April 4, General Erwin Rommel's Deutsches Afrikakorps recapture this second largest city in Libya from British forces who had taken it from the Italians two months earlier. The British will retake it from the Germans in December.

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Benghazi

May: While in London, the House of Commons is damaged by a Luftwaffe raid, further north, this man, Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler parachutes into Scotland claiming to be on a "peace mission", an unauthorized attempt to negotiate peace with Great Britain so Germany could focus its efforts on defeating the Soviet Union.

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Rudolf Hess

June: On June 22, Nazi Germany breaks its non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union and launches its invasion of that nation, one given what historically tinged operational code name by the Nazis?

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(Operation) Barbarossa

July: On July 17, in this city's Municipal Stadium, Joe DiMaggio's record 56 game hitting streak ends.

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Cleveland

August: On August 1, the first of these vehicles, the MB, made by Willy's Overland of Toledo, Ohio, is produced for military use.

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Jeep

September: On September 29, the first of this class of emergency cargo ships, the SS Patrick Henry, is launched in Baltimore. During World War II, over 2,700 of these ships will be built.

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liberty ships

October: On October 18, this man becomes the 40th Prime Minister of Japan.

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Hideki Tōjō

November: On November 27, a group of men stop traffic on U.S. Highway 99 near Yreka, California and declare the secession of what breakaway "state", named for a U.S. President, composed of counties in California and Oregon?

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Jefferson

December: On December 8, Franklin Roosevelt delivers his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress at 12:30 PM EST. Within ten minutes, by what time that afternoon did FDR sign the passed declaration of war sent to him by Congress? (As a hint, the last digit in the time is a 0.)

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4:10 PM (4:00-4:20 PM acceptable)