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1941

Monday 2nd June: Lou Gehrig dies. (Riverdale, New York - The Pride of the Yankees)

Thursday 12th June: Cecilia Weiss dies. (Phantasm)

Thursday 19th June: Future Night Watch Chief Gesser requests official permission for the Samarkand Expedition to locate and open the tomb of Tamerlane in the Gur-Emir Mausoleum to reclaim the Chalk of Fate. (Moscow, Russia - Day Watch)

Friday 20th June: Operation Barbarossa, in which German troops invade the Soviet Union. The town of Nowogrodek becomes a Jewish ghetto. (Belarussia - Defiance)

August: The Bielski brothers go on the run after the murder of their parents. (Belarussia - Defiance)

Wednesday 20th August: Irene, future mother of Raimunda and Sole, is born. (Volver)

Tuesday 16th September: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi becomes the Shah. (Persepolis)

October: More Jews arrive in the forest and seek aid from the Bielski brothers. (Belarussia - Defiance)

Thursday 23rd October: Hitler announces that German U-boats sank 11 British merchant ships and one destroyer. (Berlin, Germany - Das Boot)

Friday 21st November: Albert Speer asks for 30,000 Soviet prisoners of war to use as slave laborers to begin a massive Berlin building program. (Valkyrie)

Wednesday 26th November: Adm. Chuichi Nagumo leads the Japanese First Air Fleet toward Pearl Harbor, with the understanding that should "negotiations with the United States reach a successful conclusion, the task force will immediately put about and return to the homeland." (Pearl Harbor)

Thursday 27th November: Edmund and Lucy Pevensie start staying with their cousin Eustace Scrubb on Thanksgiving. (England - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

December: Sam's watch stops and Ilsa leaves Rick. (Casablanca - Casablanca)

December: Asael Bielski marries Chaya Dziencielsky, and the food runs out in the forest. (Belarussia - Defiance)

Tuesday 2nd December: Ilsa Lund and Victor Lazlo walk into Rick's saloon. (Casablanca - Casablanca)

Wednesday 3rd December: Ilsa and Victor go to the police station to see Captain Renault. Later, Ilsa meets Rick in the market. (Casablanca - Casablanca)

Friday 5th December: The U.S.S. Lexington makes its way across the Pacific in order to carry a squadron of dive bombers to defend Midway Island from an anticipated Japanese attack. (Tora! Tora! Tora!)

Saturday 6th December: USS Nimitz nuclear-power aircraft-carrier appears via a temporal vortex, till nearly Pearl Harbor time. (Pacific Ocean - The Final Countdown)

Sunday 7th December: Michael Corleone enlists in the Marines. (The Godfather: Part II)

Sunday 7th December: Navy boys enjoy the bright Hawiian sun when all of a sudden the jets come flying in high and fast. (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Sunday 7th December: The Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan attack the United States of America. (Pearl Harbor)

Sunday 7th December: During the Pearl Harbor attack Rafe and Danny are flying P-40's "Warhawks" and manage to shoot 5 Japanese aircraft down. (Pearl Harbor - Tora! Tora! Tora!)

Tuesday 9th December: The cast and crew of "Devil on the Canvas", directed by Victor Sjoderberg and produced by Capitol Pictures, films scene 12. Later that day, playwright Barton Fink watches the dailies hoping for inspiration for his own screenplay. (Hollywood, California - Barton Fink)

Wednesday 10th December: Sea Tiger receives orders to attack enemy shipping, following declaration of war resulting from attack against Pearl Harbor. (Operation Petticoat)

Saturday 13th December: 'Wild' Bill Kelso lands an American fighter plane. (Los Angeles, CA - 1941)

Tuesday 16th December: 150 rolls of toilet paper refused to USS Sea Tiger. (Operation Petticoat)

Tuesday 23rd December: U-Boat 96 survives the Strait of Gibraltar and heads to La Rochelle. (Somwhere in the Atlantic Ocean - Das Boot)

1942

Young Alvy Singer in trouble for kissing girls in the classroom. (New York - Annie Hall)

A girl who will one day be a teacher at John Adams Middle School is born. (Chicago, Illinois - Bad Teacher)

The film Casablanca is released. (Best in Show)

The battle of the rats take place, a personal battle between the top German sniper and the top Soviet sniper during the battle of Stalingrad. (Stalingrad, Russia - Enemy at the Gates)

Amanda Krueger, as Sister Mary Helena, stops working at Our Lady of Sorrows institution, having been locked in The Tower by accident with 100 insane patients - she leaves alive, badly beaten, raped and impregnated. (Westin Hills - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare)

Gracie Mansion is selected as the official mayoral residence. (New York City, New York - Ghostbusters 2)

Andrew Hagen born. (The Godfather: Part II)

Tom Riddle opens the Chamber of Secrets. (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

John Lennon is photographed. (Liverpool, England - Nowhere Boy)

'Bialy Hoos of 42' debuts on Broadway. (The Producers)

Amon Goeth begins his part of the final solution in Krakow. (Schindler's List)

Private investigator Theodore "Teddy" Valiant is killed when a Toon drops a piano on him and his brother Eddie, whose arm is broken. (Toontown, Los Angeles, California - Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Mr Henderson loses his right leg. (Singapore - You Only Live Twice)

Thursday 15th January: Having received a temporary certificate of release from Dachau, Abbe Henri Kremer (aka Prisoner 25639) arrives in his home town for his mother's funeral. He is met at the train station by Untersturmfuhrer Gebhardt, the architect of a plan to exploit Kremer in order to drive a wedge in the Catholic Church. (Luxumbourge - The Ninth Day)

Tuesday 20th January: Wannsee Conference to discuss the details of the "Final Solution" of the "Jewish question" takes place. (Conspiracy)

Monday 2nd February: Vidkun Quisling, a collaborator with the German occupiers of Norway, is established as prime minister of a puppet government. (Hamsun)

Tuesday 10th February: All European and American residents of the Raffles Hotel are informed of the impending Japanese invasion and advised that women and children must be evacuated immediately on the British vessel, Prince Albert. (Singapore - Paradise Road)

March: Red Skull finds the Cosmic Cube. (Tonsberg, Norway - Captain America: The First Avenger)

Wednesday 11th March: Under orders by President Franklin Roosevelt, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur abandons Corregidor and leaves behind 90,000 American and Philippine troops. (Corregidor, Philippines - MacArthur)

Sunday 15th March: The Szpilman family move from their own house to a workhouse. (The Pianist)

Tuesday 17th March: John Wayne Gacy is born. (Chicago, Illinois - Halloween: Resurrection)

April: The forest in which the Bielski brothers hide hundreds of Jewish escapees becomes surrounded by Nazi soldiers. (Belarussia - Defiance)

April: A U.S. submarine crew intercept a disabled German U-boat to capture a top secret Nazi decoding machine. (Atlantic Ocean - U-571)

Thursday 16th April: The US strike back at the Japanese in the Dolittle raid. (Tokoyo - Pearl Harbor)

Wednesday 6th May: US Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright surrenders all US troops in the Philippines to the Japanese. (The Philippines - MacArthur)

Tuesday 26th May: Elizabeth, future wife of Jackson Lamb and future mother of their son Joseph Lamb, is born. (Lillian, Ohio - Super 8)

June: The Battle of Midway. (Midway)

Thursday 4th June: Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, commander of the fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor, launches a raid on Midway Island with almost the entirety of the Japanese navy . (Midway)

Sunday 7th June: The Battle of Midway ends. (Midway)

Friday 12th June: Anne Frank receives a diary. (Amsterdam - The Diary of Anne Frank)

Thursday 18th June: Paul McCartney is born. (Liverpool, England - Backbeat)

Sunday 21st June: Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya. (Tobruk, Libya - Tobruk)

Thursday 25th June: Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe. (London, England - The Longest Day)

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