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1941 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

Benjamin Britten writes "Matinées musicales"
8th Los Angeles Bach Festival is held.  Arthur Leslie Jacobs conducting
Dance lessons through Arthur Murray's Studios are offered to the public.  Average cost $3.00 an hour.  Popular dances included the Rumba, the Tango, the Fox-Trot, the Conga and the old favorite, the Waltz, not to mention the ever-dreaded Swing, which was still in vogue..
Los Angeles opera lovers are treated to the ever-popular Lawrence Tibbett singing "Simon Boccanegra", Rigoletto" and "The Barber of Seville".

POLITICS

July - Washington declares a total economic embargo against Japan and freezes it assets.
December 7 -Pearl Harbor is attacked.  U. S. enters WWII.
The Manhattan Project, for the development of the first nuclear weapon begins
December 1941 - Fourth Interceptor Command falsely reports two formations of enemy planes over San Francisco headed for Los Angeles. Panic ensues as a result.  Japanese-American citizens are arrested.  Some are sent to a deportation camp in Toluca Lake, CA and another in Manzanar, CA.  The Los Angeles Nippons baseball team is allowed to finish it's scheduled game with the Paramount Studios team, then the FBI arrests them all.  The report turns out to be false

POINTS OF INTEREST

Mount Rushmore is completed
The jeep is invented as a prototype all-terrain vehicle and quickly finds itself useful to the military

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