Today in World War II History—June 1, 1941
80 Years Ago—June 1, 1941: Germans secure Crete; however, heavy German losses lead Hitler to suspend further large-scale airborne operations.
Britain begins clothes and shoe rationing for adults—66 coupons per year, providing one complete outfit.
Pro-British government reinstated in Iraq, under Amir Abdul Illah.
Mel Ott of the New York Giants hits his 400th home run, a record.