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On This Day: Pearl Harbor Day

On this day, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked U.S. Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Those attacks led to a declaration of war against Japan by the United States.


Pearl Harbor aftermath

Pearl Harbor Interesting Facts:

  • There were over 2403 casualties, and 1282 people were wounded.
  • The last part of the decoded Japanese message stated that U.S. relations were to be severed.
  • 18 U.S ships were hit.
  • The Base’s fuel tanks were targeted by not hit.
  • Over 180 aircraft were destroyed.
  • The attack occurred on a Sunday morning while many people were still sleeping.
  • 6 Japanese planes failed to launch.

Also On This Day:

  • Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery.  It occurred in the Gallatin, Missouri.
  • Instant reply is used for the first time during the Army-Navy game.
  • The first execution by lethal injection in the United States took place in Texas.
  • Happy Birthday: Terrell Owens – “Git your popcorn ready!”
  • National Cotton Candy Day

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