Friday, December 07, 2012

This day in history - Dec. 7, 1941: The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

By Richard K. Barry


Well, of course, that's what happened on this day in history. The Wiki on this reads:

The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing a declaration of war upon Japan by the United States. Japan also invaded Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies at the same time (December 8 in Asia).

When I was growing up in the '60s, every kid knew that date. Perhaps they still do. I don't know. That's not a critical comment. Time passes, consciousness of historical events shifts. It's like the fact that kids entering high school now are probably too young remember 9/11, which seems like it happened last week to me. 

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