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77 years ago, a date that still lives in infamy

On this day 77 years ago, Japan launched a surprise attack against a U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor in the then-American territory of Hawaii.  Over 2,400 Americans were killed, over 1,000  wounded on that day.  The countries were not at war at the time.  The next day, the U.S. Congress declared war against Japan.  Speaking to a joint session of Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) called the day of the attack “a date which will live in infamy.”  Three days later, Germany and Italy declared war against the U.S.; the U.S. then declared war against Germany and Italy.  Thus did the U.S. enter into what was later called World War ll, which had been raging in Europe and elsewhere for over two years.

The shock of the attack, with not even a trigger warning, to use a modern term, did not send young people then to scurry to safe spaces, as many do today at the first sign of distress, such as, oh, say, their preferred candidate not winning the presidency or hearing ideas that upset them.  Enduring hard times during the Depression years preceding that attack, people of all ages rushed to sign up for the military.

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