Seventy years ago today, the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base brought the U.S. into World War II. Franklin Roosevelt announced a declaration of war on Japan the next day. Wired has a synopsis of what happened. Link
Today, about 120 survivors of that attack have returned to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for a commemoration service, including a moment of silence at 7:55AM local time. In previous years, thousands of veterans attended such events. Fewer veterans remain each year, and age has caused many to forgo the trip. Link
You can also read more about the attack on Pearl Harbor in the Neatorama archives:
The Truth About Pearl Harbor
Dustbin of History: The Pearl Harbor Spy
The Pearl Harbor Spy, Part II
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