TODAY IN HIS­TORY

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TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Dec. 1, 1941

Ja­pan’s Em­peror Hiro­hito ap­proved wag­ing war against the United States, Bri­tain and the Nether­lands af­ter his govern­ment re­jected U.S. de­mands con­tained in the Hull Note. ALSO ON THIS DATE

1824

The pres­i­den­tial elec­tion was turned over to the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives when a dead­lock de­vel­oped be­tween John Quincy Adams, An­drew Jack­son, Wil­liam H. Craw­ford and Henry Clay. (Adams ended up the win­ner.)

1942

Na­tion­wide gaso­line ra­tioning went into ef­fect in the United States.

1969

The U.S. govern­ment held its first draft lot­tery since World War II.

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