TODAY IN HISTORY
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
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.)
Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States.
The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.