THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 342nd day of 2016. There are 24 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1945: Imperial Japan’s navy launched a pre-emptive attack on the Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, one of a series of raids in the Pacific. The United States declared war against Japan the next day.
IN THE WORLD
1995: A 746-pound probe from the Galileo spacecraft hurtled into Jupiter’s atmosphere, sending back data to the mothership before it was presumably destroyed.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is 69. Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird is 60. Actor Jeffrey Wright is 51. Singer Aaron Carter is 29.