Pearl Har­bor

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Pearl Har­bor was trend­ing on Google as the tragic day was re­mem­bered around the globe.

On Dec. 7th, 1941, the Im­pe­rial Ja­panese Navy at­tacked a navy base in Hawaii’s Pearl Har­bor. It was un­ex­pected and led to a huge loss of life.

Ja­pan hoped the at­tack would de­ter the United States from in­creas­ing its in­flu­ence in the Pa­cific, but the plan back­fired.

The US de­clared war on Ja­pan the fol­low­ing day, Dec. 8, with Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt de­scrib­ing the at­tack as “a date which will live in in­famy.”

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