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.”