Today marks the 76th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US Navy Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans died and eighteen ships were lost or damaged that day, including eight battleships. The morning after the surprise assault, President Theodore Roosevelt called a joint session of Congress, and after deeming December 7 “a day that will live in infamy”, he formally declared war against Japan. On December 11, Germany and Italy allied with Japan to return the U.S. war declaration, and World War II began.
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