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Beyond Pearl Harbor: Things You Probably Didn’t Know

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy”

Pearl Harbor. (Photos courtesy U.S. Navy, public domain.)

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan launched a sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, as part of a plan to eliminate any potential challenge to Japanese conquests in Asia.