Today, the date is December 7; and, it is the year 2013.
Let's turn back the clock 72 years ago to this date in 1941.
The following is the first sentence that I have excerpted from an article that I found on the website of History.com in its web pages of This Date In History.
"On this day, in an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the U.S. naval base at Oahu Island's Pearl Harbor—and the United States enters World War II."Read the article in its entirety by clicking on over to Dec 7, 1941: "A date which will live in infamy" as it appears on History.com.
Here is another excerpt from another article concerning that dark day in the history of the United States of America:
"At 7:55 a.m. on December 7, 1941 in Hawaii, a Japanese dive bomber displaying the Rising Sun of Japan appeared above the island of Oahu. 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a brutal assault. The surprise attack served as a critical setback against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States into the Second World War."Read the rest of that article which appears in The Maritime Executive by clicking on its headline, as follows, Remembering Maritime History: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy.
On December 8th, 1941 at 12:30 p.m., President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered the speech to a Joint Session of Congress that has become known as the Infamy Speech or Day of Infamy Speech.