Dec 7 1941. USS Arizona.

Dec 7 1941. USS Arizona.

Pearl Harbor Day 2017: Quotes, inspiration for 'date which will live in infamy' | AL.com  ||  Gallery: Alabamians who died at Pearl Harbor Comment By Leada Gore  Today is the 76 th anniversary of the date "which will live in infamy."  More than 2,390 Americans lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941 when Japanese bombers launched a surprise attack on the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All eight U.S. battleships…

Pearl Harbor Day 2017: Quotes, inspiration for 'date which will live in infamy'

More than Americans lost their lives on Dec. 1941 when Japanese bombers attacked the U. military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Those actions propelled America into World War II, a conflict which claimed the lives of some U.

. Struck by two battleships and two big bombs, the USS California, right, settles to the bottom during the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II. (AP Photo)

Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Struck by two battleships and two big bombs, the USS California, right, settles to the bottom during the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 1941 during World War II. The Associated Press

1945 Map of Pearl Harbor 20x24" Historic Archival Reproduction Wall Art Map Dec 7, 1941

1945 Map of Pearl Harbor Historic Archival Reproduction Wall Art Map Dec 1941

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed every year on Dec. 7 to remember those who died when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

Pearl Harbor Day - photos from Dec. 7, 1941

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed every year on Dec. 7 to remember those who died when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec.

. Troops man a machine gun nest at Wheeler Field, which adjoins Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, after the Japanese attack on the island of Oahu, Dec. 7, 1941. (AP Photo)

Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Troops man a machine gun nest at Wheeler Field, which adjoins Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, after the Japanese attack on the island of Oahu, Dec. The Associated Press

A Japanese bomber on a run over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is shown during the surprise attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Black smoke rises from American ships in the harbor. Below is a U.S. Army air field.

Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

A Japanese bomber on a run over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is shown during the surprise attack of Dec. Black smoke rises from American ships in the harbor. The Associated Press

Western Union messengers leaving the White House on Dec. 7, 1941, day of Pearl Harbor attack. Photograph by Thomas D. Mcavoy. — at Pearl Harbor.  (@HistoryInPix) | Twitter

Western Union messengers leaving the White House on Dec. day of Pearl Harbor attack. Photograph by Thomas D. — at Pearl Harbor.

Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.

WWII Pearl Harbor School Bombing

Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec.

USN USS ARIZONA BB-39 PEARL HARBOR HAWAII DEC 7 1941 MILITARY CAP VELCRO CLOSE  #BaseballCap

USN USS ARIZONA BB-39 PEARL HARBOR HAWAII DEC 7 1941 MILITARY CAP VELCRO CLOSE #BaseballCap

. Japanese planes over Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941…

Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Japanese planes over Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. are shown in this scene from a Japanese newsreel. The film was obtained by the U. War Department and released to U. (AP Photo/U.

Lt George Welch and Lt Ken Taylor pose for a photograph after the ceremony at Wheeler Field, Hawaii, Jan 9, 1942 where each was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross for their actions on Dec 7, 1941.

[Photo] Lt George Welch and Lt Ken Taylor pose for a photograph after the ceremony at Wheeler Field, Hawaii, Jan 9, 1942 where each was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross for their actions on Dec 7, 1941.

Lt George Welch and Lt Ken Taylor pose for a photograph after the ceremony at Wheeler Field, Hawaii, Jan 1942 where each was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross for their actions on Dec. 1941 (US Army Air Force)

What was President Franklin Roosevelt doing on Dec. 7, 1941, before he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, President Roosevelt was in his Oval Study in the white House having lunch.  The lunch was interrupted at 1:40 p.m. by a telephone call from Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, who told him Pearl Harbor was under attack and that the military command had emphasized that this was “no drill.”

Memo to President Roosevelt advising of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December Image: Franklin D.

UNSEEN ORIGINAL DEC. 7, 1941 PEARL HARBOR PHOTOS - 8

UNSEEN ORIGINAL DEC. 7, 1941 PEARL HARBOR PHOTOS - 8

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