Tuesday, December 07, 2010


1941:Approximately 360 Japanese warplanes bomb the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing nearly 2,400 Americans, mostly sailors aboard battleships in the Pacific fleet. Seeking a declaration of war against Japan on the following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt will declare to a joint session of Congress that December 7, 1941 will forever be “a date which will live in infamy.”

1949: Gen. Chiang Kai-shek declares Taipei to be the provisional capital of the Republic of China as his Nationalist forces flee mainland China for the island of Taiwan during the Chinese Civil War.

1963: During the annual Army-Navy football game, CBS director Tony Verna first broadcasts an instant replay, using the system he had invented, showing Army quarterback Rollie Stichweh scoring a touchdown. Navy won 21-15.

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