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U.S. observes 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – The USS Arizona Memorial can been viewed from a shuttleboat during the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor’s attack in Honolulu (Hawaii), December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry/File photo

By Kia John

(Reuters] – Tuesday will be the 80th Anniversary of Japan’s attack on America’s Pearl Harbor naval base.

According to historians, the Dec. 7th 1941 attack shook a nation that was so focused on World War Two Europe that it lost sight of Japan’s threat.

2.3990 Americans died in the attack. The United States declared war against Japan on the following day.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, then President of the United States, famously called it “a date that will live in infamy”.

In August 1945, the United States defeated Japan. This was just days after U.S. nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki had killed hundreds of thousands civilians.

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