The attack on Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941. Hundreds of Japanese planes attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese sank four battleships and killed over 2,400 American service personnel and citizens. It was a devastating attack that has been remembered as a pivotal point of modern history.

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The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and Operation Z during planning, was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.

Five Things You Don't Know: Pearl Harbor

Some lesser-known facts about the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which was called "a date which will live in infamy" by the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a speech he made the following day.

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