Today’s Highlight: 1941 – Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese warplanes. The attack resulted in the U.S. entering into World War II. (Image: a2asimulations.com)
1787 – Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution becoming the first of the United States.
1926 – The gas operated refrigerator was patented by The Electrolux Servel Corporation.
1946 – A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta killed 119 people. It was America’s worst hotel fire disaster. The hotel founder, W. Frank Winecoff, was also killed in the fire.
1972 – Apollo 17 was launched at Cape Canaveral. It was the last U.S. moon mission.
1987 – Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time. He had come to the U.S. for a Washington summit with U.S. President Reagan.