80 Years Ago—Dec. 8, 1941: President Roosevelt makes “date which will live in infamy” speech to Congress about the Pearl Harbor attack.
US House votes 388-1 and Senate votes 82-0 to declare war on Japan; Roosevelt signs at 5:10 pm.
Japanese attack US airfields in the Philippines, destroying 123 aircraft.
Japanese forces land in Thailand and Malaya.
Air raid alerts occur in San Francisco, and in Seattle, a mob throws rocks at lights to enforce the blackout.