80 Years Ago—Dec. 31, 1941: US and Filipino forces form new defense line north of the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.
Japanese ships shell islands of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii.
US Navy transfers a carrier, 3 battleships, and 11 destroyers from the Atlantic to the Pacific Fleet.
New York City residents are urged not to use noisemakers for New Year’s Eve to avoid confusion with air raid alarms.