Today in World War II History—December 7, 1941
80 Years Ago—Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese attack Pearl Harbor at 0755, killing 2335 military personnel and 68 civilians.
Japanese aircraft sink US battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia, California, and Utah (which had been converted to an auxiliary), and damage battleship USS Nevada.
At Pearl Harbor, destroyer USS Ward fires the first shot, sinking a Japanese midget sub at 0645.