World History: December 7 1941 Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, a United States Naval Base. More than 2400 people died along with a total of 19 ships and/or vessels sunk, and hundreds of aircraft were destroyed or damaged. War was immediately declared on the Japanese forcing the United States into World War II.
World History: November 7 1872 The ship Mary Celeste sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits, later found abandoned near the Azores. 1950 Hawaii officially becomes the 50th state of the United States. 1996 The Distilled Spirits Council of the US votes to remove hard liquor ads […]
World History: September 27 1728 Captain James Cook born, the British explorer who charted many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands, better known as Hawaii. 1982 The population of China reaches 1 billion.