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December 7 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor


On December 7th 1941, at 7:55 am  Hawaii time, a swarm of 360 Japanese war planes appeared out of the clouds above the island of Oahu, in Hawaii. then descended on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and … Continue reading

April 24 1945 Truman learns about Manhattan Project


On April 24th 1945, President Harry Truman learnt the full details of the Manhattan Project, in which scientists were attempting to create the first atomic bomb. The information thrust upon Truman a momentous decision: whether or not to use the world’s first weapon of mass destruction. The Manhattan Project began modestly in 1939, but grew … Continue reading

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