December 07, 2006
By Elisabeth Grant
Today, December 7th, in 1941 Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan. To remember and learn more about this hugely important event in US history, check out the sites below:
- American Memory – After the Day of Infamy
This Library of Congress site features 12 hours of interviews conducted in the days and months following the attack. More than two hundred individuals from around the country were interviewed.
- Wikipedia Entry on the Attack on Pearl Harbor
A good starting point for learning the history of the Pearl Harbor attacks. This wikipedia entry includes recommendations for further reading, external links to more information, and maps, images, and video related to the attack.
- FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech
Listen to and read along with FDR’s “Day of Infamy speech” on the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Pearl Harbor site.
- National Geographic Site
Features a multimedia map and time line of the attack, as well as over 300 personal stories from people who remember the attack
- Yale Avalon site – Japanese Note to the U.S., December 7, 1941
This document, also known as the “Fourteen Part Message,” was a memorandum from the Japanese government delivered by the Japanese Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
- The Smoking Gun – December 7, 1941
This site features various facsimile reproduction documents relating to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
- National Archives Photos
See on this site photos of Pearl Harbor from the National Archives.