Everyone knows what happened on this date.

I was able to read a complete account of the date in the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal for December 8, 1941.  This newspaper was found in the items which my dad had saved.  He and his brother fought in WWII, and his brother-in-law (who was best man at my parents’ wedding) was in the war as well.   My father was in Europe (mainly England, France, and Belgium), his brother was in the Marines on Guam and Okinawa, and his brother-in-law was in Hawaii.

The newspaper is now being preserved in an acid-free environment.  My dad had kept it wrapped in Saran Wrap for over 50 years when I discovered it.  And, not a bit of the paper was broken.