Author Archives: Deborah Boza Valledor

December 7th

On this day in 1941 – Japanese forces attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and other British and American territories and possessions in the Pacific. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…December 7th

On this day in 1941 – Japanese forces attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and other British and American territories and possessions in the Pacific.

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It happened on this day…November 27th

On this day in 1779 – The College of Philadelphia, considered a Royalist institution, was converted into the University of the State of Pennsylvania, thus creating both America’s first state school and first official university. In 1791, the school became a privately endowed institution … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…November 28th

On this day in 1963 – Cape Canaveral, Florida, was renamed Cape Kennedy

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It happened on this day…November 26th

On this day in 2000 – Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore in the state’s presidential balloting by 537 votes.

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It happened on this day…November 25th

On this day in 1963 – Assassinated President John F. Kennedy was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

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It happened on this day…November 24th

On this day in 1971 – Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom. He was never found.

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