What happened December 8th?

What happened December 8th?

This Day in History: December 8 On this day in 1980, British musician John Lennon—who rose to fame with the Beatles and had a successful solo career—was fatally shot by Mark David Chapman in New York City, causing a global outpouring of grief.

What happened on the 8th and the 11th of December 1941?

December 8, 1941 (Monday) New Zealand declared war on Japan at 11:00 a.m. New Zealand time. The Japanese carried out the Bombing of Singapore, killing 61. Within one hour the United States declared war on Japan.

What places did Japan attack in December 1941?

Pearl Harbor attack, (December 7, 1941), surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese that precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II.

Who survived the sinking of the USS Arizona from North Carolina?

There are three remaining survivors and they have expressed other wishes for their remains. According to the USS Arizona Memorial, Don Stratton, Lou Conter, and Ken Potts “are the only former crewmen remaining from the 337 men who survived the attack on the battleship.”

Who was killed on the USS Arizona?

Donald Stratton

How many navy chiefs died on the USS Arizona?

1,177 officers

What happened to the superstructure of the USS Arizona?

Some 1,177 sailors and Marines died. During the war years, much of the superstructure was cut away and turned into scrap for the war effort. In the early 1960s, when construction was to begin on the graceful, alabaster shrine spanning the wreckage, sections of the battleship above the waterline were removed.

What happened to USS Arizona gun turrets?

During 1942, most of the battleship’s guns were removed and many of these were put back into service. Her two after turrets, and their 14″/50 guns, were turned over to the Army for use in coastal defense emplacements on Oahu.