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Mark Pennell sits at the helm of his time machine.Mark's Almanac is a 90-second time travel that highlights the world's history from the very serious to the sometimes sublime.

Mark's Almanac for December 7, 2021

Wreckage of USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
UNITED STATES NAVY
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The wreckage of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

It was on this date in 1941 that Japan attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. America shortly after entered World War II.