Dec 7th: This day in history…

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In 1987, the first Palestinian intifada, or uprising, began as riots broke out in Gaza and spread to the West Bank…

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In 1987, 43 people were killed after a disgruntled PSA employee [what was the name? Mo-ham-id maybe?] aboard a Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner in California apparently opened fire on a fellow passenger, the pilots and himself, causing the plane to crash….

Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a pre-emptive air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as well as targets in Malaya, Hong Kong, Guam, the Philippines and Wake Island; the United States declared war against Japan the next day.

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Pearl Harbor survivors gather for annual remembrance ceremony

WTKR.com

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Virginia Beach, Va. – The annual Pearl Harbor Survivors Remembrance Ceremony was held Sunday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

It’s been 73 years since the attack.

For Bill Meuhlieb, the many years that have passed have not made him forget what happened.

“We sort of feel like we established a legacy in uniting a country behind that event – something our adversaries didn’t realize would happen and it did.  It was that kind of people, that kind of generation,” said Meulieb, a survivor of the attack.

While the memories are painful, the importance of remembering what happened 73 years ago lives on with the annual ceremony in Virginia Beach.

“There is a bond that was created among us because of the unique experience that we had together,” said Meulieb.

“It’s like living history. People read about Pearl Harbor in a text book or see it…

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this day in crime history: december 8, 1980

Nobody Move!

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On this date in 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment building in New York City by a pathetic loser named Mark David Chapman. Chapman was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to twenty years to life in prison. He first came up for parole in 2000. His parole was denied. He has been denied at every subsequent parole hearing. He is eligible again in August 2014.

Further reading:

Crime Library – Mark David Chapman: The Man Who Killed John Lennon

Wikipedia – Death of John Lennon

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