December 7, 1941 was a Sunday. This day is best remembered for being the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a result of the attack, the U.S. entered World War II.
The attack on Pearl Harbor began at around 8 a.m. and lasted for 2 hours. When it ended, more than 2,000 American military members were dead and 1,000 more were wounded. About 200 airplanes and 20 naval ships were destroyed in the attack, including the USS Arizona. The day after the attack, the U.S. declared war on Japan. In retaliation, Italy and Germany, which were allies of Japan, declared war on the U.S.Learn More
Traditionally, there are 52 weeks in a calendar year, which begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. There are 365 days in the internationally accepted Gregorian calendar, with the exception of a leap year occurring every four years, adding one extra day to the calendar year.Full Answer >
The longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is December 21, also known as the winter solstice and the first official day of winter. The longest night of the year in the Southern Hemisphere is June 21.Full Answer >
Duration of daylight hours varies both by geographic location and season; for example, Key Largo, Florida, one of the southernmost cities in the U.S., can get up to 13 hours and 40 minutes of daylight in June and 10 hours and 37 minutes in December, while Barrow, Alaska, one of the northernmost cities in the U.S., experiences extremes of absolutely no daylight during winter months and 24 hours of sunlight in summer. The amount of sunlight a city receives depends more on latitude than longitude, with locales in the Arctic Circle, including Tromso, Norway and Murmansk, Russia experiencing seasonal extremes of daylight availability, while those along the Equator, including Quito, Ecuador and Nairobi, Kenya, have predictably even daylight hours year-round.Full Answer >
In the northern hemisphere, the summer months are considered June, July and August; however, in the southern hemisphere, the summer months are December, January and February. In the northern hemisphere, the summer season runs from June 20th or 21st through September 21st or 22nd each year.Full Answer >