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Once Upon A Time – December 8 – 1941 – US And Britain Declare War On Japan, US Enters World War II

1863 – Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South

1941 – US and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II

1941 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

1965 – Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council

1966 – US and USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

2004 – Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the Union of South American Nations

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1978 – “The Deer Hunter”, directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1979)

Today in Music

1813 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in A, premieres in Vienna with Beethoven conducting

Today in Sport

1978 – Commencement of the 1st day/night World Series Cricket supertest at VFL Park, Melbourne

1953 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “Atoms for Peace” speech at the United Nations in New York

1982 – Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)

Famous Weddings

1872 – American religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his 55th and final wife, American poet Hannah Tapfield (68) in Salt Lake City, Utah

1950 – NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

1953 – Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

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