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  • U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    War declaration against Japan

    U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    Roosevelt signed declaration of war against Japan on December 8




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    United States declaration of war on Japan

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    On December 8, 1941 (9 December in Asian time zones), the United States Congress declared war on the Empire of Japan in response to that country's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the prior day.




  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1980

    The Beatles

    Lennon's Death

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1980

    In December 1980, Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment.




  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 8, 1998

    Java (programming language)

    J2SE 1.2

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 8, 1998

    On December 8, 1998, Sun Microsystems released J2SE 1.2.




  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 8, 2000

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Hanjour arrived in San Diego

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 8, 2000

    Hanjour arrived in San Diego on December 8, 2000, joining Hazmi. They soon left for Arizona, where Hanjour took refresher training.




  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 8, 2005

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal was sworn in

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 8, 2005

    Upon his trade to Miami, O'Neal began training to become a Miami Beach reserve officer. On December 8, 2005, he was sworn in, but elected for a private ceremony to avoid distracting attention from the other officers. He assumed a $1 per year salary in this capacity.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

    Visa Inc.

    Anonymous

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

    On December 8, the group Anonymous performed a DDoS attack on visa.com, bringing the site down.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2014

    Facebook, Inc.

    Zuckerberg Hosted Visiting Chinese Politician Lu Wei

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2014

    Zuckerberg hosted visiting Chinese politician Lu Wei, known as the "Internet czar" for his influence in China's online policy, on the 8th of December.


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