This Day in History: 1941-12-08
President Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to U.S. Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. U.S. & Britain declare war on Japan, U.S. enters WW II. San Francisco’s 1st blackout, at 6:15 PM. In London: Dutch government-in-exile declares war on Japan. Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo. Chełmno extermination camp opens, 50 kilometres from Łódź, Poland.