The Weekly Perspective Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941 May 21,2012 On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese warplanes attacked U.S. naval bases in the Pacific. The preemptive strike, which sank ships, destroyed aircraft, and killed more than 2000 Americ..... [ Read More ] View article View all articles from this week Hostage Terry Anderson released, Dec. 5, 1991 May 21,2012 The freeing of an American reporter this week in 1991 ended a years-long period in which more than a dozen Americans were held hostage in Lebanon. A Dec. 5, 1991, ar..... [ Read More ] View article View all articles from this week John Lennon killed, Dec. 8, 1980 May 21,2012 On Dec. 8, 1980, music icon John Lennon was shot to death in New York City. “John Lennon, leader of the legendary Beatles whose music d..... [ Read More ] View article View all articles from this week King forsakes crown for love, Dec. 10, 1936 May 21,2012 On Dec. 10, 1936, less than a year after being crowned, the King of England gave up his throne for the woman he wanted to marry, resolving a constitutional crisis in the B..... [ Read More ] View article View all articles from this week Humans fly at Kitty Hawk, Dec. 17, 1903 May 21,2012 This week in 1903, two brothers demonstrated their new flying machine in North Carolina. A Dec. 28, 1903, article in The Newark Daily Advocate of Newark, Ohio, considered ..... [ Read More ] View article View all articles from this week Prev12Next Get Connected! Twetter Facebook Digg Blogger Shopping Cart Archives January February March April May June July August September October November December 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Recent Posts Japan bombs Pearl Ha.... Hostage Terry Anders.... John Lennon killed, .... King forsakes crown .... Humans fly at Kitty .... See more posts Subscribe to Newsletter Enter your email address to subscribe to the Weekly Perspective and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join our Mailing List!