2nd October 2019


Why is it called a day of infamy?

FDR's Pearl Harbor 'Infamy' speech was almost called something else. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” The changes of that opening sentence are in bold.

Also asked, who was the author of The Day of Infamy speech?

Franklin D. Roosevelt

What did the president say about the attack on Pearl Harbor?

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941…a date that will live in infamy.” So began President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a speech to Congress the day after Japan bombed the military base at Pearl Harbor. In this speech he asked for a declaration of war which was approved almost unanimously by both houses of Congress.
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