Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2019: What happened during fateful attack 78 years ago?

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Pearl Harbor Attack

"December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy," President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously proclaimed.

On Saturday, Americans will mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

The surprise raid on the major U.S. Navy base near Honolulu killed more than 2,400 Americans and, in short, brought the United States into World War II.

According to the National Park Service, Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in August 1994. Remembrance events are held every year at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

Here are some facts surrounding that fateful day in U.S. history:

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