On December 7, 1941, Imperial Japan attacked the
American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Canada responded
later that day by declaring war on Japan. The following day, on
December 8, the United States and United Kingdom also declared
war on Japan. In response on December 11, Japan's ally, Germany,
war on the United States.
On December 7, 1983, the first US execution by lethal injection was carried out at the state penetentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Learn more about the history, technology and worldwide use of lethal injection.