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#OnThisDay 75 year ago, Japanese aircraft staged a surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, pulling the U.S. into WWII. See Shirley Montgomery's recollections in this diary entry from the HSJ Collection...
"To think that the first record I make for months is to record the shocking, incredible fact that we are at war! Yes -- the Japanese have bombed Hawaii and Manila, and are actually reported as having flown over San Francisco last nite. No bombs here yet, thank God!...The Civilian Defense Corps has given air raid 'directions' for blackouts. It's unbelievable. Black-outs in California -- in San Jose!" #PearlHarobr75 #PearlHarborRemembranceDay ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Children's Holiday Festival at History Park! Check out photos from the event and share your photos with us! #historysanjose #historypark #sanjose #happyholidays ... See MoreSee Less
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