Today in History: Pearl Harbor Day in GoWYLD

Dec 7, 2021

Black and white photo of Franklin Delano Roosevelt sitting at desk with curtains and sailing ship model behind him, and several microphones on the desk.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt September 6, 1936 Fireside Chat. Photographer Harris & Ewing. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. See record.

On December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft attacked the naval station at Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into World War II.

President Roosevelt went on the radio to address the country about what had and was, transpiring. You can find the transcript and audio of Roosevelt’s December 9, 1941, fireside chat in U. S. History (Gale in Context) in Find this database under our History subject area.

To locate the record, search (in quotes) “Fireside Chat on the Declaration of War on Japan.” For reference, images, and magazine and journal items, search Pearl Harbor AND World War II.

For more information, please contact your local library or Chris Van Burgh, Database Instruction Librarian at the Wyoming State Librarian,

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