Seventy years ago today, American military forces at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii were attacked by a Japanese air strike that killed 2403 people and injured another 1178. The event incited the U.S. to enter World War II, and President Roosevelt marked the event as "a day which will live in infamy." It would be another 60 years before the U.S. suffered a loss of life to that scale on American soil - that day was 9/11.
Newspapers, bloggers, Tweeters, and radio hosts are helping us remember and mourn the tragic day that triggered a change in U.S. isolationist and defensive military strategy forever. To do our part in honoring those killed or injured during the attack, OhMyGov analyzed media coverage on Twitter across the globe to determine which stories are trending and who is reading them.
Twitter Mentions of "Pearl Harbor"
Geographic Breakdown (Darker color = more dialogue)
Top Trending Stories:
Wikipedia - Attack on Pearl Harbor
YouTube - Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Address
Navy.mil - Pearl Harbor Images
Boston.com - Pearl Harbor, 69 years ago today - The Big Picture
NYTimes - Fewer Veterans to Remember Pearl Harbor Day - NYTimes.com
Huff Post - Pearl Harbor: Sailors Who Survived Attack 70 Years Ago Return To Ships After Death
Today Show - PhotoBlog - Pearl Harbor from above, 1941-2011
BBC News - Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary commemoration
CNN - Nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor - CNN.com
MSNBC - After death, Pearl Harbor survivor returns to his ship
USATODAY - Remembering Pearl Harbor, 70 years later – USATODAY.com
YAHOO! - Rare, Unseen Photos: Aftermath of Pearl Harbor Photos | Rare, Unseen Photos: Aftermath of Pearl Harbor Pictures
History.com - Pearl Harbor bombed — History.com This Day in History — 12/7/1941