Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thomas Friedman piece, N.Y. Times

A very good column by Mr. Friedman, titled "Trump’s Approach: A Fresh Start or Crazy Reckless?"

Thursday, December 8, 2016

John Glenn (1921-2016)

From February, 1962:

And then, in 1998, he returned to space--at age 77--as part of the crew of the space shuttle Discovery.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pearl Harbor

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.

2335 American personnel died.  Of these, 2008 were from the Navy, 218 from the Army, and 109 were Marines.  68 civilians died as well. 

The day after the attack, President Roosevelt's delivered his "date which will live in infamy" speech to a Joint Session of Congress.  He said:  "I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire."

That day, Congress voted to declare war against Japan.

Here is a video of part of President Roosevelt's speech: