Events on December 8, Wikipedia
(December 8, Events(English editions)
(The past records of Events in the Japanese edition)
The Editor's memo for this day!
Thursday, 7, December, 2017
An interesting and the first time trial for editing the column of "VOA@com" is that, for the first time, I used the one a year ago, and that is "No.55(Dec. 8, 2016)"On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers launch a fierce attack on the U.S. naval base at Perl Harbor,..."(The article used for editing the attached photos: "Pearl Harbor"(HISTORY) ). The only difference is that the very file of VOA used as of now is the old one with no photo in it. As soon as the new mail arrived, it would be replaced with the new one.
Well, as for the top site of both the Japanese and English editions for tomorrow, 8th, are ready to be shifted at any time, so that I would like to spend time for this column in a relaxed mood.
After shutting down the computers, I lied down in bed for shoulder stretching with the TV switched to HOB. It was coincidentally showing the "Perl Harbor"!...I once saw it a few years ago though not from the beginning to the end. and this time from the middle to the end.
Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American romantic period war drama film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore and Alec Baldwin. The film is loosely based on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and the Doolittle Raid.(Wikipedia)
today@VOA & NYTimes.com
This column is for editing what I call "the illustrated stories" with photos related with the events and news, so that the visitors could enjoy the stories in a visual ways. The former, "today@VOA" deals with historical events with the exception of week-ends, and the latter with stories who lived and dead with more than a hundred years old of his or her lives. My interest in the latter one comes from my strong will of living more than a hundred of years trying to make it with a thought of my mother who lived until 102, or my personal wish and will to live a life of the so-called "The longest lived Hibakusha(A-bomb survivor) with my thought of "Ms. Elbina Deans, the longest-lived suruvivor of the Titanic", and another target of a 119-year-old Filipina, Puerto Princesa, with the title of oldest living person in the Guinness Book of World Records.
No.325(Dec. 8, 2017)
"On Dec. 7, 1787, the Delaware delegation to the Constitutional Convention unanimously ratified the new U.S. Constitution."
In editing this day's "No.325 Event", I found something very interesting! The one in 2016 was entirely different one "On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers launch a fierce attack on the U.S. naval base at Perl Harbor,...". I wonder which is bigger or historical?.... (The-27-photo-attached file)(43.08KB)
|On This Day in American History
On Dec. 7, 1787, the Delaware delegation to the Constitutional Convention unanimously ratified the new U.S. Constitution. It was the first of the 13 states to approve the Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation, the agreement that the nation functioned under since 1781. Because of its early endorsement of the Constitution, Delaware’s official nickname is “The First State.”
No.325(Dec. 8, 2016)
"On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers launch a fierce attack on the U.S. naval base at Perl Harbor,..."
The commander of the Japanese army at Perl Harbor, Gen. Isoroku Yamamoto, was right when he, after successful attack at the Harbor, said "I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." The article I attached below says "Pearl Harbor Awakens the “Sleeping Giant”.
|On This Day in American History
|On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers launch a fierce attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The offensive strikes a critical blow to the Pacific fleet, sinking five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and sinking or damaging seven other ships, while also destroying more than 200 aircraft. When it’s over, 2,400 Americans are dead and 1,200 wounded. The following day, the United States declares war on Japan.
「An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist」
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