December 7, 1941

Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i, drawing the United States into World War II.

December 10, 1901

The first Nobel Prizes are awarded for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.

December 12, 1913

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is recovered in Florence, Italy, two years after being stolen from the Louvre in Paris, France.


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