December 7, 1941
At 7:55 a.m. Hawai’i time, a sea of Japanese dive bombers bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan destroy the U.S. naval base known as Pearl Harbor.
December 8, 1980
John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, is shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City.
December 10, 1948
After more than three years of preparation, the UN General Assembly adopts its Universal Declaration of Human Rights.