Today marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Bing, as usual, honors the day:
Bing homepage on 07 Dec 2011
Some other search engines with a history of special graphics and whatnot for special days, as usual, do not.
Here are some posts from Pearl Harbor Day in years past on MO:
Cassin and Downes
In Drydock Number One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on 7 December 1941, immediatly following the Japanese attack. Both ships had been severely damaged by bomb hits and the resulting fires. In the background, also in Drydock Number One, is USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), which had received relatively light damage in the raid. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.
First Shots at Pearl Harbor
"A Shot for Posterity -- The USS Ward's number three gun and its crew-cited for firing the first shot the day of Japan's raid on Hawaii. Operating as part of the inshore patrol early in the morning of December 7, 1941, this destroyer group spotted a submarine outside Pearl Harbor, opened fire and sank her. Crew members are R.H. Knapp - BM2c - Gun Captain, C.W. Fenton - Sea1c - Pointer, R.B. Nolde - Sea1c - Trainer, A.A. De Demagall - Sea1c - No. 1 Loader, D.W. Gruening - Sea1c - No. 2 Loader, J.A. Paick - Sea1c - No. 3 Loader, H.P. Flanagan - Sea1c - No. 4 Loader, E.J. Bakret - GM3c - Gunners Mate, K.C.J. Lasch - Cox - Sightsetter." (quoted from the original 1942-vintage caption) This gun is a 4"/50 type, mounted atop the ship's midships deckhouse, starboard side. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
“This is not a drill!”
USS Nevada getting underway on 07 Dec 1941
Finding the sunk Japanese midget sub in 2002
Plus today on Yahoo! News: Rare, Unseen Photos: Aftermath of Pearl Harbor
If you’ve got links to Pearl Harbor stories you particularly like, leave ’em in the comments section.