U.S. Govt. approves sale of surplus war material to Great Britain.
U.S. Congress approves the 1st peacetime conscription draft.
Lend-Lease Act approved; provided $7 billion in military credits for American manfactured war supplies to Great Britain & other allies.
Jefferson Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C. by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked at 7:55 a.m. when Japanese fighter planes lauch a suprise attack on U.S. soil, destroying the U.S. Pacific Fleet that was docked at the base.
Fought at Midway Islands between U.S. and Japan; 1st major defeat of the Japanese fleet against the U.S. military; Japan invades Aleutian Islands at end of war, which is 1st invasion of American soil in 128 years.
G.I. Bill of Rights signed into law, giving benefits to veterans
Conference was held in Soviet Union by President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, & Premier Josef Stalin. Agreement was made that USSR would enter the war in the Pacific area against Japan.
400,000 mine workers begin strike; other industries soon followed
Passed by U.S. Congress; granted $400 million in aid to Greece & Turkey to battle against Communist terrorism.
Flight made by Captain James Gallagher on the B-50 Lucky Lady
North American Treaty Organization formed; treaty stated that any attack against any nation of the organization would be considered an attack against all of them