This Week in History
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This attack is what led to the United States entering World War II.
Below is an address delivered by the then Dean of Administration R.B. House to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill student body after the attack. In it he explains what he sees as the role the students and the University should play in winning the war. Even though he urged students to stay in class and wait to be drafted if that’s what the government decided, many students left school to join the army.
This Day in History
Happy Birthday Mississippi! On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was the 20th state admitted to the Union.
Above is a picture of women in costume from Columbus, Mississippi.