The United States waited two years before entering World War II, and the cause for them doing so happened just before 8 a.m. Dec. 7, 1941.
According to history.com, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.
The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.
An irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills may have received a little bit of hope.
Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 million Americans, some showing signs and symptoms as early as age 19. Other individuals may not show signs until they are in their mid-60s.
Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.