Thursday, December 8, 2016

'Day of Infamy' Speech

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following day 75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the above speech to Congress, asking for a declaration of war. The speech was titled the 'Day of Infamy Speech' or 'Infamy Speech' from the first line.

To see the history and variations of the speech, click here for the National Archives. Below is the speech as it was delivered.

Monday, December 5, 2016

5 Interesting Things About James Lee Burke

Houston born and Louisiana raised author James Lee Burke was born on December 5th, 1936. The author of 35 novels, Burke has lead an interesting life. We celebrate him and his literary achievements with a few facts.