2nd December 1891
Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix, a German painter and printmaker, famous for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war, was born in Gera (south of Leipzig). 125 years.
7th December 1941
The Japanese forces attack the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack led to the United States' entry into WWII. 75 years.
7th December 1941
A second and less notorious surprise attack occurred the same day as Pearl Harbor's: the Japanese bombed Manila and the Philippines. 75 years.
23rd December 1916
Beginning of the Battle of Magdhaba (known as the Affair of Magdhaba) during the Defence of Egypt section of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in WWI. 100 years.
Exact Date Unknown - 1891
"Taps", a musical piece played by the U.S. military at dusk, is performed during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet. 125 years.
Exact Date Unknown - 1951
Bobo, a western lowland gorilla, is born in French Equatorial Africa. Bobo was adopted by the Lowman family and became a media attraction when word got out that the Lowmans were raising Bobo as if he were a human. 65 years.
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