This was 342nd day of the year and 24 days remained in the year.
The U.S. declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasted off from Cape Canaveral.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Armenia, killing 25,000.
Iraq formally declared to the UN that it had no weapons of mass destruction.
Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.