Pay your respects for those who were killed in the attack of Pearl Harbor. History lesson: Early morning, December 7th 1941. The attack, known as Operation Z to the Japs, on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii began. 353 some Japanese aircraft began there attack. They sunk or damaged 17 ships, destroyed over 185 aircraft, killed almost 3,000 personal and injured another 1,800 some. The Japs flew away with a saddened victory over the US, which was to prevent them from influencing Japanese war in the Pacific. President Franklin D. Roosevelt later asked Congress to declare war on Japan. And thus the Japanese War effort was put into action. This also later caused Nazi Germany and the Kingdom of Italy to declare war on the US. However, after almost loosing, the US milked each along with the help from the Allies.
"December 7, 1941-- a date which will live in infamy." -FDR
I always thought it was random. But it was to prevent the US Navy at the base to influence war on Japan in the Pacific (English territories and the US Philippines) . However, they were succesful but were later nuked so its all good.