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FDR - "Date Which Will Live in Infamy" Speech

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On the 8th of December, 1941—the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed—Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.

People, throughout the country, were tuned-in to hear their President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, address a joint session of Congress.  This audio clip is that address.

In his speech, declaring war against Japan, FDR referenced the Pearl Harbor attack as a "date which will live in infamy."

The memorable phrase was an after-thought.  His original manuscript referred to December 7th as a "date which will live in world history."

See, also:

FDR's Changes to His Speech Manuscript


Media Credits

Audio of speech, courtesy Library of Congress. Pubic Domain.

 

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