This Wednesday is the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The National Archives in Washington, DC, is hosting two free public programs in commemoration of this event.
Wednesday, December 7, at noon
Pacific Gibraltar: US–Japanese Rivalry Over the Annexation of Hawaii, 1885–1889
William Michael Morgan discusses his book Pacific Gibraltar and the results of the Japan–U.S. crisis of 1897, when the Japanese sent warships to Honolulu to oppose the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States during the Spanish-American War. As Japan began pushing for voting rights for its nationals living and working on the islands, tensions rose between the two countries. A book signing will follow the program.