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This Day in History – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

We look to our cable channel, the History Channel for This Day in History as we recognized National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. December 7, 1941 is a day America will never forget as the US naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii experienced a devastating attack. It began at 8 a.m. and resulted in the death of 2,400 Americans, and 1,200 wounded soldiers. It being a Sunday, many military personnel had left to attend religious services off base. The Japanese air attack was a calamitous surprise. “Much of the Pacific fleet was rendered useless: Five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed,” it reads on the History Channel website.

It has been 76 years, and we pay tribute to the 2,400 Americans who lost their lives and recognize those who survived the devastating attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

This Day in History with The History Channel

It’s a Throwback Thursday with one of Great Plains Communications’ cable channels, The History Channel and one of its most popular features, This Day in History. It is exciting to think of the things that happened on this very day all throughout history. Below we have listed just a few highlights, you can find the full list here on the History Channel’s website.

1818 – Illinois Becomes the 21st State

Immigrants used to the vast forests of Tennessee and the eastern states didn’t know what to make of the prairies that covered Illinois. The first assumption was that it was inferior to the land they left, due to the lack of trees.  Though it took some time for the people to get used to the land, it later grew to be the densely populated state we know today.


1967 – First Human Heart Transplant

After a 25-year-old was fatally injured in a car accident, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky, residing in Cape Town, South Africa was given a second chance at a working heart. The surgery went well, with the heart working normally, however Washkansky later passed away from double pneumonia after the medication had left him susceptible to sickness.


1979 – Last AMC Pacer Rolls off Assembly Line

What was originally known as the car of the future, with tag lines like, “When you buy any other car, all you end up with is today’s car. When you get a Pacer, you get a piece of tomorrow,” ended with fading sales and a rough reputation.

Throwback Thursday – This Day in History

Great Plains Communications is teaming up with the History Channel to bring you a Throwback Thursday to This Day in History. Here are just a few things that happened, while you can find a full listing on the History Channel website.

  • 1942: Eisenhower took command
  • 1950: The Korean War began
  • 1956: The Last Packard produced – “Ask the Man Who Owns One”

Enjoy the History Channel, along with a long lineup of other exceptional channels when you have cable through Great Plains Communications. Call our Custer Response Center to sign up today at 1-855-853-1483, and a representative will be happy to help you.