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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2066
AUTHOR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
ATTRIBUTION: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, address to a joint session of Congress asking that a state of war be declared between the United States and Japan, December 8, 1941.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941, p. 514 (1950).
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)