Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
July 12, 2004
Located on the highly populated Hawaiian island of Oahu just west of Honolulu, Pearl Harbor is the historic center of events on â€˜the day that will live in infamy' â€”- December 7, 1941 â€”- when the Japanese fleet launched a surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor and other strategic military targets on Oahu. Pearl Harbor is actually a submerged confluence of several river valleys, formed approximately 13,000 years ago during the last glacial period. During the present inter-glacial period, sea levels have risen and drowned this valley. Today, Pearl Harbor provides natural drainage for several streams leading down from the two northwest-trending mountain ranges, the Waianae Range on the east of the island and the Ko'olau Range on the west, eventually leading to Mamala Bay.
Topics: 20th century in the United States, Oahu, Hawaii, Koʻolau Range, Pearl, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu