A Day That Will Live in Infamy Quote?

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.
I'm doing some school work and I need to explain the meaning of this quote.
“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”
can someone please help me explain this quote?

asked by Tommie in Holidays | 5494 views | 12-07-2009 at 02:34 PM

The quote "A Day That Will Live in Infamy" comes from President Franklin Roosevelt's 12/8/1941 speech describing the bombing of Pearl Harbor the day before.

Interesting tidbit: "the most famous line of the speech originally read "a date which will live in world history"; Roosevelt crossed out "world history" and replaced it with "infamy", as seen in the annotated copy of the original typewritten speech from the National Archives"
The quote means that date will have a bad reputation.

answered by Carmen | 12-07-2009 at 02:36 PM

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