Today in History for Dec. 8

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2018. There are 23 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On this date:

In 1980, rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan.

One year ago: President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to elect Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who had been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Kim Basinger is 65. Actress Teri Hatcher is 54. Country singer Sam Hunt is 34.