Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, American naval station attacked without warning by the Japanese on December 7, 1941
1942, in the meaning defined above
“Pearl Harbor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pearl%20Harbor. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 precipitated the U.S. entry into World War II.
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about Pearl Harbor
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