In a show of international strength, on Jan. 20 1887, the U.S. Senate conceded the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a naval base. A strategic outpost in the Pacific Ocean, Pearl Harbor remained an important military location for years to follow, becoming most famous for the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing by Japanese Air Forces.
Today In History- January 20
The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
U.S. leases Pearl Harbor as naval base.
- Honolulu, Hawaii
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