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What Does It Mean To Live In Infamy?

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Presidential Address Following Pearl Harbor Attacks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War." 8 Dec. 1941. Historymatters.gmu.edu. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.

What does the author mean when he calls December 7, 1941 "a date which will live in infamy" (line 1)?

A

The events are difficult to understand.

B

The date is well-known for various disasters.

C

The events of that day are of little importance.

D

The events of that day will not be easily forgotten.

E

The events of that day are complex and will likely fade into obscurity.