Did you know that the United States dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki almost 3 and half years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Three-and-a-half years! That's a long time!
Am I the only who has never understood that until now? I guess in my head, the two events are so strongly connected that they must have happened in quick succession. I guess if I had to think about it, I would have admitted that it would have taken us a few months to organize our attack. But 3 1/2 years? Is this evidence of my crappy public school history education? Or just me not paying attention in said boring classes?
I can't remember how exactly this came up, but when Hubby told me this I could do nothing more than just stare at him slack-jawed. I finally replied, "Really?? You just blew my mind!" I love having a history-fanatic husband! I learn so much from him everyday.