You’re kidding, right? I mean, what date could possibly have been drummed into the collective consciousness so deeply that it would have this kind of resonance for the average reader on this list, hm? I wonder.
I mean, I can recall (very dimly) JFK being shot on 11/22/63, and King (04/04/68) and RFK (June 5, 1968) more clearly than that; I remember watching the moon landing/walk on July 20, 1969; Obama’s election on November 4, 2008 may resonate strongly for a lot of folks. But the only date that’s been treated and sanctified and manipulated and exploited in the same way that Pearl Harbor Day has been handled — so that if you say the date it immediately conjures up stuff — is, of course, 9/11/01.