The fires had long been doused, the smoke gone- yet the sight and smell of death and destruction lingered. America had been attacked, and her once mighty Pacific Fleet lay in ruins on the silty bed of Pearl Harbor. A few ships managed to survive, and those would be the nucleus of the forces which would inevitably win the war. But at this point the outcome was much in doubt.
On the ground in Hawaii martial law had been declared. No one knew when or if there would be another strike at our massive military bases there. Invasion by the Japanese was a distinct possibility.
The 1943 copper-alloy cent is one of the most enigmatic coins in American numismatics — and reportedly the most valuable Lincoln penny of all. Just 40 of the coins — probably created by accident, on copper-alloy one-cent blanks left in the presses in the wartime years when pennies were converted to steel — are known to exist.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – It’s being called Blue Monday, the sixth worst day in the history of the Dow Jones Stock Index. Today it nose dived more than 600 points on the first day of trading after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the United States credit rating.
But not all investor’s portfolios are red. Gold investors are more excited than ever as the precious metal set an all time high and it isn’t expected to fade.
Ten years ago today gold was valued at $268 an ounce. One year ago today gold reached $1,200 and people were thrilled. Now it’s above $1,720 and those in the know say it’s not even close to the ceiling.