history fact – August 7, 2017

Today is Monday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2017. There are 146 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On August 7, 1942, U.S. and other allied forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II. (Japanese forces abandoned the island the following February.)

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