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  • Each year, the Creative Arts Center at 200 W. 5th Street in Bonham hosts an annual bazaar - Sweets, Spirits & Sparkles. This unique event features artists, artisans and craftsmen from the local area selling their one-of-a-kind items at one time in one spot. And you can sip champagne while you shop! This year the hours of the sale are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and admission is free. There will be jewelers, glass artists, wood artists, hand made soaps & lotions, painters, illustrated books and much more.
  • Buy your tickets now online for the December 7th Holiday Wine Stroll and Taste of Bonham! Stroll around the historic courthouse in downtown Bonham and enjoy wines from 13 area wineries & 15 local eateries! Have your map signed by every stroll participant to enter for door prizes!
  • The event will feature tours of the holiday exhibit in the Farrell Wilson House, children's crafts in the one room school house, mule-driven wagon rides, candle dipping, historic demonstrations, a Victorian dollhouse display, storytelling, songs of the season in the historic pole barn from 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m., delicious treats, blacksmith demonstrations in the farm shop, outdoor cooking demonstrations and photos with Santa. The event will also include holiday stories by the North Texas Story Tellers in the Young House from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as well as a unique farm light up display in the Farmstead's meadow.
  • The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will feature "Christmas in 1939" as the theme of our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. From 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., we will host a special presentation on floral design for the holidays by Cyndee Fortune-Farmer.
  • For children age 3 and up, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death. 43% of children killed in crashes are found to be unrestrained. Child safety seats, including booster seats have been proven to be effective in preventing injuries and deaths and booster seats can reduce the risk of injury by nearly 60% in children ages 4-7.
  • 1941 World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise preemptive military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States (a neutral country at the time) against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' formal entry into World War II the next day. The Japanese military leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii Operation and Operation AI, and as Operation Z during its planning. Japan intended the attack as a preventive action to keep the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with its planned military actions in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. Over the course of seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time (18:18 GMT). The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft (including fighters, level and dive bombers, and torpedo bombers) in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but USS Arizona were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, dry dock, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 64 servicemen killed. One Japanese sailor, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured. Japan announced a declaration of war on the United States later that day (December 8 in Tokyo), but the declaration was not delivered until the following day. The following day, December 8, Congress declared war on Japan. On December 11, Germany and Italy each declared war on the U.S., which responded with a declaration of war against Germany and Italy.