Here are some one liners...
The Palace of Westminster is "Blown to Smithereens" -- I talk about the rebuilding of the House of Commons and two novels: "Blackout" and "All Clear."
Negotiating for Peace while Preparing for War -- The Japanese take two courses hoping for peace and getting a war.
Learning More about the Holocaust -- I recommend a film and then wax eloquent about lessons learned.
World War 2 in Review -- See below.
Notable Births -- See below.
This Year in Film -- See below.
This Year in Music -- See below.
In Other News -- See below.
The Palace of Westminster is "Blown to Smithereens"
- "We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us."
- -- Winston Churchill on the plans to rebuild the House of Commons. 
Negotiating for Peace while Preparing for War
- "We'd rather not fight at all. We think we should try our best to negotiate, and only when we're pushed to the edge shall we fight."
- -- Japanese General Sugiyama, attempting to convince the Emperor of his plan to win a war with the USA.
Learning More about the HolocaustI suggest watching the movie "Shoah" (1985) by Claude Lanzmann. The movie has no terrible scenes of suffering. No marching Nazis. No piles of shoes or eyeglasses or hair. It is a simple interview film. Lanzmann traveled Europe asking questions and filming the answers. No accusations. Simple questions like, "What did you see, hear, smell?" "Did you know any Jews?" "What did they tell you was going on?" "Where did the Jews live?" "Where did they go?" The answers are simple and often devastating. You look in their eyes and you can feel what they feel. Many are glad to talk, but then the conversation suddenly turns, and you realize it could happen again... at least with these people. It is not over. 
World War 2 in Review
- A rumor about Japan's plan to attack Pearl Harbor is going around.: Washington D.C. is notified. 
- "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." -- Winston Churchill to the United States.
- The USA "lends/leases" ships to Britian: More "lending" than leasing. 
- Manhattan Project: Plutonium is discovered!. They are going to need it. 
- The "Rats of Tobruk" hold against Rommel.: The Nazis call the Australians "Rats" and the Australians like the name! 
- Quisling becomes Premier of Norway and a Nazi collaborator: Thus the word "quisling" enters the English language. 
- The USA rounds up 100,000 Japanese-Americans.: (Are we at war with Japan?) 
- Bob Hope performs his first USO Show: (Are we at war?).
- A German U-boat is captured with an intact Enigma cypher machine!.
- Deputy Fürer Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland on a mission of peace.: But he has no diplomatic power. 
- Hitler launches "Operation Barbarossa" against the Soviets: The Barbarossa myth has Germany returning to its ancient glory.
- Ho Chi Minh enters an alliance to throw off Vietnam's oppressors.: So it begins.
- FDR declares an "unlimited national emergency"... "within the limits of peacetime authorizations": What?. 
- Hitler asks for a "Final Solution" to the Jewish question.: He is asking by what method should he murder all the Jews?
- Zyklon B is used at Auschwitz to gas the Soviet prisoners.: First they came for the socialists...
- Nazis and Ukrainian collaborators murder 33,000 Jews.: The Jews believed they were being relocated. 
- The Lockheed P-38E Lightning rolls off the line..
- The second warning message of a coming attack by Japan.: It is November 17th, but this is not the only indicator.
- FDR declares financial war on Japan.: He knows that the Japanese are going to strike but not where. 
- Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, Hawaii!: The attack is directed by a battleship commander, so he hits the soon-to-be obsolete battleships first. (This is a critical error.)
- "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." -- FDR to a Joint session of Congress, December 8th. 
- IT'S WAR!
- Japanese subs fire on American shipping along the West Coast.. The Japanese submarine scare is on. 
- In Politics (All Living): Bernie Sanders, Dick and Lynne Cheney, and Jesse Jackson. 
- Richard Dawkins: evolutionary biologist and critic of religion. 
- Charles Whitman: University of Texas Clock Tower sniper. (He had a brain tumor.) 
- And in Entertainment...
- -- In Music (All Living): Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, and Joan Baez. 
- -- More in Music (All Living): Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel. 
- -- Yet More in Music (All Living): Helen Reddy and Tom Fogerty. 
- **Note: (Living) means they were alive when I checked.
This Year in Film
- Sergeant York: #1 grossing film. 
- The 47 Ronin: (Japan) War-motivating film. 
This Year in Music
- Chattanooga Choo Choo: The Glenn Miller Band. 
- God Bless the Child: Billie Holiday. 
In Other News
- Cheerios in introduced.. 
- Commercial television begins: The FCC approves NBC to run commercials. The first is for Bulova watches.