A look back at the week in history
DEC. 5, 1933 The 21st Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, ending Prohibition.
DEC. 6, 1884 The Washington Monument is completed after 36 years under construction.
DEC. 7, 1941 Japanese forces bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, launching the United States into World War II.
DEC. 8, 1980 An obsessive fan shoots and kills former Beatle John Lennon.
DEC. 10, 1869 Wyoming becomes the first U.S. territory to allow women to vote and hold office.