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Pearl Harbor Live On Twitter: San Diego Newspaper Tweets Attacks In Real Time

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PEARL HARBOR DAY 2011
In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, a small boat rescues a crew member from the water as heavy smoke rolls out of the stricken USS West Virginia after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Two men can be seen on the superstructure, upper center. | AP

In remembrance of today's70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, history buffs can follow the attack in real time on Twitter.

The San Diego Union Tribune is live tweeting the key events that took place on December 7, 1941 where Japanese fighters carried out an attack on a U.S. naval base in Hawaii that killed 2,402 Americans, reports Home Post.

The San Diego Union Tribune is calling it a "minute by minute creation of the event."

The first tweet was scheduled for 10:25 a.m Pacific Standard Time, given the 1941 attack began at 7:55 a.m. Hawaiian time and accounting for the 2.5 hour difference between Hawaii and California, explains signonsandiego.com.

So far @sdutPearl has attracted 166 followers.

In August, an Oxford History graduate began a similar project in which he tweeted the key events from World War II in real time over the course of six years from the account @RealTimeWWII.

To witness a handful of the historical accounts from @sdutPearl, check out the Twitter slideshow below.

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