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Eagles, Redskins Play on Oblivious to Pearl Harbor Attack

War came to Washington, D.C. on a cold, blustery Sunday afternoon, December 7, 1941. Griffith Stadium was hosting the final professional football game of the season between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff was set for 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. It was 8:30 a.m. in Hawaii, which was in a half-hour time zone in those years. The attack on Pearl Harbor began at 1:25 p.m. in Washington.