Guam, a small island in the Pacific, was ceded from Spain to the United States on December 10, 1898 by the Treaty of Paris and, in 1899, the entire island became a US Naval Station.
On December 8, 1941 Imperial Japan invaded and the Naval Station surrendered 2 days later; not to be retaken by the Americans until 1944. Guam continues to host many important US military bases.
Along with the following notable entities, Guam's diverse terrain and sandy beaches make it a popular tropical destination. - AsNotedIn