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In 1868, the Meiji Restoration re-established the authority of Japan's emperor and heralded the fall of the military rulers known as "shoguns."
In 1942, command of American forces in the field in the Philippines is taken by Gen. Jonathon M. Wainwright. In Singapore, British air forces are bolstered by the arrival of Hurricane fighters, but few pilots.
In 1944, Maj. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was shot down by a Zero flown by CApt. Masajiro Kawato.
In 1959, President Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Alaska to the Union as the 49th state.
In 1990, ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces, 10 days after taking refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission following the U.S. invasion of his country.
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