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In 1942, the World War II siege of Bataan began.
In 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government.
In 1989, Emperor Hirohito of Japan died at age 87; he was succeeded by Crown Prince Akihito.
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