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January 10
In 1942, Japanese troops seized Kuala Lumpur, and landed forces at Tarakan in Borneo.
In 1943, Americans of the 25th Division began their great offensive against remaining Japanese forces on Guadacanal.
In 1990, Chinese Premier Li Peng lifted Beijing's seven-month-old martial law, and said that by crushing pro-democracy protests, the army had saved China from "the abyss of misery."
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