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In 1942, Japan declared war against the Netherlands the day after invading the Dutch East Indies.
In 1943, Americans take Kamchitka Island in the Aleutians.
In 1945, aircraft from U.S. Task Force 38 sank about 40 Japanese ships off Indochina.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there ended.
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