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January 14
In 1942, Gen. Wavell assumes supreme command in the Far East, and leaves Singapore for Batavia.
In 1944, Roosevelt asked Chaing Kai-Shek to commit Chinese forces in Yunnan in aid to a British campaign in Burma. Roosevelt made it clear that if Chiang did not agree, the U.S. pro-Nationalist policy may be abandoned.
In 1969, 25 crew members of the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise were killed when an explosion ripped through the ship off Hawaii.
In 1986, Vinicio Cerezo was inaugurated as Guatemala's first civilian president in 16 years in a ceremony attended by U.S. Vice President George Bush.
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