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In 1893, Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of white businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.
In 1942, Japanese forces landed at Sandakan, British North Borneo.
In 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 61 people and causing $20 billion worth of damage.
In 1995, more than 6,000 people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe, Japan.
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