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In 1942, Japanese forces grab Amboina, the biggest Dutch naval base in the sector between Celebes and New Guinea.
In 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, who had led his country to independence from British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent confrontation, was murdered by a Hindu extremist.
In 1968, Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals in what became known as the Tet Offensive -- named for the Lunar New Year.
In 1995, the Smithsonian Institution abandoned plans for a major exhibit on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, yielding to critics who charged the exhibit would have portrayed America as the aggressor and Japan as the victim in World War II.
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