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In 1942, Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater during World War II.
In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, which they named "californium."
In 1995, Flor Contemplacion, a Filipino maid, was hanged in Singapore for murder, despite international pleas to spare her.
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