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In 1945, during World War II, U.S. planes intercepted a Japanese fleet that was headed for Okinawa on a suicide mission.
In 1949, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" opened on Broadway.
In 1976, China's leadership deposed Deputy Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping and appointed Hua Kuo-feng prime minister and first deputy chairman of the Communist Party.
In 1984, the Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nation's "second city" in terms of population.
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