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In 1770, Capt. James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia by running onto it.
In 1940, the Japanese ambassador in London declared that a change in British government will not alter Japan's neutral position in the European conflict.
In 1963, Buddhist monk Quang Duc immolated himself on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.
In 1994, the United States, South Korea and Japan agreed to seek punitive steps against North Korea over its nuclear program.
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