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In 1898, the Yukon Territory of Canada was organized.
In 1900, China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence.
In 1940, a compromise was reached between Britain and Japan concerning British possession at Tientsin. When France fells a few days later, Japan demanded closure of the Burma Road, and Britain agrees, fearing a second front in the Far East.
In 1971, The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers," a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.
In 1985, Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi addressed a joint meeting of Congress, signaling disagreement with U.S. policies on defense, Pakistan and foreign aid.
In 1994, a jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon Corp. and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the "Exxon Valdez" disaster, allowing victims of the nation's worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
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