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In 1846, U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
In 1898, the United States annexed Hawaii.
In 1937, on the pretext that they had been fired upon, the Japanese seized Peking.
In 1958, President Eisenhower signed the Alaska statehood bill.
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