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In 1921, a Communist government was declared in Mongolia.
In 1934, President Roosevelt became the first chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal while in office.
In 1945, led by Halsey, McCain and British admirals Sir Bernard Rawlings and Sir Phililp Vian, the American 3rd Fleet and the Royal Navy began their final and most devastating cruise of the war. During the next five weeks, planes from 21 American and British carriers smashed remnants of the Imperial Japanese fleet, merchant ships, seaports and airfields in Honshu, Hokkaido, the Kuriles and China. The 7th Australian division closed in on the Japanese who abandoned Balikpapan, Borneo. In Luzon, napalm makes its debut against Japanese forces.
In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
In 1991, a solar eclipse cast a blanket of darkness stretching 9,000 miles from Hawaii to South America, lasting nearly seven minutes in some places.
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