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In 1916, Boeing Co., originally known as Pacific Aero Products, was founded in Seattle by William Boeing.
In 1945, Allied warships in a task force that includes battleships Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin and cruisers Atlanta and Dayton bombarded iron and steel plants at Muroran on Hokkaido's east coast. British battlewagon King George V and two destroyers battered another ironworks eight miles from Muroran. In the western Pacific, Japanese sub I-13 was hunted down and sunk by two destroyers and planes from escort carrier Anzio.
In 1971, President Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."
In 1976, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, Calif., by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed.)
In 1985, a gaunt-looking Rock Hudson appeared at a news conference in Monterey, Calif., with actress Doris Day to promote her cable television program. (It was later revealed Hudson was suffering from AIDS.)
In 1995, a 19-year-old sales clerk was rescued after being buried in the rubble of a collapsed shopping mall in Seoul, South Korea, for 16 days.
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