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In 1871, British Columbia entered confederation as a Canadian province.
In 1881, Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.
In 1945, in the Pacific, B-29s pounded Osaka and Nagoya, two of Japan's largest industrial cities. The 2nd "Indian Head" and 44th "Jersey Blues" infantry divisions arrived in New York on the Queen Elizabeth and other troop transports. Both divisions headed to the Pacific for the invasion of Japan.
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