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In 1898, VIII Corps, with 13,000 volunteers and 2,000 regulars, became operational in order to complete securing the Philippines from Spain.
In 1945, convinced it would save American casualties, Truman gave final approval for dropping the first nuclear bomb on Japan but ordered the raid delayed until the Potsdam conference ended on Aug. 2. Scientists began assembling "Little Boy," the uranium-235 bomb, at Tinian's North airfield.
In 1961, President Kennedy met with Gen. Chen Cheng and agreed to sponsor Nationalist China in a bid for U.N. membership.
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