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In 1931, Japanese forces invaded Manchuria, completing occupation of the country by January 1932.
In 1957, the United States conducted its first underground nuclear test, in the Nevada desert.
In 1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reacted angrily during a visit to Los Angeles upon being told that, for security reasons, he would not be allowed to visit Disneyland.
In 1984, Britain and China completed a draft agreement on transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.
In 1985, the Mexico City area was struck by an earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.1, the first of two devastating quakes that claimed some 6,000 lives.
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