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In 1943, Australian forces resumed attacks on Finschhafen, causing heavy Japanese losses.
In 1949, Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's Republic of China during a ceremony In Beijing.
In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1987, eight people were killed when an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.9 and an aftershock measuring 5.3 struck the Los Angeles area.
In 1990, Air Force Gen. Curtis E. LeMay died at March Air Force Base, Calif., at age 83.
In 1994, the United States and Japan reached a series of trade agreements, averting a threatened trade war.
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