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In 1869, political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born In Porbandar, India.
In 1942, British troops complete occupation of south Madagascar.
In 1943, Japanese ships successfully evacuate the last of Kolombangara garrison of 9,400 troops, despite U.S. efforts. The Australian 20th Brigade captures Finschhafen, joining with the 23rd Brigade.
In 1944, the U.S. 321st Infantry regiment crushed Japanese resistance on Mount Amiangal, Palau.
In 1975, President Ford welcomed Japanese Emperor Hirohito to the United States.
In 1985, actor Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 59 after battling AIDS.
In 1994, actress Harriet Nelson ("The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet") died in Laguna Beach, Calif., at age 85.
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