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In 1944, the British 33 Corps captured Yazagyo, Burma.
In 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first manmade satellite,Into orbit.
In 1970, rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead in her Hollywood hotel room.
In 1994, an undersea earthquake off the Japanese island of Hokkaido killed at least eight people and injured 300.
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