Welcome to Pacific Electric Monograph's guide to significant dates in Pacific History. At this point, the listings are peculiarly weighted toward military history; this is only because of superior references in that area.
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In 1941, Prime Minister Prince Konoye is forced to resign from the Japanese Diet. His successor is Army Gen. Hideki Tojo.
In 1942, aircraft from the carrier Hornet raid Rekata Bay, Santa Isabel.In the Aleutians, a Japanese destroyer is sunk.
In 1943, Admiral Lord Mountbatten arrives in Chungking for a conference with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.
In 1964, China detonated its first atomic bomb.
In 1973, Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize; however, the Vietnamese official declined the award.
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