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October 21
In 1942, Japanese tanks test American lines along the Matanikau River, Guadacanal.
In 1985, former San Francisco Supervisor Dan White -- who had served five years in prison for killing Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights advocate -- was found dead in a garage, a suicide.
In 1994, United States and North Korea signed an agreement requiring the communist nation to halt its nuclear program and agree to inspections. Thirty-two people were killed when a section of bridge collapsed in Seoul, South Korea.
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