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In 1910, King Chulalongkorn the Great of Siam died after a 42-year reign. Chulalongkorn abolished slavery in Siam, now Thailand.
In 1942, Japanese forces begin a long-planned assault on American positions with a heavy artillery barrage and tank attack.
In 1944, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began. The Japanese navy, unable to halt American landings on the island of Leyte, suffered the staggering loss of 34 ships in the battle.
In 1959, Honolulu journalist Robbie Dingeman born.
In 1994, a suicide bomber in Colombo, Sri Lanka, killed 50 people including Gamini Dissanayake, the opposition candidate for president.
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