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 1928, Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.
In 1943, Operation Galvanic -- the invasion of the Gilberts -- sailed from Pearl Harbor.
In 1944, Japanese forces seized Kweilin and Liuchow, routing American 14th Air Force crews.
In 1951, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., called his counterpart in Alameda, Calif.
In 1954, the Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, Va.
In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C.
In 1990, Chandra Shekhar was sworn in as India's prime minister.
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