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In 1889, Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister after independence, was born.
In 1897, a German naval contingent commanded by Rear Admiral Otto von Diederichs occupied Tsingtao and Kiao-chou Bay, China. The Germans developed the region as a leasehold and naval base until World War I when an allied force, consisted primarily of Japanese troops, besieged Tsingtao and forced a surrender on Nov. 7, 1914.
In 1935, President Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth.
In 1941, with war clouds looming, the U.S. ordered the evacuation of Marines from Shanghai, Peking and Tientsien.
In 1994, U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for first time under an accord aimed at opening such sites to outside inspections.
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