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.
November 16
In 1942, the Japanese set up 8th Army headquarters in Rabaul, New Britain, under the command of Gen. Hitoshi Imamura.
In 1943, the Australian 9th Division attacked the Sattelberg strongpoint in New Guinea.
In 1973, President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
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