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 17
In 1889, the Union Pacific Railroad Company began direct, daily railroad service between Chicago and Portland, Ore., as well as Chicago and San Francisco.
In 1944, the Japanese assaulted Kewiyang, final step in seizing control of the Burma Raod. Had they succeeeded, the road was open to Kunming.
In 1985, Lon Nol, the U.S.-backed general who overthrew Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970 and was ousted five years later by the communist Khmer Rouge, died in exile in Fullerton, Calif., at age 72.
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