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 21
In 1942, the Alaska highway across Canada was formally opened.
In 1970, an American raid on the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam succeeded on all counts except one - the prisoners weren't there.
In 1979, a mob attacked the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, setting the building afire and killing two Americans.
In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
In 1991, French rower Gerard d'Aboville compeled a four-month paddle across the Pacific, from Chosi, Japan, to Ilwaco, WA.
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