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 24
In 1943, in a coda to the Gilberts campaign, a Japanese submarine sank U.S. carrier Liscome Bay near Makin atoll. More than 700 were killed.
In 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attacked Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital by land-based planes. In China, Japanese forces seized Nanning, opening a link to their forces in Indo-China.
In 1947, a group of writers, producers and directors that became known as the "Hollywood 10" was cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry.
In 1969, Apollo 12 splashed down safely in the Pacific, ending the second manned mission to the moon.
In 1971, a hijacker who came to be known as "D.B. Cooper" parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 dollars in ransom. His fate remains unknown.
In 1992, the last contingent of American soldiers leave the Philippines after nearly a century of military presence there.
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