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In 1944, Americans suggested that Chinag Kai-Shek arm three Chinese Communists divisions in Shen-si Province, to be deployed under American command. The Gimo refused. Meanwhile, a Japanese force seized Tu-shan.
In 1969, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet got its first public preview as 191 people, most of them reporters and photographers, flew from Seattle to New York City.
In 1980, four American churchwomen were raped, murdered and buried outside San Salvador. Five national guardsmen were convicted in the killings, and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
In 1985, a Philippine civilian court acquitted armed forces chief Gen. Fabian C. Ver and 25 other defendants of charges related to the 1983 shooting death of opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino.
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