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December 19
In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corp. began transmitting overseas with its Empire Service to Australia.
In 1944, the Japanese carrier Unryu is sunk. On Luzon, Japanese Gen. Yamashita is told by Tokyo that his 35th Army has been abandoned to its fate.
In 1946, war broke out in Indochina as troops under Ho Chi Minh launched widespread attacks against the French.
In 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, winding up the Apollo program of manned landings on the moon.
In 1984, Britain and China signed an accord returning the British colony of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty by 1997.
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