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December 24
In 1524, Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama -- who had discovered a sea route around Africa to India -- died in Cochin, India.
In 1941, Japanese bombers begin assaulting Rangoon, not ceasing until late February, 1942.
In 1944, Iwo Jima is bombarded for the first time.
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