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In 1941, the evacuation of Manila was completed, and Japanese forces entered the burning city later that day. American Genereal Brett, arrived in Australia from China and assumed command of American Forces In Australia (USFIA).
In 1950, Chinese forces crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea.
In 1978, Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time from the embassy flagpole in Washington, marking the end of diplomatic relations with the United States.
In 1991, representatives of the government of El Salvador and rebels reached agreement at the United Nations on a peace accord aimed at ending 12 years of civil war.
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