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1972

Japanese Soldier Found Hiding on Guam

Local farmers discover Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant who, unaware that World War II was over, had been hiding in the jungles of Guam for 28 years. Guam, a U.S. possession in the western Pacific, was attacked and captured by the Japanese in 1941. Three years later, American forces retook the island. It was at this time that Yokoi, left behind by the retreating Japanese, went into hiding rat... Read more >

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1965

Winston Churchill dies

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, dies in London at the age of 90. During his lifetime, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his six-volume historical study of World War II and for his political speeches; he was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1955, he retired as prime ministe... Read more >