This week in Pacific history

January 10th - January 16th

January 10th - January 16th

Fishermen on Taal lake with a smoking Taal volcano in the background

Locals fishing on Taal lake despite the imminent danger of another eruption from Taal Volcano. January 14, 2020.

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Michael Angelo Luna

January 11th, 1942World War II: Japanese forces capture Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States.
January 12th, 1962Vietnam War: The first American combat mission in the war, Operation Chopper, takes place.
January 12th, 2020 – Taal Volcano in the Philippines begins erupting.
January 14th, 1943World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful withdrawal of Japanese forces from Guadalcanal.
January 15th, 1973Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces the halt of offensive action in North Vietnam.

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