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Unit 731
May 4, 2018
Unit 731, located in Harbin, China, was a secret Japanese project that carried out human medical experiments during the 1930s and 1940s.
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Remembering Franklin Delano Roosevelt
March 29, 2017
Manhattan Project veterans remember the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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Bataan Death March
August 17, 2016
On April 9, 1942, the American troops on the Bataan Peninsula of the Philippines surrendered to the Japanese. The captured men were then subjected to the torturous Bataan Death March.
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Japanese Balloon Bombs “Fu-Go”
August 10, 2016
On November 3, 1944, Japan released fusen bakudan, or balloon bombs, into the Pacific jet stream. Japan’s latest weapon, the balloon bombs were intended to cause damage and spread panic in the continental United States.
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Japanese Mass Suicides
July 28, 2016
The War of the Pacific against Imperial Japan was marked by episodes of mass suicides by Japanese soldiers and civilians, notably in Saipan and Okinawa.
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Potsdam: The Crossroads of Atomic Science and International Diplomacy
July 27, 2016
The Potsdam Conference was attended by representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union in July 1945.
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The Incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II
July 20, 2016
In the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt ordered the "evacuation" of Japanese Americans to relocation and internment camps under Executive Order 9066.
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Attack on Pearl Harbor – 1941
June 18, 2014
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the US into World War II.
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World War II and New Mexico
June 5, 2014
World War II was a formative period in the history of New Mexico.