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The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Kickoff -

Nov. 12, 1942

The World War II naval Bat­tle of Guadal­canal be­gan.

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1787

Se­vere flood­ing struck Dublin, Ire­land, as the River Lif­fey rose.

1866

Chi­nese rev­o­lu­tion­ary Sun Yat-sen, the first pro­vi­sional pres­i­dent of the Re­pub­lic of China, was born.

1927

Josef Stalin be­came the undis­puted ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trot­sky was ex­pelled from the Com­mu­nist Party.

1936

The San Fran­cisco-Oak­land Bay Bridge opened as Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt pressed a tele­graph key in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., giv­ing the green light to traf­fic.

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