1905 - Russian and Japanese peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth.
1982 - Model actress Devon Aoki born.
1988 - Japanese American Internment: US President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were either interned or relocated by in the United States during World War II.
1990 - The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in the North East Sri Lanka by the paramilitaries.
2005 - Lee Seung Seop dies from exhaustion in South Korea after playing the computer game StarCraft continuously for 49 hours.
2007 - Japanese-Korean American 2-year-old Maceo I. successfully takes a dump on the potty for the first time. He earns accolades and a Thomas the Train sticker.
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