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   November 2

   1698: Darien fleet in Darien, First landing in Caledonia Bay.

   1917: Lansing-Ishii Agreement, attempt to reconcile conflicting US and
   Japanese  policies in China during World War I by a public exchange of
   notes  between the US secretary of state, Robert Lansing, and Viscount
   Ishii   Kikujiro   of   Japan.  Japan  promised  respect  for  China's
   independence  and  territorial integrity and for the US-sponsored Open
   door Policy. --[2]labehotierre@wanadoo.fr

   1917:  Balfour  Declaration, Lord Balfour informs Lord Rothschild that
   [3]"His  Majesty's  Government  view  with favour the establishment in
   Palestine  of a national home for the Jewish people...." Often seen as
   the  initiation  of  the  process that led to the establishment of the
   State  of  Israel.  Issuing  of the statement is believed to have been
   motivated  just  as  much by British interests, as by the sympathy for
   the  Zionist  cause.  At the eve of the World War I Britain needed the
   support  from  the  World  Jewry,  which  had  been neutral, and which
   represented   a   large   part   of  the  population  of  Germany  and
   Austria-Hungary.  The  declaration  was  drafted  with  the help of US
   President,  Woodrow  Wilson,  who  was  a strong supporter of Zionism.

   1948:  Truman  beats  Dewey,  in US Presidential Election, confounding
   pollsters  and  newspapers Dewey states "Out of the jaws of victory we
   have snatched defeat" --[5]labehotierre@wanadoo.fr


   1. http://sinclair.quarterman.org/timeline.html
   2. mailto:labehotierre@wanadoo.fr
   3. http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/1917/balfour.html
   4. mailto:labehotierre@wanadoo.fr
   5. mailto:labehotierre@wanadoo.fr
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