Today in history: Discovery of Tasmania, US intervention in Korean War, and more

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1642

Abel Janszoon Tasman discovers Tasmania

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1950

UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War

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1954

France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

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1971

Northwest Orient Airline 305 is hijacked

(Photograph:WION)

2012

Fire in a clothing factory in Dhaka kills 110

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