Following the bombardment of Haiphong by the French Navy in November, the Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh, president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, whose independence was proclaimed in Hanoi on September 2, 1945, decides to launch an
offensive to liberate the city of Hanoi
. At 08:03 PM, the city electric power plant explodes. The First Indochina War begins.
Chinese Ambassador Wei Daoming and US Secretary of State Cordell Hull signed the Treaty for Relinquishment of Extraterritorial Rights in China in Washington DC, United States. Through this treaty, the Americans gave up territorial claims in China and gave up the American portion of the Boxer Protocol.
"Straight and narrow is the path."
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Having taken off from an airfield in San Francisco, American civilian aviator
Eugene B. Ely successfully lands his
Curtiss Pusher on the armored cruiser
USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4) anchored in San Francisco Bay, achieving the first aircraft landing on a warship in history.
Ely was already famous for having been the first pilot to take off from a ship, the USS Birmingham, anchored in Hampton Roads, Virginia, two months before on November 14, 1910 with the same airplane.
Eugene Ely will die on October 19, 1911, two days before his twenty-fifth birthday, in a crash during an exhibition in Macon, Georgia.
On February 16, 1933, Ely will be posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the United States Congress, "for extraordinary achievement as a pioneer civilian aviator and for his significant contribution to the development of aviation in the United States Navy."