ON 20 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY
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Updated on July 20, 2017
1156: Death of the 74th Japanese emperor Toba (1107-1123), born on February 24, 1103
1592: The Japanese capture the Korean capital Pyongyang, causing King Seonjo to request the assistance of Ming Dynasty Chinese forces, who recapture the city a year later.
1944: Japanese aircraft carrier Hijo is sunk by US air attack in Guam area
1946: The US Congress’s Pearl Harbor Committee says Franklin D. Roosevelt is completely blameless for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and calls for a unified command structure in the armed forces