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10 Oct 1913

Panama Canal Zone
  • US President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House in Washington DC, United States which triggered the explosion that destroyed the Gamboa Dike in the Panama Canal Zone, flooding the Culebra Cut and joining the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Oct 1913
President Yuan Shikai with foreign dignitaries, Beijing, China, 10 Oct 1913

10 Oct 1913 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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