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Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea , officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands...
Timeline of Events
1942
8.25.1942
World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
1973
12.1.1973
Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
1975
9.16.1975
Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
10.10.1975
Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
1998
7.17.1998
Papua New Guinea earthquake: A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.