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On 31 January in Asian history

ON 31 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 31, 2017

877: Birth of Taejo of Goryeo, founder of the Korean Goryeo dynasty who reigned from 918 to 943, who died in July 943
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taejo_of_Goryeo

1398: Death of Emperor Suko (1348-1351), born on May 25, 1334
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Suko

1435: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty Emperor Xuande (1425-1435), born in April 1398
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuande

1543: Birth of Tokugawa Ieyasu, shogun of Japan, who died on June 1, 1616
http://www.samurai-archives.com/ieyasu.html

1561: Death of Bairam Khan, Great Mughul General, regent of Akbar
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/bairam-khan.html
http://www.indianetzone.com/47/bairam_khan.htm

Bairam Khan

1666: Death of Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (1628-1658) who build the Taj Mahal, born on January 5, 1592
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shah_Jahan

1856: Death of Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama, born on November 1, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Dalai_Lama
http://www.dalailama-archives.org/texts.php?pageID=28

Khedrup Gyatso 11th Dalai Lama

1876: Birth of Pedro Abad Santos, Filipino doctor, lawyer, Marxist and politician, leader of the first Philippine communist rebellions from the 1930s to the 1950s and who died on January 15, 1945
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/1633/today-in-philippine-history-january-31-1876-pedro-abad-santos-was-born-in-san-fernando-pampanga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Abad_Santos

1900: In North Borneo, Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambuan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Salleh_Rebellion

1917: Birth of Jose M. Maceda, Filipino composer who died on May 5, 2004
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/908/today-in-philippine-history-january-31-1917-jose-m-maceda-was-born-in-manila
http://www.composers21.com/compdocs/macedaj.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkZcpT9F3BU

1926: Nahdlatul Ulama (also Nahdatul Ulama or NU) a traditionalist Sunni Islam group in Indonesia, is established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahdlatul_Ulama

1935: Birth of Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel Laureate 1994
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1994/oe-bio.html

Kenzaburo Oe

1942: Allied forces defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya retreat to the island of Singapore
http://www.historyanimated.com/Malaysia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Campaign

1942-01-31 Fin Campagne

1943: Death of Loa Ho (Lai Ho) “the father of Taiwan’s new literature”, born on May 29, 1894
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loa_Ho
http://thetaiwanese.blogspot.fr/2007/02/dr-lai-ho.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1011.html

Lai Ho

1943: Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan

1944: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kwajalein
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-kwajalein
http://www.historyanimated.com/MarshallsPage.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkKVSAKYwF0

1945: End of the Battle of Hill 170 (or Battle of Kangaw) during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hill_170
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwjg-6OugtLKAhWMCBoKHUECBLAQFggyMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fireandfury.com%2Fscenarios%2Fhill170.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGeu6Fj04BVFB9hvXG53wSfo6j0eA&sig2=V94W3MCTxVOsG9YhYUl4mw
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/burma-and-the-battle-of-kangaw/

1945-01-31 Battle of Hill 101

1946: The Democratic Republic of Vietnam introduces the đồng to replace the French Indochinese piastre at par

1948: Formation of the provisional government of the United States of Indonesia by Mohammad Hatta

1948: Birth of Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muneo_Suzuki

1949: the Chinese Communist forces (PLA) win the Pingjin campaign that started on November 29, 1948
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7657.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingjin_Campaign
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0ahUKEwiRlaeurtLKAhUHhiwKHRbSAkYQFgg6MAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.republicanchina.org%2FPingJinCampaign-v0.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGbzJ-GC8TgM99Ua8jGJQrokbW16w&sig2=5ghAXSVErVATGcj4jT9wpg

1949-01-31 Fin PingJin Battle

1955: People’s Republic of China is invited to take parts to United Nations Security Council talks on Taiwan

1964: French president General De Gaulle advocates the neutralization of South-East Asia

1966: US bombing on North Vietnam, which have been suspended since Christmas, resume

1967: Birth of Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Irene_Wan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Wan
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wan_irene.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Expciezt3Wo&feature=related

1967: Birth of Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Wong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8st3DLx8cw

1968: Vietcong attack American embassy in Saigon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/31/newsid_2648000/2648951.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-attack-u-s-embassy
http://adst.org/2013/07/viet-cong-invade-american-embassy-the-1968-tet-offensive/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1vJqTN-qVI

1971: Birth of Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
http://koreanfilm.org/actors2.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfnZy3N-cYA

1971: The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Soldier_Investigation

1972: North Vietnam presents nine-point peace proposal to put an end to the Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-presents-nine-point-peace-proposal

1972: Death of Nepal king Mahendra (1955-1972), born in June 1920. He is succeded by his son Birendra
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/mahendra-bir-bikram-shah-dev-7197.php

1977: Birth of Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingo_Katori

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVyqlKhpDDE

1996: An explosive-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/31/newsid_4083000/4083095.stm

1996: Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hyakutake
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/comets/3304291.html?page=1&c=y

2002: In the Philippines, beginning of joint manoeuvers with US forces aiming the destruction of Abu Sayyaf group

2004: Death of Suraiya, Indian singer and actress, died, born on June 15, 1929
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31-january-2004-suraiya-indian-singer-and-actress-died
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suraiya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC19dfAtZAA

2009: Death of Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood, born on September 27, 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagesh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAq9CX8frtk

2009: The power broker for the Japanese governing party, Ichiro Ozawa, is indicted for misreporting political funds
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/world/asia/01japan.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12322866

2012: Death of Mani Ram Bagri, Indian politician, born on January 1, 1920
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/veteran-socialist-leader-mani-ram-bagri-dead/749682
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Ram_Bagri
http://everything.explained.today/Mani_Ram_Bagri/

Mani Ram Bagri

2013: China condemns Tibetan monk Lorang Konchok to death for « instigating » self immolations. With him, his nephew also condemned to 10 years in prison. Sichuan court declares them guilty of murder in eight cases of self-immolation, three of them fatal
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-condemns-Tibetan-monk-to-death-for-instigating-self-immolations-27011.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/31/chinese-court-tibetans-encouraging-immolation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21271854

2015: An online video is released, purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Islamic-State-claims-it-has-beheaded-Japanese-hostage-Kenji-Goto/articleshow/46082253.cms

2015: India succeeds for the first time in using a mobile launcher to test-fire a long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead deep inside rival China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-tests-long-range-missile-mobile-launcher

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 31 January in Asian history

1945-01-31 Battle of Hill 101

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 31 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 31, 2017

1900: In North Borneo, Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambuan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Salleh_Rebellion

1942: Allied forces defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya retreat to the island of Singapore
http://www.historyanimated.com/Malaysia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Campaign

1942-01-31 Fin Campagne

1943: Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan

1944: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kwajalein
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-kwajalein
http://www.historyanimated.com/MarshallsPage.html

1945: End of the Battle of Hill 170 (or Battle of Kangaw) during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hill_170
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/burma-and-the-battle-of-kangaw/
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwjg-6OugtLKAhWMCBoKHUECBLAQFggyMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fireandfury.com%2Fscenarios%2Fhill170.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGeu6Fj04BVFB9hvXG53wSfo6j0eA&sig2=V94W3MCTxVOsG9YhYUl4mw

1945-01-31 Battle of Hill 101

1949: the Chinese Communist forces (PLA) win the Pingjin campaign that started on November 29, 1948
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7657.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingjin_Campaign
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0ahUKEwiRlaeurtLKAhUHhiwKHRbSAkYQFgg6MAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.republicanchina.org%2FPingJinCampaign-v0.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGbzJ-GC8TgM99Ua8jGJQrokbW16w&sig2=5ghAXSVErVATGcj4jT9wpg

1949-01-31 Fin PingJin Battle

1955: People’s Republic of China is invited to take parts to United Nations Security Council talks on Taiwan

1964: French president General De Gaulle advocates the neutralization of South-East Asia

1966: US bombing on North Vietnam, which have been suspended since Christmas, resume

1968: Vietcong attack American embassy in Saigon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/31/newsid_2648000/2648951.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-attack-u-s-embassy
http://adst.org/2013/07/viet-cong-invade-american-embassy-the-1968-tet-offensive/

1971: The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Soldier_Investigation

1972: North Vietnam presents nine-point peace proposal to put an end to the Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-presents-nine-point-peace-proposal

1996: An explosive-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/31/newsid_4083000/4083095.stm

2002: In the Philippines, beginning of joint manoeuvers with US forces aiming the destruction of Abu Sayyaf group

On 31 January in South Asian history

ON 31 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 31, 2017

1561: Death of Bairam Khan, Great Mughul General, regent of Akbar
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/bairam-khan.html
http://www.indianetzone.com/47/bairam_khan.htm

Bairam Khan

1666: Death of Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (1628-1658) who build the Taj Mahal, born on January 5, 1592
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shah_Jahan

1856: Death of Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama, born on November 1, 1838
http://www.tibettravel.org/tibettravel/Html/201012822956-1.Html

Khedrup Gyatso 11th Dalai Lama

1865: Birth of Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader who died on May 10, 1951
http://swaminarayan.org/shastrijimaharaj/index.htm

1914: Birth of Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
http://www.yogananda-srf.org/tmp/about_notitle.aspx?id=63

1948: Formation of the provisionnal government of the United States of Indonesia by Mohammad Hatta

1966: Birth of Dr Umar Alisha, Indian Sufi master
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umar_Alisha

1969: Death of Meher Baba, Indian guru, born on February 25, 1894
http://www.mehercenter.org/meherbaba/biography.html

1972: Death of Nepal king Mahendra (1955-1972), born in June 1920. He is succeded by his son Birendra
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/mahendra-bir-bikram-shah-dev-7197.php

1975: Birth of Preity Zinta, Indian actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preity_Zinta
http://starsunfolded.com/preity-zinta-height-weight-age/

1981: Birth of  Amrita Arora, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1147677/bio

1996: An explosive-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/31/newsid_4083000/4083095.stm

2004: Death of Suraiya, Indian singer and actress, died, born on June 15, 1929
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31-january-2004-suraiya-indian-singer-and-actress-died
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suraiya

2009: Death of Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood, born on September 27, 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagesh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAq9CX8frtk

2012: Death of Mani Ram Bagri, Indian politician, born on January 1, 1920
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/veteran-socialist-leader-mani-ram-bagri-dead/749682
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Ram_Bagri
http://everything.explained.today/Mani_Ram_Bagri/

Mani Ram Bagri

2013: China condemns Tibetan monk Lorang Konchok to death for « instigating » self immolations. With him, his nephew also condemned to 10 years in prison. Sichuan court declares them guilty of murder in eight cases of self-immolation, three of them fatal
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-condemns-Tibetan-monk-to-death-for-instigating-self-immolations-27011.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/31/chinese-court-tibetans-encouraging-immolation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21271854

2015: India succeeds for the first time in using a mobile launcher to test-fire a long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead deep inside rival China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-tests-long-range-missile-mobile-launcher

On 31 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 31 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 31, 2017

1876: Birth of Pedro Abad Santos, Filipino doctor, lawyer, Marxist and politician, leader of the first Philippine communist rebellions from the 1930s to the 1950s and who died on January 15, 1945
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/1633/today-in-philippine-history-january-31-1876-pedro-abad-santos-was-born-in-san-fernando-pampanga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Abad_Santos

1900: In North Borneo, Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambuan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Salleh_Rebellion

1917: Birth of Jose M. Maceda, Filipino composer who died on May 5, 2004
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/908/today-in-philippine-history-january-31-1917-jose-m-maceda-was-born-in-manila
http://www.composers21.com/compdocs/macedaj.htm

1926: Nahdlatul Ulama (also Nahdatul Ulama or NU) a traditionalist Sunni Islam group in Indonesia, is established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahdlatul_Ulama

1938: Birth of Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet and short story writer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajip_Rosidi
http://everything.explained.today/Ajip_Rosidi/

1942: Allied forces defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya retreat to the island of Singapore
http://www.historyanimated.com/Malaysia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Campaign

1942-01-31 Fin Campagne

1945: End of the Battle of Hill 170 (or Battle of Kangaw) during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hill_170
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwjg-6OugtLKAhWMCBoKHUECBLAQFggyMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fireandfury.com%2Fscenarios%2Fhill170.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGeu6Fj04BVFB9hvXG53wSfo6j0eA&sig2=V94W3MCTxVOsG9YhYUl4mw
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/burma-and-the-battle-of-kangaw/

1945-01-31 Battle of Hill 101

1948: Formation of the provisionnal government of the United States of Indonesia by Mohammad Hatta

1964: French president General De Gaulle advocates the neutralization of South-East Asia

1966: US bombing on North Vietnam, which have been suspended since Christmas, resume

1968: Vietcong attack American embassy in Saigon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/31/newsid_2648000/2648951.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-attack-u-s-embassy
http://adst.org/2013/07/viet-cong-invade-american-embassy-the-1968-tet-offensive/

1971: The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Soldier_Investigation

1972: North Vietnam presents nine-point peace proposal to put an end to the Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-presents-nine-point-peace-proposal

2002: In the Philippines, beginning of joint manoeuvers with US forces aiming the destruction of Abu Sayyaf group

 

On 31 January in Japan’s history

ON 31 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on January 31, 2017

1398: Death of Emperor Suko (1348-1351), born on May 25, 1334
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Suko

1530: Birth of Japanese daimyo Otomo Sorin who died on June 11, 1587
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ctomo_S%C5%8Drin
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Otomo_Sorin

1543: Birth of Tokugawa Ieyasu, shogun of Japan, who died on June 1, 1616
http://www.samurai-archives.com/ieyasu.html

1935: Birth of Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel Laureate 1994
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1994/oe-bio.html

Kenzaburo Oe

1942: Allied forces defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya retreat to the island of Singapore
http://www.snipview.com/q/Battle%20of%20Malaya
http://www.historyanimated.com/Malaysia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Campaign

1942-01-31 Fin Campagne

1943: Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan

1944: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kwajalein
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-kwajalein
http://www.historyanimated.com/MarshallsPage.html

1945: End of the Battle of Hill 170 (or Battle of Kangaw) during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hill_170
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwjg-6OugtLKAhWMCBoKHUECBLAQFggyMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fireandfury.com%2Fscenarios%2Fhill170.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGeu6Fj04BVFB9hvXG53wSfo6j0eA&sig2=V94W3MCTxVOsG9YhYUl4mw
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/burma-and-the-battle-of-kangaw/

1945-01-31 Battle of Hill 101

1948: Birth of Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muneo_Suzuki

11977: Birth of Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingo_Katori

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVyqlKhpDDE

1990: Birth of Kota Yabu, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kota_Yabu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QSPx8aE0qQ

1996: Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hyakutake
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/comets/3304291.html?page=1&c=y

2009: The power broker for the Japanese governing party, Ichiro Ozawa, is indicted for misreporting political funds
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/world/asia/01japan.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12322866

2015: An online video is released, purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Islamic-State-claims-it-has-beheaded-Japanese-hostage-Kenji-Goto/articleshow/46082253.cms

On 31 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Lai Ho

ON 31 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 31, 2017

1435: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty Emperor Xuande (1425-1435), born in April 1398
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuande

1856: Death of Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama, born on November 1, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Dalai_Lama
http://www.dalailama-archives.org/texts.php?pageID=28

Khedrup Gyatso 11th Dalai Lama

1943: Death of-Lao Ho (Lai Ho) “the father of Taiwan’s new literature”, born on May 29, 1894
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loa_Ho
http://thetaiwanese.blogspot.fr/2007/02/dr-lai-ho.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1011.html

Lai Ho

1949: the Chinese Communist forces (PLA) win the Pingjin campaign that started on November 29, 1948
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7657.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingjin_Campaign
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0ahUKEwiRlaeurtLKAhUHhiwKHRbSAkYQFgg6MAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.republicanchina.org%2FPingJinCampaign-v0.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGbzJ-GC8TgM99Ua8jGJQrokbW16w&sig2=5ghAXSVErVATGcj4jT9wpg

1949-01-31 Fin PingJin Battle

1955: The People’s Republic of China is invited to take parts to United Nations Security Council talks on Taiwan

1967: Birth of Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Irene_Wan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Wan
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wan_irene.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Expciezt3Wo&feature=related

1967: Birth of Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Wong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8st3DLx8cw

2013: China condemns Tibetan monk Lorang Konchok to death for « instigating » self immolations. With him, his nephew also condemned to 10 years in prison. Sichuan court declares them guilty of murder in eight cases of self-immolation, three of them fatal
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-condemns-Tibetan-monk-to-death-for-instigating-self-immolations-27011.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/31/chinese-court-tibetans-encouraging-immolation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21271854

 

ON 30 January in Asian history

ON 30 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 30, 2017

1181: Death of the 80th Japanese Emperor Takakura who reigned from 1168 through 1180, born on September 20, 1161
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Takakura

1703: The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-seven_Ronin
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=The_47_Ronin
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Oishi_Kuranosuke

1789: In now Vietnam, the Tây Sơn forces, under Nguyen Hue, emerge victorious against Chinese Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Lon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ng%E1%BB%8Dc_H%E1%BB%93i-%C4%90%E1%BB%91ng_%C4%90a

1867: Death of Osahito (Komei), 121st Japanese Emperor, born on July 22, 1831
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dmei

1877: In Japan, a central governement raid against an ammunition storage in Kagashima starts the Satsuma Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/japan/fl/The-Satsuma-Rebellion.htm?nl=1

1889: Birth of Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist who died on January 14, 1937
http://www.indianetzone.com/49/chhayavad_hindi_literature.htm

1902: Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan’s ‘special interest’ in Korea
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/anglojapanesealliance1902.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/739.html

1908: In South Africa, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Brtish General Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month.

1910: Birth of Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, father of the Green Revolution in India, who died on November 7, 2000
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/chidambaram-subramaniam-biography.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/bharat-ratna-csubramaniam/article4037190.ece

1911: In the Philippines, Taal Volcano erupts killing around 1,500 people
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/1420/today-in-philippine-history-january-30-1911-taal-volcano-erupted-killing-around-1500-people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taal_Volcano
http://www.taalvolcano.org/information.htm

1911-01-30 Taal Volcano eruption

1913: Birth of Amrita Sher-Gil, Indian painter who died on December 5, 1941
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Amrita_Sher-Gil
http://www.fridakahlofans.com/amritafans.com/mainmenu.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYMKJjOmYCU

1932: Birth of Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1443891

1942: Japanese troops land on Ambon (Moluccas). Australian forces destroy supplies to prevent them from falling into Japanese hands. Ambon city is taken within 24 hours. The Japanese start to besiege Singapore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ambon
http://historywarsweapons.com/battle-of-ambon/
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/japadvance/ambon.html

1943: During the second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Chicago_(CA-29)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rennell_Island

1944: During the World War II, American troops land on Majuro, Marshall Islands
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Marshalls/

1944-01-30 US bébarquent Marshall

1945: In the Philippines, in the Raid at Cabanatuan, one hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp
http://www.shadowspear.com/2012/03/raid-at-cabantatuan-1945/
http://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_stories_1945cabanatuan.php
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/29/opinion/lauder-great-raid-cabanatuan-pow-camp-1945/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Fzw6_b7qA

1948: The Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, an Hindu extremist
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gandhi.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30-january-1948-mahatma-gandhi-father-of-the-nation-was-assassinated
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1002.html

1948-01-30 Nathuram Godse tue Gandhi

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the Vietnamese government of Ho Chi Minh

1951: The political commission of the United Nations says China is aggressor in Korea

1952: Korean truce talks hit stalemate
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/30/newsid_3396000/3396891.stm

1964: In Vietnam, military coup led by general Nguyen Khanh against General Duong Van Minh who proposed peace initiative with Hanoi and was opposed US domination over the war effort
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_South_Vietnamese_coup

1968: The Tet offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1960s/qt/tetoffensive.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-begins
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/tet-offensive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3PIcbx35mM&feature=related

1968: Death of Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian poet, born on April 4, 1889
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/makhanlal-chaturvedi-biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhanlal_Chaturvedi

1969: Death of Li Zongren, prominent warlord, military commander and rival of Chiang Kai-shek, during the Republic of China, born on August 13, 1890
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History7364.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/346.html

1972: Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations

1975: Birth of Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumi_Yoshimura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_GZpv1Y9A0

1978: Diplomatic normalization between Thailand and Kampuchea

1978: Death of Yuan Muzhi, Chinese actor and director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950615/#director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Muzhi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXoPRdwj8Es

1980: The PRC Foreign Ministry publishes a lenghthy statement entitled “China’s sovereignty over the Xisha and Nansha Island is indisputable” as a response to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s  white paper “Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa”

1989: The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes

1996: Death of San Yu, 5th President of Burma from 1981 to 1988, born in March 1918
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9907E0D61639F932A05752C0A960958260

2003: South Korean General accounting court confirms that 200 million dollars had been sent to North Korea one week before the historic summit of June 2000

2000_summit_pf

2003: In Thailand, anti-Cambodia demonstrations stop at the king request. Diplomatic relations are suspended

2009: Death of Neiliezhü Üsou, Indian preacher and theologian, born on July 7, 1941
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neiliezh%C3%BC_%C3%9Csou

2010: China suspends military exchanges with Washington in protest of an approved 6.4 billion-dollar arms deal with Taiwan, calling the sale an obstacle to regional peace, according to state media


2013: Myanmar’s authorities lift decades-old ban on public gatherings
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-lift-decades-old-ban-on-public-gatherings-27007.html

2014: A Bangladeshi sentences Matiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party, and 13 others to death for arms smuggling
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/bangladesh-arms-smugglers-sentenced-death-2014130101339413268.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25962798

2014: Hong Kong imposes sanctions on Philippines. The current visa-free arrangement for visiting Philippine diplomats and officials will be suspended from February 5, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/hong-kong-imposes-sanctions-philippines-20141303748519260.html

 

Holidays and observances

India: Martyrs’ Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 30 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 30 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 30, 2017

1703: The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-seven_Ronin

http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=The_47_Ronin

http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Oishi_Kuranosuke

1789: In now Vietnam, the Tây Sơn forces, under Nguyen Hue, emerge victorious against Chinese Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Lon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ng%E1%BB%8Dc_H%E1%BB%93i-%C4%90%E1%BB%91ng_%C4%90a

1877: In Japan, a central governement raid against an ammunition storage in Kagashima starts the Satsuma Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/japan/fl/The-Satsuma-Rebellion.htm?nl=1

1902: Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan’s ‘special interest’ in Korea
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/anglojapanesealliance1902.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/739.html

1942: Japanese troops land on Ambon (Moluccas). Australian forces destroy supplies to prevent them from falling into Japanese hands. Ambon city is taken within 24 hours. The Japanese start to besiege Singapore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ambon
http://historywarsweapons.com/battle-of-ambon/
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/japadvance/ambon.html

1943: During the second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Chicago_(CA-29)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rennell_Island

1944: During the World War II, American troops land on Majuro, Marshall Islands
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Marshalls/

1944-01-30 US bébarquent Marshall

1945: In the Philippines, in the Raid at Cabanatuan, one hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp

http://www.shadowspear.com/2012/03/raid-at-cabantatuan-1945/
http://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_stories_1945cabanatuan.php
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/29/opinion/lauder-great-raid-cabanatuan-pow-camp-1945/

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the Vietnamese government of Ho Chi Minh

1951: The political commission of the United Nations says China is aggressor in Korea

1952: Korean truce talks hit stalemate
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/30/newsid_3396000/3396891.stm

1964: In Vietnam, military coup led by general Nguyen Khanh against General Duong Van Minh who proposed peace initiative with Hanoi and was opposed US domination over the war effort
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_South_Vietnamese_coup

1968: The Tet offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1960s/qt/tetoffensive.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-begins
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/tet-offensive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3PIcbx35mM&feature=related

1980: The PRC Foreign Ministry publishes a lenghthy statement entitled “China’s sovereignty over the Xisha and Nansha Island is indisputable” as a response to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s  white paper “Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa”

1989: The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes

2010: China suspends military exchanges with Washington in protest of an approved 6.4 billion-dollar arms deal with Taiwan, calling the sale an obstacle to regional peace, according to state media


On 30 January in South Asian history

1948-01-30 Gandhi assassinat journal

ON 30 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 30, 2017

1889: Birth of Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist who died on January 14, 1937
http://www.indianetzone.com/49/chhayavad_hindi_literature.htm

1910: Birth of Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, father of the Green Revolution in India, who died on November 7, 2000
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/chidambaram-subramaniam-biography.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/bharat-ratna-csubramaniam/article4037190.ece

1913: Birth of Amrita Sher-Gil, Indian painter who died on December 5, 1941
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Amrita_Sher-Gil
http://www.fridakahlofans.com/amritafans.com/mainmenu.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYMKJjOmYCU

1948: The Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, an Hindu extremist
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gandhi.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30-january-1948-mahatma-gandhi-father-of-the-nation-was-assassinated
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1002.html

1948-01-30 Nathuram Godse tue Gandhi

1968: Death of Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian poet, born on April 4, 1889
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/makhanlal-chaturvedi-biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhanlal_Chaturvedi

1972: Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations

1989: The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes

2009: Death of Neiliezhü Üsou, Indian preacher and theologian, born on July 7, 1941
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neiliezh%C3%BC_%C3%9Csou

2010: China suspends military exchanges with Washington in protest of an approved 6.4 billion-dollar arms deal with Taiwan, calling the sale an obstacle to regional peace, according to state media


2013: Myanmar’s authorities lift decades-old ban on public gatherings

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-lift-decades-old-ban-on-public-gatherings-27007.html

2014: A Bangladeshi court sentences Matiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party, and 13 others to death for arms smuggling
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/bangladesh-arms-smugglers-sentenced-death-2014130101339413268.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25962798

Holidays and observances

India: Martyrs’ Day

On 30 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 30 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 30, 2017

1789: In now Vietnam, the Tây Sơn forces, under Nguyen Hue, emerge victorious against Chinese Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Lon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ng%E1%BB%8Dc_H%E1%BB%93i-%C4%90%E1%BB%91ng_%C4%90a

1911: In the Philippines, Taal Volcano erupts killing around 1,500 people
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/1420/today-in-philippine-history-january-30-1911-taal-volcano-erupted-killing-around-1500-people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taal_Volcano
http://www.taalvolcano.org/information.htm

1911-01-30 Taal Volcano eruption

1942: Japanese troops land on Ambon (Moluccas). Australian forces destroy supplies to prevent them from falling into Japanese hands. Ambon city is taken within 24 hours. The Japanese start to besiege Singapore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ambon
http://historywarsweapons.com/battle-of-ambon/
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/japadvance/ambon.html

1945: In the Philippines, in the Raid at Cabanatuan, one hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp


http://www.shadowspear.com/2012/03/raid-at-cabantatuan-1945/
http://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_stories_1945cabanatuan.php
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/29/opinion/lauder-great-raid-cabanatuan-pow-camp-1945/

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the Vietnamese government of Ho Chi Minh

1964: In Vietnam, military coup led by general Nguyen Khanh against General Duong Van Minh who proposed peace initiative with Hanoi and was opposed US domination over the war effort
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_South_Vietnamese_coup

1968: The Tet offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1960s/qt/tetoffensive.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-begins
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/tet-offensive

1978: Diplomatic normalization between Thailand and Kampuchea

1980: The PRC Foreign Ministry publishes a lenghthy statement entitled “China’s sovereignty over the Xisha and Nansha Island is indisputable” as a response to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s  white paper “Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa”

1996: Death of San Yu, 5th President of Burma from 1981 to 1988, born in March 1918
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9907E0D61639F932A05752C0A960958260

2003: In Thailand, anti-Cambodia demonstrations stop at the king request. Diplomatic relations are suspended

2013: Myanmar’s authorities lift decades-old ban on public gatherings
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-lift-decades-old-ban-on-public-gatherings-27007.html

2014: Hong Kong imposes sanctions on Philippines. The current visa-free arrangement for visiting Philippine diplomats and officials will be suspended from February 5, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/hong-kong-imposes-sanctions-philippines-20141303748519260.html