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On 28 February in Asian history

ON 28 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 28, 2017

202 BC: Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu initiating four centuries of the Han dynasty’s rule over China
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/46History149.html?PHPSESSID=05d2882d35f2e280d4e9859e8db14a6b

772: Birth of Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi who died in 846
http://www.poemhunter.com/bai-juyi-2/biography/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Bai_Juyi

1570: Anti-Portuguese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas

1775 : Death of Empress Xiaoyichun, wife of emperor Qianlong and mother of emperor Jiaqing, born on October 23, 1727
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Xiaoyichun

Empress Xiaoyichun

1884: Death, in jail of Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Fighter, born on January 23, 1809
https://nitum.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/biography-of-veer-surendra-sai/
http://eodisha.org/veer-surendra-sai-immortal-lion-odisha-odisha-sambalpur-indianfreedomstruggle/

1901: Birth of famous opera artist Ma Lianliang who died on December 16, 1966
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Ma_Lianliang
http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/90Arts1056.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1506.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3omXo61fwdI

1906: Birth of Hu Lancheng, Chinese writer, who died on July 25, 1981
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History7690.html

1911: Birth of Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet who died in March 26, 1946
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Amir+Hamzah
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Hamzah

1916: Birth of Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician, assassinated on November 14, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesar_Climaco
http://www.lazamboangatimes.com/cesar_climaco_latest001.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hO04yTEdVc

1919: Amanullah Khan, born in June 1892,  becomes King of Afghanistan up to January 1929. He died in exile in April 1960
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C4%81null%C4%81h_Kh%C4%81n

1928: Indian scientist C.V. Raman discovers the Raman Effect, which won him the Nobel Prize and caused the day to be observed as National Science Day
http://www.famousscientists.org/c-v-raman/
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1930/raman-bio.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Science_Day#History_of_National_Science_Day

1931: Birth of Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 14th President of Bangladesh who died on December 10, 2012
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Ahmed,_Iajuddin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iajuddin_Ahmed

1939: Birth of Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation instructor, who died on April 4, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6gyam_Trungpa
http://www.chronicleproject.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPi5QTXv3A

1939: Birth of Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese born physicist, Nobel laureate
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1998/tsui-autobio.html

1942: Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2852982/posts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Java_(1942)

1942: The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth (D29) which lost 375 men
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/sunda_strait.htm
http://www.combinedfleet.com/battles/Java_Campaign#Sunda_Strait

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

1944: Birth of Win Aung, Burmese politician and diplomat who died on November 4, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Aung

1946: Sino-French agreement signed at Chungking (Chongqing) provides for the withdrawal of Chinese troops from northern Indochina. France gives back to China Kouang-Tcheou Wan (Guangzhou Wan) or Fort Bayard, in South China that it got on lease since May 27, 1898
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangchowan

1947: Anti-Kuomintang’s administration demonstration on Taiwan (228 Incident). Civil disorder will be put down at a loss of 30,000 civilian lives


http://www.taiwandc.org/228-intr.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Incident
https://web.archive.org/web/20070622130828/http://228.lomaji.com/articles.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkM7PfyuIhk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO5l6N3lotE

1948: Birth of Bineshwar Brahma, Indian poet and author murdered on August 19, 2000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bineshwar_Brahma
http://www.poemhunter.com/bineshwar-brahma/biography/

1950: Thailand officially recognized the Bao Dai government in Vietnam on this date. Foreign Minister Phot Sarasin resigned in protest

1952: Agreement between the USA and Japan on  the deployment of US forces in Japan

1956: Death of Elpidio Quirino, 6th president of the Philippines (1948-1953), born on November 16, 1890
http://www.biography.com/people/elpidio-quirino-37511

1957: U Nu becomes Prime Minister of Burma for the second time, up to October 1958
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/u-nu/
http://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Milestone/Recalling-the-faded-legacy-of-Myanmar-s-first-elected-prime-minister

1963: Death of Rajendra Prasad, first president of India (1950-1962), born on December 3, 1884
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/10.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/28-february-1963-rajendra-prasad-first-president-of-india-passed-away

Rajendra Prasad 2

1965: Birth of Park Gok-ji, South Korean film editor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Gok-ji
http://www.asiandb.com/browse/people_detail.php?code=1478

1971: Birth of Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
http://squarehaven.com/people/Junya-Nakano/
http://ocremix.org/artist/108/junya-nakano

1972: End of the visit of President Nixon in China. Signature of the Shanghai Communiqué
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Communiqu%C3%A9
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique01.htm
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/DOC_readers/kissinger/nixzhou/

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1673.html

1972: The Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan
https://www.nhk.or.jp/digitalmuseum/nhk50years_en/history/p16/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sans%C5%8D_incident
http://www.gettyimages.ca/photos/asama-sanso-incident?sort=mostpopular&excludenudity=false&mediatype=photography&phrase=asama%20sanso%20incident&family=editorial

1972: Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato says that Taiwan belongs to China
http://www.jakvydelat.com/eisaku-sato/

1979: Birth of Srikanth, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srikanth_(actor)

1981: Beijing throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan

1985: In Pakistan, second and last day for the elections for the National and Provincial Assemblies (on February 25 and 28, respectively)
 
http://storyofpakistan.com/general-elections-february-1985

1986: Birth of Min Hyo-rin, South Korean singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min_Hyo-rin
http://asianwiki.com/Min_Hyo-Rin

1989: Birth of Zhang Liyin, Chinese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Liyin
http://community.livejournal.com/zhangliyin
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv1c0_zhang-li-yin-y-why-mv_music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dvn_gX4sJ0

1991: Khaleda Zia becomes prime minister of Bangladesh, the first woman ever to hold that post (up to June 1996). Zia is the widow of Bangladesh’s former President Ziaur Rahman (known as Zia), who was assassinated in 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpCilr2Q49Y

1993: Death of Japanese film director Ishiro Honda, born on 7 May 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishiro_Honda

1994: Death of Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of last emperor of China Pu Yi, born on April 16, 1907
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2012/04/royal-profile-prince-pu-chieh-of-china.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pujie

1998: Kim Dae-jung becomes president of South Korea up to February 2003
http://www.hosted-webs.com/daejong/

1999: Death of Bing Xin, Chinese writer and poet, born on October 5, 1900

https://web.archive.org/web/20060825202923/http://www.chinaculture.org:80/gb/en_madeinchina/2005-11/29/content_76434.htm

2001: China ratifies the International Convention on the Economic,  Social and Cultural rights, except the article 8, paragraph 1-a on trade unions freedom 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Covenant_on_Economic,_Social_and_Cultural_Rights

2002: Despite a very low rating, Tung Chee-hwa is reelected as head of Hong Kong by 80 % of the electoral body


2002: At least 55 are killed in Ahmadabad, India, when Hindus burn Muslim homes

2004: Over 1 million Taiwanese participate in the 228 Hand-in-hand rally, forming a 500-kilometre long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Hand-in-Hand_Rally

2008: After 17 months in exile, ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returns to Thailand and is arrested
http://metro.co.uk/2008/02/28/thaksin-speaks-out-after-arrest-14304/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-519228/Thaksin-arrest-release-cash-Sven.html

2012: Millions of workers in India are staging a 24-hour strike to demand improved rights for employees and to protest over rising prices
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/201222842550702681.html

2012: The United Nations resolution alleges abuses that Sri Lankan soldiers and Tamil rebels committed abuses during the country’s civil war. The government accuses the UN and Western powers of interfering in its domestic affairs. In April 2011, a UN report blamed the Sri Lankan air force of killing 40,000 people
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Rajapaksa-brings-thousands-of-people-into-the-streets-to-oppose-UN-war-crime-charges-24094.html

2012: Taiwan’s opposition leader Tsai Ing Wen is stepping down, following her Democratic Progressive Party’s defeat in the presidential elections. She will be succeeded by Kaohsiung city mayor Chen Chu as the interim chairwoman until a new leader is elected in May

http://www.360doc.com/content/12/0229/10/26286_190482138.shtml

2013: In Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 independence war, lawyers and tribunal officials said
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/9899356/Bangladesh-Islamist-sentenced-to-death.html http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/201322865638456746.html http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130228-405429.html

2014: Death of C. R. Simha, Indian actor, director, and playwright, born on June 16, 1942
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/veteran-actor-cr-simha-dead/article5736499.ece
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/c-r-simha/biography.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqx7HWj1pk

2014: Burma’s government said it wants the international aid group Doctors Without Borders to leave a state torn by sectarian violence, in a move linked to the agency’s work with the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority
http://www.france24.com/en/20140228-burma-doctors-without-borders-MSF-end-all-activities-health/
http://asiancorrespondent.com/120085/burma-medicins-sans-frontieres-ordered-to-leave-rakhine-state/

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Peace Memorial Day, the day of commemorating the 228 Incident

India: National Science Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 28 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 28 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 28, 2017

1570: Anti-Portuguese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas

1942: Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2852982/posts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Java_(1942)

1942: The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth (D29) which lost 375 men
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/sunda_strait.htm
http://www.combinedfleet.com/battles/Java_Campaign#Sunda_Strait

1946: Sino-French agreement signed at Chungking provides for the withdrawal of Chinese troops from northern Indochina. France gives back to China Kouang-Tcheou Wan (Guangzhou Wan) or Fort Bayard, in South China that it got on lease since May 27, 1898
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangchowan

1947: Anti-Kuomintang’s administration demonstration on Taiwan (228 Incident). Civil disorder will be put down at a loss of 30,000 civilian lives

http://www.taiwandc.org/228-intr.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Incident
https://web.archive.org/web/20070622130828/http://228.lomaji.com/articles.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkM7PfyuIhk

1950: Thailand officially recognized the Bao Dai government in Vietnam on this date. Foreign Minister Phot Sarasin resigned in protest

1952: Agreement between the USA and Japan on  the deployment of US forces in Japan

1972: End of the visit of President Nixon in China. Signature of the Shanghai Communiqué
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Communiqu%C3%A9
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique01.htm
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/DOC_readers/kissinger/nixzhou/

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1673.html

1972: The Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan
https://www.nhk.or.jp/digitalmuseum/nhk50years_en/history/p16/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sans%C5%8D_incident
http://www.gettyimages.ca/photos/asama-sanso-incident?sort=mostpopular&excludenudity=false&mediatype=photography&phrase=asama%20sanso%20incident&family=editorial

1972: Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato says that Taiwan belongs to China
http://www.jakvydelat.com/eisaku-sato/

1981: Beijing throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan

2012: The United Nations resolution alleges abuses that Sri Lankan soldiers and Tamil rebels committed abuses during the country’s civil war. The government accuses the UN and Western powers of interfering in its domestic affairs. In April 2011, a UN report blamed the Sri Lankan air force of killing 40,000 people
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Rajapaksa-brings-thousands-of-people-into-the-streets-to-oppose-UN-war-crime-charges-24094.html

 

On 28 February in South Asian history

ON 28 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 28, 2017

1884: Death, in jail of Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Fighter, born on January 23, 1809
https://nitum.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/biography-of-veer-surendra-sai/
http://eodisha.org/veer-surendra-sai-immortal-lion-odisha-odisha-sambalpur-indianfreedomstruggle/

1919: Amanullah Khan, born in June 1892,  becomes King of Afghanistan up to January 1929. He died in exile in April 1960
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C4%81null%C4%81h_Kh%C4%81n

1928: Indian scientist C.V. Raman discovers the Raman Effect, which won him the Nobel Prize and caused the day to be observed as National Science Day
http://www.famousscientists.org/c-v-raman/
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1930/raman-bio.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Science_Day#History_of_National_Science_Day

1931: Birth of Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 14th President of Bangladesh who died on December 10, 2012
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Ahmed,_Iajuddin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iajuddin_Ahmed

1939: Birth of Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation instructor, who died on April 4, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6gyam_Trungpa
http://www.chronicleproject.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPi5QTXv3A

1948: Birth of Bineshwar Brahma, Indian poet and author murdered on August 19, 2000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bineshwar_Brahma
http://www.poemhunter.com/bineshwar-brahma/biography/

1963: Death of Rajendra Prasad, first president of India (1950-1962), born on December 3, 1884
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/10.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/28-february-1963-rajendra-prasad-first-president-of-india-passed-away

Rajendra Prasad 2

1979: Birth of Srikanth, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srikanth_(actor)

1985: In Pakistan, second and last day for the elections for the National and Provincial Assemblies (on February 25 and 28, respectively). The voters turned to the polls in large numbers
http://storyofpakistan.com/general-elections-february-1985

1991: Khaleda Zia becomes prime minister of Bangladesh, the first woman ever to hold that post (up to June 1996). Zia is the widow of Bangladesh’s former President Ziaur Rahman (known as Zia), who was assassinated in 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpCilr2Q49Y

2002: At least 55 are killed in Ahmadabad, India, when Hindus burn Muslim homes

2012: Millions of workers in India are staging a 24-hour strike to demand improved rights for employees and to protest over rising prices
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/201222842550702681.html

2012: The United Nations resolution alleges abuses that Sri Lankan soldiers and Tamil rebels committed abuses during the country’s civil war. The government accuses the UN and Western powers of interfering in its domestic affairs. In April 2011, a UN report blamed the Sri Lankan air force of killing 40,000 people
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Rajapaksa-brings-thousands-of-people-into-the-streets-to-oppose-UN-war-crime-charges-24094.html

2013: In Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 independence war, lawyers and tribunal officials said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/9899356/Bangladesh-Islamist-sentenced-to-death.html http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/201322865638456746.html http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130228-405429.html

2014: Death of C. R. Simha, Indian actor, director, and playwright, born on June 16, 1942
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/veteran-actor-cr-simha-dead/article5736499.ece
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/c-r-simha/biography.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqx7HWj1pk

On 28 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 28 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 28, 2017

1570: Anti-Portuguese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas

1911: Birth of Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet who died in March 26, 1946
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Amir+Hamzah
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Hamzah

1916: Birth of Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician, assassinated on November 14, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesar_Climaco
http://www.lazamboangatimes.com/cesar_climaco_latest001.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hO04yTEdVc

1942: Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2852982/posts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Java_(1942)

1942: The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth (D29) which lost 375 men
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/sunda_strait.htm
http://www.combinedfleet.com/battles/Java_Campaign#Sunda_Strait

1944: Birth of Win Aung, Burmese politician and diplomat who died on November 4, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Aung

1950: Thailand officially recognized the Bao Dai government in Vietnam on this date. Foreign Minister Phot Sarasin resigned in protest

1956: Death of Elpidio Quirino, 6th president of the Philippines (1948-1953), born on November 16, 1890
http://www.biography.com/people/elpidio-quirino-37511

1957: U Nu becomes Prime Minister of Burma for the second time, up to October 1958
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/u-nu/
http://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Milestone/Recalling-the-faded-legacy-of-Myanmar-s-first-elected-prime-minister

2008: After 17 months in exile, ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returns to Thailand and is arrested
http://metro.co.uk/2008/02/28/thaksin-speaks-out-after-arrest-14304/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-519228/Thaksin-arrest-release-cash-Sven.html

2014: Burma’s government said it wants the international aid group Doctors Without Borders to leave a state torn by sectarian violence, in a move linked to the agency’s work with the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority
http://www.france24.com/en/20140228-burma-doctors-without-borders-MSF-end-all-activities-health/
http://asiancorrespondent.com/120085/burma-medicins-sans-frontieres-ordered-to-leave-rakhine-state/

On 28 February in Japan’s history

ON 28 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Japan’s history”

Updated on February 28, 2017

1942: Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2852982/posts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Java_(1942)

1942: The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth (D29) which lost 375 men
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/sunda_strait.htm
http://www.combinedfleet.com/battles/Java_Campaign#Sunda_Strait

1952: Agreement between the USA and Japan on  the deployment of US forces in Japan

1972: The Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan
https://www.nhk.or.jp/digitalmuseum/nhk50years_en/history/p16/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sans%C5%8D_incident
http://www.gettyimages.ca/photos/asama-sanso-incident?sort=mostpopular&excludenudity=false&mediatype=photography&phrase=asama%20sanso%20incident&family=editorial

1972: Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato says that Taiwan belongs to China
http://www.jakvydelat.com/eisaku-sato/

1993: Death of Japanese film director Ishiro Honda, born on 7 May 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishiro_Honda

 

On 28 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 28 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 28, 2017

202 BC: Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu initiating four centuries of the Han dynasty’s rule over China
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/46History149.html?PHPSESSID=05d2882d35f2e280d4e9859e8db14a6b

772: Birth of Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi who died in 846
http://www.poemhunter.com/bai-juyi-2/biography/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Bai_Juyi

1775 : Death of Empress Xiaoyichun, wife of emperor Qianlong and mother of emperor Jiaqing, born on October 23, 1727
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Xiaoyichun

Empress Xiaoyichun

1901: Birth of famous opera artist Ma Lianliang who died on December 16, 1966
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Ma_Lianliang
http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/90Arts1056.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1506.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3omXo61fwdI

1906: Birth of Hu Lancheng, Chine writer, who died on July 25, 1981
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History7690.html

1939: Birth of Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation instructor, who died on April 4, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6gyam_Trungpa
http://www.chronicleproject.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPi5QTXv3A

1939: Birth of Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese born physicist, Nobel laureate
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1998/tsui-autobio.html

1946: Sino-French agreement signed at Chongqing provides for the withdrawal of Chinese troops from northern Indochina. France gives back to China Kouang-Tcheou Wan (Guangzhou Wan) or Fort Bayard, in South China that it got on lease since May 27, 1898
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangchowan

1947: Anti-Kuomintang’s administration demonstration on Taiwan (228 Incident). Civil disorder is put down at a loss of 30,000 civilian lives

http://www.taiwandc.org/228-intr.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Incident
https://web.archive.org/web/20070622130828/
http://228.lomaji.com/articles.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkM7PfyuIhk

1972: End of the visit of President Nixon in China. Signature of the Shanghai Communiqué
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Communiqu%C3%A9
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique01.htm
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/DOC_readers/kissinger/nixzhou/

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1673.html

1981: Beijing throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan

1985: In Pakistan, second and last day for the elections for the National and Provincial Assemblies (on February 25 and 28, respectively). The voters turned to the polls in large numbers
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A108&Pg=1

1989: Birth of Zhang Liyin, Chinese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Liyin
http://community.livejournal.com/zhangliyin
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv1c0_zhang-li-yin-y-why-mv_music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dvn_gX4sJ0

1994: Death of Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of last emperor of China Pu Yi, born on April 16, 1907
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2012/04/royal-profile-prince-pu-chieh-of-china.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pujie

1999: Death of Bing Xin, Chinese writer and poet, born on October 5, 1900
https://web.archive.org/web/20060825202923/http://www.chinaculture.org:80/gb/en_madeinchina/2005-11/29/content_76434.htm

2001: China ratifies the International Convention on the Economic,  Social and Cultural rights, except the article 8, paragraph 1-a on trade unions freedom 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Covenant_on_Economic,_Social_and_Cultural_Rights

2002: Despite a very low rating, Tung Chee-hwa is reelected as head of Hong Kong by 80 % of the electoral body


2004: Over 1 million Taiwanese participate in the 228 Hand-in-hand rally, forming a 500-kilometre long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Hand-in-Hand_Rally

2012: Taiwan’s opposition leader Tsai Ing Wen is stepping down, following her Democratic Progressive Party’s defeat in the presidential elections. She will be succeeded by Kaohsiung city mayor Chen Chu as the interim chairwoman until a new leader is elected in May
http://www.360doc.com/content/12/0229/10/26286_190482138.shtml

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Peace Memorial Day, the day of commemorating the 228 Incident

On 27 February in Asian history

ON 27 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 27, 2017

907: Yelu Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu (don’t confuse with Taizu of the Song), establishing the Liao Dynasty in northern China
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/46History9500.html
http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/exhibit/khitans/essay.html

1626: Yuan Chonghuan is appointed governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory  at Ningyuan against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
http://kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com/en/178K5751K11663.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ningyuan

1712: Death of Bahadur Shah 1, Mughal emperor, born in October 1643
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/bahadur_shah_i_mughal_emperor.htm
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P065

1803: Great fire in Bombay
http://www.historychannel.com.au/classroom/day-in-history/454/great-fire-of-bombay
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/a/003ktop00000115u058e0000.html

1858: Birth of Pedro Paterno, Filipino politician, poet and novelist who died on March 11, 1911
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/962/today-in-philippine-history-february-27-1858-pedro-paterno-was-born-in-sta-cruz-manila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Paterno

1870: The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Japan

1908: Birth of Kazuo Hasegawa, Japanese actor, who died on April 8, 1984
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367928/bio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Hasegawa

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

1912: Birth of Kusumagraj, Indian writer who died on March 10, 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusumagraj

1929: Birth of Bella Flores, Filipino actress who died on May 19, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Flores

1931: Chandrashekhar Azad, Indian heroe born on July 23, 1906, surrunded by police, kills himself
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/chandrashekhar-azad.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrasekhar_Azad
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/27-february-1931-chandra-shekhar-azad-indian-revolutionary-died

1939: Birth of Kenzo Takada, Japanese fashion designer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/takada_kenzo.shtml

1939: Birth of Nguyen Chi Thien, Vietnamese-American poet who died on October 2, 2012 http://www.vietnamlit.org/nguyenchithien/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_Ch%C3%AD_Thi%E1%BB%87n

1942: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies


http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/java_sea.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-aircraft-carrier-langley-is-sunk
http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/08/history-lesson-the-battle-of-java-sea/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMM8LgmR3Io

1950: In Taipei, Chiang Kai-shek is elected President of the Republic of China (starting March 1)
http://www.history.com/topics/chiang-kai-shek

1955: Elections in Japan, confirming the defeat of Shigeru Yoshida clique
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shigeru

1957: Mao’s speech « On the correct handling of contradiction among people » launching the « One hundred flowers movement »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Flowers_Campaign
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-5/mswv5_58.htm

1957-02-27 discours

1962: Two pilots bomb the Independence Palace of Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem. In this action, the first US is killed in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diem-survives-coup-attempt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_South_Vietnamese_Independence_Palace_bombing

1965: Birth of Maggie Siu, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Siu
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/siu_maggie.htm

1965: In a White Paper, Washington accuses Hanoi of leading against Saigon an aggression so real as the one of an invasion army

1975: Death of Jiao Juyin (焦菊隐), Chinese director, translator, and theater theoris, born on December 11, 1905
http://english.cri.cn/4026/2007/02/06/269@193340.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiao_Juyin
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/25034
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1795.html

1977: Birth of Ji Sung, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji_Sung
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ji_Sung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO62Pe9-EGY

1983: Death of Fan Shoukang, Chinese philosopher
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Fan_Shoukang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1714.html

1989: Birth of Shota Shimizu, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shota_Shimizu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy-Yfrrmg4

1991: General election in Bangladesh, won by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by Khaleda Zia
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2023_91.htm

2002: A train carrying Hindu nationalist pilgrims is attacked at Godhra (Gujarat) causing 59 victims. In the following days, violence between Muslims and Hindus will cause more than 1,000 deaths
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/27/newsid_4168000/4168073.stm
http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/from-the-archives-godhra-february-2002/?ref=asia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Lgzcgo1Qo

2004: Death of Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian born in January 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiko_Amino

2004: A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116
http://4freedoms.com/group/filipino/forum/topics/abu-sayyaf-bombed-superferry

2007: A suicide bomber strikes Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, who is rushed to a bomb shelter. Twenty-three people are killed
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/17355517/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/cheney-unhurt-after-deadly-blast-afghan-base/#.VO-SKO83NMs
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/28/usa.afghanistan

2007-02-27 Cheney

2009: A monk carrying a Tibetan national flag and shouting slogans sets himself on fire in south-central China and then shot at by police
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14606&size=A
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/27/monk/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7916544.stm
http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20090309-you-wont-see-photo-chinese-web

2010: Death of Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian activist, born on October 11, 1916
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/nanaji-deshmukh-passes-away/article719951.ece
http://www.bjp.org/images/kamal_sandesh/ks_e_mar_02_2010.pdf

2011: A call for protests in more than 20 Chinese cities results in a tiny turnout but an enormous police presence and clashes with foreign journalists
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/world/asia/28china.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110227-265581.html

2012: Indonesia’s top court upholds a 15-year jail term against Islamist militant Abu Bakar Bashir for terrorist acts, reversing an earlier decision to slash the sentence to nine years
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120227-330486.html

2012: Death of Ma Jiyuan, Chinese Muslim general and warlord, born on January 18, 1921
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Jiyuan
http://www.generals.dk/general/Ma_Jiyuan/_/China.html

2013: More than a hundred leading intellectuals have signed an open letter calling for China’s national legislature to ratify a major human rights treaty as lawmakers are preparing to convene in Beijing next week to attend the inaugural session of the 12th National People’s Congress
http://asiancorrespondent.com/99497/china-100-leading-intellectuals-sign-human-rights-petition/
http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/02/26/31531/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21597752

2014: Taiwan and China sign agreements on meteorology and earthquake monitoring, in yet another sign of improving ties between the former rivals.
http://english.cntv.cn/program/china24/20140227/105424.shtml
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/02/28/2003584522

2015: The parents of former Thai princess Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee are detained under the lese majeste law, the strict defamation rules that protect the royal family
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31656469
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Parents-of-former-princess-confess-to-defaming-the-30255045.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy On 27 February in Asian military

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 27 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 27, 2017

1626: Yuan Chonghuan is appointed governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory  at Ningyuan against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
http://kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com/en/178K5751K11663.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ningyuan

1942: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/java_sea.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-aircraft-carrier-langley-is-sunk
http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/08/history-lesson-the-battle-of-java-sea/

1962: Two pilots bomb the Independence Palace of Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem. In this action, the first US is killed in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diem-survives-coup-attempt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_South_Vietnamese_Independence_Palace_bombing

1965: In a White Paper, Washington accuses Hanoi of leading against Saigon an aggression so real as the one of an invasion army

2002: A train carrying Hindu nationalist pilgrims is attacked at Godhra (Gujarat) causing 59 victims. In the following days, violence between Muslims and Hindus will cause more than 1,000 deaths
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/27/newsid_4168000/4168073.stm
http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/from-the-archives-godhra-february-2002/?ref=asia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Lgzcgo1Qo

2004: A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116
http://4freedoms.com/group/filipino/forum/topics/abu-sayyaf-bombed-superferry

2007: A suicide bomber strikes Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, who is rushed to a bomb shelter. Twenty-three people are killed
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/17355517/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/cheney-unhurt-after-deadly-blast-afghan-base/#.VO-SKO83NMs
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/28/usa.afghanistan

2007-02-27 Cheney

2012: Indonesia’s top court upholds a 15-year jail term against Islamist militant Abu Bakar Bashir for terrorist acts, reversing an earlier decision to slash the sentence to nine years
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120227-330486.html

On 27 February in South Asian history

ON 27 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 27, 2017

1712: Death of Bahadur Shah 1, Mughal emperor, born in October 1643
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/bahadur_shah_i_mughal_emperor.htm
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P065

1803: Great fire in Bombay
http://www.historychannel.com.au/classroom/day-in-history/454/great-fire-of-bombay
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/a/003ktop00000115u058e0000.html

1912: Birth of Kusumagraj, Indian writer who died on March 10, 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusumagraj

1931: Chandrashekhar Azad, Indian heroe born on July 23, 1906, surrunded by police, kills himself
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/chandrashekhar-azad.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrasekhar_Azad
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/27-february-1931-chandra-shekhar-azad-indian-revolutionary-died​

1991: General election in Bangladesh, won by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by Khaleda Zia
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2023_91.htm

2002: A train carrying Hindu nationalist pilgrims is attacked at Godhra (Gujarat) causing 59 victims. In the following days, violence between Muslims and Hindus will cause more than 1,000 deaths
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/27/newsid_4168000/4168073.stm
http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/from-the-archives-godhra-february-2002/?ref=asia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Lgzcgo1Qo

2007: A suicide bomber strikes Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, who is rushed to a bomb shelter. Twenty-three people are killed
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/17355517/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/cheney-unhurt-after-deadly-blast-afghan-base/#.VO-SKO83NMs
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/28/usa.afghanistan

2007-02-27 Cheney

2010: Death of Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian activist, born on October 11, 1916
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/nanaji-deshmukh-passes-away/article719951.ece
http://www.bjp.org/images/kamal_sandesh/ks_e_mar_02_2010.pdf

 

On 27 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 27 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH EAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 27, 2017

1858: Birth of Pedro Paterno, Filipino politician, poet and novelist who died on March 11, 1911
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/962/today-in-philippine-history-february-27-1858-pedro-paterno-was-born-in-sta-cruz-manila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Paterno

1929: Birth of Bella Flores, Filipino actress who died on May 19, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Flores

1939: Birth of Nguyen Chi Thien, Vietnamese-American poet who died on October 2, 2012 http://www.vietnamlit.org/nguyenchithien/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_Ch%C3%AD_Thi%E1%BB%87n

1942: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/java_sea.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-aircraft-carrier-langley-is-sunk
http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/08/history-lesson-the-battle-of-java-sea/

1962: Two pilots bomb the Independence Palace of Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem. In this action, the first US is killed in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diem-survives-coup-attempt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_South_Vietnamese_Independence_Palace_bombing

1965: In a White Paper, Washington accuses Hanoi of leading against Saigon an aggression so real as the one of an invasion army

2012: Indonesia’s top court upholds a 15-year jail term against Islamist militant Abu Bakar Bashir for terrorist acts, reversing an earlier decision to slash the sentence to nine years
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120227-330486.html