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On 9 February in Asian history

1886-02 Seattle anti-Chinese riot

ON 9 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 9, 2017

1199: Death of Minamoto no Yorimoto, founder and first shogun of the Kamatura shogunate, born in May 1147
http://www.samurai-archives.com/mny.html

1533: Birth of Shimazu Yoshihisa, a samurai who was daimyo of Satsuma province who died in March 1611
http://www.samurai-archives.com/yoshihisa.html

1757: Treaty of  Alinagar is concluded in India by the British agent Robert Clive after his recovery of Calcutta on Jan. 2, 1757, from the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Dawlah. The treaty was the prelude to the British seizure of Bengal
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Alinagar_Treaty
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Treaty_of_Alinagar

1796: Abdication of Chinese emperor Qianlong after 60 years on the throne
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qianlong_Emperor

1837: Birth of Filipino martyr father Jose Burgos, executed on February 17, 1872
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/923/today-in-philippine-history-february-9-1837-father-jose-burgos-was-born-in-vigan-ilocos-sur
https://tawidnewsmag.com/2010/02/salaysay-fr-jose-burgos-martyr-priest-1837-1872/

1856: Birth of Hara Takashi, Japanese Prime Minister from September 1918 up to his killing in November 1921
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/172.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hara_Takashi

1867: Birth of Natsume Soseki (Natsume Kinnosake), Japanese author who died on December 9, 1916
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Natsume_Soseki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsume_S%C5%8Dseki

http://www.poemhunter.com/natsume-s-seki/biography/

1885: The first Japanese arrives in Hawaii

1886: US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2745
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_riot_of_1886

1886-02 Seattle anti-Chinese riot

1887: Birth of Tsuchida Bakusen, Japanese painter who died on June 10, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuchida_Bakusen
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuchida+Bakusen&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=L0D2UtzZOuq60QW6poHQCg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=650


1904: During the Russo–Japanese War, Battle of Port Arthur concludes
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/americancivilwar/p/asjohnston1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Port_Arthur

1904: Japanese attack Russian ships and land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea. The Russian ships Variag and Korietz are deliberatory sunk to avoid capture
http://www.russojapanesewar.com/chemulpo.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chemulpo_Bay

1904-02-09 variag-damaged

1907: Birth of Truong Chinh, Vietnamese communist political leader and theoretician, who died on September 30, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truong_Chinh

1932: Murder of Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese minister of Finance
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portra it/e/datas/235.html

1932: Death in jail of A.K. Golam Jilani, a Bangladeshi who was a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement, born on September 24, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.K._Golam_Jilani

1942: After the Allied force defeat (see 4 February), Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

1943: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1951: During the Korean war, Geochang massacre by south korean army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geochang_massacre

1955: The US Congress ratifies the Treaty of mutual defense with the Republic of China inTaiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/mutual01.htm

1955: Death of -Chinese Democratic League President Zhang Lan, born in 1872
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Lan

1956: Failure of the negotiations between Netherlands and Indonesia on Western New Guinea

1959: In Thailand, Sarit Thanarat who lead a military coup in 1957, is officially named prime minister
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/sarit-thanarat/
http://www.safran-arts.com/sarit-thanarat.html

1965: Death of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and educator, born on December 26, 1874
http://www.khanbahadurahsanullah.com/
http://kbahsanulla.blogspot.fr/

1965: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-sends-first-combat-troops-to-south-vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1450.html

1968: Birth of Rahul Roy, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Roy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMTnBj5YshI

1973: Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biju_Patnaik
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9-february-1973-biju-patnaik-was-elected-the-opposition-leader-in-odisha-assembly

1974: Birth of Erra Fazira, Malaysian actress and beauty queen
http://www.listal.com/erra-fazira

1979: Birth of Zhang Ziyi, famous Chinese actress
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/28/content_7687660.htm
http://chinese-school.netfirms.com/Zhang-Ziyi.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1630.html

1982: Birth of Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ami_Suzuki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78yrlzTgxio

1984: Death of Balasaraswati, Bharatnatyam dancer, born on 13 May 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balasaraswati

1984: Birth of Han Kyung, Sino-Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Geng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaBDAKI8ZUw

1989: Death of Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist, born in November 1928
http://tezukasite.tripod.com/bio.html
http://lambiek.net/artists/t/tezuka.htm

1990: In South Korea, three political parties merge to form the Democratic Liberal Party with Kim Young Sam as its leader

1993: Death of Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader, governor of Paktia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1860199.stm

2001: In Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, by 340 votes viz 127 is elected Prime Minister by the Lower  Chamber. He will introduce his government on 12th February
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13891650

2001: The American submarine USS Greeneville accidently strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehime-Maru

2006: Death of Narida Farhat Ezekiel, Indian actress, born in December 1932
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadira_(actress)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0618918/bio

2006: Death of Dai Ailian, Chinese contemporary art of dance pioneer and founder of the China’s central ballet, born on May 10, 1916
http://www.china.org.cn/english/NM-e/158762.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1610.html

Dai Ailian

2008: Myanmar military junta announces a referendum in May on a new constitution and multi-party election in 2010

2008: Death of Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, the eleventh Mindrolling Trichen, Tibetan Buddhist lama of the Nyingma school, born in 1930
http://www.mindrolling.com/history/hhmindrollingtrichenrinpoche.cfm

2010: Sri Lanka’s president dissolves Parliament, clearing the way for elections to choose a new legislature
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/world/asia/10lanka.html?ref=asia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8506563.stm

2010: The Philippines has charged 196 more people with murder over a pre-election massacre in Maguindanao province in November which left 57 dead. Those charged include Andal Ampatuan Snr, formerly a provincial governor and ally of President Gloria Arroyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8505440.stm
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/09/philippines.massacre.charges/index.html

2010: China quake activist Tan Zuoren is sentenced on subversion charges
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8505399.stm
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2010/0209/China-sentences-quake-activist-Tan-Zuoren

2011: Taiwan general Lo Hsien-che held on China spy charges, the highest-ranking officer allegedly involved in espionage in decades. Maj Gen Lo Hsien-che was recruited by China in 2004 while he was stationed in Thailand, the defence ministry said
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12401472
http://www.france24.com/en/20110209-taiwanese-general-detained-spy-charges-china
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/02/10/290571/General-had.htm

2011: Military talks aimed at easing tension between North and South Korea have broken down. North Korea reacts angrily
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12401126
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/world/asia/11korea.html?ref=asia

2012: Death of O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter, born in 1922
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Dutta
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/celebrity/i-ve-lost-my-voice-jp-dutta-on-father-s-death_105723.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjGl4n5qrk4

2012: The speaker of South Korea’s National Assembly resigned on Thursday as prosecutors investigated a lawmaker’s accusation that he had tried to obtain the top leadership post in President Lee Myung-bak’s governing party through bribery
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/world/asia/south-koreas-assembly-speaker-resigns-over-bribery-scandal.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2014: Yoichi Masuzoe, a former health minister backed by Japan’s ruling party, wins Tokyo’s election for governor, defeating two candidates who had promised to end nuclear power
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/yoichi-masuzoe-pro-nuclear-wins-tokyo-gubernatorial-election
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26103296

2015: Afghanistan drone strike ‘kills IS commander Abdul Rauf’. He was a Taliban commander captured by the United States and held at Guantanamo Bay. But he was let go and returned to Afghanistan. Mullah Abdul Rauf went on to become a recruiter for ISIS in Afghanistan.
http://www.euronews.com/2015/02/09/suspected-afghan-isil-leader-killed-by-drone-strike/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31290147

2016: Sushil Koirala, former short time Nepalese prime minister, dies aged 76. He spent his life in politics fighting for democracy in Nepal
http://www.dw.com/en/sushil-koirala-former-nepalese-prime-minister-dies-aged-76/a-19034639
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/ex-pm-nepali-congress-president-sushil-koirala-passes-away/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-02-09/koirala-was-man-of-high-thinking-simple-living-sushma-swaraj.html

South asian countries inter-relations

 

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9 FEBRUARY 2017

Chinese development in Indian Ocean raising concern of possible militarisation among major players

Japan, India, Australia and the United States are closely monitoring China’s infrastructure development on the Indian Ocean rim amid increasing concern about the potential for militarisation in the sea lanes which carry much of the world’s oïl.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-09/could-the-indian-ocean-become-south-china-sea/8257204?section=world

16 DECEMBER 2016

The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle

Kabul’s foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition
http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/the-tangled-history-of-the-afghanistan-india-pakistan-triangle/

4 DECEMBER 2016

Heart of Asia participants slam Pakistan over terrorism

Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its « lack of cooperation » in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad’s 500-million-dollar aid at the Heart of Asia conference
http://www.dw.com/en/heart-of-asia-participants-slam-pakistan-over-terrorism/a-36633835
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/28699-14-nations-adopt-heart-of-asia-declaration

28 SEPTEMBER 2016

SAARC summit cancelled following India-Pakistan tensions

The SAARC summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year will be cancelled following India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan’s decision to boycott the summit
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/248078509
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1190209/bangladesh-pulls-pakistan-summit-tensions-rise/

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan is a terrorist state, carries out war crimes, India tells UN

India on Thursday called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif racked up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session
http://atimes.com/2016/09/pak-a-terrorist-state-carries-out-war-crimes-india-tells-un/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247883721

19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Uri attack a deadly blow to Indo-Pakistan ties

The Uri terror attack that has left 18 Indian soldiers dead deals a lethal blow to the already frayed India-Pakistan ties, with the government coming under intense pressure to give a befitting response to Islamabad
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/uri-attack-a-deadly-blow-to-indo-pakistan-ties-1.1898853

25 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and India move closer to SCO

The six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization approved memorandums on Friday to pave the way for India and Pakistan to join the organization
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/25/content_15454167.html

15 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and Afghanistan formally agree over ceasefire at Torkham

The border authorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday formally agreed over ceasefire at Torkham and waved white flags on both sides of the border
http://www.dawn.com/news/1265011/pak-afghan-forces-agree-on-ceasefire-at-torkham-border-wave-white-flags
http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Jun-2016/new-ceasefire-enforced-at-torkham-border

14 JUNE 2016

Pakistan, Afghanistan increase troops ar Khyber Pass border after clash

A Pakistani army officer died on Tuesday after being shot by Afghan forces in a border clash, Pakistan’s military said, a development likely to ratchet up tension between the neighbours who sources said were beefing up troop numbers on either side
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-afghanistan-increase-troops-at-khyber-pass-border-after-clash-1.1846138
http://www.voanews.com/content/afghanistan-pakistan-border-tensions/3375279.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/afghan-soldier-killed-border-clash-pakistan-160613075159320.html

6 JUNE 2015

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

2 JANUARY 2015

India Blocks China’s Attempt to Take Over South Asian Group

At the group’s 18th summit, held in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Beijing allies Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka pushed for China’s upgrading from observer status to full membership. India sought to defeat the initiative because SAARC, as the organization is known, operates on consensus and New Delhi feared that China would block its initiatives in the future.
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/india-blocks-china%E2%80%99s-attempt-take-over-south-asian-group

27 NOVEMBER 2014

South Asia summit ends with little progress

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region on Thursday (Nov 27), as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress towards regional integration
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/south-asia-summit-ends-little-progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/disappointing-saarc-summit-2014112885157300755.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/798067/pakistan-under-pressure-to-save-trade-agenda-at-south-asia-summit/

11 NOVEMBER 2014

 Saarc nations to ink 3 vital agreements

 In a major step towards greater regional integration in three decades of the Saarc, the South Asian nations are set to sign three framework agreements in Kathmandu for establishing rail, road and electricity connectivity
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Saarc-nations-to-ink-3-vital-agreements-67345.html

17 OCTOBER 2014

The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is more relevant than ever before. Time to give it more power.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/the-saarc-a-bloc-whose-time-has-come/

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

SAARC meet proposes visa exemption for 50 eminent people by country

SAARC immigration officials here Wednesday proposed to exempt from visa requirement 50 eminent people listed by the grouping under 24 categories to enable their hassle-free travel in member countries, an official said.
http://www.sify.com/news/saarc-meet-proposes-visa-exemption-for-50-eminent-people-news-international-ojsaanebjfjdh.html

12 NOVEMBER 2011

China for ‘Saarc Plus One’ summit

China, continuing its relentless push for a larger footprint in India’s backyard, quietly approached some South Asian nations for an annual summit modelled loosely as a « Saarc Plus One » fixture, diplomatic sources said yesterday.
« China wants an annual summit with our eight members on the lines of its Asean Plus One arrangement, » a senior diplomat from one of Saarc’s smaller states told The Straits Times. « It is a move that annoys India, and most of us are just sitting quiet because we do not want to upset New
Delhi. »
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=20981311 NOVEMBER 2011

Focus on climate, food security

17th Saarc Summit ends in Maldives with 20-point Addu Declaration; South Asian leaders also agree to forge effective cooperation for
full implementation of Safta, better connectivity and steps towards Saarc Market
for Electricity
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=209811

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 9 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 9 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “conflicts and strategy on (date + month) in Asian history”

Updated on February 9, 2017

1757: Treaty of  Alinagar is concluded in India by the British agent Robert Clive after his recovery of Calcutta on Jan. 2, 1757, from the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Dawlah. The treaty was the prelude to the British seizure of Bengal
http://www.bpedia.org/A_0196.php

1904: During the Russo–Japanese War, Battle of Port Arthur concludes
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/americancivilwar/p/asjohnston1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Port_Arthur

1904: Japanese attack Russian ships and land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea. The Russian ships Variag and Korietz are deliberatory sunk to avoid capture
http://www.russojapanesewar.com/chemulpo.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chemulpo_Bay

1904-02-09 variag-damaged

1942: After the Allied force defeat (see 4 February), Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

1943: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1951: During the Korean war, Geochang massacre by south korean army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geochang_massacre

1955: The US Congress ratifies the Treaty of mutual defense with the Republic of China (Taiwan)

http://www.taiwandocuments.org/mutual01.htm

1965: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-sends-first-combat-troops-to-south-vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1450.html

2011: Taiwan general Lo Hsien-che held on China spy charges, the highest-ranking officer allegedly involved in espionage in decades. Maj Gen Lo Hsien-che was recruited by China in 2004 while he was stationed in Thailand, the defence ministry said
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12401472
http://www.france24.com/en/20110209-taiwanese-general-detained-spy-charges-china
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/02/10/290571/General-had.htm

2011: Military talks aimed at easing tension between North and South Korea have broken down. North Korea reacts angrily
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12401126
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/world/asia/11korea.html?ref=asia

2015: Afghanistan drone strike ‘kills IS commander Abdul Rauf’. He was a Taliban commander captured by the United States and held at Guantanamo Bay. But he was let go and returned to Afghanistan. Mullah Abdul Rauf went on to become a recruiter for ISIS in Afghanistan.
http://www.euronews.com/2015/02/09/suspected-afghan-isil-leader-killed-by-drone-strike/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31290147

On 9 February in South Asian history

ON 9 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in South Asian history”

Updated on February 9, 2017

1757: Treaty of  Alinagar is concluded in India by the British agent Robert Clive after his recovery of Calcutta on Jan. 2, 1757, from the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Dawlah. The treaty was the prelude to the British seizure of Bengal
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Alinagar_Treaty
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Treaty_of_Alinagar

1932: Death in jail of A.K. Golam Jilani, a Bangladeshi who was a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement, born on September 24, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.K._Golam_Jilani

1965: Death of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and educator, born on December 26, 1874
http://www.khanbahadurahsanullah.com/
http://kbahsanulla.blogspot.fr/

1968: Birth of Rahul Roy, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Roy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMTnBj5YshI

1973: Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biju_Patnaik
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9-february-1973-biju-patnaik-was-elected-the-opposition-leader-in-odisha-assembly

1984: Death of Balasaraswati, Bharatnatyam dancer, born on 13 May 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balasaraswati

1993: Death of Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader, governor of Paktia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1860199.stm

2006: Death of Narida Farhat Ezekiel, Indian actress, born in December 1932
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadira_(actress)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0618918/bio

2008: Death of Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, the eleventh Mindrolling Trichen, Tibetan Buddhist lama of the Nyingma school, born in 1930
http://www.mindrolling.com/history/hhmindrollingtrichenrinpoche.cfm

2010: Sri Lanka’s president dissolves Parliament, clearing the way for elections to choose a new legislature
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/world/asia/10lanka.html?ref=asia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8506563.stm

2012: Death of O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter, born in 1922
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Dutta
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/celebrity/i-ve-lost-my-voice-jp-dutta-on-father-s-death_105723.html

2015: Afghanistan drone strike ‘kills IS commander Abdul Rauf’. He was a Taliban commander captured by the United States and held at Guantanamo Bay. But he was let go and returned to Afghanistan. Mullah Abdul Rauf went on to become a recruiter for ISIS in Afghanistan.
http://www.euronews.com/2015/02/09/suspected-afghan-isil-leader-killed-by-drone-strike/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31290147

2016: Sushil Koirala, former short time Nepalese prime minister, dies aged 76. He spent his life in politics fighting for democracy in Nepal
http://www.dw.com/en/sushil-koirala-former-nepalese-prime-minister-dies-aged-76/a-19034639
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/ex-pm-nepali-congress-president-sushil-koirala-passes-away/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-02-09/koirala-was-man-of-high-thinking-simple-living-sushma-swaraj.html

 

On 9 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 9 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 9, 2017

1837: Birth of Filipino martyr father Jose Burgos, executed on February 17, 1872
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/923/today-in-philippine-history-february-9-1837-father-jose-burgos-was-born-in-vigan-ilocos-sur
https://tawidnewsmag.com/2010/02/salaysay-fr-jose-burgos-martyr-priest-1837-1872/

1907: Birth of Truong Chinh, Vietnamese communist political leader and theoretician, who died on September 30, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truong_Chinh

1942: After the Allied force defeat (see 4 February), Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

1943: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1956: Failure of the negotiations between Netherlands and Indonesia on Western New Guinea

1959: In Thailand, Sarit Thanarat who lead a military coup in 1957, is officially named prime minister
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/sarit-thanarat/
http://www.safran-arts.com/sarit-thanarat.html

1965: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-sends-first-combat-troops-to-south-vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1450.htm

1974: Birth of Erra Fazira, Malaysian actress and beauty queen
http://www.listal.com/erra-fazira

2001: In Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, by 340 votes viz 127 is elected Prime Minister by the Lower  Chamber. He will introduce his government on 12th February
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13891650

2008: Myanmar military junta announces a referendum in May on a new constitution and multi-party election in 2010

2010: The Philippines has charged 196 more people with murder over a pre-election massacre in Maguindanao province in November which left 57 dead. Those charged include Andal Ampatuan Snr, formerly a provincial governor and ally of President Gloria Arroyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8505440.stm
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/09/philippines.massacre.charges/index.html

On 9 February in Japan’s history

ON 9 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 9, 2017

1199: Death of Minamoto no Yorimoto, founder and first shogun of the Kamatura shogunate, born in May 1147
http://www.samurai-archives.com/mny.html

1533: Birth of Shimazu Yoshihisa, a samurai who was daimyo of Satsuma province who died in March 1611
http://www.samurai-archives.com/yoshihisa.html

1856: Birth of Hara Takashi, Japanese Prime Minister from September 1918 up to his killing in November 1921
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/172.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hara_Takashi

1867: Birth of Natsume Soseki (Natsume Kinnosake), Japanese author, who died on December 9, 1916
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Natsume_Soseki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsume_S%C5%8Dseki
http://www.poemhunter.com/natsume-s-seki/biography/

1885: The first Japanese arrives in Hawaii

1887: Birth of Tsuchida Bakusen, Japanese painter who died on June 10, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuchida_Bakusen

http://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuchida+Bakusen&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=L0D2UtzZOuq60QW6poHQCg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=650


1904: During the Russo–Japanese War, Battle of Port Arthur concludes
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/americancivilwar/p/asjohnston1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Port_Arthur

1904: Japanese attack Russian ships and land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea. The Russian ships Variag and Korietz are deliberatory sunk to avoid capture
http://www.russojapanesewar.com/chemulpo.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chemulpo_Bay

1904-02-09 variag-damaged

1932: Murder of Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese minister of Finance
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portra it/e/datas/235.html

1942: After the Allied force defeat (see 4 February), Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

1943: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1982: Birth of Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ami_Suzuki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78yrlzTgxio

1989: Death of Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist, born in November 1928
http://tezukasite.tripod.com/bio.html
http://lambiek.net/artists/t/tezuka.htm

2001: The American submarine USS Greeneville accidently strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehime-Maru

2014: Yoichi Masuzoe, a former health minister backed by Japan’s ruling party, wins Tokyo’s election for governor, defeating two candidates who had promised to end nuclear power
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/yoichi-masuzoe-pro-nuclear-wins-tokyo-gubernatorial-election
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26103296

On 9 February in Chinese history,, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 9 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 9, 2017

1796: Abdication of Chinese emperor Qianlong after 60 years on the throne
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qianlong_Emperor

1886: US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2745
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_riot_of_1886

1886-02 Seattle anti-Chinese riot

1955: The US Congress ratifies the Treaty of mutual defense with the Republic of China
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/mutual01.htm

1955: Death of -Chinese Democratic League President Zhang Lan, born in 1872
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Lan

1979: Birth of Zhang Ziyi, one of the most famous Chinese actress
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/28/content_7687660.htm
http://chinese-school.netfirms.com/Zhang-Ziyi.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1630.htm

1984: Birth of Han Kyung, Sino-Korean singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Geng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaBDAKI8ZUw

2006: Death of Dai Ailian, Chinese contemporary art of dance pioneer and founder of the China’s central ballet, born on May 10, 1916
http://www.china.org.cn/english/NM-e/158762.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1610.html

Dai Ailian

2008: Death of Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, the eleventh Mindrolling Trichen, Tibetan Buddhist lama of the Nyingma school, born in 1930
http://www.mindrolling.com/history/hhmindrollingtrichenrinpoche.cfm

2010: China quake activist Tan Zuoren is sentenced on subversion charges
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8505399.stm
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2010/0209/China-sentences-quake-activist-Tan-Zuoren

2011: Taiwan general Lo Hsien-che held on China spy charges, the highest-ranking officer allegedly involved in espionage in decades. Maj Gen Lo Hsien-che was recruited by China in 2004 while he was stationed in Thailand, the defence ministry said
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12401472
http://www.france24.com/en/20110209-taiwanese-general-detained-spy-charges-china
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/02/10/290571/General-had.htm