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On 17 February in Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2017

624: Birth of Chinese only empress Wu Zetian (690-705) who died on February 22, 705
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-demonization-of-empress-wu-20743091/?no-ist
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1985.html

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion

1661: Kangxi becomes emperor of China for the longest reign in China history (61 years)

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/emperor-kangxi.htm
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/kangxi_emperor.php

1702: Birth of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor (1719-1748) who died on April 26, 1748
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P068
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1862: Birth of Mori Ogai, Japanese novelist and poet who died on July 9, 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_%C5%8Cgai
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/342.html

1872: Execution of Filipino Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Apolonio Burgos and Jacinto Zamora leading impetus to fight for freedom
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/937/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1872-fathers-mariano-gomez-jose-apolonio-burgos-and-jacinto-zamora-were-executed
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/gomburza.html

1883: After hunger strile, death of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary, father of the armed struggle for independence, born on November 14, 1845
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4072.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudev_Balwant_Phadke

vasudev balwant phadke

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1899: Birth of Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author who died on October 22, 1954
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibanananda_Das
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jibanananda_Das

1908: Birth of Bo Yibo, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese communist party who died on January 15,  2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Yibo

1931: First talks between Mahatma Gandhi and viceroy of British India, Lord E.W. Irving

1934: Birth of Khun Sa, Burman king of drug, who died on October 26, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Sa

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destry the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eniwetok
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1955: Birth of Mo Yan, Chinese novelist, Nobel Prise 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Yan
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/the-mo-yan-effect-on-chinas-literary-scene/

1961: Birth of Panna Rittikrai, Thai actor, director, and stuntman who died on July 20 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panna_Rittikrai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznTtEEx04M

1968: Birth of Wu’er Kaixi, one of the student leader in 1989’s Tian’anmen Square demonstrations
http://chineseculture.about.com/od/tiananmensquareprotests/p/Wuerkaixi.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu%27erkaixi

1972: Birth of Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Isoya

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1974: Birth of Kaoru Niikura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_(musician)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn22Dc91kCU

1974: Birth of Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, Crown prince of Brunei
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Muhtadee_Billah
http://www.bornrich.com/al-muhtadee-billah.html

1975: Birth of Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harisu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfOwv2aRxso

1976 Macau adopts its constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau_Basic_Law

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/
http://china-underground.com/2016/04/09/sino-vietnamise-war-images/?rdp_we_resource=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSino-Vietnamese_War

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


 

1985: Birth of Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Curtis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9V7FJ_TsWo&feature=related

1986: Death of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher , born on May 11, 1895
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/biography.php
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-february-1986-jiddu-krishnamurti-philosopher-and-author-died

1997: After a huge victory, Nawaz Sharif comes back for the second time as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
https://www.facebook.com/rulers.pakistan/posts/550342545039403:0
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_97.htm

2001: Thailand king installs a new government led by Thaksin Shinawatra whose party, the Thai Rak Thai having 17 of 22 ministries
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1108114.stm

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2003: Mgr Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong (named by the pope), accuses the governments of Beijing and Hong Kong of the will to increase the repression against the 347 000 Hong Kong catholics through an anti-subversion law in preparation
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=5460&size

2006: A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2010: The European Union has decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade benefits because of concerns over the country’s human rights record
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8518054.stm

2011: Death of Mgr. Hu Daguo underground bishop of Shiqian. The prelate, 89, has spent decades of his life re-education camps and restrictions because of his Catholic faith
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Death-of-Mgr.-Hu-Daguo-underground-bishop-of-Shiqian-20808.html

2013: Death of Manoranjan Das, Indian playwright, born March 11, 1923
http://www.indianetzone.com/29/manoranjan_das_indian_theatre_personality.htm
http://incredibleorissa.com/en/dramatist-manoranjan-das-passes/

Manoranjan Das

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2014: Death of R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer, born on January 14, 1920
http://scroll.in/article/656630/RK-Srikantan,-last-link-to-a-golden-age-of-Carnatic-music,-dies-at-94
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rk-srikantan-passes-away/article5699784.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SuKTXJuEg

2014: A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-peace-talks-stalled-by-soldier-deaths/1852733.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10643505/Peace-talks-collapse-as-Taliban-execute-23-Pakistani-soldiers.html

2014: A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest of North Koreans reveal a portrait of a brutal state « that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world, » a United Nations panel reported Monday
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/world/asia/north-korea-un-report/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/n-korea-hits-out-at-un-abuses-report-2014217104927326115.html

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-declares-emergency-war-torn-region-fighting-rages http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html

2016: A Maldives court convicts opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 17 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 17, 2017

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History9711.html

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destroy the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

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


 

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-declares-emergency-war-torn-region-fighting-rages http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html

On 17 February in South Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2017

1702: Birth of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor (1719-1748) who died on April 26, 1748
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P068
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1883: After hunger strile, death of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary, father of the armed struggle for independence, born on November 14, 1845
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4072.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudev_Balwant_Phadke

vasudev balwant phadke

1899: Birth of Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author who died on October 22, 1954
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibanananda_Das
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jibanananda_Das

1931: First talks between Mahatma Gandhi and viceroy of British India, Lord E.W. Irving

1984: Birth of Sadha, South Indian film actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadha

1986: Death of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher , born on May 11, 1895
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/biography.php
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-february-1986-jiddu-krishnamurti-philosopher-and-author-died

1997: After a huge victory, Nawaz Sharif comes back for the second time as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
https://www.facebook.com/rulers.pakistan/posts/550342545039403:0
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_97.htm

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2010: The European Union has decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade benefits because of concerns over the country’s human rights record
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8518054.stm

2013: Death of Manoranjan Das, Indian playwright, born March 11, 1923
http://www.indianetzone.com/29/manoranjan_das_indian_theatre_personality.htm
http://incredibleorissa.com/en/dramatist-manoranjan-das-passes/

Manoranjan Das

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2014: Death of R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer, born on January 14, 1920
http://scroll.in/article/656630/RK-Srikantan,-last-link-to-a-golden-age-of-Carnatic-music,-dies-at-94
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rk-srikantan-passes-away/article5699784.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SuKTXJuEg

2014: A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-peace-talks-stalled-by-soldier-deaths/1852733.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10643505/Peace-talks-collapse-as-Taliban-execute-23-Pakistani-soldiers.html

2015: India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday promised a crackdown on religious violence and freedom of worship for all faiths after a series of attacks on churches
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31499978
http://www.sify.com/news/full-text-pm-modis-speech-on-religious-tolerance-news-national-pcrqsjegfehbj.html

2016: A Maldives court convicts opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

On 17 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 17, 2017

1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1872: Execution of Filipino Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Apolonio Burgos and Jacinto Zamora leading impetus to fight for freedom
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/937/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1872-fathers-mariano-gomez-jose-apolonio-burgos-and-jacinto-zamora-were-executed
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/gomburza.html

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1934: Birth of Khun Sa, Burman king of drug, who died on October 26, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Sa

1961: Birth of Panna Rittikrai, Thai actor, director, and stuntman who died on July 20 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panna_Rittikrai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznTtEEx04M

1974: Birth of Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, Crown prince of Brunei
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Muhtadee_Billah
http://www.bornrich.com/al-muhtadee-billah.html

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

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


 

1985: Birth of Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Curtis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9V7FJ_TsWo&feature=related

2001: Thailand king installs a new government led by Thaksin Shinawatra whose party, the Thai Rak Thai having 17 of 22 ministries
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1108114.stm

2006: A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/myanmar-declares-emergency-war-torn-region-fighting-rages http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html

 

On 17 February in Japan’s history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on February 17, 2017

1862: Birth of Mori Ogai, Japanese novelist and poet who died on July 9, 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_%C5%8Cgai
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/342.html

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destry the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1972: Birth of Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Isoya



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnhtpn_yy-yy-yuki-isoya-slideshow_music

1974: Birth of Kaoru Niikura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_(musician)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn22Dc91kCU

 1984: Birth of Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kamakari_Kenta

 

On 17 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on February 17, 2017

624: Birth of Chinese only empress Wu Zetian (690-705) who died on February 22, 705
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1985.html

763: Shi Chaoyi’s head is delivered to Chang’an ending the An Shi Rebellion of which was the last leader and committed suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion

1661: Kangxi becomes emperor of China for the longest reign in China history (61 years)

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/emperor-kangxi.htm
http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/kangxi_emperor.php

1908: Birth of Bo Yibo, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese communist party who died on January 15,  2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Yibo

1955: Birth of Mo Yan, Chinese novelist, Nobel Prise 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Yan
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/the-mo-yan-effect-on-chinas-literary-scene/

1968: Birth of Wu’er Kaixi, one of the student leader in 1989’s Tian’anmen Square demonstrations
http://chineseculture.about.com/od/tiananmensquareprotests/p/Wuerkaixi.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu%27erkaixi

1972: President Nixon leaves the USA to Hawaii from where he will go to China

1976 Macau adopts its constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau_Basic_Law

1977: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Liberia

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

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