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On 2 April in Asian history

Cornelis de Houtman débarque en Indonésie

ON 2 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 2, 2017

1511: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun, who died on May 20, 1550
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshiharu

1565: Birth of Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to Indonesia and managed to begin the Dutch spice trade. At the time, the Portuguese Empire held a monopoly on the spice trade, and the voyage was a symbolic victory for the Dutch. He died in August 1599
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Cornelis_de_Houtman

1595: Dutch expedition under Cornesis de Houtman leaves for Indies
http://first-history-indonesian.blogspot.fr/2012/02/cornelis-de-houtman-road-opener-dutch.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&ved=0CFIQFjAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.indonesia-dutchcolonialheritage.nl%2FFirstShipments%2FFirst%2520shipmentsJakArt.pdf&ei=X0UcVcHdNcfeasP5gsgK&usg=AFQjCNFcEvB4Nj3fL-QaadQ8P-jmXBID8Q&sig2=wiIUe7Ymu8p9Z0QSrFCpYQ

 Cornelis de Houtman débarque en Indonésie

1614: Birth of Mandchu prince Dodo, Chinese prince who died on April 29, 1649
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo_(prince)

1614: Birth of Jahanara Begum, Indian daughter of Shah Jahan, who died on September 16, 1681
http://madhukidiary.com/shahzadi-jahanara-begum-sahib-facets-of-her-life/
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2013/02/princess-jahanaras-biography-of-a-sufi-saint.html
http://www.thedelhiwalla.com/2011/07/14/the-biographical-dictionary-of-delhi-%E2%80%93-jahanara-begum-b-ajmer-1614-1681/

1672: Death of Saint Pedro Calungsod, Filipino saint and Catholic missionary, born in 1654
http://sanpedrocalungsod.com/?page_id=241
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=7581

1755: Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India
http://famousdaily.com/history/suvarnadurg-captured-by-commodore-james.html

Suvarnadurg Arial view

1781: Birth of Swaminarayan, also known as Sahajanand Swami, central figure in a modern sect of Hinduism known as the Swaminarayan Faith, a form of Vaishnavism, who died on June 1, 1830
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaminarayan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mya05ZW5bFo

1788: Birth of Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet, who died on February 20, 1862
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/1053/today-in-philippine-history-april-2-1788-francisco-baltazar-was-born-in-panginay-bigaa-bulacan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Balagtas

1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Futtehabad
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/futtehabad.htm
http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1973-01-73-1

 1879-04-02 battle of Futtehabad

1890: Birth of general Ho Ying-chin, Republic of China’s Defense minister from 1930 to 1944, who died on October 21, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Yingqin

1898: Birth of Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician who died on June 23, 1990
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/harindranath_chattopadhyay-profile-2573-42.htm
http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/harindranath-chattopadhyaya

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ-AdHn9zUQ

1942: Birth of Roshan Seth, Indian actor
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/529878/index.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0786022/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8opMRHrDkys

1947: The United Nations Security Council entrusts the USA for the guardianship of the Pacific islands formerly under Japanese control

1948: After supporting the Chinese Nationalist military since the 1930s, U.S. sharply cuts aid because of widespread corruption

1951: Birth of Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moriteru_Ueshiba
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3DLFCKdoOg

1954: An Amity Treaty is signed between Pakistan and Turkey

1954: North Vietnamese Vietminh enter northern Cambodia

1954: Birth of Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Hirasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDKeKzkM784

1954: Indian Prime Minister Nehru calls for an arrest and end on nuclear weapons race

1955: Birth of Princess Maha Chakri Serindhorn, third child of Thailand king Rama IX
http://kanchanapisek.or.th/biography/sirindhorn/index.en.html

1958: Death of Josei Toda, Japanese educator and peace activist, second president of Soka Gakkai, born on February 11, 1900
http://www.joseitoda.org/

1965: Leaster Pearson, the Canadian Prime Minister, asks the USA to suspend the bombings on North Vietnam

1966: South Vietnamese troops joined in demonstrations at Hue and Da Nang for an end to military rule

1967: In Beijing, hundreds of thousands demonstrated against Mao’s foe Liu Shaoqi
https://books.google.fr/books?id=fYxPkWTVQoIC&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28&dq=thousands+demonstrated+against+Mao%27s+foe+Liu+Shaoqi&source=bl&ots=GQfTS9wvqo&sig=QGGOThKZC14Z_QpiotSApOJ8oac&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=pU8cVYn8PIfhaJ2SgIgB&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=thousands%20demonstrated%20against%20Mao’s%20foe%20Liu%20Shaoqi&f=false

1967-04-02 Mass-movement-meeting-against-Liu-Shaoqi

 1969: Birth of Ajay Devgan, Indian Actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajay_Devgan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1754cTO7370

1972: Death of Toshitsugu Takamatsu, grandmaster of Binjutsu, born on 10 March 1887
 http://www.ninjutsu.org.uk/takamatsu_ninjutsu_grandmaster.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NY3muS4hA

1972: Birth of Remo D’Souza (birth name Ramesh Gopi Nair), Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and film director
http://www.filmyfolks.com/celebrity/bollywood/remo-dsouza.php
http://biogtown.com/indian-choreographer-remo-dsouza-biography/

1972: During the Easter offensive, North Vietnamese soldiers take the northern half of Quang Tri Province
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_vietnam_easter1972.php

1975: Death of Dong Biwu, vice-president of China (1959-1972), born on March 5, 1886
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_Biwu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3065.html

1975: In Vietnam, thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quan Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops

1976: Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khieu_Samphan

1983: Death of Zhang Daqian, Chinese painter, born on May 10, 1899
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Daqian
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Zhang+Daqian&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=oXR4T-BuosPRBbiwrKIN&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CB0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2998.html

Zhang Daqian Lotus

1992: Death of Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor, born on 1st September 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomisaburo_Wakayama
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65254122

1997: Death of Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer, Creator of Godzilla, born on 26 April 1910
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/04/movies/tomoyuki-tanaka-the-creator-of-godzilla-is-dead-at-86.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoyuki_Tanaka

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

2001: In the Philippines, the Supreme Court refuses to grant immunity to president Joseph Estrada accused of corruption and recognizes Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the new president

2002: Death of Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and songwriter, born on April 30, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Celerio
http://www.globalpinoy.com/gp.topics.v1/viewtopic.php?postid=4cf8943a8cfd7

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0FoqZkM50M

2002: First visit of Pakistani president General Musharaff to Kabul. With Afghan president Hamid Karzai, they commit to fight the terrorism

2004: Early legislative elections in Sri Lanka. The United People’s Freedom Alliance wins 105 of the 225 seats (77 before) missing the absolute majority by 8 seats. UNP drops from 114 to 82

2006: Legislative elections in Thailand, boycotted by the opposition. With 57 % of the votes, Thai Rak Thai wins 349 seat, 377 one year before

2009: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Malaysian prime minister, submits his resignation to the country’s king, paving the way for the appointment of his deputy as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/20094225054815632.html

2013: After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announces it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/02/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html?hpt=ias_c1 http://asiancorrespondent.com/103974/north-korea-vows-to-restart-nuclear-facilities/ http://www.voanews.com/content/north-korea-to-restart-yongbyon-nuclear-reactor/1633003.html

2014: Death of Unnikrishnan Puthur, Indian author, born on July 15, 1933
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/unnikrishnan-puthur-dead/article5865476.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unnikrishnan_Puthur

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAD6Lo98OOk

2015: China protest after two American jet fighters landed at an air base in Taiwan, which Beijing regards as its own territory, reportedly for the first time in 30 years
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/04/03/2003615037
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2015/04/03/432715/US-personnel.htm

2016: Vietnam’s parliament swears in Tran Dai Quang as president, elevating the head of a controversial internal security agency to one of the communist nation’s most powerful political posts
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-parliament-swears-top-policeman-president
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/154422/new-president-vows-to-fulfill-assigned-tasks.html

 

Holidays and observances

Thai Heritage Conservation Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 2 April in Asian history

1879-04-02 battle of Futtehabad

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 2 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 2, 2017

1755: Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India
http://famousdaily.com/history/suvarnadurg-captured-by-commodore-james.html

Suvarnadurg Arial view

1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Futtehabad
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/futtehabad.htm
http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1973-01-73-1

 1879-04-02 battle of Futtehabad

1947: The United Nations Security Council entrusts the USA for the guardianship of the Pacific islands formerly under Japanese control

1948: After supporting the Chinese Nationalist military since the 1930s, U.S. sharply cuts aid because of widespread corruption

1954: An Amity Treaty is signed between Pakistan and Turkey

1954: North Vietnamese Vietminh enter northern Cambodia

1954: Indian Prime Minister Nehru calls for an arrest and end on nuclear weapons race

1965: Leaster Pearson, the Canadian Prime Minister, asks the USA to suspend the bombings on North Vietnam

1966: South Vietnamese troops joined in demonstrations at Hue and Da Nang for an end to military rule

1972: During the Easter offensive, North Vietnamese soldiers take the northern half of Quang Tri Province
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_vietnam_easter1972.php

1975: In Vietnam, thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quan Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops

2002: First visit of Pakistani president General Musharaff to Kabul. With Afghan president Hamid Karzai, they commit to fight the terrorism

2013: After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announces it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/02/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html?hpt=ias_c1 http://asiancorrespondent.com/103974/north-korea-vows-to-restart-nuclear-facilities/ http://www.voanews.com/content/north-korea-to-restart-yongbyon-nuclear-reactor/1633003.html

On 2 April in South Asian history

1879-04-02 battle of Futtehabad

ON 2 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 2, 2017

1614: Birth of Jahanara Begum, Indian daughter of Shah Jahan, who died on September 16, 1681
http://madhukidiary.com/shahzadi-jahanara-begum-sahib-facets-of-her-life/
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2013/02/princess-jahanaras-biography-of-a-sufi-saint.html
http://www.thedelhiwalla.com/2011/07/14/the-biographical-dictionary-of-delhi-%E2%80%93-jahanara-begum-b-ajmer-1614-1681/

1755: Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India
http://famousdaily.com/history/suvarnadurg-captured-by-commodore-james.html

Suvarnadurg Arial view

1781: Birth of Swaminarayan, also known as Sahajanand Swami, central figure in a modern sect of Hinduism known as the Swaminarayan Faith, a form of Vaishnavism, who died on June 1, 1830
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaminarayan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mya05ZW5bFo

 1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Futtehabad
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/futtehabad.htm
http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1973-01-73-1
 1879-04-02 battle of Futtehabad

1898: Birth of Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician who died on June 23, 1990
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/harindranath_chattopadhyay-profile-2573-42.htm
http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/harindranath-chattopadhyaya

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ-AdHn9zUQ

1942: Birth of Roshan Seth, Indian actor
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/529878/index.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0786022/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8opMRHrDkys

1954: An Amity Treaty is signed between Pakistan and Turkey

1954: Indian Prime Minister Nehru calls for an arrest and end on nuclear weapons race

 1969: Birth of Ajay Devgan, Indian Actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajay_Devgan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1754cTO7370

2002: First visit of Pakistani president General Musharaff to Kabul. With Afghan president Hamid Karzai, they commit to fight the terrorism

2004: Early legislative elections in Sri Lanka. The United People’s Freedom Alliance wins 105 of the 225 seats (77 before) missing the absolute majority by 8 seats. UNP drops from 114 to 82

2014: Death of Unnikrishnan Puthur, Indian author, born on July 15, 1933
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/unnikrishnan-puthur-dead/article5865476.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unnikrishnan_Puthur

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAD6Lo98OOk

On 2 April in Japan’s history

ON 2 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 2, 2017

1511: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun, who died on May 20, 1550
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshiharu

1947: The United Nations Security Council entrusts the USA for the guardianship of the Pacific islands formerly under Japanese control

1951: Birth of Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moriteru_Ueshiba
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3DLFCKdoOg

1954: Birth of Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Hirasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDKeKzkM784

1958: Death of Josei Toda, Japanese educator and peace activist, second president of Soka Gakkai, born on February 11, 1900
http://www.joseitoda.org/

1972: Death of Toshitsugu Takamatsu, grandmaster of Binjutsu, born on 10 March 1887
http://www.ninjutsu.org.uk/takamatsu_ninjutsu_grandmaster.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NY3muS4hA

1992: Death of Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor, born on 1st September 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomisaburo_Wakayama

1997: Death of Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer, Creator of Godzilla, born on 26 April 1910
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/04/movies/tomoyuki-tanaka-the-creator-of-godzilla-is-dead-at-86.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoyuki_Tanaka

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

 

On 2 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 2 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on April 2, 2017

1614: Birth of Mandchu prince Dodo, Chinese prince who died on April 29, 1649
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo_(prince)

1890: Birth of general Ho Ying-chin, Republic of China’s defense minister from 1930 to 1944, who died on October 21, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Yingqin

1948: After supporting the Chinese Nationalist military since the 1930s, U.S. sharply cuts aid because of widespread corruption

1967: In Beijing, hundreds of thousands demonstrated against Mao’s foe Liu Shaoqi
https://books.google.fr/books?id=fYxPkWTVQoIC&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28&dq=thousands+demonstrated+against+Mao%27s+foe+Liu+Shaoqi&source=bl&ots=GQfTS9wvqo&sig=QGGOThKZC14Z_QpiotSApOJ8oac&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=pU8cVYn8PIfhaJ2SgIgB&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=thousands%20demonstrated%20against%20Mao’s%20foe%20Liu%20Shaoqi&f=false

1967-04-02 Mass-movement-meeting-against-Liu-Shaoqi

 1975: Death of Dong Biwu, vice-president of China (1959-1972), born on March 5, 1886
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_Biwu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3065.html

1983: Death of Zhang Daqian, Chinese painter, born on May 10, 1899
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Daqian
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Zhang+Daqian&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=oXR4T-BuosPRBbiwrKIN&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CB0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2998.html

Zhang Daqian Lotus

2015: China protest after two American jet fighters landed at an air base in Taiwan, which Beijing regards as its own territory, reportedly for the first time in 30 years
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/04/03/2003615037
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2015/04/03/432715/US-personnel.htm