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On 8 April in Asian history

 

1759-04-08 Chute de Masulipatam

ON 8 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 8, 2017

563 BC: Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, is supposed to be born that day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/buddhists-celebrate-birth-of-gautama-buddha

622: Death of Prince Shōtoku of Japan, born on February 7, 574
http://veryasian.weebly.com/prince-shotoku.html
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ps/japan/shotoku.pdf

1232: During the Mongol–Jin War, The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty, up to February 26, 1233
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_siege_of_Kaifeng

1336: Birth of Talermane (Timur), central Asian Turkic conqueror, who died on 19 February 1405
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timur
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/TimurProf.htm
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1450: Death of Sejong the Great, king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, born on May 15, 1397 http://asiasociety.org/countries/traditions/king-sejong-great

1521 : Guided by Raja Kulambu, Magellan crew enters the Cebu Harbour
https://magellanproject.org/tag/Cebu/
http://www.cartographic-images.net/Cartographic_Images/332.2_Magellans_Globe.html

1551: Death of Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord, born in 1510
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Oda_Nobuhide
http://otsuke.blogspot.fr/2007/11/nobuhides-death.html

1759: Indian British troops chase French out of Masulipatam (India)
http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1759_-_British_expedition_against_Masulipatam

1759-04-08 Chute de Masulipatam

1767: In now Thailand, Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
http://www.thaiwebsites.com/ayutthaya.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayutthaya_kingdom

1857: Mangal Pandey, Indian Sepoy who launched the Sepoy mutiny is hanged
http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/04/08/1857-mangal-pandey-sepoy/
http://topyaps.com/17-things-know-mangal-pandey-man-fired-first-shot-1857-indian-revolt

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4NLqFQpWb0

1873: Dutch land troops at Banda Aceh (Now in Indonesia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aceh_War

1894: Death of Bankim Chandra Chatterji, Indian author, born on June 26, 1838
http://www.hinduhistory.info/bankim-chandra-chatterjee-1838-1894/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8-april-1894-bankim-chandra-chattopadhyay-bengali-writer-dieda


1902: Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
http://www.chinaforeignrelations.net/node/240

1913: Opening of China’s first parliament in Beijing

1913-04-13 China 1st parliament

1924: Birth of Kumar Gandharva, Indian music director and singer, who died on January 12, 1992
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/kumar-gandharva-5513.php
http://theory.tifr.res.in/~mukhi/Music/gandharva.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJL_b0hxEdU

1929: At Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dadutt throw handouts and bombs to court from a gallery
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/sbsingh.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batukeshwar_Dutt

1932: Birth of Sultan Iskandar of Johor, also the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong or king of Malaysia (1984-1989), who died on January 22, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baginda_Almutawakkil_Alallah_Sultan_Iskandar_Al-Haj_ibni_Almarhum_Sultan_Ismail

1934: Birth of Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect who died on 12 October 2007
http://www.kisho.co.jp/
http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Kisho_Kurokawa.html

1942: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines
http://www.pacificwar.org.au/Philippines/FallBataanCorreg.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Bh6zoM7_I

1945: Reluctantly, under Japanese pressure, the king of Laos issues a proclamation ending the French protectorate

1946: Death of Ye Ting, general of the Chinese Red Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Ting

1950: India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A096
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaquat%E2%80%93Nehru_Pact

1957: In Cambodia Prince Sihanouk forms a new cabinet

1968: Death of Huangmei Opera famous artist Yan Fengying, victim of the Cultural Revolution
http://english.cri.cn/6566/2009/07/23/1321s503511.htm
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/48History12719.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQm6kraaPGQ

1968: End of the siege of the US base of Khe Sanh in South Vietnam after two and half days of combat at main loss
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/battle-of-khe-sanh
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-khe-sanh-recounting-the-battlescasualties.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1yhbRdiZ4

1983: Birth of Allu Argun, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allu_Arjun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb0e9inkERo

1983: Death of Isamu Kosugi, Japanese actor and director, born on February 24, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isamu_Kosugi
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0467557/

1983: Birth of Allu Arjun, Indian film actor
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/allu-arjun/biography.html

1984: Long-March 3 rocket puts on orbit the first Chinese geostationary satellite

1985: After the Bhopal disaster, India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1142333/
http://www.alterinter.org/article3451.html
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/photosvideos/slideshows/bhopal-the-world-s-worst-ind

1986: Suicide of Yukoki Okada, Japanese idol singer, born on 22 August 1967
http://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f226/suicide-okada-yukiko-japanese-youth-yukko-syndrome-125799/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukiko_Okada

1988: In China, Yang Shangkun succeeds Li Xiannian as president of the PRC
http://www.nndb.com/people/971/000111638/

1990: After violent protests, king Birendra of Nepal lift a 30-year ban on political parties

1990: Birth of Kim Jonghyun, South Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonghyun
http://www.facebook.com/kimjonghyun

1994: After only 8 months, Morihiro Hosokawa, the first no LDP Premier of Japan, resigns under allegations that he had accepted an illegal loan in 1982
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/11/business/cloudy-outlook-japan-hosokawa-s-resignation-could-sidetrack-modest-recovery-that.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-04-09/news/mn-43907_1_foreign-minister/2
http://www.c-span.org/video/?55920-1/japanese-prime-minister-resignation

1999: Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress

2001: Unpopular Japanese Premier Yoshiro Mori resigns
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/apr/06/japan

2003: In India, after a stormy debate, the parliament condemns the US attack on Irak, demanding a prompt withdrawal of the coalition forces

2005: Indonesian president Sulilo Bambang Yudhoyono on a two-day visit to East Timor
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4427123.stm
http://www.etan.org/et2005/april/01/09ipres.htm

2007: Shintaro Ishihara is for the third time reelected as governor of Tokyo
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/09/eng20070409_364785.html

2008: In the Philippines, nine military officers have been sentenced to jail for taking part in a failed coup plot against president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

2008: Death of Kazuo Shiraga, Japanese painter, born August 12, 1924
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/arts/international/art-world-rediscovers-kazuo-shiraga.html?ref=international&_r=0
http://www.artnet.com/artists/kazuo-shiraga/biography

Kazuo Shiraga

2008: Yi So-Yeon becomes the first Korean and second Asian woman to go into space
http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/international/english/lee_so-hyun.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxtuy3CdyiA

2010: Thailand’s prime minister declares a state of emergency in the capital and surrounding areas to give the army broader powers to gain control of escalating street protests
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/04/201047111717155731.html

2010: Sri Lanka’s ruling party has won a majority in parliament. The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), led by Mahinda Rajapaksa, the incumbent president, had already secured 117 seats in the 225-member assembly
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104912214028272.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8610705.stm

2010: Pakistan’s National Assembly has unanimously passed a set of constitutional reforms curbing the powers of Asif Ali Zardari, the president, and transferring them to the prime minister and parliament
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104815523247104.html

2011: Moulana Showkat Shah, a Muslim leader in Indian Kashmir, who had condemned practice of throwing stones at security forces, dies in attack outside mosque
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/20114891931701400.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13009558

2012: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcomes Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for « fruitful » talks in Delhi, the highest-level meeting between the rival nuclear powers in seven years
http://www.france24.com/en/20120408-india-pakistan-zardari-singh-peace-nuclear-terror

2013: Bangladesh, Prime Minister: No to a law against blasphemy. Sheikh Hasina said that the country is « a secular democracy » in which « everyone has the right to practice their religion. » For days, supporters of the Islamist party have been calling for a blasphemy law that prescribes the death penalty for those who offend Muhammad and Islam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22058462
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bangladesh,-Prime-Minister:-No-to-a-law-against-blasphemy-27598.html

2013: North Korea says it was withdrawing all workers and suspending operations at its joint industrial zone with South Korea — the only surviving symbol of inter-Korean cooperation
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/n-korea-pulls-workers-out/631414.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20130408-north-south-korea-suspend-cooperation-kaesong-complex

2014: Millions of poor people in the Philippines will have access to free contraceptives for the first time after the nation’s top court approves a deeply controversial birth control law
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippine-top-court-approves-controversial-birth-control-law http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/philippine-court-upholds-birth-control-law-2014486117854745.html

2014: Mohagher Iqbal, a leader of the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), says that his rebel group’s new political organization, the United Bangsamoro Justice Party, would be used as a springboard to contest leadership of a more powerful Muslim autonomous region to be established in the south of the largely Catholic Philippines
http://asiancorrespondent.com/121474/filipino-rebels-form-party-as-they-end-rebell

2015: The US State Department approves Pakistan’s request for a billion dollars worth of military hardware and equipment, identifying Pakistan as a country of vital importance for US foreign policy and national interests
http://www.dawn.com/news/1174606/us-approves-billion-dollar-arms-sale-to-pakistan

2015: Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou says that his administration will not give up the Republic of China’s territory in the South China Sea, but will continue to seek peaceful means to address the territorial disputes in the region
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/taiwan-president-ma-taiwan-won%E2%80%99t-give-south-china-sea-territory

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Buddha’s Birthday

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on April 8, 2017

1232: During the Mongol–Jin War, The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty, up to February 26, 1233

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

1759: Indian British troops chase French out of Masulipatam in India
http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1759_-_British_expedition_against_Masulipatam

1759-04-08 Chute de Masulipatam

1767: In now Thailand, Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
http://www.thaiwebsites.com/ayutthaya.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayutthaya_kingdom

1873: Dutch land troops at Banda Aceh (Now in Indonesia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aceh_War

1902: Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
http://www.chinaforeignrelations.net/node/240

1942: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines
http://www.pacificwar.org.au/Philippines/FallBataanCorreg.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Bh6zoM7_I

1945: Reluctantly, under Japanese pressure, the king of Laos issues a proclamation ending the French protectorate

1950: India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact

http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A096

1968: End of the siege of the US base of Khe Sanh in South Vietnam after two and half days of combat at main loss
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/battle-of-khe-sanh
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-khe-sanh-recounting-the-battlescasualties.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1yhbRdiZ4

1984: Long-March 3 rocket puts on orbit the first Chinese geostationary satellite

2003: In India, after a stormy debate, the parliament condemns the US attack on Irak, demanding a prompt withdrawal of the coalition forces

 

On 8 April in South Asian history

ON 8 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 8, 2017

563 BC: Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, is supposed to be born that day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=Article&id=6861

1336: Birth of Talermane (Timur), central Asian Turkic conqueror, who died on 19 February 1405
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timur
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/TimurProf.htm
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1759: Indian British troops chase French out of Masulipatam (India)http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1759_-_British_expedition_against_Masulipatam

1759-04-08 Chute de Masulipatam

1857: Mangal Pandey, Indian Sepoy who launched the Sepoy mutiny is hanged
http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/04/08/1857-mangal-pandey-sepoy/
http://topyaps.com/17-things-know-mangal-pandey-man-fired-first-shot-1857-indian-revolt

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4NLqFQpWb0

1894: Death of Bankim Chandra Chatterji, Indian author, born on June 26, 1838
http://www.hinduhistory.info/bankim-chandra-chatterjee-1838-1894/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8-april-1894-bankim-chandra-chattopadhyay-bengali-writer-dieda

1924: Birth of Kumar Gandharva, Indian music director and singer, who died on January 12, 1992http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/kumar-gandharva-5513.php
http://theory.tifr.res.in/~mukhi/Music/gandharva.html

1929: At Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dadutt throw handouts and bombs to court from a gallery
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/sbsingh.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batukeshwar_Dutt

1950: India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A096
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaquat%E2%80%93Nehru_Pact

1983: Birth of Allu Argun, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allu_Arjun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb0e9inkERo

1983: Birth of Allu Arjun, Indian film actor
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1985: After the Bhopal disaster, India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1142333/
http://www.alterinter.org/article3451.html
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/photosvideos/slideshows/bhopal-the-world-s-worst-ind

1990: After violent protests, king Birendra of Nepal lift a 30-year ban on political parties

1999: Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress

2003: In India, after a stormy debate, the parliament condemns the US attack on Irak, demanding a prompt withdrawal of the coalition forces

2010: Sri Lanka’s ruling party has won a majority in parliament. The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), led by Mahinda Rajapaksa, the incumbent president, had already secured 117 seats in the 225-member assembly
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104912214028272.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8610705.stm

2010: Pakistan’s National Assembly has unanimously passed a set of constitutional reforms curbing the powers of Asif Ali Zardari, the president, and transferring them to the prime minister and parliament
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104815523247104.html

2011: Moulana Showkat Shah, a Muslim leader in Indian Kashmir, who had condemned practice of throwing stones at security forces, dies in attack outside mosque
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/20114891931701400.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13009558

2012: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcomes Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for « fruitful » talks in Delhi, the highest-level meeting between the rival nuclear powers in seven years
http://www.france24.com/en/20120408-india-pakistan-zardari-singh-peace-nuclear-terror

2013: Bangladesh, Prime Minister: No to a law against blasphemy. Sheikh Hasina said that the country is « a secular democracy » in which « everyone has the right to practice their religion. » For days, supporters of the Islamist party have been calling for a blasphemy law that prescribes the death penalty for those who offend Muhammad and Islam

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22058462

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bangladesh,-Prime-Minister:-No-to-a-law-against-blasphemy-27598.html

 

On 8 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on April 8, 2017

1521 : Guided by Raja Kulambu, Magellan’s crew enters the Cebu harbour
https://pinoystop.wordpress.com/?s=8+April&submit=Go

1521 : Guided by Raja Kulambu, Magellan crew enters the Cebu Harbour
https://magellanproject.org/tag/Cebu/
http://www.cartographic-images.net/Cartographic_Images/332.2_Magellans_Globe.html

1767: In now Thailand, Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
http://www.thaiwebsites.com/ayutthaya.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayutthaya_kingdom

1873: Dutch land troops at Banda Aceh (Now in Indonesia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aceh_War

1932: Birth of Sultan Iskandar of Johor, also the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong or king of Malaysia (1984-1989), who died on January 22, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baginda_Almutawakkil_Alallah_Sultan_Iskandar_Al-Haj_ibni_Almarhum_Sultan_Ismail

1942: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines
http://www.pacificwar.org.au/Philippines/FallBataanCorreg.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Bh6zoM7_I

1945: Reluctantly, under Japanese pressure, the king of Laos issues a proclamation ending the French protectorate

1957: In Cambodia Prince Sihanouk forms a new cabinet

1968: End of the siege of the US base of Khe Sanh in South Vietnam after two and half days of combat at main loss
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/battle-of-khe-sanh
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-khe-sanh-recounting-the-battlescasualties.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1yhbRdiZ4

2005: Indonesian president Sulilo Bambang Yudhoyono on a two-day visit to East Timor
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4427123.stm
http://www.etan.org/et2005/april/01/09ipres.htm

2008: In the Philippines, nine military officers have been sentenced to jail for taking part in a failed coup plot against president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

2010: Thailand’s prime minister declares a state of emergency in the capital and surrounding areas to give the army broader powers to gain control of escalating street protests
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/04/201047111717155731.html

2014: Millions of poor people in the Philippines will have access to free contraceptives for the first time after the nation’s top court approves a deeply controversial birth control law
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippine-top-court-approves-controversial-birth-control-law http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/philippine-court-upholds-birth-control-law-2014486117854745.html

2014: Mohagher Iqbal, a leader of the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), says that his rebel group’s new political organization, the United Bangsamoro Justice Party, would be used as a springboard to contest leadership of a more powerful Muslim autonomous region to be established in the south of the largely Catholic Philippines
http://asiancorrespondent.com/121474/filipino-rebels-form-party-as-they-end-rebell

On 8 April in Japan’s history

ON 8 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on April 8, 2017

622: Death of Prince Shōtoku of Japan, born on February 7, 574

http://veryasian.weebly.com/prince-shotoku.html

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ps/japan/shotoku.pdf

1551: Death of Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord, born in 1510
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Oda_Nobuhide
http://otsuke.blogspot.fr/2007/11/nobuhides-death.html

1934: Birth of Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect who died on 12 October 2007
http://www.kisho.co.jp/
http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Kisho_Kurokawa.html

1945: Reluctantly, under Japanese pressure, the king of Laos issues a proclamation ending the French protectorate

1983: Death of Isamu Kosugi, Japanese actor and director, born on February 24, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isamu_Kosugi
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0467557/

1986: Birth of Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erika_Sawajiri
http://www.tokyohive.com/2010/09/an-inside-look-at-erika-sawajiri/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LrRtEBqr6A

1986: Suicide of Yukoki Okada, Japanese idol singer, born on 22 August 1967
http://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f226/suicide-okada-yukiko-japanese-youth-yukko-syndrome-125799/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukiko_Okada

1989: Birth of Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitomi_Takahashi_(singer)
http://www.recherche.aol.fr/aol/image?query=Hitomi%20Takahashi&invocationType=imageTab

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bchd4g8LV4&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1991: Birth of Minami Takahashi, Japanese actress and singer
http://stage48.net/wiki/index.php?title=Takahashi_Minami

 

1994: After only 8 months, Morihiro Hosokawa, the first no LDP Premier of Japan, resigns under allegations that he had accepted an illegal loan in 1982
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/11/business/cloudy-outlook-japan-hosokawa-s-resignation-could-sidetrack-modest-recovery-that.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-04-09/news/mn-43907_1_foreign-minister/2
http://www.c-span.org/video/?55920-1/japanese-prime-minister-resignation

2001: Unpopular Japanese Premier Yoshiro Mori resigns
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/apr/06/japan

2007: Shintaro Ishihara is for the third time reelected as governor of Tokyo
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/09/eng20070409_364785.html

2008: Death of Kazuo Shiraga, Japanese painter, born August 12, 1924
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/arts/international/art-world-rediscovers-kazuo-shiraga.html?ref=international&_r=0
http://www.artnet.com/artists/kazuo-shiraga/biography

Kazuo Shiraga

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Buddha’s Birthday

On 8 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 8, 2017

1232: During the Mongol–Jin War, The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty, up to February 26, 1233
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_siege_of_Kaifeng

1902: Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
http://www.chinaforeignrelations.net/node/240

1913: Opening of China’s first parliament in Beijing

1913-04-13 China 1st parliament

1946: Death of Ye Ting, general of the Chinese Red Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Ting

1968: Death of Huangmei Opera famous artist Yan Fengying, victim of the Cultural Revolution
http://english.cri.cn/6566/2009/07/23/1321s503511.htm
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/48History12719.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQm6kraaPGQ

1984: Long-March 3 rocket puts on orbit the first Chinese geostationary satellite

1988: In China, Yang Shangkun succeeds Li Xiannian as president of the PRC
http://www.nndb.com/people/971/000111638/

2015: Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou says that his administration will not give up the Republic of China’s territory in the South China Sea, but will continue to seek peaceful means to address the territorial disputes in the region
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/taiwan-president-ma-taiwan-won%E2%80%99t-give-south-china-sea-territory