Daily Archives: 14 avril 2017

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 14 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 14 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 14, 2017

1863: First Treaty of Hue between France and  Annam. Three Vietnamese ports are opened (Tourane, Balat and Quang Yen). Missionary activity is permitted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Hu%E1%BA%BF_(1863)
http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/home/?action=ACT_SING_IM&p1=498504928496134429183545519

1945: New massive bombing of Tokyo by the US Air forces

1946: Dutch and Indonesian representatives begin talks at Hoge Veluwe in the Netherlands. The talks are unsuccessful

1975: The American airlift of Vietnamese orphans to the United States (Operation Babylift) ends after 2,600 children are transported to America


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-baby-lift-concludes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3801399/Incredible-pictures-planes-packed-orphaned-babies-fleeing-war-torn-Vietnam-adoption-U-S-families-controversial-Operation-Babylift.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXjoLHRy0EQ

1978: Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
http://englishrussia.com/2008/06/03/the-korean-boeing/

1979: Afther a short war, Opening of Sino-Vietnamese negotiations in Hanoi (broken on 18)

1988: In Geneva, the Soviet Union signs an agreement paving the way for pulling Russian troops out of Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/14/newsid_4419000/4419833.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-to-withdraw-from-afghanistan

1999: Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile that was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching its rival neighbor India

2008: Dhaka-Calcutta passenger train resumes after 43 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7345724.stm

2012: The United States has called off plans to send food aid to North Korea, after the impoverished state launched a rocket in defiance of international demands.

On 14 April in South Asian history

ON 14 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 14, 2017

1294: Timur (Tamerlan), grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem%C3%BCr_Khan,_Emperor_Chengzong_of_Yuan

1872: Birth of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Pakistani Islamic scholar who translated the Quran in English and died on 10 December 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Yusuf_Ali
http://www.islamicgiftcenter.com/index.php?route=product/author&author_id=15

Abdullah Yousuf Ali

1881: Birth of Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian writer who died on September 20, 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husain_Salaahuddin

1891: Birth of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Indian politician and social reformer who died on December 6, 1956
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/br-ambedkar.html
http://vibranthistory.blogspot.fr/2008/04/dr-bhimrao-ramji-ambedkar.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-april-1891-b.r.-ambedkar-father-of-the-indian-constitution-was-born

1919: Birth of Shamshad Begum, Indian singer who died on April 23, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamshad_Begum

 

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

1919: Birth of K. Saraswathi Amma, Indian feminist writer who died on December 26, 1975
https://books.google.fr/books?id=OjZYf9Xf9bcC&pg=PA164&lpg=PA164&dq=K.+Saraswathi+Amma&source=bl&ots=3SIaZN_kZe&sig=E41EtbO2kaOeOD0LRAWj0ezLoGw&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=CeMrVZytPMbhatn3gIgJ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=K.%20Saraswathi%20Amma&f=false
http://wikivisually.com/wiki/K._Saraswathi_Amma

K. Saraswathi Amma

1936: Birth of Ivan Dias, Indian cardinal, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_dias_i_en.html

1944: Freighter Fort Stikene carrying tons of explosives explodes in Bombay, killing around 800 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Explosion_%281944%29
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosion-on-cargo-ship-rocks-bombay-india

1950: Death of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian monk and philosopher, born on 30 December 1879
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi
http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/

1962: Death of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer, born on September 15, 1861
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mokshagundam_Visvesvarayya

1963: Death of Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, born on April 9, 1893
http://www.kamat.com/jyotsna/blog/rahul_sankrityayan.htm

1975: Birth of Rajeshwari Sachdev, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajeshwari_Sachdev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ij2DfMYwmA

1986 : Death of Nitin Bose, Indian film director and cinematographer, born in April 1897
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitin_Bose
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0097887/
http://www.indiavideo.org/cinema/chandidas-7372.php
http://www.indiavideo.org/cinema/milan-hindi-film-7591.php

nitin bose

1988: In Geneva, the Soviet Union signs an agreement paving the way for pulling Russian troops out of Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/14/newsid_4419000/4419833.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-to-withdraw-from-afghanistan

1994: Death of Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar, born in 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salimuzzaman_Siddiqui

1999: Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile that was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching its rival neighbor India

2002: In East Timor, in the first presidential election since independence, Xanana Gusmao is elected with 82,69 % of the votes
http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=3&lang=en

2008: Dhaka-Calcutta passenger train resumes after 43 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7345724.stm

2010: Death of Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar, born on April 26, 1932
http://www.drisrarahmed.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmkc7zCUMhI

2011: Afghan pro-government tribal elder Haji Malik Zarin is killed in a blast in Kunar province near the Pakistan border. Mr Zarin, a close ally of President Hamid Karzai, died along with his son and another family member
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13059704
http://www.france24.com/en/20110413-afghanistan-suicide-bomber-kills-pro-government-tribal-elder-zareen-kunar-asmar

 

Holidays and observances

Ambedkar Jayanti (India)

Dhivehi Language Day (Maldives)

 

On 14 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 14 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 14, 2017

1863: First Treaty of Hue between France and Annam. Three Vietnamese ports are opened (Tourane, Balat and Quang Yen). Missionary activity is permitted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Hu%E1%BA%BF_(1863)
http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/home/?action=ACT_SING_IM&p1=498504928496134429183545519

1946: Dutch and Indonesian representatives begin talks at Hoge Veluwe in the Netherlands. The talks are unsuccessful

1960: Birth of Myoma Myint Kywe, Burmese historian and journalist
https://www.booksie.com/users/myoma-myint-kywe-86512

1965: As USA and Indonesia are deteriorating, Peace Corps volunteers begin their withdrawing

1975: The American airlift of Vietnamese orphans to the United States (Operation Babylift) ends after 2,600 children are transported to America


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-baby-lift-concludes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3801399/Incredible-pictures-planes-packed-orphaned-babies-fleeing-war-torn-Vietnam-adoption-U-S-families-controversial-Operation-Babylift.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXjoLHRy0EQ

1976: In Cambodia, Khieu Samphan is nominated as president of the Democratic Kampuchea Presidium, replacing Prince Sihanouk who resigned on 5 April, with Pol Pot as the government leader
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/khmer/ledgerwood/biographies.htm

1979: Opening of Sino-Vietnamese negotiations in Hanoi (broken on 18)

1979: Birth of King Girado, Filipino singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Girado

2002: In East Timor, in the first presidential election since independence, Xanana Gusmao is elected with 82,69 % of the votes
http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=3&lang=en

2008: Former vice-prime minister Anwar Ibrahim marks the end of his five-year ban to be involved in politics by a large gathering forbidden by police

2009: A Bangkok court issues arrest warrants for Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled former prime minister of Thailand, and 13 of his supporters after violent demonstrations that left two people dead and scores injured. The anti-government « Red Shirts » called off their protests earlier on 14 April as the military tightened its grip on the city
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/2009414122215253915.html
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14974&size=A

 

On 14 April in Japan’s history

ON 14 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 14, 2017

1336: Birth of Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan who died on March 12, 1374
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1741: Birth of Momozono, 116th emperor of Japan (June 1747 to August 1762) who died on 31 August 1762
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Momozono

1861: Death of Japanese painter Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born in 1797
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utagawa_Kuniyoshi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Utagawa+Kuniyoshi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=dJ2mTZLPENK5hAeC8rTOCQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=538

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

1945: New massive bombing of Tokyo by the US Air forces

1954: Birth of Katsuhiro Otomo, Japanese director, screenwriter, and Illustrator
http://www.akira2019.com/katsuhiro-otomo.htm

1970: Birth of Shizuka Kudo, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuka_Kud%C5%8D

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

1982: François Mitterand makes the first official visit of a French president to Japan http://www.nytimes.com/1982/04/18/world/mitterrand-stressing-japanese-technical-ties.html

1986: Birth of Anne Watanabe, Japanese model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Watanabe
http://nymag.com/fashion/models/awantanabe/annewatanabe/

2001: Death of Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director, born on January 28, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Teshigahara
http://www.sogetsu.or.jp/teshigaharahiroshi.com/contents.shtml

2013: Death of Rentarō Mikuni, Japanese actor and director, born on January 20, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rentar%C5%8D_Mikuni 

2015: South Korea and Japan hold their first high-level security talks in more than five years despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/korea-japan-hold-first-security-talks-5-years-135959997.html

On 14 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 14, 2017

605: Emperor Yang of Sui dynasty orders to extend the Grand Canal
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/culture/grand-canal.htm
https://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch2en/conc2en/grandcanal.html

1294: Timur (Tamerlan), grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem%C3%BCr_Khan,_Emperor_Chengzong_of_Yuan

1971: Premier Zhou Enlai met with all the members of the U.S. table tennis. Zhou said: « By visiting our country you have opened the gate for the exchanges between the people of the two nations. We believe that a friendly exchange will win approval and support from both the Chinese and American peoples »

1971-04-14  Zhou Enlai meets US table tennis team

1979: After a short war, Opening of Sino-Vietnamese negotiations in Hanoi (broken on 18)

1980: Italian communist leader Enrico Berlinger is the first western communist leader to go officially to China since twenty years

1989: The 1,100,000,000th Chinese is born 

2001: In China, the underground bishop of Yixian (Hebei) Mgr Shi Enxiang, 79 years old, who was hiding since 1996, is arrested
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Two-Chinese-bishop-martyrs-recognised-as-%E2%80%98Illustrious-Unknown%E2%80%99-for-2011-23568.html

2010: About 2,700 dead, 10,000 injured in 7.1-magnitude quake in China’s Qinghai
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8619593.stm
http://www.france24.com/en/20100414-strong-quake-kills-dozens-north-western-province

2015: China is granted operation rights for 40 years at a port in Gwadar, a strategic deep-water seaport in Pakistan
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-04/14/content_15250708.html

 

On 14 April in Asian history

ON 14 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet, type “On (day + month) in Asian history »

Updated on April 14, 2017

605: Emperor Yang of Sui dynasty orders to extend the Grand Canal
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/culture/grand-canal.htm
https://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch2en/conc2en/grandcanal.html

1294: Timur (Tamerlan), grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem%C3%BCr_Khan,_Emperor_Chengzong_of_Yuan

1336: Birth of Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan who died on March 12, 1374
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1521: Magellan erects a wooden cross on the shores of Cebu
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1070/today-in-philippine-history-april-14-1521-magellan-erected-a-wooden-cross-on-the-shores-of-Cebu

1741: Birth of Momozono, 116th emperor of Japan (June 1747 to August 1762) who died on 31 August 1762
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Momozono

1861: Death of Japanese painter Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born in 1797
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utagawa_Kuniyoshi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Utagawa+Kuniyoshi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=dJ2mTZLPENK5hAeC8rTOCQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=538

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

1863: First Treaty of Hue between France and Annam. Three Vietnamese ports are opened (Tourane, Balat and Quang Yen). Missionary activity is permitted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Hu%E1%BA%BF_(1863)
http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/home/?action=ACT_SING_IM&p1=498504928496134429183545519

1872: Birth of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Pakistani Islamic scholar who translated the Quran in English and died on 10 December 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Yusuf_Ali
http://www.islamicgiftcenter.com/index.php?route=product/author&author_id=15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05CDGLqrWHM

Abdullah Yousuf Ali

1881: Birth of Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian writer who died on September 20, 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husain_Salaahuddin

1891: Birth of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Indian politician and social reformer, father of the Indian constitution who died on December 6, 1956
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/br-ambedkar.html
http://vibranthistory.blogspot.fr/2008/04/dr-bhimrao-ramji-ambedkar.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-april-1891-b.r.-ambedkar-father-of-the-indian-constitution-was-born

1919: Birth of Shamshad Begum, Indian singer who died on April 23, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamshad_Begum

 

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

1919: Birth of K. Saraswathi Amma, Indian feminist writer who died on December 26, 1975
https://books.google.fr/books?id=OjZYf9Xf9bcC&pg=PA164&lpg=PA164&dq=K.+Saraswathi+Amma&source=bl&ots=3SIaZN_kZe&sig=E41EtbO2kaOeOD0LRAWj0ezLoGw&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=CeMrVZytPMbhatn3gIgJ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=K.%20Saraswathi%20Amma&f=false
http://wikivisually.com/wiki/K._Saraswathi_Amma

K. Saraswathi Amma

1936: Birth of Ivan Dias, Indian cardinal, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_dias_i_en.html

1944: Freighter Fort Stikene carrying tons of explosives explodes in Bombay, killing around 800 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Explosion_%281944%29
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosion-on-cargo-ship-rocks-bombay-india

1945: New massive bombing of Tokyo by the US Air forces

1946: Dutch and Indonesian representatives begin talks at Hoge Veluwe in the Netherlands. The talks are unsuccessful

1950: Death of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian monk and philosopher, born on 30 December 1879
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi
http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/

1954: Birth of Katsuhiro Otomo, Japanese director, screenwriter, and Illustrator
http://www.akira2019.com/katsuhiro-otomo.htm

1960: Birth of Myoma Myint Kywe, Burmese historian and journalist
https://www.booksie.com/users/myoma-myint-kywe-86512

1962: Death of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer, born on September 15, 1861
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mokshagundam_Visvesvarayya

1963: Death of Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, born on April 9, 1893
http://www.kamat.com/jyotsna/blog/rahul_sankrityayan.htm

1965: As USA and Indonesia are deteriorating, Peace Corps volunteers begin their withdrawing

1970: Birth of Shizuka Kudo, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuka_Kud%C5%8D

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

1971: Premier Zhou Enlai met with all the members of the U.S. table tennis. Zhou said: « By visiting our country you have opened the gate for the exchanges between the people of the two nations. We believe that a friendly exchange will win approval and support from both the Chinese and American peoples »

1971-04-14  Zhou Enlai meets US table tennis team

1975: The American airlift of Vietnamese orphans to the United States (Operation Babylift) ends after 2,600 children are transported to America


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-baby-lift-concludes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3801399/Incredible-pictures-planes-packed-orphaned-babies-fleeing-war-torn-Vietnam-adoption-U-S-families-controversial-Operation-Babylift.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXjoLHRy0EQ

1975: Birth of Rajeshwari Sachdev, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajeshwari_Sachdev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ij2DfMYwmA

1976: In Cambodia, Khieu Samphan is nominated as president of the Democratic Kampuchea Presidium, replacing Prince Sihanouk who resigned on 5 April, with Pol Pot as the government leader
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/khmer/ledgerwood/biographies.htm

1978: Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
http://englishrussia.com/2008/06/03/the-korean-boeing/

1979: Opening of Sino-Vietnamese negotiations in Hanoi (broken on 18)

1980: Italian communist leader Enrico Berlinger is the first western communist leader to go officially to China since twenty years

1982: François Mitterand makes the first official visit of a French president to Japan http://www.nytimes.com/1982/04/18/world/mitterrand-stressing-japanese-technical-ties.html

1986 : Death of Nitin Bose, Indian film director and cinematographer, born in April 1897
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitin_Bose
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0097887/
http://www.indiavideo.org/cinema/chandidas-7372.php
http://www.indiavideo.org/cinema/milan-hindi-film-7591.php

nitin bose

1988: In Geneva, the Soviet Union signs an agreement paving the way for pulling Russian troops out of Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/14/newsid_4419000/4419833.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-to-withdraw-from-afghanistan

 1989: The 1,100,000,000th Chinese is born 

1994: Death of Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar, born in 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salimuzzaman_Siddiqui

1999: Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile that was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching its rival neighbor India

2001: In China, the underground bishop of Yixian (Hebei) Mgr Shi Enxiang, 79 years old, who was hiding since 1996, is arrested
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Two-Chinese-bishop-martyrs-recognised-as-%E2%80%98Illustrious-Unknown%E2%80%99-for-2011-23568.html

2001: Death of Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director, born on January 28, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Teshigahara
http://www.sogetsu.or.jp/teshigaharahiroshi.com/contents.shtml

2002: In East Timor, in the first presidential election since independence, Xanana Gusmao is elected with 82,69 % of the votes
http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=3&lang=en

2008: Dhaka-Calcutta passenger train resumes after 43 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7345724.stm

2008: Former vice-prime minister Anwar Ibrahim marks the end of his five-year ban to be involved in politics by a large gathering forbidden by police

2009: A Bangkok court issues arrest warrants for Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled former prime minister of Thailand, and 13 of his supporters after violent demonstrations that left two people dead and scores injured. The anti-government « Red Shirts » called off their protests earlier on 14 April as the military tightened its grip on the city
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/2009414122215253915.html
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14974&size=A

2010: About 2,700 dead, 10,000 injured in 7.1-magnitude quake in China’s Qinghai
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8619593.stm
http://www.france24.com/en/20100414-strong-quake-kills-dozens-north-western-province

2010: Death of Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar, born on April 26, 1932
http://www.drisrarahmed.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmkc7zCUMhI

2011: Afghan pro-government tribal elder Haji Malik Zarin is killed in a blast in Kunar province near the Pakistan border. Mr Zarin, a close ally of President Hamid Karzai, died along with his son and another family member
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13059704
http://www.france24.com/en/20110413-afghanistan-suicide-bomber-kills-pro-government-tribal-elder-zareen-kunar-asmar

2012: The United States has called off plans to send food aid to North Korea, after the impoverished state launched a rocket in defiance of international demands.

2013: Death of Rentarō Mikuni, Japanese actor and director, born on January 20, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rentar%C5%8D_Mikuni

2015: South Korea and Japan hold their first high-level security talks in more than five years despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/korea-japan-hold-first-security-talks-5-years-135959997.html

2015: China is granted operation rights for 40 years at a port in Gwadar, a strategic deep-water seaport in Pakistan
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-04/14/content_15250708.html

 

Holidays and observances

Ambedkar Jayanti (India) Black Day (South Korea)

Dhivehi Language Day (Maldives)