Monthly Archives: mai 2017

On 25 May in South Asian history


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Updated on May 25, 2017

1458: Mahmud Begada becomes Sultan of Gujarat up to his death on November 23 1511

1886: Birth of Rash Behari Bose, Indian leader against the British Raj, who died in exile on January 21, 1945

1899: Birth of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher who died on August 29, 1976

1941: 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India 

1954: Birth of Murali, Indian actor, who died on August 6, 2009

1965: India and Pakistan borders fights

1972: Birth of Karan Johar, Indian director, producer, writer, and actor

1983: Birth of Kunal Khemu, Indian actor

1985: Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge which kills approximately 10,000 people

2005: Death of Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician, born on June 6, 1930

2005: Death of Ismail Merchant, Indian born film producer, born on December 25, 1936

2013: Indian Maoists killed 32 Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh

2013: Death of T. M. Soundararajan, Indian singer, born on March 24, 1922

2016: In a statement issued by the Taliban, the group confirms the death of Mullah Mansour and added that Taliban’s Shura has selected Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader


Wars, conflicts and strategy on 7 May in Asian history


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Updated on May 7, 2017

1592: Battle of Okpo, the first battle won by Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin against the Japanese

1875: Treaty of Saint Petersburg between the Empire of Japan and Empire of Russia. Its terms stipulated that Japan give claims to Sakhalin island in exchange for undisputed sovereignty of all the Kuril islands up to the Kamchatka peninsula, ratified on August 22

1875-05-07  St Petersbourg

1915: The Japanese government, following revision of the 21 demands to China on 26 April, sends a final demand requiring agreement of the demands; the following day the Chinese government, aware of its inability to wage war against Japan, will reluctantly agreed to Japan’s demands

1924: Alluri Sita Rama Raju, leader of Indian freedom fighters, sends a message to the British on his willingness to surrender. He is then captured and executed that evening on the command of General Rutherford

Alluri Sita Rama Raju

1942: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, US Navy Lexington and Yorktown aircraft attack and sink the Japanese light aircraft carrier Shōhō, the first Japanese aicraft carrier to be sunk

1949: Roem-Royen Agreement: Dutch agree to restore the Republic of Indonesia government, to hold talks according to the UN Security Council resolution of January 28, and to work towards a settlement based on the Renville agreement

1949-05-07 Roem Van Royen Agreement

1951: Soviet Union asks the United States that only the countries which was on war with Japan, could participate to the peace treaty. Request non accepted by the USA

1954: The last Chinese nationalist KMT remaining in Burma, leave the country

1954: In Vietnam, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends after a 57-day resistance of French forces which are defeated, marking the end of French war

1957: Washington and Taipei conclude an agreement for the setting of nuclear missiles able to reach Main China

1999: In Belgrade, during the Kosovo War, 3 Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded in the bombing of the Chinese embassy hit by three US missiles

1999-05-07 Belgrade Chinese embassy

2002: Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines sign an agreement for fighting cross border terrorism

2002: Greeting Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, US president George Bush promises US aid to fight Maoist guerilla

2014: Vietnam says Chinese ships repeatedly rammed and used water cannons against Hanoi’s patrol vessels in the South China Sea, where Beijing has placed an oil rig in disputed waters near the Paracel islands

2017 : 50 Afghan soldiers killed, over 100 injured in retaliatory fire: Pakistan


Holidays and observances

Vietnam: Dien Bien Phu Victory Day