Monthly Archives: mai 2017

On 25 May in South Asian history

ON 25 MAY 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
http://history.info/on-this-day/1458-indian-sultan-mahmud-begada-power/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmud_Begada

1886: Birth of Rash Behari Bose, Indian leader against the British Raj, who died in exile on January 21, 1945
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/24.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/rash-behari-bose.html

1899: Birth of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher who died on August 29, 1976
http://www.sobujbangladesh.com/biography/kazi-nazrulslam.php
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/kazi-nazrul-islam.html

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murali_(Malayalam_actor)

1965: India and Pakistan borders fights

1972: Birth of Karan Johar, Indian director, producer, writer, and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karan_Johar
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/karan-johar.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424103/

1983: Birth of Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/kunal-khemu/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfjYh0wCuV0

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
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4577963.stm

2005: Death of Ismail Merchant, Indian born film producer, born on December 25, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_Merchant
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/532192/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4580689.stm

2013: Indian Maoists killed 32 Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2330992/Twenty-people-killed-including-Congress-leader-Maoists-ambush-party-convoy-Chhattisgarh.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/25-may-2013-maoists-killed-32-congress-leaders-in-chhattisgarh

2013: Death of T. M. Soundararajan, Indian singer, born on March 24, 1922 http://www.filmibeat.com/tamil/news/2013/tm-soundararajan-dead-last-rites-110642.html

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
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36377008
http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/25/afghan-taliban-names-haibatullah-akhunzada-as-its-new-chief/

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 7 May in Asian history

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
http://english.yi-sunsin.com/02battle/01_01.jsp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okpo

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)

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
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/21demands.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands#Japanese_ultimatum

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
http://www.southreport.com/alluri-sita-rama-raju/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/alluri-seetarama-raju.html
http://www.profilebeans.com/72_Alluri-Sita-Rama-Raju-biodata.html

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Sh%C5%8Dh%C5%8D
http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=

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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roem%E2%80%93van_Roijen_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

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/01/dien-bien-phu-battle-france-vietnam-indochina-war
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-dien-bien-phu.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-fall-to-viet-minh-at-dien-bien-phu
http://www.history.com/topics/battle-of-dien-bien-phu

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
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/08/kosovo.01/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-air-strike-on-china-s-embassy-in-belgrade-in-1999-was-deliberate/1665

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
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-ships-ram-vietnamese-vessels-in-south-china-sea/1909349.html
http://thanhniennews.com/politics/chinese-ships-ram-vietnamese-vessels-in-latest-oil-rig-row-officials-26069.html

2017 : 50 Afghan soldiers killed, over 100 injured in retaliatory fire: Pakistan
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/203046-50-Afghan-soldiers-killed-over-100-injured-in-retaliatory-fire-Pakistan
http://www.dw.com/en/worst-border-clashes-in-years-are-afghanistan-and-pakistan-at-war/a-38743051

 

Holidays and observances

Vietnam: Dien Bien Phu Victory Day