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On 5 August in Asian history

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ON 5 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 5, 2017

25: Guangwu claims the throne as emperor after a period of political turmoil, restoring the Han Dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin Dynasty.

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

824: Death of Heizei, Japanese emperor, born in 773
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Heizei

1364: Death of Japanese emperor Kogon (1331-1333), born on August 1, 1313
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Kogon

1874: Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England

1882: Martial law is enacted in Japan

1884: Failed French landing at Keelung (Taiwan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keelung_Campaign
http://www.liquisearch.com/keelung_campaign/failed_french_landing_at_keelung_august_1884
http://danshuihistory.blogspot.fr/2009/06/battle-of-keelung-1884-1885.html


1905: First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Roosevelt’s home at Oyster Bay, New York

1912: Japan’s first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo

1923: Birth of Devan Nair, President of Singapore (1981-1985) who died on December 6, 2005
http://singaporepioneers.blogspot.com/2006/10/c-v-devan-nair.html

1937: Ratification by Emperor Hirohito of the proposition of the Japanese army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

1944: Possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, NSW, Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowra_breakout

1947: Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure

1952: The Treaty of Peace between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Japan, signed on 28 April, enters in force by the exchange of the instruments of ratification at Taipei
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/taipei01.htm

1952: Birth of Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia since January 14, 1985
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/LA22Ae01.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hun-sen-1656.php

1952: Syngman Rhee is re-elected president of South Korea
http://countrystudies.us/south-korea/11.htm

1961: USA, France and Great-Britain meet in Paris and agree for a Laos cabinet led by Souvanna Phouma, including communists

1964: Operation Pierce Arrow. American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/navy-flies-retaliatory-strikes-against-north-vietnam
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Operation_Pierce_Arrow_in_Vietnam_1964.png
https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Operation%20Pierce%20Arrow&item_type=topic

1965: Birth of Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motoi_Sakuraba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpRrqeB4bCA

1965: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/indo-pak_1965.htm
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/india-pakistan-war

1965: Birth of Bang Eun-jin, South Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051907/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Bang_Eun-jin.php

1966 : Mao Zedong publish his « Bombard the Headquarters, I’m a big-character posters »
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-9/mswv9_63.htm
http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=123

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1967: In China, president Liu Shaoqi’s self criticism is said not enough by Maoists in a massive demonstration Tiananmen Square
https://books.google.fr/books?id=fYxPkWTVQoIC&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=Liu+Shaoqi%E2%80%99s+self+criticism&source=bl&ots=GQgUQ8wuui&sig=EEfQvaieVp2OCjjy9X4UYDi8hKo&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAmoVChMI-YuixPePxwIVR8UUCh05UgcJ#v=onepage&q=Liu%20Shaoqi%E2%80%99s%20self%20criticism&f=false

1967-08-05 Anti-Liu mass meeting

1974: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-cuts-military-aid-to-south-vietnam

1975: Birth of Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kajol
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4bvgl_video-clips-shahrukh-khan-et-kajol_shortfilms

1976: Birth of Kwon Sang-woo, Korean actor and model
http://men.stareastasia.com/kwon-sang-woo/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y1lV4IaAMg

1979: In Afghanistan, Maoists undertake an attempted military uprising

1981: Birth of Kou Shibasaki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kou_Shibasaki
http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Shibasaki_Kou

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyEFa_0Cuc

1990: Death of Chinese writer Zhou Keqin, born in 1937
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Keqin
http://www.chinese-shortstories.com/Auteurs_de_a_z_Zhou_Keqin.htm

Zhou Keqin

1992: Death of Bhagat Puran Singh, famous Sikh, born on June 4, 1904
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/personalities/sewadars/puransingh.html

2003: Russian president Vladimir Putin signs at Kuala Lumpur an agreement for the delivering of 18 Su-30MK, the first Russian such a contract in South-East Asia

2003: A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150
http://research.lifeboat.com/jakarta.htm

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-224_162-566700.html

2005: Death of Raul Roco, Philippine senator, born on October 26, 1941
http://tornandfrayed.typepad.com/tornandfrayed/2005/08/raul_roco_rip.html

2006: Tchad decides to restore diplomatic relations with Beijing, broken off since 1969

2009: Tens of thousands of mourners gather in the Philippines’ capital Manila for the funeral of former President Corazon Aquino
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8184761.stm

2009: Two American journalists freed by North Korea after months of detention return home accompanied by former President Bill Clinton, who secured their release in a meeting with the reclusive state’s leader Kim Jong-il
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8184689.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8185260.stm

2011: Yingluck Shinawatra is confirmed as Thailand’s first female prime minister. The lower house of parliament elects Yingluck with 296 of the legislature’s 500 members
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/20118551133240703.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14415077

2011: Benigno Aquino, president of the Philippines, meets the chief of the country’s main Muslim separatist rebel group to discuss ways to push the peace process forward. The meeting between Aquino and Al Haj Murad Ibrahim, of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), took place in Tokyo.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/2011858134514642.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14415512

2012: Dozens of cyclists decorated with balloons and rainbow flags stream through the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for the first gay pride parade in the nation’s history.

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120805-363553.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/08/20128594623174870.html

2014: An Afghan soldier shot dead a US general Harold Green at an army training centre in Kabul — the highest-ranking American officer to be killed since the September 11, 2001 attacks
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/asia/afghanistanviolence/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/asia/afghanistan-attack.html?ref=asia&_r=0

2014: All fifty-five politicians from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) took their oaths as parliamentarians after boycotting the parliament for ten months against disputed election results in July last year
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/874397.shtml

2015 : The widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung travels to the North, hoping to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33783399
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-s-korea-first-lady-begins-rare-trip-north-0

 

Holidays and observances

Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh (Sikhism)

On 5 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 5 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 5, 2017

1923: Birth of Devan Nair, President of Singapore (1981-1985) who died on December 6, 2005
http://singaporepioneers.blogspot.com/2006/10/c-v-devan-nair.html

1952: Birth of Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia since January 14, 1985
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/LA22Ae01.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hun-sen-1656.php

1961: USA, France and Great-Britain meet in Paris and agree for a Laos cabinet led by Souvanna Phouma, including communists

1964: Operation Pierce Arrow. American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/navy-flies-retaliatory-strikes-against-north-vietnam
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Operation_Pierce_Arrow_in_Vietnam_1964.png
https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Operation%20Pierce%20Arrow&item_type=topic

1974: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-cuts-military-aid-to-south-vietnam

2003: Russian president Vladimir Putin signs at Kuala Lumpur an agreement for the delivering of 18 Su-30MK, the first Russian such a contract in South-East Asia

2003: A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150
http://research.lifeboat.com/jakarta.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-224_162-566700.html

2005: Death of Raul Roco, Philippine senator, born on October 26, 1941
http://tornandfrayed.typepad.com/tornandfrayed/2005/08/raul_roco_rip.html

2009: Tens of thousands of mourners gather in the Philippines’ capital Manila for the funeral of former President Corazon Aquino
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8184761.stm

2011: Yingluck Shinawatra is confirmed as Thailand’s first female prime minister. The lower house of parliament elects Yingluck with 296 of the legislature’s 500 members
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/20118551133240703.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14415077

2011: Benigno Aquino, president of the Philippines, meets the chief of the country’s main Muslim separatist rebel group to discuss ways to push the peace process forward. The meeting between Aquino and Al Haj Murad Ibrahim, of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), took place in Tokyo.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/2011858134514642.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14415512

2012: Dozens of cyclists decorated with balloons and rainbow flags stream through the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for the first gay pride parade in the nation’s history
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120805-363553.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/08/20128594623174870.html

2014: All fifty-five politicians from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) took their oaths as parliamentarians after boycotting the parliament for ten months against disputed election results in July last year. CNRP president Sam Rainsy led the group to a swearing-in ceremony, which was held at the Royal Palace under the auspices of the nation’s King Norodom Sihamoni
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/874397.shtml

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 5 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 5 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 5, 2017

1884: Failed French landing at Keelung (Taiwan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keelung_Campaign
http://www.liquisearch.com/keelung_campaign/failed_french_landing_at_keelung_august_1884
http://danshuihistory.blogspot.fr/2009/06/battle-of-keelung-1884-1885.html

1905: First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Roosevelt’s home at Oyster Bay, New York

1937: Ratification by Emperor Hirohito of the proposition of the Japanese army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

1944: Possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, NSW, Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowra_breakout

1952: The Treaty of Peace between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Japan, signed on 28 April, enters in force by the exchange of the instruments of ratification at Taipei
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/taipei01.htm

1964: Operation Pierce Arrow. American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/navy-flies-retaliatory-strikes-against-north-vietnam
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Operation_Pierce_Arrow_in_Vietnam_1964.png
http://www.jcs-group.com/military/war1964vietnam/arrow.html

1965: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/indo-pak_1965.htm
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/india-pakistan-war

1974: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-cuts-military-aid-to-south-vietnam

1979: In Afghanistan, Maoists undertake an attempted military uprising 

2003: Russian president Vladimir Putin signs at Kuala Lumpur an agreement for the delivering of 18 Su-30MK, the first Russian such a contract in South-East Asia

2003: A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150
http://research.lifeboat.com/jakarta.htm

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-224_162-566700.html

2006: Tchad decides to restore diplomatic relations with Beijing, broken off since 1969

2011: Benigno Aquino, president of the Philippines, meets the chief of the country’s main Muslim separatist rebel group to discuss ways to push the peace process forward. The meeting between Aquino and Al Haj Murad Ibrahim, of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), took place in Tokyo.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/2011858134514642.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14415512

2014: An Afghan soldier shot dead a US general Harold Green at an army training centre in Kabul — the highest-ranking American officer to be killed since the September 11, 2001 attacks
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/asia/afghanistanviolence/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/asia/afghanistan-attack.html?ref=asia&_r=0

On 5 August in South Asian history

ON 5 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 5, 2017

1965: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/indo-pak_1965.htm
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/india-pakistan-war

1975: Birth of Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kajol
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4bvgl_video-clips-shahrukh-khan-et-kajol_shortfilms

1979: In Afghanistan, Maoists undertake an attempted military uprising

1987: Birth of Genelia D’Souza, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genelia_D’Souza
http://www.bindaaspoll.com/genelia.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSl-r9pRysk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iyPlqJVZUs

1992: Death of Bhagat Puran Singh, famous Sikh, born on June 4, 1904
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/personalities/sewadars/puransingh.html

2014: An Afghan soldier shot dead a US general Harold Green at an army training centre in Kabul — the highest-ranking American officer to be killed since the September 11, 2001 attacks
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/asia/afghanistanviolence/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/world/asia/afghanistan-attack.html?ref=asia&_r=0

 

Holidays and observances

Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh (Sikhism)

On 5 August in Japan’s history

ON 5 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on August 5, 2017

824: Death of Heizei, Japanese emperor, born in 773
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Heizei

1364: Death of Japanese emperor Kogon (1331-1333), born on August 1, 1313
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Kogon

1874: Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England

1882: Martial law is enacted in Japan

1905: First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Roosevelt’s home at Oyster Bay, New York

1912: Japan’s first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo

1937: Ratification by Emperor Hirohito of the proposition of the Japanese army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

1944: Possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, NSW, Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowra_breakout

1952: The Treaty of Peace between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Japan, signed on 28 April, enters in force by the exchange of the instruments of ratification at Taipei
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/taipei01.htm

1965: Birth of Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motoi_Sakuraba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpRrqeB4bCA

1981: Birth of Kou Shibasaki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kou_Shibasaki
http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Shibasaki_Kou

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyEFa_0Cuc

1993: Birth of Suzuka Ohgo, Japanese actress
http://asianwiki.com/Suzuka_Ohgo
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1797214/l

 

On 5 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 5 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on August 5, 2017

25: Guangwu claims the throne as emperor after a period of political turmoil, restoring the Han Dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin Dynasty.

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

1884: Failed French landing at Keelung (Taiwan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keelung_Campaign
http://www.liquisearch.com/keelung_campaign/failed_french_landing_at_keelung_august_1884
http://danshuihistory.blogspot.fr/2009/06/battle-of-keelung-1884-1885.html

1937: Ratification by Emperor Hirohito of the proposition of the Japanese army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

1952: The Treaty of Peace between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Japan, signed on 28 April, enters in force by the exchange of the instruments of ratification at Taipei
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/taipei01.htm

1966 : Mao Zedong publish his « Bombard the Headquarters, I’m a big-character posters »
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-9/mswv9_63.htm
http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=123

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1967: In China, president Liu Shaoqi’s self criticism is said not enough by Maoists in a massive demonstration Tiananmen Square
https://books.google.fr/books?id=fYxPkWTVQoIC&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=Liu+Shaoqi%E2%80%99s+self+criticism&source=bl&ots=GQgUQ8wuui&sig=EEfQvaieVp2OCjjy9X4UYDi8hKo&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAmoVChMI-YuixPePxwIVR8UUCh05UgcJ#v=onepage&q=Liu%20Shaoqi%E2%80%99s%20self%20criticism&f=false

1967-08-05 Anti-Liu mass meeting

1990: Death of Chinese writer Zhou Keqin, born in 1937
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Keqin
http://www.chinese-shortstories.com/Auteurs_de_a_z_Zhou_Keqin.htm

Zhou Keqin

2006: Tchad decides to restore diplomatic relations with Beijing, broken off since 1969