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ON 9 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 9, 2017

1107: Death of Horikawa, 73rd emperor of Japan (1087-1107), born on August 8, 1079
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Horikawa

1329: Quilon the first Indian Diocese is erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordanus

1683: By a charter, the British Crown gives the power to the East India Company to declare and make war and peace in Asia

1892: Birth of Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, Indian librarian and educator (mathematician) who was considered the father of library science in India and who died on September 27, 1972
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/remembering-the-father-of-library-sciences-in-india/article5013358.ece
http://fr.slideshare.net/somasundram.c/dr-s-r-ranganathan-abiographical-presentation

1909: Birth of Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic who died on April 28,  1992
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Vinayaka%20Krishna%20Gokak
https://books.google.fr/books?id=SiEhcyxJ_TIC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=Vinayaka+Krishna+Gokak+biography&source=bl&ots=-Q5VtTx2LX&sig=fUAcJLFvQ77igkdw5CZzE0t-30s&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig1JXJprLOAhUE2BoKHRq-BJ8Q6AEIYDAM#v=onepage&q=Vinayaka%20Krishna%20Gokak%20biography&f=false

1910: Death of Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist, born on January 18, 1868
http://www.liuhopafa.com/shaolin.htm

1925 : Members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) loot the government treasury from the mail train near Kakori (Uttar Pradesh)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-august-1925-members-of-the-hindustan-socialist-republican-association-looted-the-government-treasury-from-the-mail-train-near-kakori

1927: Death of Cambodian king Sisowath. His son Sisowath Monivong becomes  king of Cambodia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisowath

1930: The Provisional Action Committee of the Kuomintang, predecessor of China Peasants and Workers’ Democratic Party is founded by Deng Yanda, a Kuomintang left-wing leader, in Shanghai http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Chinese_Peasants_and_Workers_Democratic_Party
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Yanda
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7503.html

1930-08-09 fondation of CPWDP

1933: Birth of Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese actress, talk show host, and author
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/188760.Tetsuko_Kuroyanagi

1936: Birth of Patrick Tse Yin, Hong Kong film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Tse_Yin
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/tse_patrick.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7708.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZmyd-WFRn0

1942: Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, a day after the launching the Quit India Movement
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Quit_India_Movement
http://members.tripod.com/IndiaProject/quit.html

1942-08-09 Ganghi arrêté

1942: Battle of Savo Island – Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force
http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/savo_island.htm

1945: Soviet Union launch its offensive againt Japan in Manchuria
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=167
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Manchuria
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7715.html

1945-08 Russes Dalian

1945: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, « Fat Man », is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 70,000 people are killed instantly
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/9/newsid_3580000/3580143.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/atomic-bomb-dropped-on-nagasaki

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncq_Wye43TM&hl=fr

1945: Sukarno, Hatta, and Radjiman Wediodiningrat are flown by the Japanese to Vietnam to meet with Marshal Terauchi. There they are informed of the collapse of Japanese forces, and that Japan will grant Indonesia independence on August 24

1952: China adopts it law on national minorities

1952: Birth of Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai activist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prateep_Ungsongtham_Hata
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2000-07-02/prateep-ungsongtham-hata-intl-edition

Prateep

1960: In Laos, coup d’état of neutralist Captain Kong Le
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDQQFjAEahUKEwiY3PnU85nHAhVJQBQKHeNPBpk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.stanford.edu%2Fgroup%2Ftomzgroup%2Fpmwiki%2Fuploads%2F1350-1960-10-06-Keesings-a-JLW.pdf&ei=8i3GVZibMsmAUeOfmcgJ&usg=AFQjCNFOWraznXb6P8cbfcBakBYfcSA1SA&sig2=XVOw5rZ7dFQsQ1b2ViQx-Q
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/la-1960.html

1965: Expelled by the Malaysian Federation, Singapore proclaims its independence with Yusuf bin Ishak as its first president

1965-08-09 independencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_of_Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/hear-mr-lee-proclaim-spores-independence-on-air-on-aug-9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcTh6d11TpI

1967: Important US bombing on North Vietnam, up to August 11

1970: Death of Indian freedom fighter, Trailokyanath Chakraborty who spend thirty years of his life in prison, born in 1889
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Chakravarty,_Trailokyanath
https://www.google.fr/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Trailokyanath+Chakraborty

1971: During an Andreï Gromiko visit (8-12 August), signature of a Treaty of Amity and Mutual Assistance between India and Soviet Union
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Soviet_Treaty_of_Friendship_and_Cooperation

1972: Birth of A-Mei, Taiwanese pop singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-mei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02AZDtUI6lg

1974: Birth of Mahesh Babu, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahesh_Babu

1974: Birth of Stephen Fung, Hong Kong actor, director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298691/

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

1976: Great-Britain establishes  diplomatic relations with Kampuchea

1980 : Birth of Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0753486/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Ryoo_Seung-beom.php

1993: After that the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan losed a 38-year hold on national leadership, Morihiro Hosokawa becomes Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1993
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morihiro_Hosokawa

1999: The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimi_Ga_Yo

2001: Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri announces the list of her governement privigiling technocrats over politicians

2009: In Japan, Former Cabinet minister Yoshimi Watanabe says that he has launched a new political party called Your Party with three other former members of the Lower House  and a current member of the Upper House
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Party

2012: Beijing and Taipei sign new trade agreements. New deal provides greater legal protection and cuts custom red tape. Investors in China and Taiwan are promised equal, if not preferential, treatment. In Taiwan, people protest deal fearing mainland colonisation of the island.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-and-Taipei-sign-new-trade-agreements-25515.html

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takesk office, presiding over a government battling to overcome a Taliban insurgency, resolve an energy crisis and repair the economy
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistans-new-president-hussain-takes-officehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2015: Death of Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet, born on June 8, 1915
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=343126
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayyar_Kinhanna_Rai

 

Holidays and observances

National Day, celebrates the independence of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965

All about Bhutan

9 AUGUST 2017

India must stop trampling on Bhutan’s sovereignty

Marco Hung says if left to China and Bhutan, the Doklam border dispute could be easily resolved. Instead, an overbearing New Delhi, mistaking Bhutan as its ‘protectorate’, has just made things worse
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2106074/india-must-stop-trampling-bhutans-sovereignty

29 JULY 2017

Why tiny Bhutan remains the wild card in China’s border standoff with India

For more than a month now, Indian and Chinese troops have been caught up in a standoff on an obscure piece of Himalayan territory known as Dolam, which is disputed between Bhutan and China. The fundamental question is the location of the so-called triboundary point – where all three countries meet
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2104417/why-tiny-bhutan-remains-wild-card-chinas-border-standoff

29 JUNE 2017

Tiny Bhutan protests to China over road building in disputed territory

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has protested to its mighty neighbour China over road building in disputed territory that set off new frictions between Beijing and the Indian government on Thursday (June 29)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/tiny-bhutan-protests-to-china-over-road-building-in-disputed-territory
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/news/253782652/bhutan-hopes-china-will-follow-bilateral-agreement-on-borders
http://www.sify.com/news/chinas-foray-into-tiny-bhutan-threatening-himalayan-peace-news-topnews-rg3ieMjgabajd.html

25 APRIL 2017

A judicious view of the emergence of modern Bhutan

The chief justice of a country emerging from a strongly monarchical past, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuck says the modernizing kingdom can find its own path
http://www.atimes.com/article/judicious-view-emergence-modern-bhutan/

23 NOVEMBER 2016

Bhutan’s upper house rejects 4-nation traffic deal

The National Council (Upper House) of Bhutan rejected a regional traffic agreement between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) over concerns for environmental pollution and security threat
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-11/23/content_15530421.html

15 OCTOBER 2016

The China factor in India–Bhutan relations

China’s increasingly cosy relations with Pakistan, and more recently Nepal, has concerned India for many years. The country now appears to be expanding its presence in the Himalayas through negotiations with another of India’s neighbours: Bhutan
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/15/the-china-factor-in-india-bhutan-relations/

24 SEPTEMBER 2016

Evaluating Bhutan’s development

With a population of less than one million and nestled in the eastern Himalayas, this small country has adopted the sustainable development approach of gross national happiness (GNH), a measure of wellbeing that differs markedly from traditional measures such as gross national product (GNP)
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/09/24/evaluating-bhutans-development/

6 FEBRUARY 2016

Bhutan’s queen gives birth to a baby boy

Announcing the birth of The Gyalsey to the nation, Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay, said that it is the good fortune of the people of Bhutan that on this auspicious day His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is born, fulfilling the wishes and the prayers of the people.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bhutans-royal-couple-welcomes-first-child
http://www.kuenselonline.com/gyalsey-is-born-bhutan-receives-gift-most-precious/

19 AUGUST 2015

Bhutan reports US$42.87m of unused budget last year

In what is a matter of concern for planners and implementers, most government agencies continue to return a substantial amount of unused budgets to the finance ministry at the end of every fiscal year.

http://www.kuenselonline.com/nu-2-8b-of-total-budget-unused-last-year/

8 DECEMBER 2014

Bhutan for Bangladesh’s passage through India

Dhaka and Thimphu have sought Delhi’s cooperation in easing movement of trucks through Indian territory to expand bilateral trade and economic relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Bhutan-for-Bangladeshs-passage-through-India-68708.html

5 NOVEMBER 2014

Bhutan proposes 30% quota for women in political parties

At least 30 percent of the 47 seats in a political party should be reserved for women.This is among the 15 clauses in the Election Act to be proposed for amendment in the upcoming parliament session.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Bhutan-proposes-30-quota-for-women-in-political-pa-67076.html

21 JULY 2014

Bhutan: small kingdom with big diplomacy

A small kingdom with 770,000 people nestled in the heart of the Himalayas and sandwiched by some 2.8 billion people from the world’s two most populous nations
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Bhutan-small-kingdom-with-big-diplomacy-30239031.html

27 DECEMBER 2013

Bhutan boost economy by powering India

So tiny Bhutan, with a new government looking for ways to grow the country’s economy, is not hesitating to tap its hydropower potential in collaboration with India. It hopes to increase the amount of electricity generated from the current 1,500MW to 10,000MW within seven years.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bhutan-boost-economy-powering-india

2 AUGUST 2013

Bhutan’s ‘gross national happiness’ masks problems, says new prime minister

Bhutan’s lauded ‘gross national happiness’ is overused and masks problems with corruption and low standards of living in the country, according to the country’s new prime minister.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bhutan/10217936/Bhutans-gross-national-happiness-masks-problems-says-new-prime-minister.html

26 JULY 2013

Bhutan’s Thinley still on the happiness trail

The defeat of former Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley’s party in the Himalayan nation’s second general election this month came as a surprise to most observers, given his international stature. However, in hindsight, the reasons are discernible, and point to popular disapproval of his aggressive pursuit of what can be termed as « Bhutanese exceptionalism. »

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-260713.html

13 JULY 2013

Bhutan’s opposition party scores upset win

People’s Democratic Party storms to power after winning 32 seats out of 47 in nation’s second parliamentary elections.                        http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/2013713125727754144.html              http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bhutan/10178571/Bhutan-opposition-sweeps-to-power.html

31 MAY 2013

Bhutanese brave mountains and monsoon for election

Voters in Bhutan braved heavy rain and treacherous mountain paths to cast their ballots on Friday as the « land of the thunder dragon » began electing a government for only the second time.                                                                                                           http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130531-426490.html

27 MARCH 2013

Bhutan’s second trip to the parliamentary polls

With its second general elections, Bhutan takes one more step towards securing its democratic gains.                                                                                         http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/27/bhutans-second-trip-to-the-parliamentary-polls/

30 JANUARY 2013

Booming Bhutan

The Happiest Place on Earth?                                                                                                                        http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138797/john-berthelsen/booming-bhutan

26 JUNE 2012

Bhutan grieves for destroyed historic site

Bhutan is mourning the loss of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, a four-century-old architectural wonder that had dramatically stood on a ridge at the confluence of two rivers before it burned to the ground over the weekend.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/26/world/asia/bhutan-dzong-fire/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

22 JUNE 2012

China, Bhutan look to establish formal ties

China and the remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and resolve a long-standing border dispute, China’s foreign ministry said.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120622-354801.html

4 FEBRUARY 2012

Indian Govt lifts ban on export of essential Bhutan items

Bhutan has expressed happiness over acceptance of its request of exemption from application of any export bans on essential commodities. India has exempted Bhutan from the application of ban on export milk powder, wheat, edible oil, pulses and non-Basmati rice
http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=399062&catid=40

4 NOVEMBER 2011

South Asia’s fledgling democracy

Jigme Thinley, the prime minister of Bhutan, has told Al Jazeera that his people will seek guidance from the country’s king, who will be asked to intervene if the fledgling democracy encounters any major governing problems. Thinley’s statement has been criticised by Tshering Tobgay, an
opposition leader, who says it reflects a lack of trust and confidence in the government’s capabilities
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/11/201111310720643833.html

13 OCTOBER 2011

Bhutan king Jigme Wangchuk marries commoner Jetsun Pema

Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk has married his commoner bride in a lavish ceremony at a monastic fortress in the Himalayan nation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15285121
http://www.asiaone.com/static/multimedia/gallery/111013_bhutan/
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44913679/ns/today-today_people/
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MJ18Df02.html

12 OCTOBER 2011

The wedding of King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and 21-year-old Jetsun Pema is for tomorrow (video)
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/10/201110125201477334.html

6 NOVEMBER 2088

2008: Bhutan’s king Jigme Singye Wangchuck hands his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, the Raven crown which gives him the
title of Druk Gyalpo, or Dragon King
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2008/11/200811624757933975.html

24 MARCH 2088

Bhutanese vote in an historic poll that will change the country in a constitutional monarchy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7310832.stm

2 JUNE 1999

The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the kingdom for the first time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan_Broadcasting_Service

On 9 August in South Asian history

1942-08-09 Ganghi arrêté

ON 9 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 9, 2017

1329: Quilon the first Indian Diocese is erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordanus

1683: By a charter, the British Crown gives the power to the East India Company to declare and make war and peace in Asia

1892: Birth of Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, Indian librarian and educator (mathematician) who was considered the father of library science in India and who died on September 27, 1972
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/remembering-the-father-of-library-sciences-in-india/article5013358.ece
http://fr.slideshare.net/somasundram.c/dr-s-r-ranganathan-a-biographical-presentation

1909: Birth of Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic who died on April 28,  1992
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Vinayaka%20Krishna%20Gokak
https://books.google.fr/books?id=SiEhcyxJ_TIC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=Vinayaka+Krishna+Gokak+biography&source=bl&ots=-Q5VtTx2LX&sig=fUAcJLFvQ77igkdw5CZzE0t-30s&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig1JXJprLOAhUE2BoKHRq-BJ8Q6AEIYDAM#v=onepage&q=Vinayaka%20Krishna%20Gokak%20biography&f=false

1925 : Members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) loot the government treasury from the mail train near Kakori (Uttar Pradesh)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-august-1925-members-of-the-hindustan-socialist-republican-association-looted-the-government-treasury-from-the-mail-train-near-kakori

1942: Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Quit_India_Movement
http://members.tripod.com/IndiaProject/quit.html

1942-08-09 Ganghi arrêté

1970: Death of Indian freedom fighter, Trailokyanath Chakraborty who spend thirty years of his life in prison, born in 1889
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Chakravarty,_Trailokyanath
https://www.google.fr/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Trailokyanath+Chakraborty

1971: During an Andreï Gromiko visit (8-12 August), signature of a Treaty of Amity and Mutual Assistance between India and Soviet Union
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Soviet_Treaty_of_Friendship_and_Cooperation

1974: Birth of Mahesh Babu, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahesh_Babu

1991: Birth of Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansika_Motwani

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takesk office, presiding over a government battling to overcome a Taliban insurgency, resolve an energy crisis and repair the economy
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistans-new-president-hussain-takes-officehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2015: Death of Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet, born on June 8, 1915
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=343126
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayyar_Kinhanna_Rai

 

On 9 August in Southeast Asian history

1965-08-09 independence

ON 9 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 9, 2017

1683: By a charter, the British Crown gives the power to the East India Company to declare and make war and peace in Asia

1927: Death of Cambodian king Sisowath. His son Sisowath Monivong becomes  king of Cambodia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisowath

1945: Sukarno, Hatta, and Radjiman Wediodiningrat are flown by the Japanese to Vietnam to meet with Marshal Terauchi. There they are informed of the collapse of Japanese forces, and that Japan will grant Indonesia independence on August 24

1952: Birth of Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai activist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prateep_Ungsongtham_Hata

Prateep

1960: In Laos, coup d’état of neutralist Captain Kong Le
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDQQFjAEahUKEwiY3PnU85nHAhVJQBQKHeNPBpk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.stanford.edu%2Fgroup%2Ftomzgroup%2Fpmwiki%2Fuploads%2F1350-1960-10-06-Keesings-a-JLW.pdf&ei=8i3GVZibMsmAUeOfmcgJ&usg=AFQjCNFOWraznXb6P8cbfcBakBYfcSA1SA&sig2=XVOw5rZ7dFQsQ1b2ViQx-Q
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/la-1960.html

1965: Expelled by the Malaysian Federation, Singapore proclaims its independence with Yusuf bin Ishak as its first president

1965-08-09 independencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_of_Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/hear-mr-lee-proclaim-spores-independence-on-air-on-aug-9
http://www.itnsource.com/fr/specials/singapore-independence/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcTh6d11TpI

1967: Important US bombing on North Vietnam, up to August 11

1976: Great-Britain establishes  diplomatic relations with Kampuchéa

2001: Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri announces the list of her governement privigiling technocrats over politicians

 

Holidays and observances

National Day, celebrates the independence of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965

 

On 9 August in Japan’s history

ON 9 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on August 9, 2017

1107: Death of Horikawa, 73rd emperor of Japan (1087-1107), born on August 8, 1079
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Horikawa

1933: Birth of Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese actress, talk show host, and author
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/188760.Tetsuko_Kuroyanagi

1942: Battle of Savo Island – Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force
http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/savo_island.htm

1945: Soviet Union launch its offensive againt Japan in Manchuria
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=167
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Manchuria

1945-08 Russes Dalian

1945: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, « Fat Man », is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 70,000 people are killed instantly
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/9/newsid_3580000/3580143.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/atomic-bomb-dropped-on-nagasaki

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncq_Wye43TM&hl=fr

1945: Sukarno, Hatta, and Radjiman Wediodiningrat are flown by the Japanese to Vietnam to meet with Marshal Terauchi. There they are informed of the collapse of Japanese forces, and that Japan will grant Indonesia independence on August 24

1993: After the The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan losed a 38-year hold on national leadership, Morihiro Hosokawa becomes Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1993
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morihiro_Hosokawa

1999: The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimi_Ga_Yo

2009: In Japan, Former Cabinet minister Yoshimi Watanabe says that he has launched a new political party called Your Party with three other former members of the Lower House  and a current member of the Upper House
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Party

On 9 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1945-08 Russes Dalian

ON 9 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 9, 2017

1910: Death of Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist, born on January 18, 1868
http://www.liuhopafa.com/shaolin.htm

1930: The Provisional Action Committee of the Kuomintang, predecessor of China Peasants and Workers’ Democratic Party is founded by Deng Yanda, a Kuomintang left-wing leader, in Shanghai http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Chinese_Peasants_and_Workers_Democratic_Party
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Yanda

1930-08-09 fondation of CPWDP

1936: Birth of Patrick Tse Yin, Hong Kong film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Tse_Yin
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/tse_patrick.htm

1945: Soviet Union launch its offensive againt Japan in Manchuria
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=167
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Manchuria

1945-08 Russes Dalian

1952: China adopts its law on national minorities

1972: Birth of A-Mei, Taiwanese pop singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-mei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02AZDtUI6lg

1974: Birth of Stephen Fung, Hong Kong actor, director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298691/

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

2012: Beijing and Taipei sign new trade agreements. New deal provides greater legal protection and cuts custom red tape. Investors in China and Taiwan are promised equal, if not preferential, treatment. In Taiwan, people protest deal fearing mainland colonisation of the island.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-and-Taipei-sign-new-trade-agreements-25515.html