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On 12 August in Asian history

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

ON 12 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Upgrated on August 12, 2017

1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1424: Death of Yongle, third emperor (1402-1424) of China Song dynasty, born on 2 May 1360
http://epicworldhistory.blogspot.fr/2012/09/yongle-yung-lo-chinese-emperor.html

1602 : Emperor Akbar’s vizier, Abu’l Fazl is murdered on the instigation of Akbar’s son, prince Salim (who was later known by his imperial name, Jahangir)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12th-august-1602-abul-fazl-akbars-vizier-was-assassinated-at-the-instigation-of-akbars-son-prince-salim

1604: Birth of Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2128.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Iemitsu

1864: Assassination of Sakuma Shozan, Japanese politician and reformer, born on March 22, 1811
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakuma_Sh%C5%8Dzan
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/91.html

1902: Birth of Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian vice-president (1945-1956) who died on March 14, 1980
http://myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=hatta_bandung

1907: Birth of Benjamin Henry Sheares, second President of Singapore (1971-1981), who died on May 12, 1981
http://www.istana.gov.sg/the-president/former-presidents/dr-benjamin-sheares
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_650_2005-01-24.html

1909: Birth of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Pakistan premier (1953-1955), who died on July 15, 1963
http://pakistanweb.com/html/bogra.htm

1910: Birth of Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (1965-1970), who died on November 23, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusof_bin_Ishak

1919: Birth of Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist, who died on December 31, 1971
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vikram-sarabhai.html

1924: Birth of general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistan (1977-1988), who died on August 17, 1988
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P020

Zia-ul-Haq

1932: Birth of Queen Sirikit, Queen of Thailand
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/queen-sirikit-of-thailand/
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nsjfL-muo0


1948: United States and the Republic of China recognize the Seoul new government as the one corresponding to the November 14, 1947, resolution of the United Nations

1950: Bloody Gulch massacre during the Korean War. American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.

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

1952: Birth of Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
https://web.archive.org/web/20060630015915/http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_artqa/2003-09/24/content_38464.htm

http://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/chen-kaige-57311734/
http://www.scaruffi.com/director/kaige.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8_nEH2ZS3k

1954: Birth of Leung Chun-ying, Chief executive of Hong Kong since July 1, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leung_Chun-ying

1955: After the forced resignation of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Chaudry Mohammed Ali is sworn in as 4th Pakistan’s PM (up to September 12, 1956)
http://www.pakistanweb.com/html/muhammad.htm

1955: In Indonesia, Masyumi-led government takes power just before elections. Harahap is Prime Minister

1966: Death of San Yu (Chang Yu), Chinese painter who lived in Paris, born on October 14, 1901
http://ravenel.com/artist.php?id=2&lan=en
http://www.artofsanyu.org/index.php
https://www.google.fr/search?q=San+Yu&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=plImUPDUHoOWhQfGhoHwBw&ved=0CFYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

1967: Birth of Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Andy_Hui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1kF6EbntUo

1969: In South Vietnam, Viet Cong launch a new offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vc-launch-new-offensive

1969: Birth of Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga_Muhlach
http://www.fanpix.net/gallery/aga-muhlach-pictures.htm

1971: Seoul asks Pyongyang the resumption of negociations between the two Red Cross

1977: Start of Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed
http://justice4tamils.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/1977-riots-in-sri-lanka/

1977: Birth of Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer who committed suicide on June 30, 2010
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Park_Yong-ha.php

1978: Signature at Beijing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the PRC (will enter into force on 23 October)
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/beijing.htm

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

1984: Birth of Marian Rivera, a Philippine actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Rivera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Hj0i1LSZc

1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Mount Ogura in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520 including Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto. It is the worst single-plane air disaster
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/12/newsid_2529000/2529031.stm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=20896&page=gr

1988: General Sein Lwin, elected the 6th president of the Union of Burma on July 27, is forced to resign after street demonstration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sein_Lwin

1991: Death of Chinese painter Lin Fengmian, born on November 22, 1900
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-lin-fengmian.php
http://www.linfengmian.net/index.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/23/arts/23iht-seno.1.5839946.html?_r=0

Lin Fengmian

2002: Inter-Koreas talks at Seoul. It is decided to reopen roads and railways between the two countries

2004: Lee Hsien Loong is appointed Prime Minister of Singapore, succeeding Goh Chok Tong
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/e65f9022-dcfc-4ee7-8049-ae2784b58d45
http://www.thomaswhite.com/global-perspectives/lee-hsien-loong-prime-minister-singapore/
http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/fileadmin/downloads/2013/WHSRMA_2013/CVs/Biography%20of%20PM%20Lee%20Hsien%20Loong%20(MOH).pdf

2005: Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, born on February 12, 1932, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4147196.stm

2005: Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

2008: Thailand’s Supreme court issues arrest warrants for former PM Thaksin and his wife after they fled to Britain
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/200881192139819721.html

2009: Indonesia’s Constitutional Court rejected opposition complaints of irregularities surrounding last month’s presidential polls, confirming Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s re-election

2011: Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD movement should join Burma’s « national reconciliation », the government has said in its first-ever news conference
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14496464
http://www.france24.com/en/20110812-junta-urges-aung-san-suu-kyi-register-democracy-nld-party-burma-Myanmar

2012: Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi meets president for first time as parliamentarian

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/12/world/asia/myanmar-suu-kyi-president/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

http://www.france24.com/en/20120812-aung-san-suu-kyi-official-meeting-burma-president-thein-sein-first-talks

2013: Grandpass mosque in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is shut down after the violent attack by some Buddhist monks. The authorities carried out the order agreeing to the demands of the attackers who want the place of worship dismantled
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sri-Lanka:-Government-shuts-mosque-after-Buddhist-monk-violence-28722.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/muslims-close-sri-lanka-mosque-after-buddhist-unrest-0

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: HM the Queen’s Birthday and National Mother’s Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 12 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 12 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Upgrated on August 12, 2017

1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1948: United States and the Republic of China recognize the Seoul new government as the one corresponding to the November 14, 1947, resolution of the United Nations

1950: Bloody Gulch massacre during the Korean War. American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.

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

1971: Seoul asks Pyongyang the resumption of negociations between the two Red Cross

1977: Start of Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed
http://justice4tamils.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/1977-riots-in-sri-lanka/

1978: Signature at Beijing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the PRC (will enter into force on 23 October)
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/beijing.htm

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

 

2005: Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, born on February 12, 1932, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4147196.stm

2005: Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

 

On 12 August in South Asian history

ON 12 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Upgrated on August 12, 2017

1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1602 : Emperor Akbar’s vizier, Abu’l Fazl is murdered on the instigation of Akbar’s son, prince Salim (who was later known by his imperial name, Jahangir)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12th-august-1602-abul-fazl-akbars-vizier-was-assassinated-at-the-instigation-of-akbars-son-prince-salim

1909: Birth of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Pakistan premier (1953-1955), who died on July 15, 1963
http://pakistanweb.com/html/bogra.htm

1919: Birth of Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist, who died on December 31, 1971
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vikram-sarabhai.html

1924: Birth of general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistan (1977-1988), who died on August 17, 1988
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P020

Zia-ul-Haq

1955: After the forced resignation of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Chaudry Mohammed Ali is sworn in as 4th Pakistan’s PM (up to September 12, 1956)
http://www.pakistanweb.com/html/muhammad.htm

1977: Start of Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed
http://justice4tamils.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/1977-riots-in-sri-lanka/

2005: Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, born on February 12, 1932, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4147196.stm

2005: Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

2013: Grandpass mosque in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is shut down after the violent attack by some Buddhist monks. The authorities carried out the order agreeing to the demands of the attackers who want the place of worship dismantled
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sri-Lanka:-Government-shuts-mosque-after-Buddhist-monk-violence-28722.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/muslims-close-sri-lanka-mosque-after-buddhist-unrest-0

On 12 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Upgrated on August 12, 2017

1902: Birth of Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian vice-president (1945-1956) who died on March 14, 1980
http://myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=hatta_bandung

1907: Birth of Benjamin Henry Sheares, second President of Singapore (1971-1981), who died on May 12, 1981
http://www.istana.gov.sg/the-president/former-presidents/dr-benjamin-sheares
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_650_2005-01-24.html

1910: Birth of Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (1965-1970), who died on November 23, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusof_bin_Ishak

1932: Birth of Queen Sirikit, Queen of Thailand
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/queen-sirikit-of-thailand/
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nsjfL-muo0

1955: In Indonesia, Masyumi-led government takes power just before elections. Harahap is Prime Minister

1969: In South Vietnam, Viet Cong launch a new offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vc-launch-new-offensive

1969: Birth of Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga_Muhlach
http://www.fanpix.net/gallery/aga-muhlach-pictures.htm

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

1984: Birth of Marian Rivera, a Philippine actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Rivera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Hj0i1LSZc

1988: General Sein Lwin, elected the 6th president of the Union of Burma on July 27, is forced to resign after street demonstration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sein_Lwin

2004: Lee Hsien Loong is appointed Prime Minister of Singapore, succeeding Goh Chok Tong
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/e65f9022-dcfc-4ee7-8049-ae2784b58d45
http://www.thomaswhite.com/global-perspectives/lee-hsien-loong-prime-minister-singapore/
http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/fileadmin/downloads/2013/WHSRMA_2013/CVs/Biography%20of%20PM%20Lee%20Hsien%20Loong%20(MOH).pdf

2008: Thailand’s Supreme court issues arrest warrants for former PM Thaksin and his wife after they fled to Britain
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/08/200881192139819721.html

2009: Indonesia’s Constitutional Court rejected opposition complaints of irregularities surrounding last month’s presidential polls, confirming Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s re-election

2011: Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD movement should join Burma’s « national reconciliation », the government has said in its first-ever news conference
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14496464
http://www.france24.com/en/20110812-junta-urges-aung-san-suu-kyi-register-democracy-nld-party-burma-Myanmar

2012: Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi meets president for first time as parliamentarian

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/12/world/asia/myanmar-suu-kyi-president/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

http://www.france24.com/en/20120812-aung-san-suu-kyi-official-meeting-burma-president-thein-sein-first-talks

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: HM the Queen’s Birthday and National Mother’s Day

On 12 August in Japan’s history

ON 12 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Upgrated on August 12, 2017

1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1604: Birth of Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2128.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Iemitsu

1864: Assassination of Sakuma Shozan, Japanese politician and reformer, born on March 22, 1811
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakuma_Sh%C5%8Dzan
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/91.html

1978: Signature at Beijing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the PRC (will enter into force on 23 October)
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/beijing.htm

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Mount Ogura in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520 including Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto. It is the worst single-plane air disaster
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/12/newsid_2529000/2529031.stm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=20896&page=gr

 

On 12 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

ON 12 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Upgrated on August 12, 2017

1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1424: Death of Yongle, third emperor (1402-1424) of China Song dynasty, born on 2 May 1360
http://epicworldhistory.blogspot.fr/2012/09/yongle-yung-lo-chinese-emperor.html

1948: United States and the Republic of China recognize the Seoul new government as the one corresponding to the November 14, 1947, resolution of the United Nations

1952: Birth of Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
https://web.archive.org/web/20060630015915/http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_artqa/2003-09/24/content_38464.htm

http://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/chen-kaige-57311734/
http://www.scaruffi.com/director/kaige.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8_nEH2ZS3k

1954: Birth of Leung Chun-ying, Chief executive of Hong Kong since July 1, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leung_Chun-ying

1966: Death of San Yu (Chang Yu), Chinese painter who lived in Paris, born on October 14, 1901
http://ravenel.com/artist.php?id=2&lan=en
http://www.artofsanyu.org/index.php
https://www.google.fr/search?q=San+Yu&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=plImUPDUHoOWhQfGhoHwBw&ved=0CFYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

1967: Birth of Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Andy_Hui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1kF6EbntUo

1978: Signature at Beijing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the PRC (will enter into force on 23 October)
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/beijing.htm

1978-08-12 Traité paix et amitié

1991: Death of Chinese painter Lin Fengmian, born on November 22, 1900
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-lin-fengmian.php
http://www.linfengmian.net/index.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/23/arts/23iht-seno.1.5839946.html?_r=0

Lin Fengmian