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On 21 September in Asian history

1972-09-21 Martial Law

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 21, 2017

1328: Birth of Hongwu Emperor of China who died on June 24, 1398
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Hongwu_Emperor_of_China

1428: Birth of Zhu Qiyu, Emperor Jingtai of the Ming Dynasty from 1449 to 1457 as the Jingtai Emperor, who died on March 14, 1457
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Ming/personsmingdaizong.html

1629: Jan Pierterzoon Coen, head of the Dutch East India Company, passes away
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Pieterszoon_Coen

1643: Death of Huang Taiji, first emperor of the Chinese Qing dynasty (1626-1643), born on November 28, 1592
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Huang_Taiji

1680: Death of Japanese emperor Go-Mizunoo on the throne from 1611 to 1629, born on June 25, 1596
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Mizunoo

1743: Death of Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper, born on November 3, 1688
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_Singh_II_of_Amber

1746: The Siege of Madras (in the first Carnatic War) comes to an end. The French capture Fort St George (Madras) from the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Madras
http://www.historydiscussion.net/history-of-india/the-carnatic-war-and-the-role-of-joseph-francis-dupleix/5919

1839: In Korea, later Saint, Laurent Marie Joseph Imbert is beheaded, born on March 23, 1796
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38760521
http://history.catholic.org.sg/st-laurent-marie-joseph-imbert/

1860: In the Second Opium war, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troop at the Battle of Baliqiao (Pa-Li-Kao)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baliqiao

1863: In Shanghai, the Britain and United States concessions formally merge, becoming the « International Settlement »
http://jflmagazine.com/index.php/2015/06/16/shanghais-history/

concessions

1874: Birth of Hishida Shunso,Japanese painter from the Meiji period, who died on September 16, 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hishida_Shuns%C5%8D
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hishida+Shunso&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QTxbUM24PO6U0QWly4CAAg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

Hishida Shunso

1898: Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days Reform in China
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/cixi-the-woman-behind-the-throne-22312071/

1919: Birth of Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar of Islam, who died on July 26, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Rahman

1926: Birth of Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress, death on December 23, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_Jehan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZX2884yR7I

1933: Death of Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet, born on August 27, 1896
http://www.kenji-world.net/english/who/who.html
http://apjjf.org/-Roger-Pulvers/2907/article.html

Kenji Miyazawa

1934: Superpower Muroto Typhoon hit in western Honshu, Japan, Japanese government confirmed 3,036 killed. Mainly destroy temples, schools, and other buildings at Osaka

1939: Birth of Agnivesh, Indian social activist
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnivesh

1949: At the opening of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Peking, Mao Zedong announces that the new Chinese government will be « under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. »
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-outlines-the-new-chinese-government

1949 : Manipur is merged with the Indian Union. It was once an independent princely state, which was taken over by the British in 1891
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21st-september-1949-manipur-is-merged-with-the-indian-union

1949: Birth of Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor who died on November 6, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusaku_Matsuda
http://www.midnighteye.com/features/yusaku-matsuda-lost-rebel/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3z0Y-N7-q4

1952: Birth of Emily Lau, Hong Kong democratic activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Lau

1953: Lt No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defects to South Korea with his Mig-15 in the frame of Operation Moolah
http://www.historicwings.com/features98/mig15/story-defection.html
http://www.psywarrior.com/Moolah.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJRA-RMJbys

1954: Birth of Shinzo Abe, shortly Japanese prime minister (2006-2007) and again since December 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19725705

1954: Death of Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor of the cultured pearl, born on January 25, 1858
https://www.mikimoto.com/en/about-us/history.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mikimoto_Kokichi

1955: Birth of Gulshan Grover, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulshan_Grover
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004109/

1957: Pote Sarasin general secretary of South-East Association Treaty Organization (SEATO) becomes Thailand premier
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Pote%20Sarasin

1960: Birth of Sikandar Sanam, Pakistani actor and singer who died o, November 5, 2012
http://pakistanicomedian.blogspot.fr/2012/06/about-sikandar-sanam.html#!/2012/06/about-sikandar-sanam.html
http://pak101.com/c/celebrities/bio/87/Comedians/Sikandar_Sanam

1962: Death of Chinese film artist Ouyang Yuqian, born on May 12, 1889
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Ouyang_Yuqian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouyang_Yuqian
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9176.html

1963: The Soviet Union denounces the Chinese will to get atomic weapon at all cost and says that in 1962 the Chinese crossed more than 5,000 times the common border

1965: Singapore and the Maldives are admitted as members of the United Nations

1967: Birth of Suman Pokhrel, Nepali poet and songwriter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suman_Pokhrel

1967: Thai troops arrive in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thai-troops-arrive-in-saigon

1971: Bhutan enters the United Nations

1972: Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines signs Proclamation N° 1081 placing the entire country under the martial law
http://countrystudies.us/philippines/28.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/627/today-in-philippine-history-on-september-21-1972-president-ferdinand-e-marcos-placed-the-philippines-under-martial-law
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_No._1081
http://fr.slideshare.net/officialcmbauso/proclamation-no-1081-s-1972

1972-09-21 Martial Law

1980: Birth of Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kareena_Kapoor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1azNF28YMHg

1981: Birth of Rimi Sen, Indian actress
http://www.koimoi.com/actress/rimi-sen/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBWtsLwmPOI&feature=fvst

1981: Birth of Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1736357/
http://lost.wikia.com/wiki/Meilinda_Soerjoko

1984: Brunei joins the United Nations

1985: Death of Gu Long (real name Xiong Yaohua), Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels, born on June 7, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Long

1987: Speaking to US Congress, the Dalai Lama introduces his Five points Peace Plan for Tibet
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/tibet/five-point-peace-plan

1988: Birth of Bilawal Bhutto, Son of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardani, vice-president of the PPP since December 2007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7165052.stm

1989: Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan Tamil physician and academic is killed. Born on February 23, 1954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajini_Thiranagama
http://www.uthr.org/Rajani.htm

1995: The Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu God Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_milk_miracle

1996: In India, Sitaram Kesri succeeds Narasimha Rao, involved in a fraud case, as chairman of the Indian Congress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitaram_Kesri


1999: Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead
http://wwweic.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/topics/taiwan/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9189.html

2001: In East Timor, the first government, led by Mari Alkatiri, leader of Fretilin, is sworn in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

2001: Lee Teng-hui, former president of Taiwan, who has been chairman of the Kuomintang during twelve years is expelled from the party after giving his support to a new party, the Taiwan Solidarity Union
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1556562.stm

2004: The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People’s War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_India_(Maoist)
http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/terroristoutfits/CPI_M.htm

2009: More than a dozen Abu Sayyaf fighters have been killed after government forces attempted to arrest rebel leaders in the southern Philippines
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/20099215128684578.html

2011: South Korea’s nuclear envoy has held rare talks with his North Korean counterpart in Beijing. Ahead of the meeting the South’s Wi Sung-lac said talks with Ri Yong-ho would focus on ending Pyongyang’s nuclear programme
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14988141

2011: Death of Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet, born on July 26, 1939
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/09/23/national/war-fiction-author-henmi-dies-at-72/#.UjxbAstOLmQ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Henmi

2012: Yoshihiko Noda beat three other contenders, winning more than 60 per cent of points available in vote by party members
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129217334147318.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9557376/Japans-ruling-party-backs-prime-minister-in-post.html

2012: S Korea fires warning shots at North’s boats. Move follows several incidents in recent weeks of North Korean fishing vessels crossing the disputed Yellow Sea border
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201292173225974213.html

2013: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak faced down a threat to his leadership after nominations closed without anybody contesting his presidency of the ruling party
http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/umno-party-polls-najib-muhyiddin-retain-posts-uncontested

2013: Voters in Sri Lanka’s north have held their first-ever elections for a semi-autonomous council, four years after the army defeated Tamil Tiger rebels.
http://www.france24.com/en/20130921-sri-lanka-tamils-head-polls-key-vote-elections
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24179205

2013: Death of Taro Ishida, Japanese actor, born on March 16, 1944
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Taro-Ishida/

2015 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicates that there is no room for compromise with Japan over the disputed south Kuril islands, calling on Tokyo to « recognise » post-WWII « historic realities »

2015 : Death of Esmail Kiram II, a Philippine sultan whose armed followers invaded a vast Malaysian region in 2013 and sparked a deadly security crisis
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135686/filipino-sultan-who-claimed-malaysias-sabah-state-dies/

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 21 September in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICS AND STRATEGY ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 21, 2017

1746: The Siege of Madras (in the first Carnatic War) comes to an end. The French capture Fort St George (Madras) from the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Madras
http://www.historydiscussion.net/history-of-india/the-carnatic-war-and-the-role-of-joseph-francis-dupleix/5919

1860: In the Second Opium war, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troop at the Battle of Baliqiao (Pa-Li-Kao)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baliqiao

1863: In Shanghai, the Britain and United States concessions formally merge, becoming the « International Settlement »
http://jflmagazine.com/index.php/2015/06/16/shanghais-history/

concessions

1963: The Soviet Union denounces the Chinese will to get atomic weapon at all cost and says that in 1962 the Chinese crossed more than 5,000 times the common border

1967: Thai troops arrive in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thai-troops-arrive-in-saigon

2011: South Korea’s nuclear envoy has held rare talks with his North Korean counterpart in Beijing. Ahead of the meeting the South’s Wi Sung-lac said talks with Ri Yong-ho would focus on ending Pyongyang’s nuclear programme
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14988141

2012: S Korea fires warning shots at North’s boats. Move follows several incidents in recent weeks of North Korean fishing vessels crossing the disputed Yellow Sea border
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201292173225974213.html

2015 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicates that there is no room for compromise with Japan over the disputed south Kuril islands, calling on Tokyo to « recognise » post-WWII « historic realities »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-must-recognise/2142368.html

On 21 September in South Asian history

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 21, 2017

1743: Death of Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper, born on November 3, 1688
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_Singh_II_of_Amber

1746: The Siege of Madras (in the first Carnatic War) comes to an end. The French capture Fort St George (Madras) from the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Madras
http://www.historydiscussion.net/history-of-india/the-carnatic-war-and-the-role-of-joseph-francis-dupleix/5919

1919: Birth of Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar of Islam, who died on July 26, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Rahman

1926: Birth of Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress, death on December 23, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_Jehan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZX2884yR7I

1939: Birth of Agnivesh, Indian social activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnivesh

1949 : Manipur is merged with the Indian Union. It was once an independent princely state, which was taken over by the British in 1891
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21st-september-1949-manipur-is-merged-with-the-indian-union

1955: Birth of Gulshan Grover, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulshan_Grover
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004109/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJCARxpLy-8

1960: Birth of Sikandar Sanam, Pakistani actor and singer who died o, November 5, 2012

http://pakistanicomedian.blogspot.fr/2012/06/about-sikandar-sanam.html#!/2012/06/about-sikandar-sanam.html

http://pak101.com/c/celebrities/bio/87/Comedians/Sikandar_Sanam

1971: Bhutan enters the United Nations

1980: Birth of Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kareena_Kapoor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1azNF28YMHg

1981: Birth of Rimi Sen, Indian actress
http://www.koimoi.com/actress/rimi-sen/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBWtsLwmPOI&feature=fvst

1989: Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan Tamil physician and academic is killed. Born on February 23, 1954

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

http://www.uthr.org/Rajani.htm

1987: Speaking to US Congress, the Dalai Lama introduces his Five points Peace Plan for Tibet
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/tibet/five-point-peace-plan

1988: Birth of Bilawal Bhutto, Son of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardani, vice-president of the PPP since December 2007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7165052.stm

1995: The Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu God Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_milk_miracle

1996: In India, Sitaram Kesri succeeds Narasimha Rao, involved in a fraud case, as chairman of the Indian Congress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitaram_Kesri

2004: The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People’s War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_India_(Maoist)
http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/terroristoutfits/CPI_M.htm

2013: Voters in Sri Lanka’s north have held their first-ever elections for a semi-autonomous council, four years after the army defeated Tamil Tiger rebels.
http://www.france24.com/en/20130921-sri-lanka-tamils-head-polls-key-vote-elections
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24179205

 

On 21 September in Southeast Asian history

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 21, 2017

1629: Jan Pierterzoon Coen, head of the Dutch East India Company, passes away
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Pieterszoon_Coen

1957: Pote Sarasin general secretary of South-East Association Treaty Organization (SEATO) becomes Thailand premier
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Pote%20Sarasin

1965: Singapore is admitted as part of the United Nations

1967: Thai troops arrive in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thai-troops-arrive-in-saigon

1972: Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines signs Proclamation N° 1081 placing the entire country under the martial law
http://countrystudies.us/philippines/28.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/627/today-in-philippine-history-on-september-21-1972-president-ferdinand-e-marcos-placed-the-philippines-under-martial-law
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_No._1081
http://fr.slideshare.net/officialcmbauso/proclamation-no-1081-s-1972

1972-09-21 Martial Law

1981: Birth of Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1736357/
http://lost.wikia.com/wiki/Meilinda_Soerjoko

1984: Brunei joins the United Nations

2001: In East Timor, the first government, led by Mari Alkatiri, leader of Fretilin, is sworn in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

2009: More than a dozen Abu Sayyaf fighters have been killed after government forces attempted to arrest rebel leaders in the southern Philippines
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/20099215128684578.html

2013: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak faced down a threat to his leadership after nominations closed without anybody contesting his presidency of the ruling party
http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/umno-party-polls-najib-muhyiddin-retain-posts-uncontested

On 21 September in Japan’s history

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 21, 2017

1680: Death of Japanese emperor Go-Mizunoo on the throne from 1611 to 1629, born on June 25, 1596
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Mizunoo

1874: Birth of Hishida Shunso,Japanese painter from the Meiji period, who died on September 16, 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hishida_Shuns%C5%8D
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hishida+Shunso&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QTxbUM24PO6U0QWly4CAAg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

Hishida Shunso

1933: Death of Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet, born on August 27, 1896
http://www.kenji-world.net/english/who/who.html
http://apjjf.org/-Roger-Pulvers/2907/article.html

Kenji Miyazawa

1934: Superpower Muroto Typhoon hit in western Honshu, Japan, Japanese government confirmed 3,036 killed. Mainly destroy temples, schools, and other buildings at Osaka

1949: Birth of Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor who died on November 6, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusaku_Matsuda
http://www.midnighteye.com/features/yusaku-matsuda-lost-rebel/ 

1954: Birth of Shinzo Abe, shortly Japanese prime minister (2006-2007) and again since December 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19725705

1954: Death of Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor of the cultured pearl, born on January 25, 1858
https://www.mikimoto.com/en/about-us/history.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mikimoto_Kokichi

2011: Death of Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet, born on July 26, 1939

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/09/23/national/war-fiction-author-henmi-dies-at-72/#.UjxbAstOLmQ

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

2012: Yoshihiko Noda beat three other contenders, winning more than 60 per cent of points available in vote by party members
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129217334147318.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9557376/Japans-ruling-party-backs-prime-minister-in-post.html

2013: Death of Taro Ishida, Japanese actor, born on March 16, 1944
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Taro-Ishida/

 

On 21 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 21, 2017

1328: Birth of Hongwu Emperor of China who died on June 24, 1398

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Hongwu_Emperor_of_China

1428: Birth of Zhu Qiyu, Emperor Jingtai of the Ming Dynasty from 1449 to 1457 as the Jingtai Emperor, who died on March 14, 1457
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Ming/personsmingdaizong.html

1643: Death of Huang Taiji, first emperor of the Chinese Qing dynasty (1626-1643), born on November 28, 1592
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Huang_Taiji

1860: In the Second Opium war, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troop at the Battle of Baliqiao (Pa-Li-Kao)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baliqiao

1863: In Shanghai, the Britain and United States concessions formally merge, becoming the « International Settlement »
http://jflmagazine.com/index.php/2015/06/16/shanghais-history/

concessions

1898: Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days Reform in China
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/cixi-the-woman-behind-the-throne-22312071/

1949: At the opening of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Peking, Mao Zedong announces that the new Chinese government will be « under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. »
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-outlines-the-new-chinese-government

1952: Birth of Emily Lau, Hong Kong democratic activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Lau

1962: Death of Chinese film artist Ouyang Yuqian, born on May 12, 1889
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Ouyang_Yuqian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouyang_Yuqian
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9176.html

1963: The Soviet Union denounces the Chinese will to get atomic weapon at all cost and says that in 1962 the Chinese crossed more than 5,000 times the common border

1985: Death of Gu Long (real name Xiong Yaohua), Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels, born on June 7, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Long

1987: Speaking to US Congress, the Dalai Lama introduces his Five points Peace Plan for Tibet
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/tibet/five-point-peace-plan

1999: Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead
http://wwweic.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/topics/taiwan/