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On 1st October in Asian history

ON 1st OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 1, 2017

686: Death of Tenmu, Japanese emperor since 672, born in 631
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tenmu
http://www.mustlovejapan.com/subject/tenmu_jito_kofun/

1644: Chinese Emperor Shunzi is enthroned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunzhi_Emperor

1842: Birth of Sir S. Subramania Iyer, Indian lawyer and jurist who died on December 5, 1924
http://www.ts-adyar.org/content/sir-s-subramania-iyer-1842-1924
http://www.vandemataram.com/biographies/patriots/iyer.htm

1847: Birth of Annie Besant, President of Theosophical Society of India; who founded Home Rule League in 1916 and demand self rule in India. She became the first woman president of Indian National Congress, died on September 20, 1933
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/annie-besant.html

1868: Death of King Mongkut (Rama IV). He is succeeded by Chulalongkorn  (Rama V)
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mongkut

1878: Death of Mindon Min, Burmese king, born on July 8, 1808
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/mindon-min
http://www.gskenney.com/ginger/photographs/mandalay-on-the-trail-of-king-mindon-min/

1884: In the Sino-French War, French forces take Jilong in Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-French_War

1887: Birth of Shizuichi Tanaka, Japanese general who shot himself on August 24, 1945
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=372
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuichi_Tanaka

1887: Baluchistan is conquered by the British
http://balochsarmachar.wordpress.com/baloch%C2%A0hisotry/

1896: Birth of Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first Prime Minister, assassinated on October 16, 1951
http://storyofpakistan.com/liaquat-ali-khan
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/liaquat-ali-khan-7279.php

1901: Death of Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan from 1880
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdor_Rahman_Khan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9518.html

1904: Birth of A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader, who died on March 22, 1977
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._K._Gopalan

1906: Birth of Sachin Dev Burman, Indian composer and singer who died on October 31,. 1975
http://chandrakantha.com/biodata/SD_Burman.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._D._Burma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efeDjIA9nYI

1919: Birth of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter who died on May 24, 2000
http://www.hindilyrics.net/profiles/majrooh-sultanpuri.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/majrooh-sultanpuri.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3qr0p2hio

1922: Birth of Chen-Ning Yan, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel physics laureate 1957
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1957/yang-bio.html

1922: Birth of Kim Ki-young, South Korean film director, who died in a fire on February 5, 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ki-young
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453579/

1923: The Causeway, first bridge linking Singapore and Malaysia opened to traffic
 
1927: Birth of Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Gall
http://www.classictravelbooks.com/authors/gall.htm

1928: Birth of Zhu Rongji (Chinese Prime Minister 1998-2003)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Rongji
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MI20Df01.html

Zhu Rongji 2

1928: Birth of Sivaji Ganesan, Indian actor who died on July 21, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivaji_Ganesan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdnOlP94x2g

1930: Birth of  Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
http://www.worldmayor.com/manifestos05/karachi_05.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naimatullah_Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0PtK5L4JBg

1937: The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handa,_Aichi

1946: Daegu October Incident occurs in Allied occupied Korea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_Uprising_of_1946
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/570757.html

1946-10-01-daegu-incident

1949: The People’s Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-proclaims-peoples-republic-of-china
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9324.html
http://www.china-profile.com/history/indepth/id_0.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra9X7V5B5oE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1950: General Douglas MacArthur officially returned Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee while South Korea forces cross the 38th parallel

1950: Vo Nguyen Giap’s Viet Minh forces start an attack on the string of French forts along the Chinese border

1952: In the Japanese general elections, the Liberal Party gets an absolute majority. The Communists loses all their seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1952
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1950965?uid=3738016&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21104717003177

1953: Signature in Washington of a mutual defense treaty with the Republic of Korea
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/kor001.asp

1953-10-01 Sigining of theROK-U_S Mutual Defense Agreement

1955: The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is established
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9533.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang

1958: Birth of Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masato_Nakamura
http://www.ocremix.org/composer/id/26/masato-nakamura/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9G2h_yC110

1959: Communist China celebrates its tenth anniversary . Attending Nikita Khrushchev advices Beijing to avoid affronting capitalist world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_anniversary_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9538.html

1960: At Beijing, signature of a definitive Border Treaty with Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9357.html
https://books.google.fr/books?id=JmqKIm2nikoC&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167&dq=1960+signature+of+border+treaty+with+burma&source=bl&ots=1qcJD_Q7_q&sig=U9eIqPCmK9kvhUNaYILHD4exSjU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSyvCb1c3WAhWGuBQKHQMNAPUQ6AEIPTAE#v=onepage&q=1960%20signature%20of%20border%20treaty%20with%20burma&f=false

1961: South Vietnam requests a bilateral defense treaty with USA
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnam-requests-a-bilateral-defense-treaty

1964: At the call of the communist party, hunger demonstrations in New Delhi

1964: The Shinkansen ( Bullet Train ) network of high-speed railway lines in Japan opens to co-incide with the Tokyo Olympics with the first trains traveling at 210 km/h
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/09/20/editorials/half-century-shinkansen/#.VCsJlL1OLTY

1964 Shinkansen_type_0

1965: General Suharto crushes the September 30 attempted coup in Indonesia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suharto-crushes-indonesian-coup

1965-09-suharto

1970: Birth of Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gam_Wu-seong
http://www.cinemasie.com/en/fiche/personne/gamwuseong/

1970: Birth of Jung Joon-ho, South Korean actor and singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Jung_Joon_Ho
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=140

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmiWryES2BU

1970: Mao Zedong invites American writer Edgar Snow to the National Day celebration on the Tian’anmen rostrum, sending a signal to the United States that China is willing to improve relations with the United States

1971: Birth of Song Il-gook, Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Il_Gook
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=22

1971: Birth of Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigi_Lai
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0481687/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgaWUMm80TU

1973: Death of former Afghan Prime Minister Mohammad Hashem Malwandwal after 11 days of continuous torture
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1309&dat=19731004&id=BVUuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hn0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=1515,3265526
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000200633.pdf

1975: Birth of  Kim Suna, Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Suna
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6a8qr_kim-sun-ah-interview_music

1977: Pol Pot, leader of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge attends the National Day ceremony in Beijing
https://natethayer.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/pot-pot-briefs-china-in-19977-that-khmer-rouge-killings-underway/

1977-10-01-pol-pot-pekin

1988: Death of Sri Sultan Hamengku buwono IX, second vice-president of Indonesia, born in April 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Sultan_Hamengkubuwono_IX

2001: A Pakistan-based militant group attacks the state legislature in Indian-ruled Kashmir, killing 38 people

2004: Death of Kim Kumija, Japanese actress born on October 11, 1958
http://www.us.imdb.com/name/nm1065704/maindetails
http://asianmediawiki.com/Kumija_Kim

2005: Three attacks by Jemaah Islamiyah on two tourist clubs in Bali cause 26 dead and 100 wounded
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/1/newsid_4965000/4965712.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/terrorists-strike-again-in-bali

2006: Death of Jun Tatara, Japanese actor, born on August 4, 1917
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851071/

2006: Retired General Surayud Chulanont, member of the king council is named Thailand prime minister under the control of the Defense National Council led by General Sonthi
http://www.asiantribune.com/index.php?q=node/2252

2007: In Thailand, General Sonthi quits as leader of Defense National Council and is replaced by the Air Force commander Chalit Pukbhasuk

2009: China Celebrates 60 Years of Communism
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02china.html?_r=1&ref=global-home

2010: China launches its second lunar exploration probe, boosting the country’s efforts to rise as a major space power eventually capable of landing a man on the moon
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39438559/ns/technology_and_science-space/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11453384

2010: Kim Hwang-sik sworn in as prime minister of South Korea
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2010/10/01/31/0301000000AEN20101001008700315F.HTML

2010: Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf apologizes for « negative » actions he took while in power, as he launches his new political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League, in London
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11450507
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/09/29/pakistan.musharraf.interview/index.html

2011: Karzai abandons peace talks with the Taliban
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15134128
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Karzai-Talking-Peace-With-Taliban-Futile–130905948.html

2012: A Cambodian court has jailed a prominent journalist and land rights campaigner Mam Sonando for 20 years on charges of inciting rebellion.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19783123

2013: Quader Chowdhury, of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is found guilty of torture, rape and genocide during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/bangladesh-mp-sentenced-death-201310171446700799.html

http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-sentences-lawmaker-to-death-for-war-crimes/1760364.html

2014: Students demonstrators in Hong Kong have vowed to step up their mass pro-democracy protests if Chief Executive CY Leung does not resign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29448338
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/defiant-hong-kong-protesters-demand-leader-steps-down?page=0%2C0
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/10/02/2003601064

2015 : Afghan troops recapture the strategic northern city of Kunduz, three days after losing the provincial capital in a humbling defeat for Kabul and its U.S. allies
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/01/us-afghanistan-attack-idUSKCN0RU07Y20151001

Holidays and observances

National Day of the People’s Republic of China

Indonesia: Pancasila Sanctity Day

South Korea: Armed Forces Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 1st October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICS AND STRATEGY ON 1st OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 1, 2017

1884: In the Sino-French War, French forces take Jilong in Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-French_War

1887: Baluchistan is conquered by the British
http://balochsarmachar.wordpress.com/baloch%C2%A0hisotry/

1946: Daegu October Incident occurs in Allied occupied Korea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_Uprising_of_1946
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/570757.html

1946-10-01-daegu-incident


1949: The People’s Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-proclaims-peoples-republic-of-china
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9324.html
http://www.china-profile.com/history/indepth/id_0.htm

1950: General Douglas MacArthur officially returned Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee while South Korea forces cross the 38th parallel

1950: Vo Nguyen Giap’s Viet Minh forces start an attack on the string of French forts along the Chinese border

1953: Signature in Washington of a mutual defense treaty with the Republic of Korea

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/kor001.asp

1953-10-01 Sigining of theROK-U_S Mutual Defense Agreement

1960: At Beijing, signature of a definitive Border Treaty with Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9357.html
https://books.google.fr/books?id=JmqKIm2nikoC&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167&dq=1960+signature+of+border+treaty+with+burma&source=bl&ots=1qcJD_Q7_q&sig=U9eIqPCmK9kvhUNaYILHD4exSjU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSyvCb1c3WAhWGuBQKHQMNAPUQ6AEIPTAE#v=onepage&q=1960%20signature%20of%20border%20treaty%20with%20burma&f=false

1961: South Vietnam requests a bilateral defense treaty with USA
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnam-requests-a-bilateral-defense-treaty

2001: A Pakistan-based militant group attacks the state legislature in Indian-ruled Kashmir, killing 38 people

2005: Three attacks by Jemaah Islamiyah on two tourist clubs in Bali cause 26 dead and 100 wounded
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/1/newsid_4965000/4965712.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/terrorists-strike-again-in-bali

2015 : Afghan troops recapture the strategic northern city of Kunduz, three days after losing the provincial capital in a humbling defeat for Kabul and its U.S. allies
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/01/us-afghanistan-attack-idUSKCN0RU07Y20151001

 

Holidays and observances

National Day of the People’s Republic of China

 

 

On 1st October in Southeast Asian history

ON 1st OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 1, 2017

1868: Death of King Mongkut (Rama IV). He is succeeded by Chulalongkorn  (Rama V)
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mongkut

1878: Death of Mindon Min, Burmese king, born on July 8, 1808
http://www.myanmars.net/myanmar-history/king-mindon.htm
http://www.gskenney.com/ginger/photographs/mandalay-on-the-trail-of-king-mindon-min/

1923: The Causeway, first bridge linking Singapore and Malaysia opened to traffic
 
1927: Birth of Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Gall
http://www.classictravelbooks.com/authors/gall.htm

1950: Vo Nguyen Giap’s Viet Minh forces start an attack on the string of French forts along the Chinese border

1960: At Beijing, signature of a definitive Border Treaty with Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9357.html
https://books.google.fr/books?id=JmqKIm2nikoC&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167&dq=1960+signature+of+border+treaty+with+burma&source=bl&ots=1qcJD_Q7_q&sig=U9eIqPCmK9kvhUNaYILHD4exSjU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSyvCb1c3WAhWGuBQKHQMNAPUQ6AEIPTAE#v=onepage&q=1960%20signature%20of%20border%20treaty%20with%20burma&f=false

1961: South Vietnam requests a bilateral defense treaty with USA
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnam-requests-a-bilateral-defense-treaty

1965: General Suharto crushes attempted September 30 movement coup and sizes power (See 30 September)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suharto-crushes-indonesian-coup

1965-09-suharto

1977: Pol Pot, leader of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge attends the National Day ceremony in Beijing
https://natethayer.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/pot-pot-briefs-china-in-19977-that-khmer-rouge-killings-underway/

1977-10-01-pol-pot-pekin

1988: Death of Sri Sultan Hamengku buwono IX, second vice-president of Indonesia, born in April 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Sultan_Hamengkubuwono_IX

2005: Three attacks by Jemaah Islamiyah on two tourist clubs in Bali cause 26 dead and 100 wounded
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/1/newsid_4965000/4965712.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/terrorists-strike-again-in-bali

2006: Retired General Surayud Chulanont, member of the king council is named Thailand prime minister under the control of the Defense National Council led by General Sonthi
http://www.asiantribune.com/index.php?q=node/2252

2007: In Thailand, General Sonthi quits as leader of Defense National Council and is replaced by the Air Force commander Chalit Pukbhasuk

2012: A Cambodian court jails a prominent journalist and land rights campaigner Mam Sonando for 20 years on charges of inciting rebellion.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19783123

 

Holidays and observances

Indonesia: Pancasila Sanctity Day

On 1st October in Japan’s history

1st OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 1, 2017

686: Death of Tenmu, Japanese emperor since 672, born in 631
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tenmu
http://www.mustlovejapan.com/subject/tenmu_jito_kofun/

1887: Birth of Shizuichi Tanaka, Japanese general who shot himself on August 24, 1945

http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=372

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

1937: The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handa,_Aichi

1952: In the Japanese general elections, the Liberal Party gets an absolute majority. The Communists loses all their seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1952
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1950965?uid=3738016&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21104717003177

1958: Birth of Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masato_Nakamura
http://www.ocremix.org/composer/id/26/masato-nakamura/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9G2h_yC110

1964: The Shinkansen ( Bullet Train ) network of high-speed railway lines in Japan opens to co-incide with the Tokyo Olympics with the first trains traveling at 210 km/h
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/09/20/editorials/half-century-shinkansen/#.VCsJlL1OLTY

1964 Shinkansen_type_0

1986: Birth of Sayaka Kanda, Japanese singer
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Sayaka_Kanda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ey67y84XDw

1987: Birth of Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroki_Aiba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw4xoTXftiI&p=2FEE41B0021FAD8F&playnext=1&index=8

2004: Death of Kim Kumija, Japanese actress born on October 11, 1958
http://www.us.imdb.com/name/nm1065704/maindetails
http://asianmediawiki.com/Kumija_Kim

2006: Death of Jun Tatara, Japanese actor, born on August 4, 1917
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851071/

 

On 1st October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 1st OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on October 1, 2017

1644: Chinese Emperor Shunzi is enthroned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunzhi_Emperor

1884: In the Sino-French War, French forces take Jilong in Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-French_War

1922: Birth of Chen-Ning Yan, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel physics laureate 1957
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1957/yang-bio.html

1928: Birth of Zhu Rongji, Chinese Prime Minister from 1998 to 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Rongji
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MI20Df01.html

Zhu Rongji 2


1949: The People’s Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-proclaims-peoples-republic-of-china
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9324.html
http://www.china-profile.com/history/indepth/id_0.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra9X7V5B5oE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1949: The Central People’s Government Committee held its first meeting

1955: The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is established
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9533.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang

1959: Communist China celebrates its tenth anniversary . Attending Nikita Khrushchev advices Beijing to avoid affronting capitalist world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_anniversary_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9538.html

1960: At Beijing, signature of a definitive Border Treaty with Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9357.html
https://books.google.fr/books?id=JmqKIm2nikoC&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167&dq=1960+signature+of+border+treaty+with+burma&source=bl&ots=1qcJD_Q7_q&sig=U9eIqPCmK9kvhUNaYILHD4exSjU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSyvCb1c3WAhWGuBQKHQMNAPUQ6AEIPTAE#v=onepage&q=1960%20signature%20of%20border%20treaty%20with%20burma&f=false

1970: Chairman Mao Zedong invites American writer Edgar Snow to the National Day celebration on the Tian’anmen rostrum, sending a signal to the United States that China is willing to improve relations with the United States

1971: Birth of Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigi_Lai
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0481687/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgaWUMm80TU

1977: Pol Pot, leader of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge attends the National Day ceremony in Beijinghttps://natethayer.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/pot-pot-briefs-china-in-19977-that-khmer-rouge-killings-underway/

1977-10-01-pol-pot-pekin

2009: China Celebrates 60 Years of Communism
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02china.html?_r=1&ref=global-home

2010: China launches its second lunar exploration probe, boosting the country’s efforts to rise as a major space power eventually capable of landing a man on the moon
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39438559/ns/technology_and_science-space/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11453384

2014: Students demonstrators in Hong Kong have vowed to step up their mass pro-democracy protests if Chief Executive CY Leung does not resign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29448338
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/defiant-hong-kong-protesters-demand-leader-steps-down?page=0%2C0
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/10/02/2003601064

 

Holidays and observances

National Day of the People’s Republic of China