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On 8 October in Asian history

ON 8 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, use the calendar on the right side, or more easy, on Internet, type “On (day + month) in Asian history

Updated on October 8, 2017

1184: In Japan, during the Genpei War, Minamoto no Noriyori launches a new campaign in the Chugoku region with 30,000 warriors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genpei_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Noriyori
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C5%ABgoku_region

1317: Death of the 92th Japanese emperor Fushimi (1293-1298), born on 10 May 1265
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Fushimi

1735: Death of Yongzheng, Chinese emperor since 1723
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yongzheng_Emperor

1740 : Local Chinese assault on Diestpoort, Batavia
http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/object/?id=4905

1856: Qing officials boarded the Arrow, a Hong Kong registered ship, and imprisoned twelve Chinese sailors. The Arrow incident was the start of the Second Opium War (1857-1860)
http://joan-druett.blogspot.fr/2011/10/8-october-1856-arrow-incident-and-more.html
http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/12th-october-1956/12/the-lorcha-arrow-and-the-second-china-war
http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2007/10/08/second-opium-war-arrow-incident-begins-conflict.htm
 1856-10-08-arrow-incident
1879: Birth of Chen Duxiu, first chairman of the Chinese communist party (1921-1927), who died on May 27, 1942, of heart attack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Duxiu

1879: Birth of Ernest Douwes Dekker, Indonesian freedom fighter, who died on August 28, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Douwes_Dekker

1895: The Korea last empress of Korea, Myeongseong (Min-bi), wife of king Gojong, is raped and burned alive by a group of Korean bandits paid by the Japanese ambassador in Korea

http://asianhistory.about.com/od/southkorea/p/Queen-Min-of-Korea.htm?nl=1
http://ethlenn.blogspot.fr/2011/08/assassination-of-empress-myeongseong.html

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2009/08/25/2009082500866.html


1900: Sun Yat-sen launches Huizhou uprising
http://www.zs.gov.cn/english/xinhaiRevolution/news/2.html
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2015/09/27/2003628679

1904: Birth of Akiko Tamura, Japanese actress who died in 1983
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848768/

1919: Birth of Kiichi Miyazawa, Japanese Prime minister from 1991 to 1993 and died on June 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiichi_Miyazawa

1921: Birth of Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Sarmiento

1924: Birth of Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet who died on July 5, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirunalloor_Karunakaran

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

1926 : Birth of Raaj Kumar, Hindi film actor who died on July 3, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raaj_Kumar
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474855/

1930: Birth of Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer who died on February 20, 1996
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-history-composers-and-performers-biographies/toru-takemitsu
https://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2013/feb/11/contemporary-music-guide-toru-takemitsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ017iBbwSE

1932: The Indian Air Force is established
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-october-1932-the-indian-air-force-comes-into-being

1936: Death of Premchand, Indian author, born on July 31, 1880

http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/premchand.html

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

1937: Birth of Ho Fan, Chinese actor and director
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=2244

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

1941: The Battle of Changsha (September 6 – October 8, 1941) was Japan’s second attempt in taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province as part of the second Sino-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1941)

1947: Birth of Toshiya Ito and Ken Teraizumi, Japanese actors
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0411763/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Teraizumi_Ken

1950: Mao Zedong decides the foundation of a Voluntary Corps for Korea

1952: Talks on armistice between United Nations and North Korea are suspended so long the problem of the prisoners of war is not solved

1954: After the French defeat in Vietnam, Vietminh (communist guerilla) occupy Hanoi

1960: Lin Biao introduces his political education program for the People’s Army of Liberation
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/lin-biao/1965/09/peoples_war/ch04.htm

1960-10-08-campagne-education-apl

1968: In the Vietnam War, United States and South Vietnamese forces launch Operation Sealords in the Mekong Delta
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-and-south-vietnamese-navies-commence-operation-sealords
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sealords

1970: Death of Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor, after falling from a helicopter, born on January 28, 1934
http://www.thaiworldview.com/tv/mitr.php

1970: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal for an end of the Vietnam War as « a maneuver to deceive world opinion. »
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-reject-nixons-peace-proposal

1970: Birth of Gauri Khan, wife of Indian actor and producer Shahrukh Khan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauri_Khan
http://www.highheelconfidential.com/tag/gauri-khan/

1972: In Paris, first round of secret talks between U.S. Kissinger and Vietnam Le Duc Tho. Their agreement is rejected by Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/possible-breakthrough-at-paris-peace-talks

1972: Birth of Kim Myung Min, Korean actor
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Myeong-min.php
http://asianmediawiki.com/Kim_Myung-Min

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHZogG_ZiAY&feature=related

1976: Birth of Kim Young-shin, Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1350823/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAjdjdtI6dc

1976: Tanin Kraivixien becomes Thai Prime Minister, up to October 20, 1977 coup d’état by Admiral Sangad Chalawyoo (Kriangsak Chomanan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanin_Kraivichien

1979: Death of Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian activist and politician, born on October 11, 1902

http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/jayaprakash-narayan.html

http://www.indianetzone.com/37/jayaprakash_narayan_indian_freedom_fighter.htm

1997: In North Korea, Kim Jong-il officially takes the titles of general secretary of the Worker’s Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission

1998: Taliban forces attack Iranian border posts. Iran said that three border posts were destroyed before the Taliban forces were forced to retreat.

1998: In Japan Prime Minister Obuchi issue an apology to the people of South Korea for 35 years of brutal colonial rule. Pres. Kim Dae-jung accepts the written apology, the first ever issued by Japan to an individual country for its actions during WW II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/187954.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/09/world/japan-apologizes-forcefully-for-its-occupation-of-korea.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/korea/joint9810.html

1998-10-08 Kim Dae-jung

2001: In a short visit to China, Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi apologies for the suffers endured in China during Japanese invasion

2002: Masatoshi Koshiba, from Japan, is awarded Nobel Prize in Physics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masatoshi_Koshiba
http://www.icepp.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news/Nobel_prize_en.html

2003: Vietnam and US reached a tentative agreement that would allow the first commercial flights between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam war

2005: A powerful quake hits Kashmir with more than 75,000 victims
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/8/newsid_4968000/4968918.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massive-earthquake-hits-kashmir-region

2006: New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pays his first trip abroad to China, aiming to normalize very strained relations since five years
http://english.sina.com/china/1/2006/1008/91202.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/joint0610.html

2006-10-08 Abe Hu

2008: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announces that he will step down from office in next March
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7658735.stm

2008: Maldives islanders in the cramped city of Male and scores of far-flung atolls began voting in the first democratic presidential election in their tiny nation’s history

2009: Kabul blast outside India embassy in Afghanistan. At least 12 people are killed and more than 80 injured in a car bomb explosion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8296137.stm

2009: In Indonesia controversial tycoon Aburizal Bakrie is elected to lead the Golkar party after the Suharto-era ruling party suffered its biggest electoral defeat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aburizal_Bakrie

2010: Liu Xiaobo, an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate repeatedly jailed by the Chinese government for his activism, wins the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/world/09nobel.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/10/20101081305576754.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11505164
http://www.france24.com/en/20101008-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-wins-2010-nobel-peace-prize-tiananmen
http://www.france24.com/en/20101008-china-cries-foul-over-nobel-peace-prize-liu-xiaobo

2011: In South Korea US military officials apologize as they tried to ease growing public anger over 2 US soldiers who have been accused of raping teenage girls
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/world/asia/in-south-korea-american-official-apologizes-over-rape-case.html?_r=0

2012: Scientists from Britain and Japan shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine. John Gurdon (79) of the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, Britain and Shinya Yamanaka (50) of Kyoto University in Japan, discovered ways to create tissue that would act like embryonic cells, without the need to harvest embryos. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2012/press.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/health/research/cloning-and-stem-cell-discoveries-earn-nobel-prize-in-medicine.html?pagewanted=all

2012: Death of Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter, born on March 30, 1955
http://entertainment.inquirer.net/61944/famed-tv-and-film-director-marilou-diaz-abaya-dies
http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2015/03/23/1436378/missing-marilou-diaz-abaya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4sqRVvFi-g

2013: Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader and founder of the first Tibetan Buddhist center in Europe is stabbed to death in China, born in 1940
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2013/10/tibetan-buddhist-teacher-choje-akong-rinpoche-reportedly-assassinated-in-china.html

2014: A North Korean official publicly acknowledges for the first time the existence of « reform through labour » camps, after a highly critical UN report into the country’s human rights record earlier this year, but dismissed the report’s accusations
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/n-korea-official-admits-use-labour-camps-20141080576899804.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/north-korea-admits-using-labour-camps

2016: US President Barack Obama lifts sanctions on Myanmar and pledges to assist the country’s civilian government led by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in carrying on its efforts for political reform and broad-based economic growth
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2026300/us-lifts-sanctions-myanmar-vows-keep-pushing-democratic
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-08/us-lifts-economic-sanctions-on-myanmar/7915136

 

Holidays and observances

India: Air Force Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 8, 2017

1184: In Japan, during the Genpei War, Minamoto no Noriyori launches a new campaign in the Chugoku region with 30,000 warriors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genpei_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Noriyori
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C5%ABgoku_region

1856: Qing officials boarded the Arrow, a Hong Kong registered ship, and imprisoned twelve Chinese sailors. The Arrow incident was the start of the Second Opium War (1857-1860)
http://joan-druett.blogspot.fr/2011/10/8-october-1856-arrow-incident-and-more.html
http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/12th-october-1956/12/the-lorcha-arrow-and-the-second-china-war
http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2007/10/08/second-opium-war-arrow-incident-begins-conflict.htm
 1856-10-08-arrow-incident
1932: The Indian Air Force is established
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-october-1932-the-indian-air-force-comes-into-being

1941: The Battle of Changsha (September 6 – October 8, 1941) was Japan’s second attempt in taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province as part of the second Sino-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1941)

1950: Mao Zedong decides the foundation of a Voluntary Corps for Korea

1952: Talks on armistice between United Nations and North Korea are suspended so long the problem of the prisoners of war is not solved

1954: After the French defeat in Vietnam, Vietminh (communist guerilla) occupy Hanoi

1968: In the Vietnam War, United States and South Vietnamese forces launch Operation Sealords in the Mekong Delta
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-and-south-vietnamese-navies-commence-operation-sealords
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sealords

1970: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal for an end of the Vietnam War as « a maneuver to deceive world opinion. »
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-reject-nixons-peace-proposal

1972: In Paris, first round of secret talks between U.S. Kissinger and Vietnam Le Duc Tho. Their agreement is rejected by Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/possible-breakthrough-at-paris-peace-talks

1998: Taliban forces attack Iranian border posts. Iran said that three border posts were destroyed before the Taliban forces were forced to retreat.

2009: Kabul blast outside India embassy in Afghanistan. At least 12 people are killed and more than 80 injured in a car bomb explosion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8296137.stm

 

Holidays and observances

India: Air Force Day

 

On 8 October in South Asian history

ON 8 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 8, 2017

1924: Birth of Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet who died on July 5, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirunalloor_Karunakaran

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

1926 : Birth of Raaj Kumar, Hindi film actor who died on July 3, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raaj_Kumar
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474855/

https://youtu.be/oTEJXBuzleY

1932: The Indian Air Force is established
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-october-1932-the-indian-air-force-comes-into-being

1936: Death of Premchand, Indian author, born on July 31, 1880
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/premchand.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premchand

1970: Birth of Gauri Khan, wife of Indian actor and producer Shahrukh Khan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauri_Khan
http://www.highheelconfidential.com/tag/gauri-khan/

1979: Death of Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian activist and politician, born on October 11, 1902
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/jayaprakash-narayan.html
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/jayaprakash_narayan_indian_freedom_fighter.htm

1998: Taliban forces attack Iranian border posts. Iran said that three border posts were destroyed before the Taliban forces were forced to retreat.

2005: A powerful quake hits Kashmir with more than 75,000 victims
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/8/newsid_4968000/4968918.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massive-earthquake-hits-kashmir-region

2008: Maldives islanders in the cramped city of Male and scores of far-flung atolls began voting in the first democratic presidential election in their tiny nation’s history

2009: Kabul blast outside India embassy in Afghanistan. At least 12 people are killed and more than 80 injured in a car bomb explosion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8296137.stm

2013: Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader,The founder of the first Tibetan Buddhist center in Europe is stabbed to death in China, born in 1940
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2013/10/tibetan-buddhist-teacher-choje-akong-rinpoche-reportedly-assassinated-in-china.html

 

Holidays and observances

India: Air Force Day

On 8 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 8, 2017

1740 : Local Chinese assault on Diestpoort, Batavia
http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/object/?id=4905

1879: Birth of Ernest Douwes Dekker, Indonesian freedom fighter, who died on August 28, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Douwes_Dekker

1921: Birth of Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Sarmiento

1954: After the French defeat in Vietnam, Vietminh (communist guerilla) occupy Hanoi

1968: In the Vietnam War, United States and South Vietnamese forces launch Operation Sealords in the Mekong Delta
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-and-south-vietnamese-navies-commence-operation-sealords
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sealords

1970: Death of Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor, after falling from a helicopter, born on January 28, 1934
http://www.thaiworldview.com/tv/mitr.php

1970: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal for an end of the Vietnam War as « a maneuver to deceive world opinion. »
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-reject-nixons-peace-proposal

1972: In Paris, first round of secret talks between U.S. Kissinger and Vietnam Le Duc Tho. Their agreement is rejected by Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/possible-breakthrough-at-paris-peace-talks

1976: Tanin Kraivixien becomes Thai Prime Minister, up to October 20, 1977 coup d’état by Admiral Sangad Chalawyoo (Kriangsak Chomanan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanin_Kraivichien

2003: Vietnam and US reached a tentative agreement that would allow the first commercial flights between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam war

2008: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announces that he will step down from office in next March
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7658735.stm

2009: In Indonesia controversial tycoon Aburizal Bakrie is elected to lead the Golkar party after the Suharto-era ruling party suffered its biggest electoral defeat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aburizal_Bakrie

2012: Death of Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter, born on March 30, 1955
http://entertainment.inquirer.net/61944/famed-tv-and-film-director-marilou-diaz-abaya-dies
http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2015/03/23/1436378/missing-marilou-diaz-abaya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4sqRVvFi-g

2016: US President Barack Obama lifts sanctions on Myanmar and pledges to assist the country’s civilian government led by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in carrying on its efforts for political reform and broad-based economic growth
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2026300/us-lifts-sanctions-myanmar-vows-keep-pushing-democratic
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-08/us-lifts-economic-sanctions-on-myanmar/7915136

 

 

On 8 October in Japan’s history

ON 8 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on October 8, 2017

1184: In Japan, during the Genpei War, Minamoto no Noriyori launches a new campaign in the Chugoku region with 30,000 warriors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genpei_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Noriyori
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C5%ABgoku_region

1317: Death of the 92th Japanese emperor Fushimi (1293-1298), born on 10 May 1265
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Fushimi

1895: The Korea last empress of Korea, Myeongseong (Min-bi), wife of king Gojong, raped and burned alive by a group of Korean bandits paid by the Japanese ambassador in Korea
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/southkorea/p/Queen-Min-of-Korea.htm?nl=1
http://ethlenn.blogspot.fr/2011/08/assassination-of-empress-myeongseong.html
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2009/08/25/2009082500866.html


1904: Birth of Akiko Tamura, Japanese actress who died in 1983
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848768/

1919: Birth of Kiichi Miyazawa, Japanese Prime minister from 1991 to 1993 and died on June 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiichi_Miyazawa

1930: Birth of Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer who died on February 20, 1996
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-history-composers-and-performers-biographies/toru-takemitsu
https://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2013/feb/11/contemporary-music-guide-toru-takemitsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ017iBbwSE

1941: The Battle of Changsha (September 6 – October 8, 1941) was Japan’s second attempt in taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province as part of the second Sino-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1941)

1947: Birth of Toshiya Ito and Ken Teraizumi, Japanese actors
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0411763/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Teraizumi_Ken

1987: Birth of Aya Hirano, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Hirano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT8W5D4SGiY

1998: In Japan Prime Minister Obuchi issue an apology to the people of South Korea for 35 years of brutal colonial rule. Pres. Kim Dae-jung accepts the written apology, the first ever issued by Japan to an individual country for its actions during WW II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/187954.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/09/world/japan-apologizes-forcefully-for-its-occupation-of-korea.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/korea/joint9810.html

1998-10-08 Kim Dae-jung

2001: In a short visit to China, Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi apologies for the suffers endured in China during Japanese invasion

2002: Masatoshi Koshiba, from Japan, is awarded Nobel Prize in Physics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masatoshi_Koshiba
http://www.icepp.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news/Nobel_prize_en.html

2006: New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pays his first trip abroad to China, aiming to normalize very strained relations since five years
http://english.sina.com/china/1/2006/1008/91202.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/joint0610.html

2006-10-08 Abe Hu

2012: Scientists from Britain and Japan shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine. John Gurdon (79) of the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, Britain and Shinya Yamanaka (50) of Kyoto University in Japan, discovered ways to create tissue that would act like embryonic cells, without the need to harvest embryos. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2012/press.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/health/research/cloning-and-stem-cell-discoveries-earn-nobel-prize-in-medicine.html?pagewanted=all

 

On 8 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on October 8, 2017

1735: Death of Yongzheng, Chinese emperor since 1723
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yongzheng_Emperor

1740 : Local Chinese assault on Diestpoort, Batavia
http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/object/?id=4905

1856: Qing officials boarded the Arrow, a Hong Kong registered ship, and imprisoned twelve Chinese sailors. The Arrow incident was the start of the Second Opium War (1857-1860)
http://joan-druett.blogspot.fr/2011/10/8-october-1856-arrow-incident-and-more.html
http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/12th-october-1956/12/the-lorcha-arrow-and-the-second-china-war
http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2007/10/08/second-opium-war-arrow-incident-begins-conflict.htm

1856-10-08-arrow-incident

1879: Birth of Chen Duxiu, first chairman of the Chinese communist party (1921-1927), who died on May 27, 1942, of heart attack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Duxiu

1900: Sun Yat-sen launches Huizhou uprising
http://www.zs.gov.cn/english/xinhaiRevolution/news/2.html
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2015/09/27/2003628679

1937: Birth of Ho Fan, Chinese actor and director
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=2244

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

1941: The Battle of Changsha (September 6 – October 8, 1941) was Japan’s second attempt in taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province as part of the second Sino-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1941)

1950: Mao Zedong decides the foundation of a Voluntary Corps for Korea

1960: Lin Biao introduces his political education program for the People’s Army of Liberation
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/lin-biao/1965/09/peoples_war/ch04.htm

1960-10-08-campagne-education-apl

2001: In a short visit to China, Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi apologies for the suffers endured in China during Japanese invasion

2006: New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pays his first trip abroad to China, aiming to normalize very strained relations since five years
http://english.sina.com/china/1/2006/1008/91202.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/joint0610.html

2006-10-08 Abe Hu

2010: Liu Xiaobo, an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate repeatedly jailed by the Chinese government for his activism, wins the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/world/09nobel.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/10/20101081305576754.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11505164
http://www.france24.com/en/20101008-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-wins-2010-nobel-peace-prize-tiananmen
http://www.france24.com/en/20101008-china-cries-foul-over-nobel-peace-prize-liu-xiaobo

2013: Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader,The founder of the first Tibetan Buddhist center in Europe is stabbed to death in China, born in 1940
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2013/10/tibetan-buddhist-teacher-choje-akong-rinpoche-reportedly-assassinated-in-china.html