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On 20 October in Asian history

1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

ON 20 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 20, 2017

1603: Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

1868: In Japan, Beginning of the Battle of Hakodate between samurai, helped by French advisors, and the imperial army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hakodate

1884: Birth of Don Stephen Senanayake, first PM of Ceylon (1947-1952) who died on March 22, 1952
 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lkawgw/dss2.html

1887: Birth of Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Japanese founder of a collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family, who died on April 12, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Yasuhiko_Asaka
http://www.moreorless.net.au/killers/asaka.html

1897: Birth of Yi Un, husband of the last Korean crown Princess Euimin (Yi Bangja), who died on May 1, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Un

1906: Death of Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born on 29 April 1848
http://www.cyberkerala.com/rajaravivarma/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tbbcvjzIA4

1909: Birth of Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter, who died on October 20, 1993 (see also below)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugiyama_Yasushi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Sugiyama+Yasushi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=STSfTuDDBcqe-waHvNGDDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

1910: Birth of Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright who died on August 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Liting

1927: Birth of Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet who died on May 30, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunturu_Seshendra_Sarma

1928: Birth of Li Peng, Chinese prime minister (1987-1998), nicknamed “the butcher of Tian’anmen”
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/li-peng
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Peng

Li Peng 4X5

1934: Birth of Empress Michiko, wife of the reigning Japan’s emperor Akihito
http://theesotericcuriosa.blogspot.fr/2011/02/behind-chrysanthemum-curtain-apparent.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko_of_Japan

1935: In China, end of the Long March. Mao Zedong arrives to Yenan
http://www.history.com/topics/long-march
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maos-long-march-concludes

1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

1944: General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, stepping ashore at Leyte, 2 1/2 years after he’d said, « I shall return.”


http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944philippines.php

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2008-10-19&e=327&c=1
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/697/today-in-philippine-history-october-20-1944-general-douglas-macarthur-landed-in-palo-leyte-to-reclaim-the-philippines-from-the-japanese

1944: Birth of Nalin de Silva, Sri Lankan theoretical physicist, philosopher and a political analyst
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalin_de_Silva

1945: In a plebiscite reportedly unanimous, Outer Mongolia declared its independence, later accepted by China
https://books.google.fr/books?id=xT9ZCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA1906&lpg=PA1906&dq=1945+Outer+Mongolia+declared+its+independence&source=bl&ots=qXEvptZj3i&sig=pJysSVa-jmIBJP_FAFa38pBLTE0&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBGoVChMImo6Rp_POyAIVgn4aCh13BwDm#v=onepage&q=1945%20Outer%20Mongolia%20declared%20its%20independence&f=false

1949: Official end of the Second Eastern Turkestan Republic existing in three districts of Xinjiang since November 12, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_East_Turkestan_Republic

1951: Opening of talks between Japan and South Korea to solve after World War II disputes

1958: In Thailand, a second coup d’état by army chief Sarit Thanarat takes place, allegedly because of the government failed to solve economic problems
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sarit_Thanarat

1962: China launches an offensive again India positions in NEFA and Laddakh up to November 22


http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/india-china-war-of-1962/1/528159.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-China-invade-India-in-1962

1962: Birth of Dave Wong, Hong Kong/Taiwanese singer-songwriter
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wong_dave.htm

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

1962: Vong Savang, the son of the king of Laos Savang Vatthana is named crown Prince
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11724227

1964: Relations between South Vietnam, the United States, and Cambodia strongly deteriorate
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/relations-between-south-vietnam-the-united-states-and-cambodia-deteriorate

1967: Death of Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese Prime Minister (1946-1954), born on September 22, 1878
http://www.nndb.com/people/924/000111591/

1967: Birth of Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Marco_Ngai

1967: Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_3153000/3153144.stm

1969: The Sino-Soviet border negotiations resume in Beijing

1971: Second secret trip of Henry Kissinger to Beijing (up to 26)

1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_2489000/2489855.stm

1977: In Thailand, military coup d’état led by Kriangsak Chomanan ousts Tanin Kraivixien
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chomanan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanin_Kraivixien


1982: Julius Jayewardene is reelected president of Sri Lanka with 52,9 % of the votes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_presidential_election,_1982

1983: Birth of Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takayuki_Yamada
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1357.htm

1986: Birth of Priyanka Sharma, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priyanka_Sharma

1988: Birth of Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risa_Niigaki

1993: Death of Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter, born on October 20, 1909 (see upper)
http://www.polamuseum.or.jp/english/collection/highlights5/
 https://www.google.fr/search?q=Sugiyama+Yasushi&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=MpdiUorJF8SW0AWy74HwDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Yasushi Sugiyama

1999: Indian Parliament’s inaugural session after the BJP victory with Atal Bahiri Vajpayee as Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi as leader of the opposition
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/480132.stm

1999: Abdurrahman Wahid is elected the 4th president of Indonesia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/indonesia/profiles/351413.stm

2009: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono becomes the first president of Indonesia to be sworn in for a second term, consolidating political stability in the sprawling southeast Asian archipelago
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009102071717146398.html

2010: Death of Farooq Leghari, 8th president of Pakistan (1993-1997), born on May 29, 1940
http://pakistaniat.com/2010/10/19/farooq-leghari/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11584496

2010: 150 elected representatives to Pakistan’s parliament and regional assemblies have been suspended by the election commission for not declaring their assets. That decision means the legislators cannot attend house sessions or vote
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/20101018164549518963.html

2012: Bangladesh mutiny: 723 border guards jailed. Nearly 6,000 people have now been jailed for the mutiny over pay and conditions, which left 74 people dead.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20018665
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=254694

2013: Hong Kong Television Network: Protest over licence ruling. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against what they see as a lack of government transparency and accountability.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24600971

2013: Jamalul Kiram III, 75 — who described himself as the « Sultan of Sulu » after a group of islands in the southern Philippines — died at a government hospital but remained defiant to the end.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/88357/heir-of-sulu-sultanate-dies

2014: Widodo, the first Indonesian president not to come from the ranks of the country’s established political, business and military elite, took the oath of office in a ceremony at the parliament in the capital, Jakarta, attended by regional leaders and US Secretary of State John Kerry
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/new-indonesian-president-widodo-sworn-2014102041655878556.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/indonesia/11173758/Indonesia-new-president-who-is-Joko-Widodo.html

2015: Nearly 400 mostly elderly and frail South Koreans have reunited with family members in North Korea, in a tearful meeting more than 60 years after they were separated by the Korean War
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-10-20/koreans-reunite-during-tearful-family-meeting-60-years-after-separation-by-war/1505492
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/20/poignant-moments-as-korean-families-wrenched-by-war-meet-again/

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 20 October in Asian history

1944-10

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 20 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 20, 2017

1603: Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

1868: In Japan, Beginning of the Battle of Hakodate between samurai, helped by French advisors, and the imperial army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hakodate

1944: General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, stepping ashore at Leyte, 2 1/2 years after he’d said, « I shall return.”


http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944philippines.php
http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2008-10-19&e=327&c=1
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/697/today-in-philippine-history-october-20-1944-general-douglas-macarthur-landed-in-palo-leyte-to-reclaim-the-philippines-from-the-japanese

1945: In a plebiscite reportedly unanimous, Outer Mongolia declared its independence, later accepted by China
https://books.google.fr/books?id=xT9ZCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA1906&lpg=PA1906&dq=1945+Outer+Mongolia+declared+its+independence&source=bl&ots=qXEvptZj3i&sig=pJysSVa-jmIBJP_FAFa38pBLTE0&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBGoVChMImo6Rp_POyAIVgn4aCh13BwDm#v=onepage&q=1945%20Outer%20Mongolia%20declared%20its%20independence&f=false

1949: Official end of the Second Eastern Turkestan Republic existing in three districts of Xinjiang since November 12, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_East_Turkestan_Republic

1951: Opening of talks between Japan and South Korea to solve after World War II disputes

1962: China launches an offensive again India positions in NEFA and Laddakh up to November 22


http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/india-china-war-of-1962/1/528159.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-China-invade-India-in-1962

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS3FhlWX7FY

1967: Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_3153000/3153144.stm

1969: The Sino-Soviet border negotiations resume in Beijing

1971: Second secret trip of Henry Kissinger to Beijing (up to 26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 20 October in South Asian history

ON 20 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 20, 2017

1884: Birth of Don Stephen Senanayake, first PM of Ceylon (1947-1952) who died on March 22, 1952
 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lkawgw/dss2.html

1906: Death of Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born on 29 April 1848
http://www.cyberkerala.com/rajaravivarma/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tbbcvjzIA4

1927: Birth of Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet who died on May 30, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunturu_Seshendra_Sarma

1944: Birth of Nalin de Silva, Sri Lankan theoretical physicist, philosopher and a political analyst
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalin_de_Silva

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH0c-_JzQoE

1949: Official end of the Second Eastern Turkestan Republic existing in three districts of Xinjiang since November 12, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_East_Turkestan_Republic

1962: China launches an offensive again India positions in NEFA and Laddakh up to November 22


http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/india-china-war-of-1962/1/528159.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-China-invade-India-in-1962

1969: The Sino-Soviet border negotiations resume in Beijing

1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_2489000/2489855.stm

1982: Julius Jayewardene is reelected president of Sri Lanka with 52,9 % of the votes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_presidential_election,_1982

1986: Birth of Priyanka Sharma, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priyanka_Sharma

1999: Indian Parliament’s inaugural session after the BJP victory with Atal Bahiri Vajpayee as Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi as leader of the opposition
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/480132.stm

2010: Death of Farooq Leghari, 8th president of Pakistan (1993-1997), born on May 29, 1940
http://pakistaniat.com/2010/10/19/farooq-leghari/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11584496

2010: 150 elected representatives to Pakistan’s parliament and regional assemblies have been suspended by the election commission for not declaring their assets. That decision means the legislators cannot attend house sessions or vote
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/20101018164549518963.html

2012: Bangladesh mutiny: 723 border guards jailed. Nearly 6,000 people have now been jailed for the mutiny over pay and conditions, which left 74 people dead.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20018665
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=254694

On 20 October in Southeast Asian history

1944-10

ON 20 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 20, 2017

1603: Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

1944: General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, stepping ashore at Leyte, 2 1/2 years after he’d said, « I shall return.”


http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944philippines.php

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2008-10-19&e=327&c=1https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/697/today-in-philippine-history-october-20-1944-general-douglas-macarthur-landed-in-palo-leyte-to-reclaim-the-philippines-from-the-japanese

1958: In Thailand, a second coup d’état by army chief Sarit Thanarat takes place, allegedly because of the government failed to solve economic problems
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sarit_Thanarat

1962: Vong Savang, the son of the king of Laos Savang Vatthana is named crown Prince
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11724227

1964: Relations between South Vietnam, the United States, and Cambodia strongly deteriorate
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/relations-between-south-vietnam-the-united-states-and-cambodia-deteriorate

1967: Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_3153000/3153144.stm

1977: In Thailand, military coup d’état led by Kriangsak Chomanan ousts Tanin Kraivixien
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chomanan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanin_Kraivixien

1999: Abdurrahman Wahid is elected the 4th president of Indonesia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/indonesia/profiles/351413.stm

2009: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono becomes the first president of Indonesia to be sworn in for a second term, consolidating political stability in the sprawling southeast Asian archipelago
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009102071717146398.html

2013: Jamalul Kiram III, 75 — who described himself as the « Sultan of Sulu » after a group of islands in the southern Philippines — died at a government hospital but remained defiant to the end.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/88357/heir-of-sulu-sultanate-dies

2014: Widodo, the first Indonesian president not to come from the ranks of the country’s established political, business and military elite, took the oath of office in a ceremony at the parliament in the capital, Jakarta, attended by regional leaders and US Secretary of State John Kerry
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/new-indonesian-president-widodo-sworn-2014102041655878556.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/indonesia/11173758/Indonesia-new-president-who-is-Joko-Widodo.html

On 20 October in Japan’s history

ON 20 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on October 20, 2017

1868: In Japan, Beginning of the Battle of Hakodate between samurai, helped by French advisors, and the imperial army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hakodate

1887: Birth of Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Japanese founder of a collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family, who died on April 12, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Yasuhiko_Asaka
http://www.moreorless.net.au/killers/asaka.html

1909: Birth of Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter, who died on October 20, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugiyama_Yasushi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Sugiyama+Yasushi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=STSfTuDDBcqe-waHvNGDDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

1934: Birth of Japanese empress Michiko Shoda
http://theesotericcuriosa.blogspot.fr/2011/02/behind-chrysanthemum-curtain-apparent.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko_of_Japan

1944: General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, stepping ashore at Leyte, 2 1/2 years after he’d said, « I shall return.”
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944philippines.php
http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2008-10-19&e=327&c=1
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/697/today-in-philippine-history-october-20-1944-general-douglas-macarthur-landed-in-palo-leyte-to-reclaim-the-philippines-from-the-japanese

1951: Opening of talks between Japan and South Korea to solve after World War II disputes

1961: Birth of Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michie_Tomizawa
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=297

1967: Death of Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese Prime Minister (1946-1954), born on September 22, 1878
http://www.nndb.com/people/924/000111591/

1983: Birth of Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takayuki_Yamada
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1357.htm

1988: Birth of Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risa_Niigaki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRzs7uE1hjw

1993: Death of Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter, born on October 20, 1909
http://www.polamuseum.or.jp/english/collection/highlights5/
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Sugiyama+Yasushi&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=MpdiUorJF8SW0AWy74HwDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Yasushi Sugiyama

 

On 20 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

ON 20 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 20, 2017

1603: Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

1910: Birth of Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright who died on August 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Liting

1928: Birth of Li Peng, Chinese prime minister (1987-1998), nicknamed “the butcher of Tian’anmen”
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/li-peng
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Peng

Li Peng 4X5

1935: In China, end of the Long March. Mao Zedong arrives to Yenan
http://www.history.com/topics/long-march
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maos-long-march-concludes1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

1945: In a plebiscite reportedly unanimous, Outer Mongolia declared its independence, later accepted by China
https://books.google.fr/books?id=xT9ZCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA1906&lpg=PA1906&dq=1945+Outer+Mongolia+declared+its+independence&source=bl&ots=qXEvptZj3i&sig=pJysSVa-jmIBJP_FAFa38pBLTE0&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBGoVChMImo6Rp_POyAIVgn4aCh13BwDm#v=onepage&q=1945%20Outer%20Mongolia%20declared%20its%20independence&f=false

1949: Official end of the Second Eastern Turkestan Republic existing in three districts of Xinjiang since November 12, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_East_Turkestan_Republic

1962: China launches an offensive again India positions in NEFA and Laddakh up to November 22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War

1962: Birth of Dave Wong, Hong Kong/Taiwanese singer-songwriter
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wong_dave.htm

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

1967: Birth of Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Marco_Ngai

1969: The Sino-Soviet border negotiations resume in Beijing

1971: Second secret trip of Henry Kissinger to Beijing (up to 26)

1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_2489000/2489855.stm

1995: Birth of Zhenwei Wang, Chinese actor and martial artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhenwei_Wang

2013: Hong Kong Television Network: Protest over licence ruling. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against what they see as a lack of government transparency and accountability.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24600971