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On 16 December in Asian history

ON 16 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 16, 2017

705: Death of Chinese Empress Wu Zetian who founded her own dynasty in 690, interrupting the Tang dynasty, and ruled under the name Emperor Shengshen
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11758.html

755: An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Sou-chong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Shi_Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1392: Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kameyama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komatsu_of_Japan

1598: Amiral Yi Sun-sin (Yi Soon-shin or Lee Sun-shin) is killed during the Battle of Noryang won by the Korean against the Japanese (19 November in lunar calendar)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Noryang
http://chosonkorea.org/index.php/people/military-leader/yi-sun-shin-biography

1598-11-19-Yi-Sun-sin-death

1707: Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C5%8Dei_eruption_of_Mount_Fuji

1730: Birth of Diego Silang y Andaya, a revolutionary leader who conspired with British forces to overthrow Spanish rule in the northern Philippines and establish an independent Ilocano nation who was killed on May 28, 1763
http://www.insights-philippines.de/silang.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1399/today-in-philippine-history-december-16-1730-diego-silang-was-born-in-pangasinan

1779: Morohito is enthroned under the name Kokaku. Up to 7 May 1817
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Kokaku_of_Japan

1783: Death of Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician, born on December 31, 1714
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arima_Yoriyuki

1864: Birth of Qiu Feng Chia (Qiu Fengjia) Chinese patriot, educator and poet who died in 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiu_Fengjia
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11763.html

1867: Birth of Amy Carmichael, missionary during 55 years in Dohnavur, India and who died on January 18, 1951
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Carmichael

1883: During the Sino-French War, capture of Sontay (Tonking) by the French
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sơn_Tây_Campaign

1884: Birth of Seibo Kitamura, Japanese sculptor who died on March 7, 1987
https://bluejayblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/seibo-kitamura/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seibo_Kitamura

Seibo Kitamura 2

1889: Birth of Kim Jwa-jin, who played an important role in the Korean Anarchist Movement and died on January 24 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jwa-jin
https://kuiwon.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/kim-jwajin-the-anguish-piercing-my-innards/

1917: Birth of Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, a Pakistani scholar who has written many books on Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabi_Bux_Khan_Baloch
http://www.thefridaytimes.com/06052011/page24.shtml

1917: Birth of Arthur C. Clarke, English-Sri Lankan author who died on March 19, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke

1920: The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-devastates-gansu-province-of-china

1941: Japanese occupy Miri, on Sarawak island (Indonesia)

1945: Suicide of Prince Fumimaro Konoe, three times Japanese Prime Minister between 1937 and 1940, after General MacArthur announced that he was to be tried for war crimes
http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/585078
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17963301

Fumimaro Konoe suicide 1945-12-16

1946: Thailand joins the United Nations

1948: Independence of Cambodia from France in the frame of Union Française

1949: Mao Zedong arrives to Moscow for the 70th birthday of Stalin and where he will stay two months
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11576.html
http://astro.temple.edu/~rimmerma/Mao’s_Moscow_visit.htm
http://www.net-film.ru/en/film-27809/?search=p4

1949-12-16 Mao arrive en URSS

1950: President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight with communist North Korea in the Korean War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-declares-state-of-emergency

1956: Visit of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to United States and  Canada

1957: Malik Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A064

1961: US president Kennedy decides to ugrate to 15,000 the number of US soldiers based in Vietnam

1962: British restore order in Brunei, after a pro-Indonesian revolt

1962: King Mahendra promulgates the constitution of 1962. It granted to the people of Nepal all freedoms essential to the development of individual personality and democratic living
http://www.constitutionnet.org/vl/constitution-nepal-1962

1963: Death of Empress Nam Phuong, wife of Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, born on December 14, 1914
http://royal-portraits.blogspot.com/2009/05/empress-nam-phuong-of-vietnam.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Phuong

1963: Death of Chinese Marshal Luo Ronghuan, born on November 26, 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan

Luo Ronghuan

1965: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966 in Vietnam

1969: Death of Soe Hok Gie, Indonesian activist, born on December 17, 1942
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soe_Hok_Gie
https://www.myhero.com/Gie_stursula_indonesia_06_ul

Soe Hok Gie 1

1971: Indian forces enter Dakha. Capitulation of the Pakistani army. Bangladesh is independent


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pakistani-forces-defeated-in-bangladesh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16th-december-1971-india-defeated-pakistan-in-bangladesh-war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender_(1971)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9afuHgTjNZM&feature=related

1972: A year after declaring its independence, Bangladesh promulgates its constitution which enshrines the four pillars of Mujibbad: nationalism, secularism, democracy and socialism
http://bdlaws.minlaw.gov.bd/pdf_part.php?id=367

1972: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kissinger-announces-that-north-vietnamese-left-negotiations

1975: Death of Kang Sheng, chief of Mao Zedong intelligence apparatus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Sheng

1982: Jailed South Korea opposition leader, Kim Dae-Jung, is authorized to go the USA « for health reason »
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/us-officials-nonviolently-intervene-south-korea-protect-leading-dissident-kim-dae-jung-1985

1985: Birth of Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keita_Tachibana
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9dv84_hitman-reborn-ending-1-keita-tachib_music

1987: In South Korea, after having replaced President Chun as president of the ruling Democratic Justice Party in August, Roh Tae-woo wins the presidential election, defeating 4 other candidates
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11550.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roh_Tae-woo

1993: Death of Kakuei Tanaka who was Japanese Prime Minister from July 1972 to December 1974. He has been obliged to resign because of bribes
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/17/obituaries/kakuei-tanaka-75-ex-premier-and-political-force-in-japan-dies.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11786.html


1996: Hong Kong businessman Tung Chee-hwa is selected by Beijing to be the first Chief Executive of the future Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1708244.stm

2006: In Nepal, the government and Maoist rebels agree on a provisional constitution

2007: The great Pakistani painter Ismail Gulgee is assassinated. He was 81
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7151914.stm
http://pakistaniat.com/2007/12/19/amin-ismail-gulgee-dead-murdered-mystery-suspicious/
http://www.google.fr/search?q=ismail+gulgee&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8M-tUoboJOGm0QX87oDIBw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628


gulgee_painting

2007: Buddhist monks and riot police are involved in a violent confrontation in Cambodia’s capital
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7147981.stm

2008: Bangladesh’s army-backed government lifts its two-year-long state of emergency in the run-up to elections on December 29
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7785919.stm

2009: Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is allowed to meet three senior officials of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8415384.stm

2009: Pakistan’s Supreme Court declares that an amnesty deal that had protected President Asif Ali Zardari and other politicians from corruption charges is illegal. The country’s highest court said the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) amnesty, was « unconstitutional »
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/12/2009121617167705639.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8417170.stm

2010: Malaysia’s ruling coalition has won a parliamentary vote to suspend Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition leader, from the legislature for six months. Anwar had been accused of abusing « his right and privileges as an MP » after he criticised the government’s « One Malaysia » slogan for national unity.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/12/2010121641256448678.html

2011: Burma Karen rebel leader Mahn Nyein Maung is sentenced to 17 years in prison on a charge of « unlawful association »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16227766

2012: Death of John Chen Shizhong, Chinese bishop, born December 26, 1917
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bishop-Chen-Shizhong,-of-Yibin,-is-dead.He-rebuilt-the-Church-of-Sichuan-26646.htm

2013: More than 1,000 Australian troops have completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of a deployment that has left dozens of troops dead and hundreds more seriously wounded.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/australian-troops-leave-afghanistan-201312169306647453.html

2014: At least 142 people, including 132 children, are killed in a horrific attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters (TTP) on a military-run school in Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/fighters-attack-army-run-school-pakistan-20141216742794184.html

2015 : The United States government authorizes eight separate defense deals  with Taiwan on Wednesday, totaling $1.83 billion and drawing criticism and concern from the Chinese government
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35115507
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-12/16/content_15359498.html

2016 : China express dissatisfaction after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it hoped India would recognise the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk as a separatist in religious guise
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-upset-dalai-lama-meets-indian-president

2016 ; Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, the last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang dies in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2055281/last-king-remote-buddhist-kingdom-dies-nepal


Holidays and observances

Victory Day (Bangladesh)

Victory Day (India)

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 16 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 16 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 16, 2017

755: An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Shi_Rebellion

http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1598: Amiral Yi Sun-sin (Yi Soon-shin or Lee Sun-shin) is killed during the Batlle of Noryang won by the Korean against the Japanese (19 November in lunar calendar)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Noryang
http://chosonkorea.org/index.php/people/military-leader/yi-sun-shin-biography

1598-11-19-Yi-Sun-sin-death

1941: Japanese occupy Miri, on Sarawak island (Indonesia)

1948: Independence of Cambodia from France in the frame of Union Française

1949: Mao Zedong arrives to Moscow for the 70th birthday of Stalin and where he will stay two months
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11576.html
http://astro.temple.edu/~rimmerma/Mao’s_Moscow_visit.htm
http://www.net-film.ru/en/film-27809/?search=p4

1949-12-16 Mao arrive en URSS

1950: President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight with communist North Korea in the Korean War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-declares-state-of-emergency

1961: US president Kennedy decides to ugrate to 15,000 the number of US soldiers based in Vietnam

1962: British restore order in Brunei, after a pro-Indonesian revolt

1965: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966 in Vietnam

1971: Indian forces enter Dakha. Capitulation of the Pakistani army. Bangladesh is independent


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pakistani-forces-defeated-in-bangladesh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16th-december-1971-india-defeated-pakistan-in-bangladesh-war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender_(1971)
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bangladesh-16-december-1971-aesthetic-narratives-its-mohamed-mijarul?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST

1972: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kissinger-announces-that-north-vietnamese-left-negotiations

2006: In Nepal, the government and Maoist rebels agree on a provisional constitution

2011: Burma Karen rebel leader Mahn Nyein Maung is sentenced to 17 years in prison on a charge of « unlawful association »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16227766

2013: More than 1,000 Australian troops have completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of a deployment that has left dozens of troops dead and hundreds more seriously wounded.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/australian-troops-leave-afghanistan-201312169306647453.html

2014: At least 142 people, including 132 children, are killed in a horrific attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters (TTP) on a military-run school in Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/fighters-attack-army-run-school-pakistan-20141216742794184.html

2015 : The United States government authorizes eight separate defense deals  with Taiwan on Wednesday, totaling $1.83 billion and drawing criticism and concern from the Chinese government
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/us-defense-sales-taiwan-angers-chinese-government
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35115507
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-12/16/content_15359498.html

On 16 December in South Asian history

ON 16 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 16, 2017

1867: Birth of Amy Carmichael, missionary during 55 years in Dohnavur, India and who died on January 18, 1951
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Carmichael

1917: Birth of Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, a Pakistani scholar who has written many books on Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabi_Bux_Khan_Baloch
http://www.thefridaytimes.com/06052011/page24.shtml

1917: Birth of Arthur C. Clarke, English-Sri Lankan author who died on March 19, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke

1956: Visit of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to United States and  Canada

1957: Malik Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A064

1962: King Mahendra promulgates the constitution of 1962. It granted to the people of Nepal all freedoms essential to the development of individual personality and democratic living
http://countrystudies.us/nepal/50.htm
http://www.constitutionnet.org/vl/constitution-nepal-1962

1971: Indian forces enter Dakha. Capitulation of the Pakistani army. Bangladesh is independent


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pakistani-forces-defeated-in-bangladesh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16th-december-1971-india-defeated-pakistan-in-bangladesh-war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender_(1971)

1972: A year after declaring its independence, Bangladesh promulgates its constitution which enshrines the four pillars of Mujibbad: nationalism, secularism, democracy and socialism
http://bdlaws.minlaw.gov.bd/pdf_part.php?id=367

2006: In Nepal, the government and Maoist rebels agree on a provisional constitution

2007: The great Pakistani painter Ismail Gulgee is assassinated. He was 81
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7151914.stm
http://pakistaniat.com/2007/12/19/amin-ismail-gulgee-dead-murdered-mystery-suspicious/
http://www.google.fr/search?q=ismail+gulgee&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8M-tUoboJOGm0QX87oDIBw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628


gulgee_painting

2008: Bangladesh’s army-backed government lifts its two-year-long state of emergency in the run-up to elections on December 29
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7785919.stm

2009: Pakistan’s Supreme Court declares that an amnesty deal that had protected President Asif Ali Zardari and other politicians from corruption charges is illegal. The country’s highest court said the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) amnesty, was « unconstitutional »
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/12/2009121617167705639.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8417170.stm

2013: More than 1,000 Australian troops have completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of a deployment that has left dozens of troops dead and hundreds more seriously wounded.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/australian-troops-leave-afghanistan-201312169306647453.html

2014: At least 142 people, including 132 children, are killed in a horrific attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters (TTP) on a military-run school in Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/fighters-attack-army-run-school-pakistan-20141216742794184.html

2016 : China express dissatisfaction after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it hoped India would recognise the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk as a separatist in religious guise
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-upset-dalai-lama-meets-indian-president

2016 ; Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, the last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang dies in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2055281/last-king-remote-buddhist-kingdom-dies-nepal

 

Holidays and observances

Victory Day (Bangladesh)

Victory Day (India)

On 16 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on December 16, 2017

1730: Birth of Diego Silang y Andaya, a revolutionary leader who conspired with British forces to overthrow Spanish rule in the northern Philippines and establish an independent Ilocano nation who was killed on May 28, 1763
http://www.insights-philippines.de/silang.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1399/today-in-philippine-history-december-16-1730-diego-silang-was-born-in-pangasinan

1883: During the Sino-French War, capture of Sontay (Tonking) by the French

1946: Thailand joins the United Nations

1948: Independence of Cambodia from France in the frame of Union Française

1961: US president Kennedy decides to ugrate to 15,000 the number of US soldiers based in Vietnam

1962: British restore order in Brunei, after a pro-Indonesian revolt

1963: Death of Empress Nam Phuong, wife of Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, born on December 14, 1914
http://royal-portraits.blogspot.com/2009/05/empress-nam-phuong-of-vietnam.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Phuong

1965: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966 in Vietnam

1969: Death of Soe Hok Gie, Indonesian activist, born on December 17, 1942
http://myarticle-article.blogspot.fr/2012/07/biography-of-soe-hok-gie-1942-1969.html

Soe Hok Gie 1

1972: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kissinger-announces-that-north-vietnamese-left-negotiations

2007: Buddhist monks and riot police are involved in a violent confrontation in Cambodia’s capital
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7147981.stm

2009: Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is allowed to meet three senior officials of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8415384.stm

2010: Malaysia’s ruling coalition has won a parliamentary vote to suspend Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition leader, from the legislature for six months. Anwar had been accused of abusing « his right and privileges as an MP » after he criticised the government’s « One Malaysia » slogan for national unity.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/12/2010121641256448678.html

2011: Burma Karen rebel leader Mahn Nyein Maung is sentenced to 17 years in prison on a charge of « unlawful association »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16227766

 

On 16 December in Japan’s history

ON 16 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on December 16, 2017

1392: Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kameyama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komatsu_of_Japan

1598: Amiral Yi Sun-sin (Yi Soon-shin or Lee Sun-shin) is killed during the Batlle of Noryang won by the Korean against the Japanese (19 November in lunar calendar)
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Noryang
http://chosonkorea.org/index.php/people/military-leader/yi-sun-shin-biography

1598-11-19-Yi-Sun-sin-death

1707: Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C5%8Dei_eruption_of_Mount_Fuji

1779: Morohito is enthroned under the name Kokaku. Up to 7 May 1817
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Kokaku_of_Japan

1783: Death of Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician, born on December 31, 1714
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arima_Yoriyuki

1884: Birth of Seibo Kitamura, Japanese sculptor who died on March 7, 1987
https://bluejayblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/seibo-kitamura/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seibo_Kitamura

Seibo Kitamura 2

1945: Suicide of Prince Fumimaro Konoye, three times Japanese Prime Minister between 1937 and 1940, after General MacArthur announced that he was to be tried for war crimes
http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/585078
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17963301

Fumimaro Konoe suicide 1945-12-16

1985: Birth of Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keita_Tachibana
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9dv84_hitman-reborn-ending-1-keita-tachib_music

1993: Death of Kakuei Tanaka who was Japanese Prime Minister from July 1972 to December 1974. He has been obliged to resign because of bribes
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/17/obituaries/kakuei-tanaka-75-ex-premier-and-political-force-in-japan-dies.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11786.html


 

 

On 16 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 16 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 16, 2017

705: Death of Chinese Empress Wu Zetian who founded her own dynasty in 690, interrupting the Tang dynasty, and ruled under the name Emperor Shengshen
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11758.html

755: An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Shi_Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1864: Birth of Qiu Feng Chia (Qiu Fengjia) Chinese patriot, educator and poet who died in 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiu_Fengjia
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11763.html

1883: During the Sino-French War, capture of Sontay (Tonking) by the French
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sơn_Tây_Campaign

1949: Mao Zedong arrives to Moscow for the 70th birthday of Stalin and where he will stay two months
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11576.html
http://astro.temple.edu/~rimmerma/Mao’s_Moscow_visit.htm
http://www.net-film.ru/en/film-27809/?search=p4

1949-12-16 Mao arrive en URSS

1950: President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight with communist North Korea in the Korean War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-declares-state-of-emergency

1963: Death of Chinese Marshal Luo Ronghuan, born on November 26, 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan

Luo Ronghuan

1970: Birth of Valerie Chow, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Chow
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/view.mhtml?id=10251&display_set=eng
http://brns.com/pages3/valchow1.html

1975: Death of Kang Sheng, chief of Mao Zedong intelligence apparatus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Sheng

1996: Hong Kong businessman Tung Chee-hwa is selected by Beijing to be the first Chief Executive of the future Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1708244.stm

2012: Death of John Chen Shizhong, Chinese bishop, born December 26, 1917
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bishop-Chen-Shizhong,-of-Yibin,-is-dead.He-rebuilt-the-Church-of-Sichuan-26646.htm

2015 : The United States government authorizes eight separate defense deals  with Taiwan on Wednesday, totaling $1.83 billion and drawing criticism and concern from the Chinese government
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/us-defense-sales-taiwan-angers-chinese-government
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35115507
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-12/16/content_15359498.html

2016 : China express dissatisfaction after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it hoped India would recognise the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk as a separatist in religious guise
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-upset-dalai-lama-meets-indian-president