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On 1st January in Asian history

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president

ON 1st JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 1, 2018

711 BC: Birth of Jimmu, legendary first Japanese Emperor who died on BC March 5, 585
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

1546: Saint Francis Xavier leaves Malacca for Amboyna
http://www.cin.org/franxav.html

1638: Birth of Go-Sai, 111th Japanese Emperor (1655-1663) who died on March 22, 1685
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1758: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) signs a treaty with the Bugis (Sumatra)

1803: Vietnam Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tay Son dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Hue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1814: Birth of Hong Xiuquan, leader of the Taiping Rebellion, who died on June 1, 1864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Xiuquan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9.html

1818: Battle of Koregaon between a small force of 500 men, mostly Mahar under the command of Capt. F. F. Staunton, against a large force of 20,000 horse and 8,000 infantry of Maratha Leader Peshwa Baji Rao II


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Koregaon
http://drambedkarbooks.com/2011/12/30/the-battle-of-bhima-koregaon/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=779aC60QCzE

1859: Birth of Thibaw Min, King of Burma (1878-1885) who died on December 19, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thibaw_Min

1860: Slavery ends in Netherlands Indies

1862: British subjects are now allowed to reside in Yedo (Japan)

1864: Birth of Chinese painter Qi Baishi who died on September 16, 1957
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qi_Baishi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Qi+Baishi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=8-j-TpuiCoaWhQf_9_jCAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCQQ_AUoAQ&biw=631&bih=404
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/14.html

1873: Japan begins using the Gregorian calendar

1877: Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India

1881: Birth of Vajiravudh, king of Siam as Rama VI (1910-1925) who died on November 25, 1925
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama6.html


1883: Birth of Ichiro Hatoyama, Japan’s Prime minister from December 1954 to December 1956
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1886: Burma is annexed by the British. Critics of the war consider the timing of the annexation to be strong proof of what the British motives really were. But the annexation was only the beginning of an insurgency which would last for several years
http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=synge&book=growth&story=burma

1890: Birth of Zhang Shichuan, Chinese film maker who died on June 8, 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Shichuan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955405/

1892: Birth of Mahadev Desai, Indian activist, personnal secretary of Gandhi who died on August 15, 1942
http://www.mkgandhi.org/associates/Mahadev.htm
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadev-desai/biography/

Gandhi and Mahadev

1892: Birth of Manuel Roxas, first president of the Philippines (1946-1948) who died on April 15, 1948
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1370/today-in-philippine-history-january-1-1892-manuel-roxas-was-born-in-capiz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Roxas

1894: Birth of Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian scientist who with Einstein discovered the Bose-Einstein condensate, who died on February 4, 1974
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1st-january-1894-satyendra-nath-bose-indian-physicist-was-born
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/satyendra-nath-bose-5279.php

1896: Birth of Teinosuke Kinugasa, film director, who died on February 26, 1982
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Jo-Ku/Kinugasa-Teinosuke.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teinosuke_Kinugasa

1900: Birth of Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews leave the Soviet Union while serving as Japanese consul to Lithuania
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/sugihara.html

1904: Birth of Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician, 5th President of Pakistan who died on June 2, 1982
http://storyofpakistan.com/fazal-ilahi-chaudhry/

1904: Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production

1906: British India officially adopts the Indian Standard Time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Standard_Time

1912: The Republic of China is instaured in Nanjing by Sun Yat-sen who is elected provisional president
http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/republican.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1911

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president1913: Birth of Shek Kin (Shik Kien), Hong Kong actor, who died on June 3, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shek_Kin

1914: Birth of Noor Inayat Khan, Indian Princess and member of the British Special Operation Executive agent, who died in Dachau concentration camp in September 1944
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/inayat_khan_noor.shtml

1919: Birth of Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshio_Tabata

yoshio tabata02

1929: Birth of Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruo_Nakajima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETR0ts2FPCw

1929: Birth of Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Chow

1933: Birth of Joseph Koo, Chinese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Koo

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

1940: Death of Panuganti Lakshiminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist, born on November 2, 1865, populary know as « Andhra Sakespeare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panuganti_Lakshminarasimha_Rao

1941: Birth of Asrani, Indian actor and comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asrani_(actor)

1943: Birth of  Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghunath_Anant_Mashelkar

1944: Birth of Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P085

1946: Restitution to the British of the territories retaken by Siam after January 1942

1946: MacArthur disolves the Japanese nationalist organizations. Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanity_Declaration

1947: Birth of Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0970386/bio
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/legendary-hong-kong-singer-paula-tsuis-lasting-star-power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd59SUozoBg

1947: The constitution of the Republic of China (KMT) comes into force

1947: Birth of Frances Yip, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Yip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3-e4SMIhjQ

1948: Orissa province accedes to India

1948: Birth of Ashok Saraf, Marathi/Hindi actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashok_Saraf

1949: United Nations imposes a cease-fire between India and Pakistan to stop their war for Kashmir
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr40/fkashmir1947.htm

1949: USA recognizes the South Korean government and announces its withdrawal from this country

1950: Birth of Deepa Mehta, Indian-born Canadian film director and screenwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepa_Mehta
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/deepa-mehta

1950: Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

1950: The state of Ajaigarb is ceded to the governement of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajaigarh

1951: Birth of Ashfaq Hussein, Urdu poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfaq_Hussain

1951: Birth of Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Patekar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDhWw6IrCuU

1951: Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines

1953: Birth of Chinese poet Han Shaogong
http://paper-republic.org/authors/han-shaogong/

1953: China first five-year plan comes into force

1956: Birth of Koji Yakusho, Japanese actor
http://asianwiki.com/Koji_Yakusho

1957: George Town, Penang (Malaya) becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1958: Thanom Kittikachorn becomes prime minister of Thailand for the first time, up to October 22
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanom_Kittikachorn

1960: A new constitution is adopted for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (the first one was adopted on November 9, 1946)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JXkHA5PQCnMJ:www.worldstatesmen.org/Vietnam_North_1948.doc+1946+Constitution+of+the+Democratic+Republic+of+Vietnam&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us/

1965: Foundation of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (communist) in Kabul
http://everything.explained.today/People’s_Democratic_Party_of_Afghanistan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Democratic_Party_of_Afghanistan

1965: Because that United Nations recognized the Federation on Malaysia (including north Borneo territories of Sarawak and Sabha), Indonesia quits the Organization

1967: In Shanghai fights between pro and anti-Mao up to the end of the month. The All-China Labor Union is disolved

1968: Birth of Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Higashino

1969: Foundation of the People’s Liberation army of Thailand (Communists)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Thailand

1973: Birth of Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Mansoor_Mangrio

1973: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak sets up the National Front to replace the ruling Alliance Party

1975: Birth of  Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007114/

1975: Birth of  Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist
http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Eiichiro_Oda

1976: Birth of Vidya Balan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidya_Balan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU22OIMtMqQ

1976: Thailand reopens its border with Laos, taken by the Pathet Lao (communist) in April 1975

1977: Birth of Jerry Yan (Liao Yang Zhen), Taiwanese actor, model and singer
http://men.stareastasia.com/jerry-yan/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4a0PZIF_Q

1978: Birth of Paramahamsa Sri Nithyanandan,  Indian spiritualist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramahamsa_Sri_Nithyananda

1979: Establishment of diplomatic relations between USA and the PRC
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/60th/2009-09/01/content_8642708.htm
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18007.shtml
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmgx/doc/ctc/t36256.htm

1979-01-01 diplomatic relations

1980: Since Islam does not allow interest, the Pakistani president, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, introduces a « Profit and Loss Sharing System » according to which an account holder was to share the loss and profit of the bank

 1981: The new Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China promulgated on May 1, 1950 shall be invalidated as a new one comes into force
http://newyork.china-consulate.org/eng/lsqz/laws/t42222.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/62.html

1984: Independence of the Sultanate of Brunei from the British
http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/brunei/brunei_brief.html

1986: Birth of Lee Sungmin, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sungmin
http://www.gnoosi.net/video?q=Lee+Sungmin

1986: Birth of Vidya Balan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidya_Balan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu18_rNpTA0

1998: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/77.html

1998: Muhammad Rafiq Tarar is sworn in as Pakistan’s president
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/43645.stm

2001: The Indian great city Calcutta is renamed Kolkata

2001: First direct naval link between Main China and Taiwan

2002: Taiwan officially become the 144th member of the World Trade Organization under the name “Chinese Taipei”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1736528.stm

2004: In Hong Kong, more than 100,000 people demonstate for more democracy, particulary the direct election of the Chief executive and Legislative Council members

2004: In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf won 658 of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan as President until October 2007

2007: South Korean Ban Ki-moon, elected General Secretary of the United Nations, takes up his founction, Born on June 13, 1944
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Secretary-General_selection,_2006

2009: The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Pinyin

2009: Sri Lanka troops capture Paranthan, a key town from Tamil Tiger rebels after intense clashes. The fall of Paranthan, near the Tigers’ political capital Kilinochchi, has effectively cut off the rebels’ main supply line to several other strongholds
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_09/January144841CH.html

2010: A suicide car bomber detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Lakki_Marwat_suicide_bombing

2013: Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130101-392838.html

2013: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 conflict, in a surprise New Year speech broadcast
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/20131145239391827.html

2014: Japan’s nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country’s pacifist post-World War II constitution which limits its military to self-defence could be amended by 2020.

2015: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a proposal in a New Year address Thursday for a summit with President Park Geun-hye as the two Koreas celebrate the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japanese colonial rule
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2999190
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150101000273
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/01/116_170918.html

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Founding of Republic of China Day

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

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 1 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 1, 2018

1758: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) signs a treaty with the Bugis (Sumatra)

1818: Battle of Koregaon between a small force of 500 men, mostly Mahar under the command of Capt. F. F. Staunton, against a large force of 20,000 horse and 8,000 infantry of Maratha Leader Peshwa Baji Rao II


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Koregaon
http://drambedkarbooks.com/2011/12/30/the-battle-of-bhima-koregaon/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II

1886: Burma is annexed by the British. Critics of the war consider the timing of the annexation to be strong proof of what the British motives really were. But the annexation was only the beginning of an insurgency which would last for several years
http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=synge&book=growth&story=burma

1946: Restitution to the British of the territories retaken by Siam after January 1942

1949: United Nations imposes a cease-fire between India and Pakistan to stop their war for Kashmir
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr40/fkashmir1947.htm

1949: USA recognizes the South Korean government and announces its withdrawal from this country

1950: Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

1951: Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines

1965: Because that United Nations recognized the Federation on Malaysia (including north Borneo territories of Sarawak and Sabha), Indonesia quits the Organization

1969: Foundation of the People’s Liberation army of Thailand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Thailand

1976: Thailand reopens its border with Laos, taken by the Pathet Lao (communist) in April 1975

1979: Etablishment of diplomatic relations between USA and the PRC
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/60th/2009-09/01/content_8642708.htm
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18007.shtml
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmgx/doc/ctc/t36256.htm

1979-01-01 diplomatic relations

1984: Independence of the Sultanate of Brunei from the British
http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/brunei/brunei_brief.html

1998: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa

2001: First direct naval link between Main China and Taiwan

2009: Sri Lanka troops, capture Paranthan,a key town from Tamil Tiger rebels after intense clashes. The fall of Paranthan, near the Tigers’ political capital Kilinochchi, has effectively cut off the rebels’ main supply line to several other strongholds
http://www.geo.tv/1-1-2009/31688.htm

2010: A suicide car bomber detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Lakki_Marwat_suicide_bombing

2013: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un calls for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 conflict, in a surprise New Year speech broadcast on state media
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/20131145239391827.html

 

On 1st January in South Asian history

ON 1st JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 1, 2018

1818: Battle of Koregaon between a small force of 500 men, mostly Mahar under the command of Capt. F. F. Staunton, against a large force of 20,000 horse and 8,000 infantry of Maratha Leader Peshwa Baji Rao II


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Koregaon
http://drambedkarbooks.com/2011/12/30/the-battle-of-bhima-koregaon/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=779aC60QCzE

1877: Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India

1892: Birth of Mahadev Desai, Indian activist, personnal secretary of Gandhi who died on August 15, 1942
http://www.mkgandhi.org/associates/Mahadev.htm
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadev-desai/biography/

Gandhi and Mahadev

1894: Birth of Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian scientist who with Einstein discovered the Bose-Einstein condensate, who died on February 4, 1974
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1st-january-1894-satyendra-nath-bose-indian-physicist-was-born
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/satyendra-nath-bose-5279.php

1904: Birth of Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician, 5th President of Pakistan who died on June 2, 1982
http://storyofpakistan.com/fazal-ilahi-chaudhry/

1906: British India officially adopts the Indian Standard Time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Standard_Time

1914: Birth of Noor Inayat Khan, Indian Princess and member of the British Special Operation Executive agent, who died in Dachau concentration camp in September 1944
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/inayat_khan_noor.shtml

1940: Death of Panuganti Lakshiminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist, born on November 2, 1865, populary know as « Andhra Sakespeare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panuganti_Lakshminarasimha_Rao

1941: Birth of Asrani, Indian actor and comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asrani_(actor)

1943: Birth of  Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghunath_Anant_Mashelkar

1944: Birth of Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P085

1948: Orissa province accedes to India

1948: Birth of Ashok Saraf, Marathi/Hindi actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashok_Saraf

1949: United Nations imposes a cease-fire between India and Pakistan to stop their war for Kashmir
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr40/fkashmir1947.htm

1951: Birth of Ashfaq Hussein, Urdu poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfaq_Hussain

1951: Birth of Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Patekar
http://www.apunkachoice.com/celebrities/nana_patekar/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDhWw6IrCuU

1965: Foundation of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (communist) in Kabul
http://everything.explained.today/People’s_Democratic_Party_of_Afghanistan/

1973: Birth of Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Mansoor_Mangrio

1973: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak sets up the National Front to replace the ruling Alliance Party

1975: Birth of  Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007114/

1976: Birth of Vidya Balan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidya_Balan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU22OIMtMqQ

1978: Birth of Paramahamsa Sri Nithyanandan,  Indian spiritualist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramahamsa_Sri_Nithyananda

1980: Since Islam does not allow interest, the Pakistani president, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, introduces a « Profit and Loss Sharing System » according to which an account holder was to share the loss and profit of the bank

1985: Birth of Remya Nambeesan, Indian film actress and dancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remya_Nambeesan

1986: Birth of Vidya Balan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidya_Balan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu18_rNpTA0

1998: Muhammad Rafiq Tarar is sworn in as Pakistan’s president
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/43645.stm

2001: The Indian great city Calcutta is renamed Kolkata

2004: In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf won 658 of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan as President until October 2007

2009: Sri Lanka troops, capture Paranthan,a key town from Tamil Tiger rebels after intense clashes. The fall of Paranthan, near the Tigers’ political capital Kilinochchi, has effectively cut off the rebels’ main supply line to several other strongholds
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_09/January144841CH.html

2010: A suicide car bomber detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Lakki_Marwat_suicide_bombing

On 1st January in Southeast Asian history

ON 1 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 1, 2018

1546: Saint Francis Xavier leaves Malacca for Amboyna
http://www.cin.org/franxav.html

1803: Vietnam Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tay Son dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Hue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1859: Birth of Thibaw Min, King of Burma (1878-1885) who died on December 19, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thibaw_Min

1860: Slavery ends in Netherlands Indies

1881: Birth of Vajiravudh, king of Siam as Rama VI (1910-1925) who died on November 25, 1925
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama6.html


1886: Burma is annexed by the British. Critics of the war consider the timing of the annexation to be strong proof of what the British motives really were. But the annexation was only the beginning of an insurgency which would last for several years
http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=synge&book=growth&story=burma

1892: Birth of Manuel Roxas, first president of the Philippines (1946-1948) who died on April 15, 1948
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1370/today-in-philippine-history-january-1-1892-manuel-roxas-was-born-in-capiz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Roxas

1904: Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production

1946: Restitution to the British of the territories retaken by Siam after January 1942

1950: Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

1957: George Town, Penang (Malaya) becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1958: Thanom Kittikachorn becomes prime minister of Thailand for the first time, up to October 22
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanom_Kittikachorn

1960: A new constitution is adopted for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (the first one was adopted on November 9, 1946)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JXkHA5PQCnMJ:www.worldstatesmen.org/Vietnam_North_1948.doc+1946+Constitution+of+the+Democratic+Republic+of+Vietnam&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us/

1965: Because that United Nations recognized the Federation on Malaysia (including north Borneo territories of Sarawak and Sabha), Indonesia quits the Organization

1969: Foundation of the People’s Liberation army of Thailand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Thailand

1973: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak sets up the National Front to replace the ruling Alliance Party

1976: Thailand reopens its border with Laos, taken by the Pathet Lao (communist) in April 1975

1984: Independence of the Sultanate of Brunei from the British
http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/brunei/brunei_brief.html

On 1st January in Japan’s history

ON 1st JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on January 1, 2018

711 BC: Birth of Jimmu, legendary first Japanese Emperor who died on BC March 5, 585
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

1638: Birth of Go-Sai, 111th Japanese Emperor (1655-1663) who died on March 22, 1685
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1862: British subjects are now allowed to reside in Yedo (Japan)

1873: Japan begins using the Gregorian calendar

1883: Birth of Ichiro Hatoyama, Japan’s Prime minister from December 1954 to December 1956
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1896: Birth of Teinosuke Kinugasa, film director, who died on February 26, 1982
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Jo-Ku/Kinugasa-Teinosuke.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teinosuke_Kinugasa

1900: Birth of Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews leave the Soviet Union while serving as Japanese consul to Lithuania
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/sugihara.html

1919: Birth of Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshio_Tabata

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1929: Birth of Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruo_Nakajima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETR0ts2FPCw

1946: MacArthur disolves the Japanese nationalist organizations. Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanity_Declaration

1956: Birth of Koji Yakusho, Japanese actor
http://asianwiki.com/Koji_Yakusho

1975: Birth of  Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist
http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Eiichiro_Oda

1979: Birth of Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Domoto_Koichi

2014: Japan’s nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the country’s pacifist post-World War II constitution which limits its military to self-defence could be amended by 2020.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/japan/2014/01/01/397307/Abe-says.htm

 

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

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president

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

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Updated on January 1, 2018

1814: Birth of Hong Xiuquan, leader of the Taiping Rebellion, who died on June 1, 1864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Xiuquan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9.html

1864: Birth of Chinese painter Qi Baishi who died on September 16, 1957
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qi_Baishi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Qi+Baishi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=8-j-TpuiCoaWhQf_9_jCAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCQQ_AUoAQ&biw=631&bih=404
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/14.html

1890: Birth of Zhang Shichuan, Chinese film maker who died on June 8, 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Shichuan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955405/

1912: The Republic of China is instaured in Nanjing by Sun Yat-sen
http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/republican.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1911

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president

1913: Birth of Shek Kin (Shik Kien), Hong Kong actor, who died on June 3, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shek_Kin

1929: Birth of Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Chow

1933: Birth of Joseph Koo, Chinese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Koo

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

1947: Birth of Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0970386/bio
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/legendary-hong-kong-singer-paula-tsuis-lasting-star-power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd59SUozoBg

1947: The constitution of the Republic of China (KMT) comes into force

1947: Birth of Frances Yip, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Yip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3-e4SMIhjQ

1953: Birth of Chinese poet Han Shaogong
http://paper-republic.org/authors/han-shaogong/

1953: China first five-year plan comes into force

1967: In Shanghai fights between pro and anti-Mao up to the end of the month. The All-China Labor Union is disolved

1977: Birth of Jerry Yan (Liao Yang Zhen), Taiwanese actor, model and singer
http://men.stareastasia.com/jerry-yan/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4a0PZIF_Q

1979: Establishment of diplomatic relations between USA and the PRC
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/60th/2009-09/01/content_8642708.htm
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18007.shtml
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmgx/doc/ctc/t36256.htm

1979-01-01 diplomatic relations

1981: The new Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China promulgated on May 1, 1950 is invalidated as a new one comes into force
http://newyork.china-consulate.org/eng/lsqz/laws/t42222.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/62.html

1998: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/77.html

2001: First direct naval link between Main China and Taiwan

2002: Taiwan officially become the 144th member of the World Trade Organization under the name “Chinese Taipei”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1736528.stm

2009: The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Pinyin

2013: Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130101-392838.html

 

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