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On 3 January in Asian history

ON 3 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 3, 2018

169: Birth of Lü Bu, Chinese general and warlord who died on February 7, 199
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BC_Bu
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Lu_Bu

Lu Bu

323: Death of Jin Yuandi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, born in 276
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yuan_of_Jin

yuandi

1196: Birth of Tsuchimikado, 83rd Japanese Emperor (1198-1210) who died in November 1231. Not to be confused with Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442-1500)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tsuchimikado

1653: By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage
http://knanaya-heritage.blogspot.fr/2012/12/the-coonan-cross-oath-koonan-kurishu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coonan_Cross_Oath

1760: Birth of Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian freedom fighter, hanged by the British on October 16, 1799
http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/141451-A-biography-wiki-and-brief-history-of-Veera-Pandiya-Kattabomman-the-freedom-fighter.aspx
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/biography/veerapandiya-kattabomman-biography.html

1831: Birth of Savitribai Phule, Indian social activist and educator who died on March 10, 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitribai_Phule

Savitribai Phule

1836: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system who was assassinated in November 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html

1852: First Chinese arrives in Hawaii

1868: Young Mutsuhito becomes Japanese Emperor. Meiji Restoration puts an end to the shogunate and gives back power to the Emperor
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/03/day-japan-overthrows-last-shogun-enters-modern-era-full-steam/
http://www.artelino.com/articles/emperor_meiji.asp
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_restoration.shtml
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_mutsuhito_emperor.shtml

1871: Death of of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Indian Saint, born on February 10, 1805
http://www.chavara.info/biography.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuriakose_Elias_Chavara

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1901: Birth of Ngo Dinh Diem, first president of South Vietnam (1955-1963) who died in November 1963
http://www.vietnamgear.com/bio/5.aspx
http://alphahistory.com/vietnam/ngo-dinh-diem/

Ngo Dinh Diem

1911: The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

1921: Birth of Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter who died on July 6, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetan_Anand_(director)

1937: Birth of Seri Wangnaitham, Thai choreographer, a National artist who died on February 1, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seri_Wangnaitham

1938: Birth of Jaswant Singh, former BJP leader and Indian union minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaswant_Singh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3rd-january-1938-jaswant-singh-bjp-leader-and-union-minister-was-born

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1945: US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa as Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces
https://warriorgirl3.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/today-in-history-1945-macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands/
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands

1949: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.

1958: Birth of Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0405374/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Shim_Hyung-rae.php

1959: Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Suvadive_Republic
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_suvadive.shtml

1960: Birth of Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Chinese actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Chen
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001040/bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWHstzX9vTM

1966: USA proposes a conference on South-East Asia aiming to solve Vietnamese problem

1972: Birth of Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Yoon_Chan.php


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYnnHhBx4w

1972: Death of Mohan Rakesh, Indian Writer, born on January 8, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1974: Burma adopts its constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma lead by dictator Ne Win
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwie2Nb71IvKAhUOhhoKHV0oApcQFggiMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.burmalibrary.org%2Fdocs07%2F1974Constitution.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHGaeTSoGbiJNPrfBD5seG17A7TVQ&sig2=UTNxiwpKN7U7unQlRXCCMg

1980: General elections in India (up to January 6). The Congress Party will win two third of the seats. Indira Ganghi will come back after 33 months in opposition

1980: Installed by Soviet forces, new Afghan president Babrak Karmal mades his first appearance defending Soviet Invasion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/3/newsid_2492000/2492329.stm

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

2005: Death of Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indian diplomat and politician born on January 8, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyotindra_Nath_Dixit

2005: Death of Koo Chen-fu,辜振甫,Taiwanese businessman and diplomat, chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) who arranged the first direct talks between Taiwan and China and served as Taiwan’s negotiator with Beijing, born on January 6, 1917
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/01/04/2003217958
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koo_Chen-fu

Koo Chen-fu

2009: Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician, born on September 2, 1969, commits suicide
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/01/05/national/disgraced-dpj-member-dies-in-apparent-suicide/#.UsWjC7TkyGQ
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Hisayasu-Nagata
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisayasu_Nagata

2011: Death of Suchitra Mitra, Indian singer and composer, born in 1924
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/suchitra-mitra-indian-singer-composer-and-exponent-of-the-work-of-rabindranath-tagore-2223839.html
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/art-and-theatre/rabindra-sangeet-exponent-suchitra-dead_79021.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1MW4fNV5j4

2013: Death of M. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian violinist, born on June 10, 1931
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ms-gopalakrishnan-revered-southern-indian-violinist-8501679.html
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/tributes-to-a-virtuoso/article4270151.ece

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qksFJVRYw44

Japan’s culture

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3 JANUARY 2018

Japan’s Endless Search for Modernity

Since the morning of January 3, 1868, Japan has struggled to answer one question: What does it mean to be modern and Japanese?
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/japan-abe-meiji-restoration-china/549536/?utm_source=twb

7 DECEMBER 2017

Celebrity Japanese plastic surgeon who praised Hitler buys pencil-written memoir of Emperor Hirohito for US$275,000

The 173-page document offers the emperor’s recollections of the second world war and was dictated to several of his aides soon after the war ended
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2123255/plastic-surgeon-buys-pencil-written-memoir-japanese-emperor
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/07/national/history/cosmetic-surgeon-katsuya-takasu-pays-275000-emperor-hirohito-memoir-ny-auction/#.WimCr0riY2x

5 OCTOBER 2017

Japanese-born Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

A Japan-born British author has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Kazuo Ishiguro has received wide acclaim for « The Remains of the Day » and other novels
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20171005_30/
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/oct/05/kazuo-ishiguro-wins-the-nobel-prize-in-literature

5 SEPTEMBER 2017

The wedding that broke centuries of tradition

In 1959, Japan’s Crown Prince Akihito married a non-royal bride

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-41085238/the-wedding-that-broke-centuries-of-tradition

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Five Reasons Why Japan Never Attacked the Soviet Union During WWII

Military journalist Alexander Evdokimov explains why Imperial Japan never did end up invading the Soviet Far East during the Great Patriotic War
https://sputniknews.com/world/201709021057027287-japan-soviet-union-world-war-2/

25 AUGUST 2017

The Man Behind the Burma Independence Army

Keiji Suzuki came to Yangon as a correspondent for the Yomiuri Shimbun, but his real mission was to lay the groundwork for the Imperial Japanese forces’ invasion of Myanmar. A Japanese intelligence officer at the rank of colonel, Keiji Suzuki was known as a dynamic officer passionate about his covert operation
https://www.irrawaddy.com/opinion/commentary/man-behind-burma-independence-army.html

15 JANUARY 2017

The Mongol invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

by Stephen Turnbull (Author), Richard Hook (Illustrator)

The two attempts by Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 represent unique events in the history of both countries. It pitted the samurai of Japan against the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered half the known world
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1846034566/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1846034566&linkCode=as2&tag=jalemosbl-20&linkId=972144441d9d5b7b3e3e6913d6629139#reader_B01BY34IP4

 

12 JANUARY 2017

China supported Japanese defense building in 1980s – Declassified files

According to the file, documenting a meeting between Japan’s prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and general secretary of China’s Communist Party, Hu Yaobang, in November 1983, Japan planned to build up defense capabilities in line with the country’s constitution, the NHK broadcaster reported
 https://sputniknews.com/asia/201701121049518728-china-japan-1980s-defense-building/
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170112_27/

26 DECEMBER 2016

Former Japanese prime minister Shigeru Yoshida’s forgotten Pearl Harbour trip

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will visit Pearl Harbour with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, wasn’t even born when Japan’s former leader Shigeru Yoshida went there just six years after the country’s second world war surrender, by himself and feeling awkward
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2057248/former-japanese-prime-minister-shigeru-yoshidas-forgotten-pearl

15 NOVEMBER 2016

The Last Samurai: The True history behind the film

The Last Samurai is a pretty solid, although underrated film. The action is well done, and the fusion of old and new, as well as the many ideologies throughout the movie are delivered in an interesting and enjoyable fashion
http://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/true-history-behind-film-last-samurai.html

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Early Japanese animations : The origine of animes (1917-1931)

Anime has a far longer history than you might think; in fact, it was at the vanguard of Japan’s furious attempts to modernize in the early 20th century. The oldest surviving example of Japanese animation, Namakura Gatana (Blunt Sword), dates back to 1917, though much of the earliest animated movies were lost following a massive earthquake in Tokyo in 1923
http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/early-japanese-animations-the-origins-of-anime-1917-1931.html

2 NOVEMBER 2016

Famed Japanese artist Hokusai may be the artist of six paintings hanging in a Dutch museum

A Dutch art historian says he has discovered evidence that six unattributed paintings held in storage in a museum in the Netherlands were actually painted by the famed Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-02/hokusai-paintings-discovered-in-the-netherlands/7989172?section=world

12 MAY 2016

Renowned stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

Yukio Ninagawa, a world-renowned Japanese stage director known for his adaptations of Shakespeare, died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, his theater and a family member announced. He was 80.
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/may/12/yukio-ninagawa-shakespeare-dies-aged-80
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160512_27/
http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/renowned-stage-director-ninagawa-dies-at-80

29 MARCH 2016

 Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Victorian Fashion

During the mid-19th century, Japan opened trade with the West for the first time in more than 200 years.  The influx of Japanese imports that followed inspired an intense fascination with Japanese art and culture.  This fascination manifested itself in the paintings of Victorian era artists like Alfred Stevens, Vincent van Gogh, James McNeill Whistler, and Claude Monet.  It also had a profound influence on Victorian fashion
https://mimimatthews.com/2016/03/29/japonisme-the-japanese-influence-on-victorian-fashion/

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 3 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 3 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on January 3, 2018

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1945: US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa as Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces
https://warriorgirl3.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/today-in-history-1945-macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands/
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands

1966: USA proposes a conference on South-East Asia aiming to solve Vietnamese problem

1980: Installed by Soviet forces, new Afghan president Babrak Karmal mades his first appearance defending Soviet Invasion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/3/newsid_2492000/2492329.stm

1992: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan
http://e-history.kz/en/contents/view/2162

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

 

On 3 January in South Asian history

ON 3 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

Updated on January 3, 2018

1653: By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage
http://knanaya-heritage.blogspot.fr/2012/12/the-coonan-cross-oath-koonan-kurishu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coonan_Cross_Oath

1760: Birth of Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian freedom fighter, hanged by the British on October 16, 1799
http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/141451-A-biography-wiki-and-brief-history-of-Veera-Pandiya-Kattabomman-the-freedom-fighter.aspx
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/biography/veerapandiya-kattabomman-biography.html

1831: Birth of Savitribai Phule, Indian social activist and educator who died on March 10, 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitribai_Phule

Savitribai Phule

1871: Death of of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Indian Saint, born on February 10, 1805
http://www.chavara.info/biography.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuriakose_Elias_Chavara

1911: The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

1921: Birth of Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter who died on July 6, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetan_Anand_(director)

1938: Birth of Jaswant Singh, former BJP leader and Indian union minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaswant_Singh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3rd-january-1938-jaswant-singh-bjp-leader-and-union-minister-was-born

1959: Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Suvadive_Republic
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_suvadive.shtml

1972: Death of Mohan Rakesh, Indian Writer, born on January 8, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1980: General elections in India (up to January 6). The Congress Party will win two third of the seats. Indira Ganghi will come back after 33 months in opposition

1980: Installed by Soviet forces, new Afghan president Babrak Karmal mades his first appearance defending Soviet Invasion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/3/newsid_2492000/2492329.stm

2005: Death of Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indian diplomat and politician born on January 8, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyotindra_Nath_Dixit

2011: Death of Suchitra Mitra, Indian singer and composer, born (b. 1924)
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/rabindra-sangeet-singer-suchitra-mitra-dead/139280-45.html
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/art-and-theatre/rabindra-sangeet-exponent-suchitra-dead_79021.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1MW4fNV5j4

2013: Death of M. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian violinist, born on June 10, 1931
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ms-gopalakrishnan-revered-southern-indian-violinist-8501679.html
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/tributes-to-a-virtuoso/article4270151.ece

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qksFJVRYw44

On 3 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 3 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 3, 2018

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1901: Birth of Ngo Dinh Diem, first president of South Vietnam (1955-1963) who died in November 1963
http://www.vietnamgear.com/bio/5.aspx
http://alphahistory.com/vietnam/ngo-dinh-diem/

Ngo Dinh Diem

1937: Birth of Seri Wangnaitham, Thai choreographer, a National artist who died on February 1, 2007

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

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1949: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.

1966: USA proposes a conference on South-East Asia aiming to solve Vietnamese problem

1974: Burma adopts its constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma lead by dictator Ne Win
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwie2Nb71IvKAhUOhhoKHV0oApcQFggiMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.burmalibrary.org%2Fdocs07%2F1974Constitution.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHGaeTSoGbiJNPrfBD5seG17A7TVQ&sig2=UTNxiwpKN7U7unQlRXCCMg

On 3 January in Japan’s history

ON 3 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S  HISTORY

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

Updated on January 3, 2017

1196: Birth of Tsuchimikado, 83rd Japanese Emperor (1198-1210) who died in November 1231. Not to be confused with Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442-1500)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tsuchimikado

1836: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system who was assassinated in November 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html

1868: Young Mutsuhito becomes Japanese Emperor. Meiji Restoration puts an end to the shogunate and gives back power to the Emperor
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/03/day-japan-overthrows-last-shogun-enters-modern-era-full-steam/
http://www.artelino.com/articles/emperor_meiji.asp
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_restoration.shtml
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_mutsuhito_emperor.shtml

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1945: US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa as Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces
https://warriorgirl3.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/today-in-history-1945-macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands/
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands

1977: Birth of Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyu)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayumi_Iizuka
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=522

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

2009: Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician, born on September 2, 1969, commits suicide
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/01/05/national/disgraced-dpj-member-dies-in-apparent-suicide/#.UsWjC7TkyGQ
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Hisayasu-Nagata
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisayasu_Nagata

On 3 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 3 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 3, 2018

169: Birth of Lü Bu, Chinese general and warlord who died on February 7, 199
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BC_Bu
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Lu_Bu

Lu Bu

323: Death of Jin Yuandi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, born in 276
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yuan_of_Jin

yuandi

1852: First Chinese arrives in Hawaii

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1960: Birth of Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Chinese actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Chen
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001040/bio

1992: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

2005: Death of Koo Chen-fu,辜振甫,Taiwanese businessman and diplomat, chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) who arranged the first direct talks between Taiwan and China and served as Taiwan’s negotiator with Beijing, born on January 6, 1917
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/01/04/2003217958
http://afraler.myweb.hinet.net/koo_chen.htm

Koo Chen-fu