Daily Archives: 4 janvier 2018

On 4 January in Asian history

 1948-01-04 Indépendance

ON 4 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 4, 2018

265: Sima Yan, the successor to his father Sima Zhao as the Cao Wei regent, forces Cao Huan to abdicate the throne and establishes the Jin Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sima_Yan
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Sima_Yan

1077: Birth of Zhezong, 7th Emperor of the Chinese Song dynasty (1085-1100) who died on February 23, 1100
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Zhezong

1564: Death of Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander, born in 1514
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosokawa_Ujitsuna

1823: Birth of Otto van Rees, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor-General_of_the_Dutch_East_Indies

1848: Birth of Katsura Taro, Japanese longest prime minister who died on October 10, 1913
http://www.jref.com/glossary/katsura_taro.shtml
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/52.html




 1868: The restoration of Imperial rule in Japan is formally proclaimed. Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu had earlier resigned his authority to the emperor, agreeing to « be the instrument for carrying out » imperial orders. The Tokugawa Shogunate ends

1897: Birth of Chen Cheng, Chinese politician and military leader, who died on March 5, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Cheng

1897: In the Philippines, 11 of the 15 Bicol Martyrs are executed in Bagumbayan by the Spanish
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1377/today-in-philippine-history-january-4-1897-11-of-the-15-bicol-martyrs-were-executed-in-bagumbayan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifteen_Martyrs_of_Bicol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4x2lFGzx94

1924: Birth of Sebastian Kappen, Indian Jesuit theologian who died on November 30, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Kappen

1929: Birth of Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist and sculptor
http://www.yayoi-kusama.jp/e/biography/index.html

Yayoi Kusama

1931: Death of Maulana Mohammad Ali, Indian Muslim leader, activist, scholar, journalist and poet, born on December 10, 1878
http://www.muslim.org/m-ali/contents.htm

1932: The Indian Congress Party is declared illegal by the British. Mahatmat Gandhi and Nehru are arrested

1932-01-04 UNC interdit Gandhi arrêté

1940: Birth of Chinese-born French writer Gao Xingjian, Literature Nobel prize 2000
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2000/gao-bio.html
https://www.widewalls.ch/artist/gao-xingjian/

1943: Birth of Hwang Sok-yong, Korean writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwang_Sok-yong

1945: US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack in the Sulu Sea (Philippines)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ommaney_Bay_(CVE-79)

1945-01-04 Ommaney Bay

1946: In Dutch Indies, Sukarno and Hatta move by night to Yogya, leaving Sjahrir and the more pro-negotiations faction in Jakarta

1946: Birth of Dr.S.Rajasekharan, Indian poet and critic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Rajasekharan

1948: Full Independence of Burma from Great Britain. U Nu is named Prime Minister up to June 1956
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/On-this-Day–Burma-Declares-Independence-from-Britain.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(Burma)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Nu

1948-01-04 Indépendance

1948: The territories occupied by the Dutch demand the foundation of the United States of Indonesia

1950: Birth of Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladeshi poet and academic who died on June 16,. 2013
http://www.poemhunter.com/khondakar-ashraf-hossain/biography/

1951: During the Korean war, Chinese and Korean Communist forces retake Seoul
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/4/newsid_2494000/2494837.stm
http://mattstodayinhistory.blogspot.fr/2006/01/north-korean-and-chinese-armies-take.html

1951-01-04 Chinois prennent Seoul

1953: Death of Prince Chichibu, younger brother of emperor Showa (Hirohito), born on June 25, 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Chichibu

1956: Birth of Sarojini Sahoo, Indian feminist writer
http://sarojinisahoo.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarojini_Sahoo

1957: Birth of Gurdas Maan, Punjabi singer, actor, lyricist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurdas_Maan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beQg3PxsNcY

1959: Birth of Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
http://www.assemblylanguage.com/reviews/Nara.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRIU6_oKPps

1962: Agreement between USA and the government of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem: pacification, democratization, liberalization

1964: French Prime Minister  Pierre Messmer offers a military aid to Cambodia

1966: Conference Indo-Pakistani in Tachkent (Soviet Union), up to 10. The two countries reestablish their diplomatic relations

1969 : Birth of Korean actor Yu Hae-jin
http://asianmediawiki.com/Hae-jin_Yu
http://www.asiandb.com/browse/people_detail.php?code=1476

1970: More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_Tonghai_earthquake

1971: Birth of Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese sculptor
http://www.kuruizaki.com/profile/e_biography.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2007/09/20/stage/butoh-flowers-of-life-and-decay/#.VKg4-L3LTUA

Junichi Kakizaki

1974: South Vietnamese president Thieu announces that war has resumed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-announces-war-has-resumed

1974: The Union of Burma is renamed the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma

1975: The first Communist Chinese delegation arrives to Malaysia

1980: President Jimmy Carter announces economic sanctions against Soviet Union which invaded Afghanan on 27 December 1979

1982: Birth of Kang Hye-jung, South Korean actress
http://asianwiki.com/Kang_Hye-Jung
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Hye-jung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQuYORWO1q8

1988: Birth of Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabila_Jamshed

1991: Suicide of San Mao, Taiwanese writer, born on March 26, 1943

http://thelostseasons.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/the-life-of-san-mao%E3%80%8A%E5%9B%9E%E5%A3%B0%E3%80%8B/

1994: Death of Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor, born on June 27, 1939
http://www.panchamonline.com/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4th-january-1994-r.d.-burman-renowned-music-director-died

1995: Ven. Thich Quang Do who had wroten a 44-page document addressed to Vietnam communist party general secretary Do Muoi detailing the persecution of the UBCV since the communists came to power in Vietnam is arrested (see his trial on August 15)
http://queme.org/en/profile-venerable-thich-quang-head-ubcv/?v=11aedd0e4327
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thích_Quảng_Độ

2004: Four policemen are killed, a military depot is looted and eighteen schools burned in the Muslim deep south of Thailand, starting a long bloody unrest

2004: During SAARC summit, in Islamabad, general Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee have long talks and decide to have discussions on Kashmir

2004: Afghans approve a new constitution
http://www.afghan-web.com/politics/current_constitution.html

2008: North Korea pledges to strength its “war deterrent” , days after it missed a year-end deadline for declaring its nuclear activities
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7171096.stm

2008: Death of Jimmy Nah, Singapore comedian and actor, born on April 13, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Nah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIJSd8ysG0k

2011: The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, is shot dead by an armed man, thought to be part of his security detail, at a busy market in Islamabad
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/01/201114115730846269.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/world/asia/05pakistan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2011: Philippine police said they had arrested a communist rebel leader following a gunfight in which he was injured. The incident could derail peace talks due to resume in a week
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110105-philippine-police-capture-communist-rebel-commander

2012: The Taliban has confirmed it has come to an « initial agreement » to open a political office overseas as part of peace talks with the US, according to a statement
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/01/201213112718977856.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/world/asia/taliban-to-open-qatar-office-in-step-toward-peace-talks.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2013: Cambodia’s National Election Committee has formally reaffirmed that exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy is ineligible to run for office or vote in the country’s upcoming elections
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-election-officials-block-rainsy-run/1577815.html

 

Holidays and observances

 Myanmar: Burma’s Independence day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 4 January in Asian history

1951-01-04 Chinois prennent Seoul

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 4 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on January 4, 2018

1897: In the Philippines, 11 of the 15 Bicol Martyrs are executed in Bagumbayan by the Spanish
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1377/today-in-philippine-history-january-4-1897-11-of-the-15-bicol-martyrs-were-executed-in-bagumbayan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifteen_Martyrs_of_Bicol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4x2lFGzx94

1945:US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack in the Sulu Sea (Philippines)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ommaney_Bay_(CVE-79)

1945-01-04 Ommaney Bay

1948: Full Independence of Burma from Great Britain. U Nu is named Prime Minister up to June 1956
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/On-this-Day–Burma-Declares-Independence-from-Britain.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(Burma)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Nu

1948-01-04 Indépendance

1948: The territories occupied by the Dutch demand the foundation of the United States of Indonesia

1951: During the Korean war, Chinese and Korean Communist forces retake Seoul
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/4/newsid_2494000/2494837.stm
http://mattstodayinhistory.blogspot.fr/2006/01/north-korean-and-chinese-armies-take.html

1951-01-04 Chinois prennent Seoul

1962: Agreement between USA and the government of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem: pacification, democratization, liberalization

1964: French Prime Minister  Pierre Messmer offers a military aid to Cambodia

1966: Conference Indo-Pakistani in Tachkent (Soviet Union), up to 10. The two countries restablish their diplomatic relations

1974: South Vietnamese president Thieu announces that war has resumed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-announces-war-has-resumed

1975: The first Communist Chinese delegation arrives to Malaysia

1980: President Jimmy Carter announces economic sanctions against Soviet Union which invaded Afghanan on 27 December 1979

2004: Four policemen are killed, a military depot is looted and eighteen schools burned in the Muslim deep south of Thailand, starting a long bloody unrest

2004: Beginning of a diplomatic warming between India and Pakistan after a meeting of the two leaders in Islamabad

2012: The Taliban has confirmed it has come to an « initial agreement » to open a political office overseas as part of peace talks with the US, according to a statement
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/01/201213112718977856.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/world/asia/taliban-to-open-qatar-office-in-step-toward-peace-talks.html?_r=1&ref=asia

 

Holidays and observances

 Myanmar: Burma’s Independence day

On 4 January in South Asian history

 ON 4 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

Updated on January 4, 2018

1924: Birth of Sebastian Kappen, Indian Jesuit theologian who died on November 30, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Kappen

1931: Death of Maulana Mohammad Ali, Indian Muslim leader, activist, scholar, journalist and poet, born on December 10, 1878
http://www.muslim.org/m-ali/contents.htm

1932: The Indian Congress Party is declared illegal by the British. Mahatmat Gandhi and Nehru are arrested

1932-01-04 UNC interdit Gandhi arrêté

1946: Birth of Dr.S.Rajasekharan, Indian poet and critic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Rajasekharan

1950: Birth of Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic who died on June 16,. 2013
http://www.poemhunter.com/khondakar-ashraf-hossain/biography/

1956: Birth of Sarojini Sahoo, Indian feminist writer
http://sarojinisahoo.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarojini_Sahoo

1957: Birth of Gurdas Maan, Punjabi singer, actor, lyricist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurdas_Maan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beQg3PxsNcY

1966: Conference Indo-Pakistani in Tachkent (Soviet Union), up to 10. The two countries reestablish their diplomatic relations

1980: President Jimmy Carter announces economic sanctions against Soviet Union which invaded Afghanan on 27 December 1979

1988: Birth of Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabila_Jamshed

1994: Death of Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor, born on June 27, 1939
http://www.panchamonline.com/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4th-january-1994-r.d.-burman-renowned-music-director-died

2004: During SAARC summit, in Islamabad, general Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee have long talks and decide to have discussions on Kashmir

2011: The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, is shot dead by an armed man, thought to be part of his security detail, at a busy market in Islamabad
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/01/201114115730846269.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/world/asia/05pakistan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: The Taliban has confirmed it has come to an « initial agreement » to open a political office overseas as part of peace talks with the US, according to a statement
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/01/201213112718977856.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/world/asia/taliban-to-open-qatar-office-in-step-toward-peace-talks.html?_r=1&ref=asia

On 4 January in Southeast Asian history

1948-01-04 Indépendance

ON 4 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on January 4, 2018

1823: Birth of Otto van Rees, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor-General_of_the_Dutch_East_Indies

1897: In the Philippines, 11 of the 15 Bicol Martyrs are executed in Bagumbayan by the Spanish
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1377/today-in-philippine-history-january-4-1897-11-of-the-15-bicol-martyrs-were-executed-in-bagumbayan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifteen_Martyrs_of_Bicol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4x2lFGzx94

1945: US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack in the Sulu Sea (Philippines)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ommaney_Bay_(CVE-79)

1945-01-04 Ommaney Bay

1946: In Dutch Indies, Sukarno and Hatta move by night to Yogya, leaving Sjahrir and the more pro-negotiations faction in Jakarta

1948: Full Independence of Burma from Great Britain. U Nu is named Prime Minister up to June 1956
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/On-this-Day–Burma-Declares-Independence-from-Britain.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(Burma)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Nu

1948-01-04 Indépendance

1948: The territories occupied by the Dutch demand the foundation of the United States of Indonesia

1962: Agreement between USA and the government of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem: pacification, democratization, liberalization

1964: French Prime Minister  Pierre Messmer offers a military aid to Cambodia

1974: South Vietnamese president Thieu announces that war has resumed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-announces-war-has-resumed

1974: The Union of Burma is renamed the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma

1975: The first Communist Chinese delegation arrives to Malaysia

1995: Ven. Thich Quang Do who had wroten a 44-page document addressed to Vietnam communist party general secretary Do Muoi detailing the persecution of the UBCV since the communists came to power in Vietnam is arrested (see his trial on August 15)
http://queme.org/en/profile-venerable-thich-quang-head-ubcv/?v=11aedd0e4327
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thích_Quảng_Độ

2004: Four policemen are killed, a military depot is looted and eighteen schools burned in the Muslim deep south of Thailand, starting a long bloody unrest

2008: Death of Jimmy Nah, Singapore comedian and actor, born on April 13, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Nah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIJSd8ysG0k

2011: Philippine police said they had arrested a communist rebel leader following a gunfight in which he was injured. The incident derails peace talks due to resume in a week
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110105-philippine-police-capture-communist-rebel-commander

2013: Cambodia’s National Election Committee formally reaffirmes that exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy is ineligible to run for office or vote in the country’s upcoming élections
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-election-officials-block-rainsy-run/1577815.html

 

Holidays and observances

 Myanmar: Burma’s Independence day

On 4 January in Japan’s history

ON 4 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on January 4, 2018

1564: Death of Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander, born in 1514
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosokawa_Ujitsuna

1848: Birth of Katsura Taro, Japanese prime minister who died on October 10, 1913
http://www.jref.com/glossary/katsura_taro.shtml
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/52.html


1868: The restoration of Imperial rule in Japan is formally proclaimed. Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu had earlier resigned his authority to the emperor, agreeing to « be the instrument for carrying out » imperial orders. The Tokugawa Shogunate ends

1929: Birth of Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist and sculptor
http://www.yayoi-kusama.jp/e/biography/index.html

Yayoi Kusama

1945:US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack in the Sulu Sea (Philippines)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ommaney_Bay_(CVE-79)

1945-01-04 Ommaney Bay

1953: Death of Prince Chichibu, younger brother of emperor Showa (Hirohito), born on June 25, 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Chichibu

1959: Birth of Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
http://www.assemblylanguage.com/reviews/Nara.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRIU6_oKPps

1971: Birth of Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese sculptor
http://www.kuruizaki.com/profile/e_biography.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2007/09/20/stage/butoh-flowers-of-life-and-decay/#.VKg4-L3LTUA

Junichi Kakizaki

 

On 4 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 4 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on January 4, 2018

265: Sima Yan, the successor to his father Sima Zhao as the Cao Wei regent, forces Cao Huan to abdicate the throne and establishes the Jin Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sima_Yan
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Sima_Yan

1077: Birth of Zhezong, 7th Emperor of the Chinese Song dynasty (1085-1100) who died on February 23, 1100
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Zhezong

1897: Birth of Chen Cheng, Chinese politician and military leader, who died on March 5, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Cheng

1940: Birth of Chinese-born French writer Gao Xingjian, Literature Nobel prize 2000
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2000/gao-bio.html
https://www.widewalls.ch/artist/gao-xingjian/

1951: During the Korean war, Chinese and Korean Communist forces retake Seoul
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/4/newsid_2494000/2494837.stm
http://mattstodayinhistory.blogspot.fr/2006/01/north-korean-and-chinese-armies-take.html

1951-01-04 Chinois prennent Seoul

1970: More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_Tonghai_earthquake

1975: The first Communist Chinese delegation arrives to Malaysia

1991: Suicide of San Mao, Taiwanese writer, born on March 26, 1943

http://thelostseasons.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/the-life-of-san-mao%E3%80%8A%E5%9B%9E%E5%A3%B0%E3%80%8B/

1992: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tajikistan