Daily Archives: 8 janvier 2018

On 8 January in Asian history

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

ON 8 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2018

307: Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hui_of_Jin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huai_of_Jin

647: Death of Seon Deok, Qeen of Silla kingdom (Korea), born in 606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Seondeok_of_Silla
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine7.html
http://koreanhistory.info/Shilla.htm

1037: Birth of Chinese poet Su Shi who died on August 24, 1101
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/calligraphy-su-shi.php
http://www.chinese-poems.com/su.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQ7hDxFZzQ

1556: Birth of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1623
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1761: In India, the French garrison surrenders Pondichery to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1781: Birth of Chinese national hero Admiral Guan Tianpei who during the Opium War died in a battle on February 26, 1841
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Tianpei

1884: Death of Keshub Death of Chandra Sen, social reformer and philosopher, born on November 19, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keshub_Chandra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-january-1884-keshub-chandra-sen-social-reformer-and-philosopher-died

1899: Birth of Solomon Bandaranaike, fourth Ceylon’s Prime minister (1956-1959), assassinated by a buddhist monk on September 26, 1959
http://www.swrdbandaranaike.lk/his_life.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Bandaranaike

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

1902: In China, after the international expedition, imperial court comes back to the Fobidden City and empress Cixi retakes the power

1909: Birth of Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet who died on January 13, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashapoorna_Devi
http://www.kalpana.it/eng/writer/indian_writers/asha_purna_devi.htm

1912: Birth of Susumu Fujita, Japanese actor who died on March 23, 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Fujita
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297843/filmoyear

1912: Birth of Tadashi Imai, Japanese film director who died on November 12, 1991
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Ha-Ji/Imai-Tadashi.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/tadashi-imai
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408033/

1925: Birth of Mohan Rakesh, Indian author who died on January 3, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1926: Birth of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian odessi dancer who died in April 2004
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profl111.html

1929: Birth of Kotoe Hatsui, Japanese actress who died on September 21, 1990
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368969/

Matsui Kotoe

1929: Birth of Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006762/

1933: Birth of Ko Un, Korean poet
http://www.koun.co.kr/

1939: Birth of Nanda, Indian actress who died on March 25 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanda_(actress)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/5-interesting-lesser-known-facts-about-Bollywood-actress-Nanda/photostory/32666993.cms#32667179

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5gAXCa6Mk

1942: Birth of Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister (2001-2006)
http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat16/sub110/item520.html
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/koizumi_junichiro.shtml
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/japanese-history-biographies/junichiro-koizumi

1942: The Philippine Executive Commission, headed by Jorge B. Varga (seen here with Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma), is organized by the Japanese Military Administration and the Kalibapi founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Executive_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALIBAPI

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

1945: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces

1947: General Marshall named state secretary leaves China

1947: The State Department declares that it will approve arm sales to France, except for use in Indochina

1949: Death in prison of Japanese general Umezu Yoshijiro who signed the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshijir%C5%8D_Umezu
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=813

1967: In Vietnam war, Operation Cedar Falls is launched


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cedar_Falls
http://www.historynet.com/operation-cedar-falls-search-and-destroy-in-the-iron-triangle.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIi3bbtClqU

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized
http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1973: Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris#tdih-calendar

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1975: Deng Xiaoping, with the help of Zhou Enlai recovers his positions before to be demoted again after Zhou death

1975: Birth of Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Jayaraj

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

1976: Death of Zhou Enlai, Chinese Prime Minister since 1949


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-leader-zhou-enlai-dies
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/10/world/in-death-zhou-enlai-is-still-beloved-but-a-puzzle.html?pagewanted=all
http://chineseposters.net/themes/zhouenlai.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydnqKl-zeg

1977: Just one year after the death of Zhou Enlai, huge demonstrations in Beijing which will continue up to 16 January. The demonstrators demand the Deng Xiaoping return to power

1977: Birth of Lee Yoo-jin (Yu-jin), Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Yoo-jin
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4543o_lee-dong-wook-kim-eugene-interview_music

1979: After the Vietnamese troops have taken Phom Penh, Khmer Rouge are retreating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506533.stm

1982: Birth of Kim Jong-un, youngest son of Kim Jong-il and current leader of North Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-un
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-jong-un-21125351
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11526831/Kim-Jong-un-was-child-prodigy-who-could-drive-at-age-of-three-claims-North-Korean-school-curriculum.html

1989: Beginning of the Japanese Heise era (the current Japanese emperor)

1991: Birth of Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinoi_Asuka

1992: George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister Miichi Miyazawa’s lap
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/09/world/bush-in-japan-bush-collapses-at-state-dinner-with-the-japanese.html

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

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

2002: Abolition of death penalty in Taiwan. The last ten years, 176 Taiwanese have been executed, 39 of them for kidnapping

2008: The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes unhurt after an attempted knife attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176434.stm

2008: Sri Lankan minister for nation-building  DM Dassanake dies in blast
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176207.stm

2015: Sri Lanka goes to the polls in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155688/sri-lanka-votes-in-tightest-election-in-decades
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/08/asia/sri-lanka-elections-walkup/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sri-lanka-set-tight-presidential-poll-201517222939705581.html

2017: Taiwanese president heads to Central America without holding any meetings with Trump and his team during stopover in Houston
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060386/taiwans-wise-tsai-makes-low-key-us-stop-reduces-risk
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/09/2003662766

2017: A South Korean monk set himself on fire to protest the government’s deal with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves
http://www.dw.com/en/south-korean-monk-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal/a-37053930
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2060309/south-korean-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal-japan-pm-abe

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s Birthday

On 8 January in Korean history

ON 8 JANUARY IN KOREAN HISTORY

647: Death of Seon Deok, Qeen of Silla kingdom (Korea), born in 606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Seondeok_of_Silla
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine7.html
http://koreanhistory.info/Shilla.htm

1933: Birth of Ko Un, Korean poet
http://www.koun.co.kr/

1977: Birth of Lee Yoo-jin (Yu-jin), Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Yoo-jin
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4543o_lee-dong-wook-kim-eugene-interview_music

1982: Birth of Kim Jong-un, youngest son of Kim Jong-il and current leader of North Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-un
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-jong-un-21125351
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11526831/Kim-Jong-un-was-child-prodigy-who-could-drive-at-age-of-three-claims-North-Korean-school-curriculum.html

2017: A South Korean monk set himself on fire to protest the government’s deal with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves
http://www.dw.com/en/south-korean-monk-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal/a-37053930
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2060309/south-korean-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal-japan-pm-abe

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s Birthday

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2018

1761: In India, the French garrison of Pondichery surrenders to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1902: In China, after the international expedition, imperial court comes back to the Fobidden City and empress Cixi retakes the power

1942: The Philippine Executive Commission, headed by Jorge B. Varga (seen here with Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma), is organized by the Japanese Military Administration and the Kalibapi founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Executive_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALIBAPI

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

1945: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces

1947: General Marshall named state secretary leaves China

1947: The State Department declares that it will approve arm sales to France, except for use in Indochina

1967: In Vietnam war, Operation Cedar Falls is launched


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cedar_Falls
http://www.historynet.com/operation-cedar-falls-search-and-destroy-in-the-iron-triangle.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIi3bbtClqU

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized
http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1973: Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris#tdih-calendar

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1979: After the Vietnamese troops have taken Phom Penh, Khmer Rouge are retreating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506533.stm

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

On 8 January in South Asian history

ON 8 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet, type “On (day + month) in South Asian history »

Updated on January 8, 2018

1761: In India, the French garrison surrenders Pondichery to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1884: Death of Keshub Death of Chandra Sen, Indian social reformer and philosopher, born on November 19, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keshub_Chandra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-january-1884-keshub-chandra-sen-social-reformer-and-philosopher-died

1899: Birth of Solomon Bandaranaike, fourth Ceylon’s Prime minister (1956-1959), assassinated by a buddhist monk on September 26, 1959
http://www.swrdbandaranaike.lk/his_life.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Bandaranaike

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

1909: Birth of Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet who died on January 13, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashapoorna_Devi
http://www.kalpana.it/eng/writer/indian_writers/asha_purna_devi.htm

1925: Birth of Mohan Rakesh, Indian author who died on January 3, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1926: Birth of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian odessi dancer who died in April 2004
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profl111.html

1929: Birth of Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006762/

1939: Birth of Nanda, Indian actress who died on March 25 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanda_(actress)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/5-interesting-lesser-known-facts-about-Bollywood-actress-Nanda/photostory/32666993.cms#32667179

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5gAXCa6Mk

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized


http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1975: Birth of Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Jayaraj

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

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

2008: The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes unhurt after an attempted knife attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176434.stm

2008: Sri Lankan minister for nation-building  DM Dassanake dies in blast
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176207.stm

2015: Sri Lanka goes to the polls in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155688/sri-lanka-votes-in-tightest-election-in-decades
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/08/asia/sri-lanka-elections-walkup/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sri-lanka-set-tight-presidential-poll-201517222939705581.html

On 8 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2018

1942: The Philippine Executive Commission, headed by Jorge B. Varga (seen here with Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma), is organized by the Japanese Military Administration and the Kalibapi founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Executive_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALIBAPI

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

1945: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces

1947: The State Department declares that it will approve arm sales to France, except for use in Indochina

1967: In Vietnam war, Operation Cedar Falls is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cedar_Falls
http://www.historynet.com/operation-cedar-falls-search-and-destroy-in-the-iron-triangle.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIi3bbtClqU

1973: Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris#tdih-calendar

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1979: After the Vietnamese troops have taken Phom Penh, Khmer Rouge are retreating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506533.stm

On 8 January in Japan’s history

ON 8 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2018

1556: Birth of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1623
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1912: Birth of Susumu Fujita, Japanese actor who died on March 23, 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Fujita
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297843/filmoyear

1912: Birth of Tadashi Imai, Japanese film director who died on November 12, 1991
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Ha-Ji/Imai-Tadashi.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/tadashi-imai
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408033/

1926: Birth of Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
http://www.famousfashiondesigners.org/hanae-mori
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20080108jk.html

1929: Birth of Kotoe Hatsui, Japanese actress who died on September 21, 1990
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368969/

Matsui Kotoe

1942: Birth of Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister (2001-2006)
http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat16/sub110/item520.html
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/koizumi_junichiro.shtml
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/japanese-history-biographies/junichiro-koizumi

1949: Death in prison of Japanese general Umezu Yoshijiro who signed the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshijir%C5%8D_Umezu
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=813

1989: Beginning of the Japanese Heise era (the current Japanese emperor)

1991: Birth of Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinoi_Asuka

1992: George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister Miichi Miyazawa’s lap
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/09/world/bush-in-japan-bush-collapses-at-state-dinner-with-the-japanese.html

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

 

On 8 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 8, 2018

307: Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hui_of_Jin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huai_of_Jin

1037: Birth of Chinese poet Su Shi who died on August 24, 1101
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/calligraphy-su-shi.php
http://www.chinese-poems.com/su.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQ7hDxFZzQ

1781: Birth of Chinese national hero Admiral Guan Tianpei who during the Opium War died in a battle on February 26, 1841
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Tianpei

1902: In China, after the international expedition, imperial court comes back to the Fobidden City and empress Cixi retakes the power

1975: Deng Xiaoping, with the help of Zhou Enlai recovers his positions before to be demoted again after Zhou death

1976: Death of Zhou Enlai, Chinese Prime Minister since 1949


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-leader-zhou-enlai-dies

http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/10/world/in-death-zhou-enlai-is-still-beloved-but-a-puzzle.html?pagewanted=all
http://chineseposters.net/themes/zhouenlai.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydnqKl-zeg

1977: Just one year after the death of Zhou Enlai, huge demonstrations in Beijing which will continue up to 16 January. The demonstrators demand the Deng Xiaoping return to power

2002: Abolition of death penalty in Taiwan. The last ten years, 176 Taiwanese have been executed, 39 of them for kidnapping

2017: Taiwanese president heads to Central America without holding any meetings with Trump and his team during stopover in Houston
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060386/taiwans-wise-tsai-makes-low-key-us-stop-reduces-risk
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/09/2003662766