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On 12 January in Asian history

1945-01-12 Operation Gratitude

ON 12 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 12, 2018

1528: Birth of Chinese general Qi Jiguang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Jiguang

1554: Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma
http://www.myanmar-image.com/bago/kanbawza/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayinnaung

1863: Birth of Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher who died on July 4, 1902
http://www.ramakrishna.org/sv.htm
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-who-was-swami-vivekananda-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-patriotic-saint-2164975
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-january-1863-swami-vivekananda-spiritual-and-religious-leader-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt8pxv2Z1os

1875: After the death of Emperor Tongzhi (1861-1875). Guangxu, born in on August 14, 1871, is chosed to become the new emperor of China Qing Dynasty
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2014/06/monarch-profile-emperor-tongzhi-of-china.html

1889: Birth of Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader who died on November 7, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Basheer-ud-Din_Mahmood_Ahmad
https://www.alislam.org/library/mahmood.html

Hadhrat Mirza Bashir ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad

1898: Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan
http://www.jref.com/glossary/ito_hirobumi.shtml

1906: Birth of Cai Chusheng, Chinese film director who died on July 15, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_Chusheng


1911: The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established. Three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_College_of_Law

1917: Birth of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharishi_Mahesh_Yogi
http://www.tm.org/main_pages/maharishi.html

1922: Beginning of the Hong Kong Seamen’s Strike (up to March)
https://libcom.org/history/articles/hong-kong-strike-1922

1933: The US Congress recognize the independence of the Philippines

1934: Surya Sen, Indian educator and independence activist is hanged by the British. Born on March 22, 1894
http://indiansaga.com/history/revolution_sen.html
http://www.towardsfreedom.in/site/Surya_Sen

Surya Sen

1935: Birth of Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0411032/

1936: Birth of Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet who died on May 31, 2014
http://www.poemhunter.com/brajanath-ratha/biography/
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/brajanath_ratha-profile-3587-25.htm

Brajanath Ratha

1938: Birth of Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Pakistani scholar and hard-liner politician who died on January 6, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qazi_Hussain_Ahmad

1945: US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam
http://www.mighty90.com/Operation_GRATITUDE.html
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=323

1945-01-12 Operation Gratitude

1948: In India, Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast aiming a national reconciliation (up to 18)

1948-01-12 Gandhi last fasting

1949: Birth of Haruki Murakami, popular Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruki_Murakami


1949: Birth of Moon Kook-hyun, South Korean politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Kook-hyun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ6lphrJMEk

1949: Birth of Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer who died on June 2, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentaro_Haneda
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0352600/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAa8XaO5nsA

1949: Birth of Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Wang

1954: Bao Dai appoints Prince Buu Loc as Prime Minister of Viet Nam. Buu Loc had previously served as Vietnamese High Commissioner in Paris

prince Buu Loc 1954

1962: During the Vietnam War, by the Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chopper_(Vietnam)
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/on-this-day–america-begins-first-combat-operation-in-vietnam-war-153329849.html

1962-01-12 Operation Chopper

1962: The United States Air Force launches Operation Ranch Hand, a « modern technological area-denial technique » designed to expose the roads and trails used by the Viet Cong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-ranch-hand-initiated
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~tpilsch/AirOps/ranch.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ranch_Hand

1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended, while Moscow gives its full support to Hanoi and the National Liberation Front

1968: Birth of Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junichi_Masuda
http://www.ocremix.org/composer/id/281/junichi-masuda/

1972: Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priyanka_Gandhi

1972: Mujibur Rahman gives up his president charge to be head of the government in the frame of the parliamentary political system in Bangladesh

1978: Birth of Kim Sa-rang, Korean actress, Miss Korea 2001
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kim_Sa_Rang
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Sa-rang.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGI3HMQizB8

1979: The Vietnamese install the new People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_Kampuchea

1979: Birth of Lee Bo-young, South Korean actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Bo-young
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Lee_Bo-yeong.php
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/topic/88376-lee-bo-young/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MRZYWMYwV4

1988: In China, State enterprises get their autonomy

1991: Death of Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor, born on June 18, 1904
http://www.filmreference.com/film/8/Keye-Luke.html
http://us_asians.tripod.com/features-k-luke.html

1995: Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

2000: China for the first time sends a civil police in an United Nations peacekeeping mission (In Timor, up to 2006)

2000 Police à Timor

2001: Anson Chan, Chief secretary of Hong Kong administration, resigns because she disagrees with Tung Chee-hwa, Chief executive selected by Beijing
https://prabook.com/web/anson.chan/1723064

2002: In Pakistan, the president, General Musharraf  bans Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jah-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by New Delhi to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament

2003: Death of Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director, born on July 3, 1930
http://www.midnighteye.com/features/focus_fukasaku.shtml

2005: Death of Amrish Puri, Indian actor,born on June 22, 1932
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4166943.stm

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

2008: In Taiwan KMT win landslise victory and Chen Shui-bian resigns as PDP chairman
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7184448.stm

2011: Vietnam Communist Party congress gets underway. More than 1,400 delegates will decide new five-year plans and pick new leadership. Human rights groups complain about the arrest of dissidents and the blockage of websites
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Amid-arrests-and-censorship,-Vietnam-Communist-Party-congress-gets-underway-20486.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12168737

2012: Myanmar’s government and one of the country’s most prominent ethnic rebel groups, the Karen National Union (KNU), sign a ceasefire after decades of civil conflict
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201211261327632470.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16523691

2012: Forty years after liberation, former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam was sent to jail yesterday on charges of committing crimes against humanity and peace, genocide and war crimes in 1971.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=218007

2014: Sheikh Hasina is sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis
http://www.dawn.com/news/1080042/sheikh-hasina-sworn-in-as-bangladesh-pm-for-third-time

2015: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office announces nominees for the country’s cabinet after months of delays following a disputed election.
http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan-announces-new-cabinet/26788824.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily%2001.12.15

2017: Taiwan says Nigeria wants it to move its trade office from Abuja
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2061589/taiwan-accuses-nigeria-collaborating-beijing-after-it?spm=0.0.0.0.Uog6Ij
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/13/2003663000

Holidays and observances

National Youth Day (India)

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 12 January in Asian history

1962-01-12 Operation Chopper

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 12 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 12, 2018

1945: US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam
http://www.mighty90.com/Operation_GRATITUDE.html
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=323

1945-01-12 Operation Gratitude

1962: During the Vietnam War, by the Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place
http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1439595-operation-chopper
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chopper_(Vietnam)
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/on-this-day–america-begins-first-combat-operation-in-vietnam-war-153329849.html

1962-01-12 Operation Chopper

1962: The United States Air Force launches Operation Ranch Hand, a « modern technological area-denial technique » designed to expose the roads and trails used by the Viet Cong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-ranch-hand-initiated
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~tpilsch/AirOps/ranch.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ranch_Hand

1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended, while Moscow gives its full support to Hanoi and the National Liberation Front

1979: The Vietnamese install the new People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_Kampuchea

2000: China for the first time sends a civil police in an United Nations peacekeeping mission (In Timor, up to 2006)

2000 Police à Timor

2012: Myanmar’s government and one of the country’s most prominent ethnic rebel groups, the Karen National Union (KNU), have signed a ceasefire after decades of civil conflict
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1685201.php/ANALYSIS-Myanmar-Karen-ceasefire-a-good-first-step-but-far-to-go
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201211261327632470.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16523691

2017: Taiwan says Nigeria wants it to move its trade office from Abuja
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2061589/taiwan-accuses-nigeria-collaborating-beijing-after-it?spm=0.0.0.0.Uog6Ij
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/13/2003663000

 

On 12 January in South Asian history

1948-01-12 Gandhi last fasting

ON 12 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on January 12, 2018

1863: Birth of Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher who died on July 4, 1902
http://www.ramakrishna.org/sv.htm
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-who-was-swami-vivekananda-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-patriotic-saint-2164975
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-january-1863-swami-vivekananda-spiritual-and-religious-leader-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt8pxv2Z1os

1889: Birth of Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader who died on November 7, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Basheer-ud-Din_Mahmood_Ahmad
https://www.alislam.org/library/mahmood.html

Hadhrat Mirza Bashir ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad

1917: Birth of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharishi_Mahesh_Yogi
http://www.tm.org/main_pages/maharishi.html

1934: Surya Sen, Indian educator and independence activist is hanged by the British. Born on March 22, 1894
http://indiansaga.com/history/revolution_sen.html
http://www.towardsfreedom.in/site/Surya_Sen

Surya Sen

1936: Birth of Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet who died on May 31, 2014
http://www.poemhunter.com/brajanath-ratha/biography/
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/brajanath_ratha-profile-3587-25.htm

Brajanath Ratha

1938: Birth of Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Pakistani scholar and hard-liner politician who died on January 6, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qazi_Hussain_Ahmad

1948: In India, Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast aiming a national reconciliation (up to 18)

1948-01-12 Gandhi last fasting

1972: Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priyanka_Gandhi

1972: Mujibur Rahman gives up his president charge to be head of the government in the frame of the parliamentary political system in Bangladesh

2002: In Pakistan, the president, General Musharraf  bans Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jah-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by New Delhi to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament

2005: Death of Amrish Puri, Indian actor,born on June 22, 1932
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4166943.stm

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

2012: Forty years after liberation, former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam is sent to jail yesterday on charges of committing crimes against humanity and peace, genocide and war crimes in 1971.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=218007

2014: Sheikh Hasina is sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister on Sunday after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis
http://www.dawn.com/news/1080042/sheikh-hasina-sworn-in-as-bangladesh-pm-for-third-time
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/389199/sheikh-hasina-sworn-in-as-pm-in-crisis-hit-bangladesh

2015: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office announces nominees for the country’s cabinet after months of delays following a disputed election.
http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan-announces-new-cabinet/26788824.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily%2001.12.15

 

Holidays and observances

National Youth Day (India)

On 12 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on January 12, 2018

1554: Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma
http://www.myanmar-image.com/bago/kanbawza/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayinnaung

1954: Bao Dai appoints Prince Buu Loc as Prime Minister of Viet Nam. Buu Loc had previously served as Vietnamese High Commissioner in Paris

prince Buu Loc 1954

1962: During the Vietnam War, by the Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place
http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1439595-operation-chopper
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chopper_(Vietnam)
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/on-this-day–america-begins-first-combat-operation-in-vietnam-war-153329849.html

1962-01-12 Operation Chopper

1962: The United States Air Force launches Operation Ranch Hand, a « modern technological area-denial technique » designed to expose the roads and trails used by the Viet Cong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-ranch-hand-initiated
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~tpilsch/AirOps/ranch.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ranch_Hand

1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended, while Moscow gives its full support to Hanoi and the National Liberation Front

1977: Birth of Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piolo_Pascual

1979: The Vietnamese install the new People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_Kampuchea

2011: Vietnam Communist Party congress gets underway. More than 1,400 delegates will decide new five-year plans and pick new leadership. Human rights groups complain about the arrest of dissidents and the blockage of websites
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Amid-arrests-and-censorship,-Vietnam-Communist-Party-congress-gets-underway-20486.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12168737

2012: Myanmar’s government and one of the country’s most prominent ethnic rebel groups, the Karen National Union (KNU), have signed a ceasefire after decades of civil conflict
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201211261327632470.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16523691

 

On 12 January in Japan’s history

ON 12 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on January 12, 2018

1898: Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan
http://www.jref.com/glossary/ito_hirobumi.shtml

1935: Birth of Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0411032/

1945: US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam
http://www.mighty90.com/Operation_GRATITUDE.html
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=323

1945-01-12 Operation Gratitude

1949: Birth of Haruki Murakami, popular Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruki_Murakami


1949: Birth of Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer who died on June 2, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentaro_Haneda
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0352600/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAa8XaO5nsA

1968: Birth of Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junichi_Masuda
http://www.ocremix.org/composer/id/281/junichi-masuda/

1993: Birth of Aika Mitsui, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aika_Mitsui

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj9g5SI8QII

2003: Death of Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director, born on July 3, 1930
http://www.midnighteye.com/features/focus_fukasaku.shtml

 

On 12 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 12 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 12, 2018

1875: Death of Emperor Tongzhi (1861-1875). Guangxu, born in on August 14, 1871, is chosed to become the new emperor of China Qing Dynasty
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2014/06/monarch-profile-emperor-tongzhi-of-china.html

1906: Birth of Cai Chusheng, Chinese film director who died on July 15, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_Chusheng


1922: Beginning of the Hong Kong Seamen’s Strike (up to March)
https://libcom.org/history/articles/hong-kong-strike-1922

1949: Birth of Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Wang

1988: In China, state enterprises get their autonomy

1991: Death of Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor, born on June 18, 1904
http://www.filmreference.com/film/8/Keye-Luke.html
http://us_asians.tripod.com/features-k-luke.html

2000: China for the first time sends a civil police in an United Nations peacekeeping mission (In Timor, up to 2006)

2000 Police à Timor

2001: Anson Chan, Chief secretary of Hong Kong administration, resigns because she disagrees with Tung Chee-hwa, Chief executive selected by Beijing
https://prabook.com/web/anson.chan/1723064

2008: In Taiwan KMT win landslise victory and Chen Shui-bian resigns as PDP chairman
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7184448.stm

2017: Taiwan says Nigeria wants it to move its trade office from Abuja
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2061589/taiwan-accuses-nigeria-collaborating-beijing-after-it?spm=0.0.0.0.Uog6Ij
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/13/2003663000