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On 17 January in Asian history

ON 17 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 17, 2018

1524: Beginning of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano’s voyage to find a passage to China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_da_Verrazzano

1588: Death of Qi Jiguang, Chinese general of the Ming Dynasty, at 59, born on November 12, 1528
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Jiguang
http://www.plumpub.com/info/Bios/bio_qijiguang.htm

1661: Andres Malong,  Philippines rebel leader is executed, born in 1643
http://pinoyfolktales.blogspot.fr/2013/01/filipino-martyr-andres-malong.html
http://coursework24.pro/biography/15439
https://prezi.com/vvjwlat0u_8u/revolt-of-malong/

1878: Birth of Chen Qimei, Chinese revolutionary, assassinated on May 18, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Qimei

250px-Chen_Qi-mei

1888: Birth of Babu Gulabrai, Indian author who died on April 13 1963
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babu_Gulabrai

1904: Birth of Hem Vejakorn, Thai painter and illustrator who died on April 16, 1969
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem_Vejakorn

Hem Vejakorn timbre

1907: Birth of Henk H Badings Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes), who died on June 26, 1987
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Henk_Badings.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iF_kChwk-g

1917: Birth of M. G. Ramachandran, Indian Tamil Nadu actor and Chief Minister who died on December 24, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_Ramachandran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keUf2F_a3tg

1920: Death of Yang Changji (杨昌济), Chinese educator, philosopher, and writer, born on April 21, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Changji
https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/8807?mode=full&submit_simple=Show+full+item+record
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/896.html

1929: Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inayatullah_Khan

1929 Inayatullah Khan

1929: Birth of Tan Boon Teik, Malaysian-Singaporean politician, Attorney-General of Singapore from 1969 to 1992, who died on March 10, 2012
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_1880_2012-04-27.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan_Boon_Teik

1933: Birth of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, United Nations High Coommissioner for Refugees who died in May 2003
http://www.amaana.org/agakhan/sadruddin3.htm

1940: Birth of Anson Chan, Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration (1997-2002)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anson_Chan

1941: Chiang Kai-shek orders the New Fouth Army (South China communists forces  integrated in national army to fight the Japanese) to be disbanded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Fourth_Army_Incident

1941: During the French-Thai war (1940-1941), naval Battle of Koh Chang
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080107063255AAKs0zI
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Koh_Chang_17_january_1941_(English_version).svg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Koh_Chang

1941-01-17 Battle of Koh Chang

1945: Birth of Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
http://www.javedakhtar.com/homepage/index.html
http://www.poemhunter.com/javed-akhtar/biography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEBJqnE5QBo

1948: Agreement of Renville regarding the future or the Indonesia United states modifying the November 1946 agreement in favor of Netherlands


http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Renville+Agreement
http://www.houseofdavid.ca/renville.htm

 

1951: China refuses cease-fire in Korea

1951: Death of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Indian poet, playwright, and director, born on June 17, 1903
http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Articles&ArticleID=16027
http://www.poetrysoup.com/jyoti_prasad_agarwala/biography

1951: After suffering repeated human wave and suicide attacks, napalm drops help the French to defeat Vo Nguyen Giap’s troops and to hold the area around Vinh-Yen

1952: Birth of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryuichi_Sakamoto

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

1959: Birth of Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese pop singer and actress
http://nippop.com/artist/artist_id-212/artist_name-momoe_yamaguchi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4bsggAC1u4

1960: Birth of Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
http://www.sharerice.com/index.php/Chatchai_Plengpanich_(Nok)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QsW7w2pByU

1964: Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia agree for a cease-fire and a Foreign ministers conference in Bangkok

1964: Soviet Union asks for a conference on the neutrality of Cambodia

1967: Birth of Song Kang-ho, Korean actor
http://www.koreanfilm.org/actors.html#songkh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0SenTXrPzQ

1967: In Indonesia, the Foreign Affairs minister Adam Malik demands the resignation of president Sukarno

1971: Birth of Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0473802/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youki_Kudoh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Mo13-KOlE

1972: President Richard Nixon warns South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu that his refusal to sign any negotiated peace agreement would render it impossible to continue assistance to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-threatens-president-thieu

1972: Birth of Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://www.jpopasia.com/celebrity/kenhirai/

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcXkgKA5wXc

1973: By a fraudulent referendum, Ferdinand Marcos becomes « President for life » of the Philippines
http://joseangelito-angeles.tripod.com/marcos.htm

1975: Birth of Coco Lee, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoCo_Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axS8s2NIRIY

1981: The Philippines president, after eight years, Ferdinand Marcos lifts the martial law and frees 341 prisoners
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/886/today-in-philippine-history-january-17-1981-president-ferdinand-e-marcos-lifted-martial-law
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1981/01/17/speech-of-president-marcos-during-the-termination-of-martial-law/

1982: Birth of Fany Hwang, Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwanhee

1983: Resumption of the United Nations good offices mission, lead by Diego Cordovez, for an honoured political solution of Afghan conflit

1985: Birth of Riyu Kosaka, Japanese pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyu_Kosaka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FaSi6sT16U

1985: Birth of  Kang-In, South Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang-In
http://bestuff.com/stuff/kangin

1987: Chinese intellectuals Fang Lizhi, Wang Ruowang and Liu Binyan are expelled from the Communist party
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/610.html

1992: During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) during World War II
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-01-17/news/9201050661_1_japanese-soldiers-prime-minister-kiichi-miyazawa-japanese-court

1994: Death of Chung Il Kwon, PM of South Korea (1964-70), born on November 21, 1917
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B02E6DB1730F93AA25752C0A962958260


 

1995: 7.2 earthquake in Kobe, Japan. About 5000 people died and more than 21,000 people were injured. More than 30,000 buildings were damaged by the quake and resulting fires
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_3375000/3375733.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/567.html

2004: The first Japanese soldiers leave for Iraq. Since 1945, it is the first time that Japanese troop are send in a country on war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Iraq_Reconstruction_and_Support_Group

2004-01-17 Premiers vers Irak

2005: Death of Zhao Ziyang, Chinese prime minister (1980-1987), then general secretary of the Chinese communist Party (1987-1989)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2989335.stm
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/jan/18/guardianobituaries.china
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/18/international/asia/18zhao.html

Zhao Ziyang 2005-01-18

2008: Malaysian Islamic party still wants amputations and stonings

2009: The North Korean military declared an « all-out confrontational posture » against South Korea as an American scholar said he was told by officials in North Korea that it had « weaponized » 30.8 kilograms of plutonium

2010: Death of J Basu, Indian communist leader, born on July 8, 1914
http://www.jyotibasu.net/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/CPM-leader-Jyoti-Basu-dies-at-95/articleshow/5455074.cms
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/world/asia/18basu.html?ref=asia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8151230.stm

2012: The urban population exceeded the rural population for the first time in more than 5,000 years in China according to 2011 statistics
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120117-322446.html

2012: A senior judge in the criminal court in the Maldives, Judge Abdulla Mohamed, has been arrested
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16589429

2012: Vietnam’s navy has taken delivery of its first locally-made warship, equipped with artillery and missile systems, local media report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16590100

2013: Death of Tissa Balasuriya, Sri Lankan priest and theologian, born on August 29, 1924
http://ncronline.org/news/people/fr-tissa-balasuriya-loving-and-gentle-rebel
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/06/father-tissa-balasuriya
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1301/S00154/asia-a-radical-and-innovative-asian-theologian-passes-away.htm

2014: Suchitra Sen, iconic Indian Bengali actress dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-25648140
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/movies/suchitra-sen-actress-famed-in-bengali-cinema-dies-at-82.html?_r=0

2014: Death of Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da’i al-Mutlaq, born in 1912
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/syedna-mohammed-burhanuddin-a-symbol-of-piety-peace-for-dawoodi-bohras/article5586815.ece
http://tribune.com.pk/story/660017/leader-of-bohra-community-dr-syedna-mohammed-burhanuddin-dead-at-102/

2014: A senior IMF official and four UN employees were among 21 people killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant in Kabul
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25791002
http://www.france24.com/en/20140117-afghanistan-deadly-suicide-attack-restaurant-kabul-taliban/

2014: ASEAN foreign ministers have concluded the first-ever high-level meeting hosted by Burma, also known as Myanmar, since the once-isolated country joined the grouping in 1997
http://www.voanews.com/content/asean-ministers-conclude-first-high-level-meeting-in-burma/1832420.html

2014: An accountability court in Islamabad indicts former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and six others in the rental power case
http://www.dawn.com/news/1080908/former-pm-ashraf-indicted-in-rental-power-case

2015: New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) is elected chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) with 99.61 percent of all ballots cast, the highest in terms of percentage of votes obtained since the party first chose its leader by popular vote among party members in 2000
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/01/18/2003609503
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/taiwans-embattled-ruling-party-looks-new-leader-turn-tide-0

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 17 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 17 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 17, 2018

1941: Chiang Kai-shek orders the New Fouth Army (South China communists forces  integrated in national army to fight the Japanese) to be disbanded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Fourth_Army_Incident

1941: During the French-Thai war (1940-1941), naval Battle of Koh Chang
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080107063255AAKs0zI
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Koh_Chang_17_january_1941_(English_version).svg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Koh_Chang

1941-01-17 Battle of Koh Chang

1948: Agreement of Renville regarding the future or the Indonesia United states modifying the November 1946 agreement in favor of Netherlands


http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Renville+Agreement
http://www.houseofdavid.ca/renville.htm

 

 

1951: China refuses cease-fire in Korea

1951: After suffering repeated human wave and suicide attacks, napalm drops help the French to defeat Vo Nguyen Giap’s troops and to hold the area around Vinh-Yen

1964: Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia agree for a cease-fire and a Foreign ministers conference in Bangkok

1964: Soviet Union asks for a conference on the neutrality of Cambodia

1972: President Richard Nixon warns South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu that his refusal to sign any negotiated peace agreement would render it impossible to continue assistance to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-threatens-president-thieu

1983: Resumption of the United Nations good offices mission, lead by Diego Cordovez, for an honoured political solution of Afghan conflit

2004: The first Japanese soldiers leave for Irak. Since 1945, it is the first time that Japanese troop are send in a country on war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Iraq_Reconstruction_and_Support_Group

2004-01-17 Premiers vers Irak

2009: The North Korean military declared an « all-out confrontational posture » against South Korea as an American scholar said he was told by officials in North Korea that it had « weaponized » 30.8 kilograms of plutonium

2012: Vietnam’s navy has taken delivery of its first locally-made warship, equipped with artillery and missile systems, local media report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16590100

2014: A senior IMF official and four UN employees were among 21 people killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant in Kabul
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25791002
http://www.france24.com/en/20140117-afghanistan-deadly-suicide-attack-restaurant-kabul-taliban/
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/13510-strong-reactions-to-attack-on-taverna-in-kabul

 

On 17 January in South Asian history

ON 17 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 17, 2018

1888: Birth of Babu Gulabrai, Indian author who died on April 13 1963
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babu_Gulabrai

1917: Birth of M. G. Ramachandran, Indian Tamil Nadu actor and Chief Minister who died on December 24, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_Ramachandran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keUf2F_a3tg

1929: Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inayatullah_Khan

1929 Inayatullah Khan

1933: Birth of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, United Nations High Coommissioner for Refugees who died in May 2003
http://www.amaana.org/agakhan/sadruddin3.htm

1945: Birth of Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
http://www.javedakhtar.com/homepage/index.html
http://www.poemhunter.com/javed-akhtar/biography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEBJqnE5QBo

1983: Resumption of the United Nations good offices mission, lead by Diego Cordovez, for an honoured political solution of Afghan conflit

2010: Death of J Basu, Indian communist leader, born on July 8, 1914
http://www.jyotibasu.net/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/CPM-leader-Jyoti-Basu-dies-at-95/articleshow/5455074.cms
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/world/asia/18basu.html?ref=asia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8151230.stm

2012: A senior judge in the criminal court in the Maldives, Judge Abdulla Mohamed, is arrested
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16589429

2013: Death of Tissa Balasuriya, Sri Lankan priest and theologian, born on August 29, 1924
http://ncronline.org/news/people/fr-tissa-balasuriya-loving-and-gentle-rebel
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/06/father-tissa-balasuriya
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1301/S00154/asia-a-radical-and-innovative-asian-theologian-passes-away.htm

2014: Suchitra Sen, iconic Indian Bengali actress dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-25648140
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/movies/suchitra-sen-actress-famed-in-bengali-cinema-dies-at-82.html?_r=0

2014: Death of Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da’i al-Mutlaq, born in 1912
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/syedna-mohammed-burhanuddin-a-symbol-of-piety-peace-for-dawoodi-bohras/article5586815.ece
http://tribune.com.pk/story/660017/leader-of-bohra-community-dr-syedna-mohammed-burhanuddin-dead-at-102/

2014: A senior IMF official and four UN employees were among 21 people killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant in Kabul
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25791002
http://www.france24.com/en/20140117-afghanistan-deadly-suicide-attack-restaurant-kabul-taliban/

2014: An accountability court in Islamabad indicts former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and six others in the rental power case
http://www.dawn.com/news/1080908/former-pm-ashraf-indicted-in-rental-power-case

On 17 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 17, 2018

1524: Beginning of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano’s voyage to find a passage to China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_da_Verrazzano

1661: Andres Malong, born in 1643, Philippines rebel leader is executed
http://pinoyfolktales.blogspot.fr/2013/01/filipino-martyr-andres-malong.html
http://coursework24.pro/biography/15439
https://prezi.com/vvjwlat0u_8u/revolt-of-malong/

1904: Birth of Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator who died on April 16, 1969
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem_Vejakorn

Hem Vejakorn timbre

1907: Birth of Henk H Badings Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes), who died on June 26, 1987
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Henk_Badings.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iF_kChwk-g

1929: Birth of Tan Boon Teik, Malaysian-Singaporean politician, Attorney-General of Singapore from 1969 to 1992, who died on March 10, 2012
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_1880_2012-04-27.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan_Boon_Teik

1941: During the French-Thai war (1940-1941), naval Battle of Koh Chang
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080107063255AAKs0zI
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Koh_Chang_17_january_1941_(English_version).svg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Koh_Chang

1941-01-17 Battle of Koh Chang

1948: Agreement of Renville regarding the future or the Indonesia United states modifying the November 1946 agreement in favor of Netherlands


http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Renville+Agreement
http://www.houseofdavid.ca/renville.htm

 

1951: After suffering repeated human wave and suicide attacks, napalm drops help the French to defeat Vo Nguyen Giap’s troops and to hold the area around Vinh-Yen

1960: Birth of Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
http://www.sharerice.com/index.php/Chatchai_Plengpanich_(Nok)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QsW7w2pByU

1964: Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia agree for a cease-fire and a Foreign ministers conference in Bangkok

1964: Soviet Union asks for a conference on the neutrality of Cambodia

1967: In Indonesia, the Foreign Affairs minister Adam Malik demands the resignation of president Sukarno

1972: President Richard Nixon warns South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu that his refusal to sign any negotiated peace agreement would render it impossible to continue assistance to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-threatens-president-thieu

1973: By a fraudulent referendum, Ferdinand Marcos becomes « President for life » of the Philippines
http://joseangelito-angeles.tripod.com/marcos.htm

1981: The Philippines president, after eight years, Ferdinand Marcos lifts the martial law and frees 341 prisoners
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/886/today-in-philippine-history-january-17-1981-president-ferdinand-e-marcos-lifted-martial-law
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1981/01/17/speech-of-president-marcos-during-the-termination-of-martial-law/

2012: Vietnam’s navy has taken delivery of its first locally-made warship, equipped with artillery and missile systems, local media report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16590100

2014: ASEAN foreign ministers have concluded the first-ever high-level meeting hosted by Burma, also known as Myanmar, since the once-isolated country joined the grouping in 1997
http://www.voanews.com/content/asean-ministers-conclude-first-high-level-meeting-in-burma/1832420.html

 

On 17 January in Japan’s history

ON 17 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on January 17, 2018

1952: Birth of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryuichi_Sakamoto

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

1959: Birth of Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese pop singer and actress
http://nippop.com/artist/artist_id-212/artist_name-momoe_yamaguchi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4bsggAC1u4

1971: Birth of Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0473802/
http://www.nytimes.com/movies/person/39534/Youki-Kudoh/biography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Mo13-KOlE

1972: Birth of Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://www.jpopasia.com/celebrity/kenhirai/

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcXkgKA5wXc

1985: Birth of Riyu Kosaka, Japanese pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyu_Kosaka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FaSi6sT16U

1992: During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) during World War II
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-01-17/news/9201050661_1_japanese-soldiers-prime-minister-kiichi-miyazawa-japanese-court

1995: 7.2 earthquake in Kobe, Japan. About 5000 people died and more than 21,000 people were injured. More than 30,000 buildings were damaged by the quake and resulting fires
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_3375000/3375733.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/567.html

2004: The first Japanese soldiers leave for Irak. Since 1945, it is the first time that Japanese troop are send in a country on war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Iraq_Reconstruction_and_Support_Group

2004-01-17 Premiers vers Irak

 

On 17 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Zhao Ziyang 2005-01-18

ON 17 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 17, 2018

1524: Beginning of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano’s voyage to find a passage to China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_da_Verrazzano

1878: Birth of Chen Qimei, Chinese revolutionary, assassinated on May 18, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Qimei

250px-Chen_Qi-mei

1920: Death of Yang Changji (杨昌济), Chinese educator, philosopher, and writer, born on April 21, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Changji
https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/8807?mode=full&submit_simple=Show+full+item+record
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/896.html

1940: Birth of Anson Chan, Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration (1997-2002)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anson_Chan

1941: Chiang Kai-shek orders the New Fouth Army (South China communists forces  integrated in national army to fight the Japanese) to be disbanded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Fourth_Army_Incident
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7756.html

1951: China refuses cease-fire in Korea

1975: Birth of Coco Lee, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoCo_Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axS8s2NIRIY

1987: Chinese intellectuals-Fang Lizhi, Wang Ruowang and Liu Binyan are expelled from the Communist party
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/610.html

2005: Death of Zhao Ziyang, Chinese prime minister (1980-1987), then general secretary of the Chinese communist Party (1987-1989)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2989335.stm
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/jan/18/guardianobituaries.china
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/18/international/asia/18zhao.html

Zhao Ziyang 2005-01-18

2012: The urban population exceeded the rural population for the first time in more than 5,000 years in China according to 2011 statistics
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120117-322446.html

2015: New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) is elected chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) with 99.61 percent of all ballots cast, the highest in terms of percentage of votes obtained since the party first chose its leader by popular vote among party members in 2000
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/01/18/2003609503
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/taiwans-embattled-ruling-party-looks-new-leader-turn-tide-0