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On 19 February in Asian history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 19, 2018

1184: In Japan, during the Genpei wars, Second battle of Uji
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/46132/gp17-second-battle-uji
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Uji_(1184)

1630: Birth of Shivaji Bhosle, founder of the Maratha Empire (India) in 1674 and died on April 3, 1680
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji
http://chhatrapatishivaji.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/shivaji-bhosle/

1709: Death of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 5th shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, born onFebruary 23, 1646
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi
http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt6wr2bp
http://history-of-japan.weebly.com/tokugawa-shogunate.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1jqwVdGnI

1862: Saint Lucy Yi Zhenmei (one of Martyrs of Guizhou) is beheaded, born on December 19, 1815
https://catholico.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/saint-lucy-yi-zhenmei/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Yi_Zhenmei

1886: Birth of Jose Abad Santos, Philippine national hero, executed by the Japanese on May 2, 1942
http://www.andropampanga.com/bio/jsantos.htm
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/about/gov/judiciary/sc/cj/jose-abad-santos/the-execution-of-jose-abad-santos/

1888: Birth of Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines, who died on August 1, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Quezon
http://www.quezon.ph/familyinfo/aurora-a-quezon/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/942/today-in-philippine-history-february-19-1888-dona-aurora-aragon-quezon-was-born-in-baler-tayabas

1915: Death of Gopal Krishna Gokhale, leader of the Indian Independence Movement, born on 9 May 1866
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/gopal-krishna-gokhale.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/gopal-krishna-gokhale.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/19-february-1915-gopal-krishna-gokhale-indian-political-leader-died

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

1927: At the Communist Party initiative, several Thousands of -Shanghai workers stage a general strike
https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/isaacs/1938/tcr/ch07.htm
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19270221.2.36.aspx

1930: Birth of K Viswanath, South Indian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasinadhuni_Viswanath

K_Vishwanath

1938: Birth of Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, who died on January 28, 1989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choekyi_Gyaltsen,_10th_Panchen_Lama
http://www.tibetantrip.com/tibet-guides/buddhism/choekyi-gyaltsen-10th-panchen-lama-of-tibet.html

1942: Japanese troop land on Timor
https://timor2worldwar.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/february-20-1942-japanese-occupation-of-timor/
https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/1942-timor

1942: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian northern city of Darwin, killing 243 people
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs195.aspx
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17073472
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E59

1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-signs-executive-order-9066
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5154
http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/eo9066.html

1945: Start of the offensive against Japanese on Iwo-Jima (Volcano Archipelao)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-invade-iwo-jima

http://ww2today.com/19-february-1945-us-marines-invade-beaches-of-iwo-jima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWcDIMrd6eE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1945: 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
http://historum.com/war-military-history/21989-crocodiles-ate-my-army.html
http://iberianature.com/wildworld/tag/massacre-by-crocodiles-on-ramree-island/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPrK1ndjbZI

1946: Birth of Hiroshi Fujioka, Japanese actor
http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Hiroshi_Fujioka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qH3kT3618Q

1948: The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_of_Youth_and_Students_of_Southeast_Asia_Fighting_for_Freedom_and_Independence

1949: Mass arrest of Communists in India

1951: Birth of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani Islamic scholar
http://www.dawn.com/news/778260/profile-dr-muhammad-tahirul-qadri
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/tahir-ul-qadri-political-enigma-pakistan-2014102271530973245.html
http://www.tahir-ul-qadri.com/

1952: French offensive at Hanoi

1952: Birth of Ryu Murakami, Japanese writer
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/ryu-murakami/

1955: South-East Asia collective Defense Treaty (SEATO), signed in September 1954,  goes into effects
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/int/seato.htm

1958: Beijing and Pyongyang announce the withdrawal of all the Chine troops from North Korea before the end of the year
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1244.html

1960: China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-7_(rocket)

1961: Albania disavows Chinese « Revisionism »

1964: Birth of Sonu Walia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonu_Walia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J9aZnY6iHM

1965: Dissident officers move several battalions of troops into Saigon with the intention of ousting Gen. Nguyen Khanh from leadership. General Khanh escaped to Dalat with the aid of Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-coup-unsuccessful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpDRlr0pIcQ

1972: The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sanso_incident

1986: Akkaraipattu massacre, massacre of 80 Tamil farm workers by the Sri Lankan Army in the eastern province of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=7545534

1989: Second informal Jakarta meeting between all the Cambodian factions

1994: Phoolan Devi, popularly named the « Bandit Queen », is released from an Indian jail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoolan_Devi

1997: Death of Deng Xiaoping, leader of China since December 1978, born on August 22, 1908
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/19/newsid_2565000/2565613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/20/world/deng-xiaoping-is-dead-at-92-architect-of-modern-china.html?pagewanted=all
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9702/19/deng.obit/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1638.html

1999: Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurate the Delhi-Lahore bus line going to an historic summit with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi%E2%80%93Lahore_Bus

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2001: General Tin Oo, number four in the Burmese military junta is killed in an helicopter crash
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/1323414/Helicopter-crash-kills-chief-in-Burmese-junta.html

2005: United States and Japan say that stability in the Taiwan Strait is one in their strategic target

2008: Death of veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum, born in Shanghai on July 21, 1945
http://in.reuters.com/article/2008/02/19/us-hongkong-lydiashum-idINSYD26589820080219

2013: Nepal’s major political parties agree to form an interim government led by a supreme court chief justice, and to hold elections in June, in an attempt to end the deadlock that has left the nation without a fully functioning government since last year
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/20132196114628235.html

2013: Death, in a car accident, of Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, screenwriter, and producer, born on November 20, 1948
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2967360

2013: Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad has been arrested in eastern Afghanistan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21504250

2013: North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting in Geneva that « South Korea’s erratic behaviour would only herald its final destruction »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21510479

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9880727/North-Korea-envoy-warns-South-of-final-destruction.html

2014: The chief minister of  Indian state of Tamil Nadu orders the release of all seven people jailed for plotting the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-minister-orders-release-rajiv-gandhis-killers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-26252797

2015: Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra is formally indicted over a bungled rice subsidy scheme in the latest legal move against her polarising family that could see her jailed for up to a decade
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/thai-ex-pm-yingluck-indicted-over-rice-subsidy-scheme
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31529663

 

Holidays and observances

Birthday of Shivaji or Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra)

Lucy Yi Zhenmei (one of Martyrs of Guizhou)

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 19 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 19 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 19, 2018

1184: During the Genpei wars, Second battle of Uji in Japan
http://www.myetymology.com/encyclopedia/Battle_of_Uji_(1184).html
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Uji_(1184)

1942: Japanese troop land on Timor
https://timor2worldwar.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/february-20-1942-japanese-occupation-of-timor/
https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/1942-timor

1942: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian northern city of Darwin, killing 243 people
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs195.aspx
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17073472
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E59

1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-signs-executive-order-9066
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5154
http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/eo9066.html

1945: Start of the offensive against Japanese on Iwo-Jima (Volcano Archipelao)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-invade-iwo-jima

http://ww2today.com/19-february-1945-us-marines-invade-beaches-of-iwo-jima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWcDIMrd6eE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1945: 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
http://historum.com/war-military-history/21989-crocodiles-ate-my-army.html
http://iberianature.com/wildworld/tag/massacre-by-crocodiles-on-ramree-island/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPrK1ndjbZI

1952: French offensive at Hanoi

1955: South-East Asia collective Defense Treaty (SEATO), signed in September 1954,  goes into effects
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/int/seato.htm

1958: Beijing and Pyongyang announce the withdrawal of all the Chine troops from North Korea before the end of the year
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1244.html

1960: China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-7_(rocket)

1961: Albania disavows Chinese « Revisionism »

1965: Dissident officers move several battalions of troops into Saigon on this day with the intention of ousting Gen. Nguyen Khanh from leadership. General Khanh escaped to Dalat with the aid of Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-coup-unsuccessful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpDRlr0pIcQ

 1986: Akkaraipattu massacre, massacre of 80 Tamil farm workers by the Sri Lankan Army in the eastern province of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=7545534

1989: Second informal Jakarta meeting between all the Cambodian factions

2005: United States and Japan say that stability in the Taiwan Strait is one in their strategic target

2013: Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad is been arrested in eastern Afghanistan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21504250

2013: North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting in Geneva that « South Korea’s erratic behaviour would only herald its final destruction »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21510479
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9880727/North-Korea-envoy-warns-South-of-final-destruction.html

On 19 February in South Asian history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 19, 2018

1630: Birth of Shivaji Bhosle, founder of the Maratha Empire (India) in 1674 and died on April 3, 1680
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji
http://chhatrapatishivaji.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/shivaji-bhosle/

1915: Death of Gopal Krishna Gokhale, leader of the Indian Independence Movement, born on 9 May 1866
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/gopal-krishna-gokhale.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/gopal-krishna-gokhale.html

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

1930: Birth of K Viswanath, South Indian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasinadhuni_Viswanath

K_Vishwanath

1938: Birth of Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, who died on January 28, 1989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choekyi_Gyaltsen,_10th_Panchen_Lama
http://www.tibetantrip.com/tibet-guides/buddhism/choekyi-gyaltsen-10th-panchen-lama-of-tibet.html

1949: Mass arrest of Communists in India

1951: Birth of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani Islamic scholar
http://www.dawn.com/news/778260/profile-dr-muhammad-tahirul-qadri
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/tahir-ul-qadri-political-enigma-pakistan-2014102271530973245.html
http://www.tahir-ul-qadri.com/

1964: Birth of Sonu Walia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonu_Walia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J9aZnY6iHM

 1986: Akkaraipattu massacre, massacre of 80 Tamil farm workers by the Sri Lankan Army in the eastern province of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=7545534

1994: Phoolan Devi, popularly named the « Bandit Queen », is released from an Indian jail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoolan_Devi

1999: Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurate the Delhi-Lahore bus line going to an historic summit with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi%E2%80%93Lahore_Bus

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2013: Nepal’s major political parties agree to form an interim government led by a supreme court chief justice, and to hold elections in June, in an attempt to end the deadlock that has left the nation without a fully functioning government since last year
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/20132196114628235.html

2013: Death, in a car accident, of Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, screenwriter, and producer, born on November 20, 1948
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2967360

2013: Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad has been arrested in eastern Afghanistan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21504250

2014: The chief minister of Tamil Nadu orders the release of all seven people jailed for plotting the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-minister-orders-release-rajiv-gandhis-killers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-26252797

 

Holidays and observances

Birthday of Shivaji or Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra)

On 19 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 19, 2018

1886: Birth of Jose Abad Santos, Philippine national hero, executed by the Japanese on May 2, 1942
http://www.andropampanga.com/bio/jsantos.htm
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/about/gov/judiciary/sc/cj/jose-abad-santos/the-execution-of-jose-abad-santos/

1888: Birth of Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines, who died on August 1, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Quezon
http://www.quezon.ph/familyinfo/aurora-a-quezon/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/942/today-in-philippine-history-february-19-1888-dona-aurora-aragon-quezon-was-born-in-baler-tayabas

1945: 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
http://historum.com/war-military-history/21989-crocodiles-ate-my-army.html
http://iberianature.com/wildworld/tag/massacre-by-crocodiles-on-ramree-island/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPrK1ndjbZI

1948: The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_of_Youth_and_Students_of_Southeast_Asia_Fighting_for_Freedom_and_Independence

1952: French offensive at Hanoi

1955: South-East Asia collective Defense Treaty (SEATO), signed in September 1954,  goes into effects
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/int/seato.htm

1965: Dissident officers move several battalions of troops into Saigon on this day with the intention of ousting Gen. Nguyen Khanh from leadership. General Khanh escaped to Dalat with the aid of Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-coup-unsuccessful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpDRlr0pIcQ

1983: Birth of Assunta De Rossi, Italo-Filipino actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1033858/
http://assuntaderossi.tripod.com/gallery.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocz4qqwuEuI&feature=related

1989: Second informal Jakarta meeting between all the Cambodian factions

1993: Birth of Empress Schuck, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Schuck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3WsJh6fveY

2001: General Tin Oo, number four in the Burmese military junta is killed in an helicopter crash
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/1323414/Helicopter-crash-kills-chief-in-Burmese-junta.html

 

On 19 February in Japan’s history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on February 19, 2018

1184: During the Genpei wars, Second battle of Uji in Japan
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/46132/gp17-second-battle-uji
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Uji_(1184)

1709: Death of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 5th shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, born onFebruary 23, 1646
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi
http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt6wr2bp
http://history-of-japan.weebly.com/tokugawa-shogunate.html

1942: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian northern city of Darwin, killing 243 people
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs195.aspx
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17073472
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E59

1942: Japanese troop land on Timor
https://timor2worldwar.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/february-20-1942-japanese-occupation-of-timor/
https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/1942-timor

1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-signs-executive-order-9066
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5154
http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/eo9066.html

1945: Start of the offensive against Japanese on Iwo-Jima (Volcano Archipelao)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-invade-iwo-jima

http://ww2today.com/19-february-1945-us-marines-invade-beaches-of-iwo-jima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWcDIMrd6eE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1945: 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
http://historum.com/war-military-history/21989-crocodiles-ate-my-army.html
http://iberianature.com/wildworld/tag/massacre-by-crocodiles-on-ramree-island/

1946: Birth of Hiroshi Fujioka, Japanese actor
http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Hiroshi_Fujioka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qH3kT3618Q

1972: The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sanso_incident

1983: Birth of Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mika_Nakashima
http://nana-nana.net/mikagallery.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAQi1hP1_iI

 1986: Birth of Reon Kadena, Japanese model and actress
http://www.askmen.com/women/models_300/375_reon_kadena.html

1988: Birth of Miyu Irino, Japanese voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyu_Irino
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1207

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

2005: United States and Japan say that stability in the Taiwan Strait is one in their strategic target

 

On 19 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 19, 2018

1862: Saint Lucy Yi Zhenmei (one of Martyrs of Guizhou) is beheaded, born on December 19, 1815
https://catholico.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/saint-lucy-yi-zhenmei/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Yi_Zhenmei

1927: At the Communist Party initiative, several Thousands of -Shanghai workers stage a general strike
https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/isaacs/1938/tcr/ch07.htm
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19270221.2.36.aspx

1938: Birth of Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, who died on January 28, 1989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choekyi_Gyaltsen,_10th_Panchen_Lama
http://www.tibetantrip.com/tibet-guides/buddhism/choekyi-gyaltsen-10th-panchen-lama-of-tibet.html

1958: Beijing and Pyongyang announce the withdrawal of all the Chine troops from North Korea before the end of the year
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1244.html

1960: China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-7_(rocket)

1961: Albania disavows Chinese « Revisionism »

1997: Death of Deng Xiaoping, leader of China since December 1978, born on August 22, 1908
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/19/newsid_2565000/2565613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/20/world/deng-xiaoping-is-dead-at-92-architect-of-modern-china.html?pagewanted=all
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9702/19/deng.obit/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1638.html

2005: United States and Japan say that stability in the Taiwan Strait is one in their strategic target

2008: Death of veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum, born in Shanghai on July 21, 1945
http://in.reuters.com/article/2008/02/19/us-hongkong-lydiashum-idINSYD26589820080219