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On 25 February in Asian history

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 25, 2018

1398: Birth of Chinese emperor Xuande (1425-1435) who died on January 31, 1435
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuande

1553: Suicide of Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirate_Masahide

1605: Portuguese garrison on Ambon (Now in Indonesia) surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

1677: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) makes a treaty with Amangkurat I: VOC will help Mataram, VOC territory around Batavia will be extended eastward, VOC may establish a factory anywhere they like without any restrictions on exports or imports

1682: Death of Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, 5th Dalai Lama, born in 1617
http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Ngawang-Lobzang-Gyatso/6065
http://www.dorjeshugden.com/great-masters/enlightened-lamas-series/the-great-fifth-dalai-lama-ngawang-lobsang-gyatso-1617-1682/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1853.html

1715: Death of Pu Songling, Chinese writer, born on June 5, 1640
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu_Songling
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Pu%20Songling&item_type=topic

1850: Death of Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850), born in September 1782
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Daoguang_Emperor

1875: Guangxu Emperor of China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi’s regency
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2011/12/monarch-profile-emperor-guangxu-of.html
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/12/consort-profile-empress-dowager-cixi.html

1877: Birth of Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepalese Prime Minister and de facto ruler of Nepal, born on June 18, 1816
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jung_Bahadur_Rana

1885: Birth of Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak who died on November 11, 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Brett

1894: Birth of Meher Baba, Indian guru who died on January 31, 1969
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meher_Baba
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/25-february-1894-meher-baba-indian-mystic-was-born
http://www.meherbabainformation.org/

1910: The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Dalai_Lama

1920: Birth of Sun Myung Moon, South Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church who died on September 3, 2012
http://www.biography.com/people/sun-myung-moon-38310
http://www.reverendsunmyungmoon.org/rev_moon_life.html

1921: The Living Buddha, Khutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2009/04/monarch-profile-viii-bogd-khan.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogd_Khan

1925: Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union are established

1926: In China, the Kuo Min Tang (Guomindang) declares war on warlords

1943: Vietminh forms Indochinese Democratic Front

1945: Birth of Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician who committed suicide on May 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshikatsu_Matsuoka

1948: Birth of Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Denzongpa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrUJHGMdN34

1953: Birth of Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1116906/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Young-cheol.php

1957: Nobosuke Kishi, president of the Liberal Democratic Party  becomes Japanese Prime Minister (up to July 19, 1960)
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Nobosuke+Kishi

1962: India Congress Party wins elections for the third time
http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1962-election-results.html

1964: North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones

1964: Death of Mariano Jesus Cuenco, a Filipino Cebuano politician and writer, born on January 16, 1888
http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/senpres/cuenco.asp

1965: Birth of Maricel Soriano, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maricel_Soriano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkQ-QcXA4l0

1968: Sonia Maino marries Rajiv Gandhi
http://www.freepressjournal.in/webspecial/rajiv-and-sonia-gandhis-perfect-love-story-and-a-tragic-end/1068366

1968: During the Vietnam War, 135 unarmed citizens of Ha My village in South Vietnam’s Qu?ng Nam Province are killed and buried in mass by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Ha My massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha_My_massacre
http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/594848.html
https://apjjf.org/-Heonik-Kwon/2451/article.html

1970: Birth of Teresa Lee, Hong Kong actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Teresa_Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1m22gQI8bA

1971: In his second annual State of the World address to Congress, Nixon states « The United States is prepared to see the People’s Republic of China play a constructive role in the family of nations. » It is the first time the president refers to the P.R.C. by its formal name

1974: Birth of Divya Bharti, Indian actress, who died on April 5, 1993
http://www.divyabhartiportal.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divya_Bharti

1977: Birth of Kim Hee Sun, Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Hee-sun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVAbpS8CIUs

1981: Birth of Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahid_Kapoor

1982: Ven. Thich Quang Do and Thich Huyen Quang, the two most prominent figures of the « recalcitrant opposition UBCV. » are arrested and exiled to separate locations

1982: Birth of Han Ga-in, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Ga-in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEseX_k7muo

1986: Ferdinand Marcos flees to Hawaii. Cory Aquino sworn in as president of the Philippines up to June 1992


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/25/newsid_4694000/4694530.stm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/959/today-in-philippine-history-february-25-1986-corazon-c-aquino-and-ferdinand-e-marcos-were-sworn-in-as-presidents-of-the-philippines
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/02/26/world/marcos-flees-and-is-taken-to-guam-us-recognizes-aquino-as-president.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marcos-flees-the-philippines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40BEywMpksI&feature=related

1988: Roh Tae-woo becomes the 6th president of South Korea, up to 1993
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/issues/2015/02/363_98466.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/roh-tae-woo

1989: US president George H. W. Bush (former US representative in China in the 70s) arrives in Beijing
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1911.html

1989-02-25 Bush in Beijing

1992: In China, the “Law on Territorial Waters and Their Contiguous Areas”  is adopted by the National People’s Assembly that includes all South China Sea in Chinese territory
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Law_on_the_Territorial_Sea_and_the_Contiguous_Zone_of_the_Republic_of_China

1993: Death of Mary Walter, Filipino actress, born on September 10, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Walter
http://pelikulaatbp.blogspot.com/2008/09/mary-walter.html

1993: Kim Young-sam is sworn as first civilian president of South Korea for 23 years (up to 1998)
http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/history/kim_young_sam_administration.htm

http://www.s9.com/Biography/Kim-Young-Sam

1993-03-25 Kim Young Sam sworn in

1996: Death of Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-born actor, born on March 22, 1940
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0628955/
http://www.picsearch.com/pictures/actors/academy%20awards%20winners/best%20supporting%20actor/haing%20s.%20ngor.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGkaF5kDiGU

1998: Kim Dae-jung is sworn in as president of  South Korea
http://www.nndb.com/people/087/000089817/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXH-lpG4KJ0

2003: M. Roh Moo-hyun becomes president of South Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2535143.stm

2008: New South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak is sworn in
https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/admit-it-south-korea-president-lee-myung-bak-was-pretty-good/
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/lee_myung_bak/index.html

2008: Death of  Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India, born on July 3, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Raj_Khanna

2009: A mutiny by paramilitary border security forces erupts in a daylong gunbattle in Dakha,posing the biggest test yet to a newly elected government trying to reestablish civilian control after two years of army-backed emergency rule
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/feb/25/bangladesh-mutiny-soldiers
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/world/asia/26bangla.html

2010: India and Pakistan have concluded their first direct talks in over a year, agreeing to « stay in touch » but making little progress on a number of sticking points
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/02/2010225133831528801.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8535787.stm

2011: China eliminates capital punishment for some economic crimes, as it moved to curb use of the death penalty in a country believed to execute more people than the rest of the world combined
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110225-265390.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-02/25/c_13750127.htm

2012: Thailand’s parliament votes to pave the way for a rewrite of the military-backed 2007 constitution. After a two-day debate, both houses voted to permit a redrafting of the charter written after the September 2006 coup toppled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra

2012: NATO pulled all its staff out of Afghan government ministries after two US military advisors were shot dead in the interior ministry, as anti-US protests raged for a fifth day
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/2012225151435215869.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20120225-nato-kabul-government-ministries-united-states-afghanistan-koran-burning-protests-taliban

2013: Park Geun-hye made history becoming South Korea’s first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at the same time as mending bridges with Pyongyang
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/24/world/asia/south-korea-female-president/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/02/201322505739252717.html

2014: Sri Lanka rejects a call by U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the country’s civil war, saying it reflects a “preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda” against the island nation.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119923/sri-lanka-rejects-probe-call-by-un-rights-chief/

2015: Death of Aloysius. Vincent, Indian director and cinematographer, born on June 14, 1928
http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/veteran-cinematographer-aloysius-vincent-passes-02201520106.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Vincent

2015: A Bangladeshi court has issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings for graft charges, amid growing political turmoil in the country
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2015/02/arrest-warrant-issued-bangladesh-pm-150225061136694.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1165835/bangladesh-court-issues-arrest-warrant-for-khaleda-zia

2016: The United States and China reach an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous résolutions
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/24/world/un-north-korea-draft-resolution-sanctions/index.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188592

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines People Power Day

Inauguration day of South Korean President, every 5 years from 1988

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 25 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 25 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 25, 2018

1605: Portuguese garrison on Ambon (Now in Indonesia) surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

1677: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) makes a treaty with Amangkurat I: VOC will help Mataram, VOC territory around Batavia will be extended eastward, VOC may establish a factory anywhere they like without any restrictions on exports or imports

1910: The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Dalai_Lama

1925: Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union are established

1926: In China, the Kuo Min Tang (Guomindang) declares war on warlords

1943: Vietminh forms Indochinese Democratic Front

1968: During the Vietnam War, 135 unarmed citizens of Ha My village in South Vietnam’s Qu?ng Nam Province are killed and buried in mass by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Ha My massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha_My_massacre
http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/594848.html
https://apjjf.org/-Heonik-Kwon/2451/article.html

1971: In his second annual State of the World address to Congress, Nixon states « The United States is prepared to see the People’s Republic of China play a constructive role in the family of nations. » It is the first time the president refers to the P.R.C. by its formal name

1986: Ferninand Marcos flees to Hawaii. Cory Aquino sworn in as president of the Philippines up to June 1992


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/25/newsid_4694000/4694530.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marcos-flees-the-philippines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40BEywMpksI&feature=related

1992: In China, the “Law on Territorial Waters and Their Contiguous Areas”  is adopted by the National People’s Assembly that includes all South China Sea in Chinese territory
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Law_on_the_Territorial_Sea_and_the_Contiguous_Zone_of_the_Republic_of_China

2009: A mutiny by paramilitary border security forces erupts in a daylong gunbattle in Dakha,posing the biggest test yet to a newly elected government trying to reestablish civilian control after two years of army-backed emergency rule
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/feb/25/bangladesh-mutiny-soldiers
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/world/asia/26bangla.html

2010: India and Pakistan have concluded their first direct talks in over a year, agreeing to « stay in touch » but making little progress on a number of sticking points
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/02/2010225133831528801.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8535787.stm

2012: NATO pulled all its staff out of Afghan government ministries after two US military advisors were shot dead in the interior ministry, as anti-US protests raged for a fifth day
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/2012225151435215869.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20120225-nato-kabul-government-ministries-united-states-afghanistan-koran-burning-protests-taliban

On 25 February in South Asian history

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 25, 2018

1682: Death of Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, 5th Dalai Lama, born in 1617
http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Ngawang-Lobzang-Gyatso/6065
http://www.dorjeshugden.com/great-masters/enlightened-lamas-series/the-great-fifth-dalai-lama-ngawang-lobsang-gyatso-1617-1682/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1853.html

1877: Birth of Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepalese Prime Minister and de facto ruler of Nepal, born on June 18, 1816
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jung_Bahadur_Rana

1894: Birth of Meher Baba, Indian guru who died on January 31, 1969
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meher_Baba
http://www.meherbabainformation.org/

1910: The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Dalai_Lama

1948: Birth of Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Denzongpa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrUJHGMdN34

1962: India Congress Party wins elections for the third time
http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1962-election-results.html

1968: Sonia Maino marries Rajiv Gandhi
http://www.freepressjournal.in/webspecial/rajiv-and-sonia-gandhis-perfect-love-story-and-a-tragic-end/1068366

1974: Birth of Divya Bharti, Indian actress, who died on April 5, 1993
http://www.divyabhartiportal.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divya_Bharti

1981: Birth of Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahid_Kapoor

2008: Death of  Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India, born on July 3, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Raj_Khanna

2009: A mutiny by paramilitary border security forces erupts in a daylong gunbattle in Dakha,posing the biggest test yet to a newly elected government trying to reestablish civilian control after two years of army-backed emergency rule
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/feb/25/bangladesh-mutiny-soldiers
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/world/asia/26bangla.html

2010: India and Pakistan conclude their first direct talks in over a year, agreeing to « stay in touch » but making little progress on a number of sticking points
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/02/2010225133831528801.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8535787.stm

2012: NATO pulled all its staff out of Afghan government ministries after two US military advisors were shot dead in the interior ministry, as anti-US protests raged for a fifth day
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/2012225151435215869.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20120225-nato-kabul-government-ministries-united-states-afghanistan-koran-burning-protests-taliban

2014: Sri Lanka rejects a call by U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the country’s civil war, saying it reflects a “preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda” against the island nation.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119923/sri-lanka-rejects-probe-call-by-un-rights-chief/

On 25 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 25, 2018

1605: Portuguese garrison on Ambon (Now in Indonesia) surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

1677: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) makes a treaty with Amangkurat I: VOC will help Mataram, VOC territory around Batavia will be extended eastward, VOC may establish a factory anywhere they like without any restrictions on exports or imports

1885: Birth of Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak who died on November 11, 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Brett

1943: Vietminh forms Indochinese Democratic Front

1964: Death of Mariano Jesus Cuenco, a Filipino Cebuano politician and writer, born on January 16, 1888
http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/senpres/cuenco.asp

1965: Birth of Maricel Soriano, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maricel_Soriano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkQ-QcXA4l0

1968: During the Vietnam War, 135 unarmed citizens of Ha My village in South Vietnam’s Qu?ng Nam Province are killed and buried in mass by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Ha My massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha_My_massacre
http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/594848.html
https://apjjf.org/-Heonik-Kwon/2451/article.html

1982: Ven. Thich Quang Do and Thich Huyen Quang, the two most prominent figures of the « recalcitrant opposition UBCV. » are arrested and exiled to separate locations

1986: Ferninand Marcos flees to Hawaii. Cory Aquino sworn in as president of the Philippines up to June 1992


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/25/newsid_4694000/4694530.stm
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/959/today-in-philippine-history-february-25-1986-president-corazon-c-aquino-was-sworn-in-as-the-11th-president-of-the-philippines
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marcos-flees-the-philippines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40BEywMpksI&feature=related

1993: Death of Mary Walter, Filipino actress, born on September 10, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Walter
http://pelikulaatbp.blogspot.com/2008/09/mary-walter.html

1996: Death of Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-born actor, born on March 22, 1940
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0628955/
http://www.picsearch.com/pictures/actors/academy%20awards%20winners/best%20supporting%20actor/haing%20s.%20ngor.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGkaF5kDiGU

2008: The 22nd anniversary of the People Power movement turns into anti-Arroyo demonstrations demanding her resignation

2012: Thailand’s parliament votes to pave the way for a rewrite of the military-backed 2007 constitution. After a two-day debate, both houses voted to permit a redrafting of the charter written after the September 2006 coup toppled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines People Power Day

On 25 February in Korean history

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN KOREAN HISTORY

Updated on February 25, 2018

1920: Birth of Sun Myung Moon, South Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church who died on September 3, 2012
http://www.biography.com/people/sun-myung-moon-38310
http://www.reverendsunmyungmoon.org/rev_moon_life.html

1953: Birth of Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1116906/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Young-cheol.php

1964: North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones

1977: Birth of Kim Hee Sun, Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Hee-sun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVAbpS8CIUs

1982: Birth of Han Ga-in, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Ga-in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEseX_k7muo

1988: Roh Tae-woo becomes the 6th president of South Korea, up to 1993
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/issues/2015/02/363_98466.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/roh-tae-woo

1993: Kim Young-sam is sworn as first civilian president of South Korea for 23 years (up to 1998)
http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/history/kim_young_sam_administration.htm

http://www.s9.com/Biography/Kim-Young-Sam

1993-03-25 Kim Young Sam sworn in

1998: Kim Dae-jung is sworn in as president of  South Korea
http://www.nndb.com/people/087/000089817/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXH-lpG4KJ0

2003: M. Roh Moo-hyun becomes president of South Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2535143.stm

2008: New South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak is sworn in
https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/admit-it-south-korea-president-lee-myung-bak-was-pretty-good/
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/lee_myung_bak/index.html

2013: Park Geun-hye made history becoming South Korea’s first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at the same time as mending bridges with Pyongyang
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/24/world/asia/south-korea-female-president/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/02/201322505739252717.html

Holidays and observances

Inauguration day of South Korean President, every 5 years from 1988

On 25 February in Japan’s history

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on February 25, 2018

1553: Suicide of Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirate_Masahide

1925: Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union are established

1945: Birth of Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician who committed suicide on May 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshikatsu_Matsuoka

1957: Nobosuke Kishi, president of the Liberal Democratic Party  becomes Japanese Prime Minister (up to July 19, 1960)
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Nobosuke+Kishi

On 25 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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Updated on February 25, 2018

1398: Birth of Chinese emperor Xuande (1425-1435) who died on January 31, 1435
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuande

1682: Death of Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, 5th Dalai Lama, born in 1617
http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Ngawang-Lobzang-Gyatso/6065
http://www.dorjeshugden.com/great-masters/enlightened-lamas-series/the-great-fifth-dalai-lama-ngawang-lobsang-gyatso-1617-1682/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1853.html

1715: Death of Pu Songling, Chinese writer, born on June 5, 1640
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu_Songling
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Pu%20Songling&item_type=topic

1850: Death of Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850), born in September 1782
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Daoguang_Emperor

1875: Guangxu Emperor of China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi’s regency
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2011/12/monarch-profile-emperor-guangxu-of.html
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/12/consort-profile-empress-dowager-cixi.html

1910: The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Dalai_Lama

1921: The Living Buddha, Khutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2009/04/monarch-profile-viii-bogd-khan.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogd_Khan

1926: In China, the Kuo Min Tang (Guomindang) declares war on warlords

1970: Birth of Teresa Lee, Hong Kong actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Teresa_Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1m22gQI8bA

1971: In his second annual State of the World address to Congress, Nixon states « The United States is prepared to see the People’s Republic of China play a constructive role in the family of nations. » It is the first time the president refers to the P.R.C. by its formal name

1989: US president George H. W. Bush (former US representative in China in the 70s) arrives in Beijing
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1911.html

1989-02-25 Bush in Beijing

1992: In China, the “Law on Territorial Waters and Their Contiguous Areas”  is adopted by the National People’s Assembly that includes all South China Sea in Chinese territory
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Law_on_the_Territorial_Sea_and_the_Contiguous_Zone_of_the_Republic_of_China

2011: China eliminates capital punishment for some economic crimes, as it moved to curb use of the death penalty in a country believed to execute more people than the rest of the world combined

2016: The United States and China reach an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous résolutions
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/24/world/un-north-korea-draft-resolution-sanctions/index.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188592