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On 6 April in Asian history

Rama 1

ON 6 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 6, 2018

317: Sima Rui establishes the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://totallyhistory.com/jin-dynasty-265-420/

Sima Rui

1782: In Thailand, Rama 1 (Chao Phraya Chakri) Succeeds King Taksin who is overthrown in a coup d’état and killed, up to September 1809
http://www.thailandsworld.com/index.cfm?p=473
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3149.html

Rama 1

1836: Birth of Guwalgiya Ronglu, Chinese general and stateman, who died on April 11, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronglu

1886: Birth of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (1911-1948) who died on November 19, 1967
http://princemaak.hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/459487/Sir-Osman-Ali-Khan-The-billionaire-royal-behind-Princess-Kate-s-necklace

1919: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike against the Rowlatt Act
http://www.indianetzone.com/14/the_rowlatt_act_1919.htm
http://www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org/storyofg/chap17.htm

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

1923: The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Institution

1930: In India, tens of thousands of people reach the sea following Gandhi’s call to refuse to pay taxes, particularly the tax on salt. Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, « With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Satyagraha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEXCkZp1PQ

1931: Birth of Suchitra Sen, Indian actress who died on January 17, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchitra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-april-1931-suchitra-sen-bengali-film-star-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulvOE9ETLI

1945: 355 Suicide Japanese planes (Kamikazes) attack the allied fleet on Okinawa et continue during all the battle

1945: The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end with an Australian Victory

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Battle_of_Slater%27s_Knoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slater’s_Knoll

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta8Cp6BM9CM

1946: In Thailand, foundation of the Democrat Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(Thailand)

1955: David Marshall becomes the first chief minister of Singapore, up to June 7, 1956
http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/article/david-marshall-first-chief-minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1966: Birth of Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Man_Kang
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437654/

1967: In South Vietnam, 1,500 Viet Cong attacked Quangtri and freed 200 prisoners

1970: Death of Tang Shengzhi (Tang Sheng-chih), Chinese warlord, then, a general of Chiang Kai-shek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Shengzhi

1971: The Chinese Table Tennis Association issued an invitation to the U.S. table tennis team

1971: Birth of Sanjay Suri, Indian actor and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Suri
http://www.sanjaysuri.com/

1972: During the Vietnam War’s Easter Offensive, American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-respond-to-north-vietnamese-offensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Offensive

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1973: Birth of Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Miyazawa

1975: PM Yen Chia-kan is sworn in as new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to replace Chiang Kai-shek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yen_Chia-kan

Yen Chia-Kan

1977: Death of Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, born on July 18, 1889
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dichi_Kido

1979: Student protests break out in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Nepalese_student_protests

1983: Birth of Jade Seah, Singaporean model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Seah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHy_4mOAbIU

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3518.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2001: In Pakistan, the Supreme Court quashes the Benazir corruption sentence and orders a new trial

2004: Mahinda Rajapakse of SLFP becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka up to November 2005
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-RajapkseM.html

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

2012: In China, more than 2,000 people arrested on Qingming Day. They were going to the national cemetery to pay tribute to prominent Chinese leaders, followed by a visit to Tiananmen Square to lay flowers. Instead, they ended up in the black jail at Jiujingzhuang. Activist Mao Hengfeng is arrested
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-2,000-people-arrested-on-Qingming-Day-24442.html

2012: Fang Lizhi, a famed Chinese democracy activist, dies in the United States, where he fled in exile more than 20 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/asia/fang-lizhi-chinese-physicist-and-dissident-dies-at-76.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/08/fang-lizhi

http://www.economist.com/node/21552551

2013: One person has been killed as hundreds of thousands of people continued protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134661058364976.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/thousands-in-bangladesh-rally-for-antiblasphemy-laws/1636029.html

2016: Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung steps down after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises, but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/vietnam-assembly-dismisses-prime-minister-160406133834975.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/06/content_15411576.html

2017: Thailand’s king signs a new military-backed constitution that strengthens the army’s hand in government
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2085435/thai-king-signs-new-constitution-giving-more-powers-junta
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/04/06/first-look-major-changes-new-thai-constitution/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/06/thailand-king-signs-constitution-path-polls-election
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30311501

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Chakri Day, commemorating the reign of the Chakri Dynasty

Taiwan culture and history

TAIWAN CULTURE AND HISTORY

Honour for Chinese spy killed for tipping off Taiwan during missile crisis

War could have erupted across the Taiwan Strait during the 1996 missile crisis if not for a leak from a top military spy on the Chinese mainland, according to recently released intelligence records in Taipei
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2140481/honour-chinese-spy-killed-tipping-taiwan-during-missile#add-comment

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 6 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 6 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on April 6, 2018

1945: 355 Suicide Japanese planes (Kamikazes) attack the allied fleet on Okinawa et continue during all the battle

1945: The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end with an Australian Victory


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slater’s_Knoll
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/lastbattles/shadows.html

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta8Cp6BM9CM

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1967: In South Vietnam, 1,500 Viet Cong attack Quangtri and freed 200 prisoners

1971: The Chinese Table Tennis Association issued an invitation to the U.S. table tennis team

1972: During the Vietnam War’s Easter Offensive, American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-respond-to-north-vietnamese-offensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Offensive

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

On 6 April in South Asian history

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

ON 6 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on April 6, 2018

1886: Birth of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (1911-1948) who died on November 19, 1967
http://princemaak.hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/459487/Sir-Osman-Ali-Khan-The-billionaire-royal-behind-Princess-Kate-s-necklace

1919: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike against the Rowlatt Act
http://www.indianetzone.com/14/the_rowlatt_act_1919.htm
http://www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org/storyofg/chap17.htm

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

1930: In India, tens of thousands of people reach the sea following Gandhi’s call to refuse to pay taxes, particularly the tax on salt. Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, « With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Satyagraha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEXCkZp1PQ

1931: Birth of Suchitra Sen, Indian actress who died on January 17, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchitra_Sen

http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-april-1931-suchitra-sen-bengali-film-star-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulvOE9ETLI

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1971: Birth of Sanjay Suri, Indian actor and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Suri
http://www.sanjaysuri.com/

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1979: Student protests break out in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Nepalese_student_protests

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2001: In Pakistan, the Supreme Court quashes the Benazir corruption sentence and orders a new trial

2004: Mahinda Rajapakse of SLFP becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka up to November 2005
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-RajapkseM.html

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

2013: One person is killed as hundreds of thousands of people continued protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134661058364976.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/thousands-in-bangladesh-rally-for-antiblasphemy-laws/1636029.html

On 6 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 6 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on April 6, 2018

1782: In Thailand, Rama 1 (Chao Phraya Chakri) Succeeds King Taksin who is overthrown in a coup d’état and killed. Start of the current Chakri dynasty 
http://www.thailandsworld.com/index.cfm?p=473
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3149.html

Rama 1

1923: The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Institution

1946: In Thailand, foundation of the Democrat Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(Thailand)

1955: David Marshall becomes the first chief minister of Singapore, up to June 7, 1956
http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/article/david-marshall-first-chief-minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

1967: In South Vietnam, 1,500 Viet Cong attacked Quangtri and freed 200 prisoners

1972: During the Vietnam War’s Easter Offensive, American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-respond-to-north-vietnamese-offensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Offensive

1983: Birth of Jade Seah, Singaporean model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Seah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHy_4mOAbIU

2016: Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung steps down after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises, but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/vietnam-assembly-dismisses-prime-minister-160406133834975.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/06/content_15411576.html

2017: Thailand’s king signs a new military-backed constitution that strengthens the army’s hand in government
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2085435/thai-king-signs-new-constitution-giving-more-powers-junta
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/04/06/first-look-major-changes-new-thai-constitution/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/06/thailand-king-signs-constitution-path-polls-election
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30311501

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Chakri Day, commemorating the reign of the Chakri Dynasty

On 6 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 6 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND INCLUDING TAIWAN

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

Updated on April 6, 2018

317: Sima Rui establishes the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://totallyhistory.com/jin-dynasty-265-420/

Sima Rui

1836: Birth of Guwalgiya Ronglu, Chinese general and stateman, who died on April 11, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronglu

1970: Death of Tang Shengzhi (Tang Sheng-chih), Chinese warlord, then, a general of Chiang Kai-shek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Shengzhi

1971: The Chinese Table Tennis Association issued an invitation to the U.S. table tennis team

1975: PM Yen Chia-kan is sworn in as new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to replace Chiang Kai-shek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yen_Chia-kan

Yen Chia-Kan

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3518.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

2012: Fang Lizhi, a famed physicist and Chinese democracy activist, dies in the United States, where he fled in exile more than 20 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/asia/fang-lizhi-chinese-physicist-and-dissident-dies-at-76.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/08/fang-lizhi

http://www.economist.com/node/21552551