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On 7 April in Asian history

ON 7 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 7, 2018

1506: Birth of Saint Francis Xavier, Spanish co-founder of the Society of Jesus and missionary in Asia, who died on December 3, 1552
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier

1521: Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu
http://www.nndb.com/people/629/000092353/

1541: Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies
https://macauholiday.com/saint-francis-xavier/

1605: Death of Siam’s king Naresuan, born on April 25, 1555
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

King Naresuan

1638: Death of Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma, born on 27 November 1576
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Shimazu_Tadatsune

1767: The Burmese sack the starving city of Ayutthaya for the second time in history, committing atrocities. Thousands of Siamese captives are relocated to Burma. End of Burmese–Siamese War 1765–1767
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese–Siamese_War_(1765–67)   

1782: After a rebellion, Taksin, King of Siam (Thailand) is executed. He was born on 17 April 1734
http://www.thailandsworld.com/en/thai-people/king-taksin-the-great/index.cfm

1868: The Charter Oath, more literally, the Oath in Five Articles, is promulgated at the enthronement of Emperor Meiji of Japan The Oath outlined the main aims and the course of action to be followed during Emperor Meiji’s reign, setting the legal stage for Japan’s modernization. It can be considered the first constitution of modern Japan
http://www.duhaime.org/LawMuseum/LawArticle-1203/1868-Charter-Oath-of-the-Five-Articles.aspx
http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/about/7.html

1871: Birth of Epifanio de los Santos, Filipino historian, scholar and lawyer who died on April 18, 1928
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1060/today-in-philippine-history-april-7-1871-epifanio-de-los-santos-was-born-in-malabon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epifanio_de_los_Santos

1907: Birth of Le Duan, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1960 to his death on July 8, 1986
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%AA_Du%E1%BA%A9n
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5180354.stm

Le Duan

1920: Birth of Ravi Shankar, Indian sitarist and composer
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7-april-1920-pandit-ravi-shankar-sitar-maestro-was-born
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0788170/bio
http://www.biography.com/people/ravi-shankar-9480456


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

1921: Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China (Revolutionnary gouvernement of Guangzhou), though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15937833

1924: Birth of Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), who died on May 17, 2001
http://www.tohokingdom.com/people/ikuma_dan.htm

1926: Birth of Prem Nazir, Indian actor who died on January 16, 1989
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/prem-nazir/biography.html
https://www.keralatourism.org/varkala/prem-nazir.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI5DRz1-unU

1934: In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience
http://www.mapsofindia.com/personalities/gandhi/civil-disobedience.html

1934: Birth of Swami Shantananda, Hindu saint and philosopher
http://www.siddhayoga.org/biographies/Sw-Shantananda.htm

1938: End of the battle of Tai’erzhuang, won by the Chinese on Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taierzhuang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3595.html

 1942: Birth of Jeetendra, Indian actor
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/jeetendra/biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeetendra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIe4UH2fKtg

1942: Birth of Nam Gi-nam, South Korean director of movies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Gi-nam
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1050026/

1945: Admiral Suzuki becomes Japan’s third Prime Minister in a year
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Kantaro_Suzuki
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Suzuki-K.html

1945: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest ever constructed, is sunk 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route on a suicide mission in Operation Ten-go
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-battleship-yamato-is-sunk-by-allied-forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5UYt5ih1fc

1945: After being delayed on the roads from Xiangkhoang and Vientiane by the Franco-Laotian guerrillas (of whom the Hmong were particularly effective), two battalions of Japanese troops finally arrive in Luang Prabang
http://www.angelfire.com/folk/khunborom/japanese.htm

1948: In China, the communists launch a military action on the Yellow River

1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower coins one of the most famous Cold War phrases when he suggests the fall of French Indochina to the communists could create a « domino » effect in Southeast Asia. The so-called « domino theory » dominated U.S. thinking about Vietnam for the next decade


 
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-gives-famous-domino-theory-speech
http://historytools.davidjvoelker.com/sources/domino.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N1_JGG4XX8

1954: Birth of Jackie Chan (Sing Lung), Hong Kong actor and singer
http://jackiechan.com/biography.htm
http://men.stareastasia.com/jackie-chan/
http://jackiechan.com/

1956: In Sri Lanka, general elections. The leftist opposition wins with a program demanding the withdrawal of the British bases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceylonese_parliamentary_election,_1956

1957: Birth of Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Kap-su
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453448/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Kim_Kap-Su

1963: In Laos, Kieng-Khuang city is taken by Pathet Lao, the communist guerilla
http://countrystudies.us/laos/18.htm

1971: US president Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam

1976: Following the 5 April demonstrations, Deng Xiaoping is fired from all his positions and Hua Guofeng is nominated Prime Minister of China
http://www.ibiblio.org/chinesehistory/contents/01his/c05s03.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3641.html

1976 Hua Guofeng

1978: In the Philippines, first legislative elections since the Martial Law has been proclaimed in 1972. Doubtful victory for the party of President Ferdinand Marcos

1988: Russia announces that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan

1992: Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon is installed as prime minister, up to May 24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchinda_Kraprayoon

2000: Death of Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer, born on June 25, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broery_Marantika
http://www.broery.com/

2006: Ichiro Ozawa, 63 years old, is elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Japan prevailing on Naoto Kan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Ozawa

2007: Wu Poh-hsiung, 67 years old, Home Minister from 1991 to 1996, is elected chairman of Kuomintang, replacing Ma Ying-jeou who has resigned after he was indicted for corruption
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/03/30/2003354485

2008: Death of Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese writer, born on November 29, 1915
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/12/burma
http://www.dvb.no/uncategorized/ludu-daw-amar-dies-aged-93/1195
http://malaccabar.org/archives/116

Daw Amar

2012: President Thein Sein meets with members of a peace delegation from the rebel Karen National Union. The first time the president had talked with rebel leaders since he issued a call for dialogue last August
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Burma-President-Meets-with-Karen-Rebels-146521725.html

2014: Sri Lanka foreign minister,says it will not co-operate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/sri-lanka-refuses-co-operate-with-un-probe-201447234412461564.html

2014: India’s general election begins with voters casting ballots in two remote northeastern states. Billed as the world’s largest democratic exercise, the staggered election involving some 815 million voters will conclude in five weeks
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-set-to-begin-mammoth-elections/1887569.html http://www.fairobserver.com/article/indias-elections-mainstream-privilege-northeast-23084
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-26883201?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%2004.07.14

2015: The Malaysian government pushs through controversial anti-terror legislation in the lower house, after parliamentarians hotly debated the Bill
http://www.france24.com/en/20150407-malaysia-anti-terror-law-human-rights/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32194636

2016: Vietnam elects a new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to lead the emerging economy as it comes under increasing pressure to reform a scandal hit state-owned sector and banking system
http://www.dw.com/en/new-prime-minister-rounds-out-vietnams-leadership-trio/a-19170482
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-07/vietnam-elects-new-prime-minister-nguyen-xuan-phuc/1566998

Japan’s culture and history

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7 APRIL 2018

Japan’s 114-year-old battleship Mikasa: A relic of another time

The Japanese battleship Mikasa is the only surviving pre-dreadnought battleship in the world. It’s 114 years old and a fascinating look into history. Here’s a full tour
https://www.cnet.com/news/japans-114-year-old-battleship-mikasa-a-relic-of-another-time/

3 JANUARY 2018

Japan’s Endless Search for Modernity

Since the morning of January 3, 1868, Japan has struggled to answer one question: What does it mean to be modern and Japanese?
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/japan-abe-meiji-restoration-china/549536/?utm_source=twb

7 DECEMBER 2017

Celebrity Japanese plastic surgeon who praised Hitler buys pencil-written memoir of Emperor Hirohito for US$275,000

The 173-page document offers the emperor’s recollections of the second world war and was dictated to several of his aides soon after the war ended
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2123255/plastic-surgeon-buys-pencil-written-memoir-japanese-emperor
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/07/national/history/cosmetic-surgeon-katsuya-takasu-pays-275000-emperor-hirohito-memoir-ny-auction/#.WimCr0riY2x

5 OCTOBER 2017

Japanese-born Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

A Japan-born British author has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Kazuo Ishiguro has received wide acclaim for « The Remains of the Day » and other novels
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20171005_30/
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/oct/05/kazuo-ishiguro-wins-the-nobel-prize-in-literature

5 SEPTEMBER 2017

The wedding that broke centuries of tradition

In 1959, Japan’s Crown Prince Akihito married a non-royal bride

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-41085238/the-wedding-that-broke-centuries-of-tradition

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Five Reasons Why Japan Never Attacked the Soviet Union During WWII

Military journalist Alexander Evdokimov explains why Imperial Japan never did end up invading the Soviet Far East during the Great Patriotic War
https://sputniknews.com/world/201709021057027287-japan-soviet-union-world-war-2/

25 AUGUST 2017

The Man Behind the Burma Independence Army

Keiji Suzuki came to Yangon as a correspondent for the Yomiuri Shimbun, but his real mission was to lay the groundwork for the Imperial Japanese forces’ invasion of Myanmar. A Japanese intelligence officer at the rank of colonel, Keiji Suzuki was known as a dynamic officer passionate about his covert operation
https://www.irrawaddy.com/opinion/commentary/man-behind-burma-independence-army.html

15 JANUARY 2017

The Mongol invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

by Stephen Turnbull (Author), Richard Hook (Illustrator)

The two attempts by Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 represent unique events in the history of both countries. It pitted the samurai of Japan against the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered half the known world
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1846034566/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1846034566&linkCode=as2&tag=jalemosbl-20&linkId=972144441d9d5b7b3e3e6913d6629139#reader_B01BY34IP4

 

12 JANUARY 2017

China supported Japanese defense building in 1980s – Declassified files

According to the file, documenting a meeting between Japan’s prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and general secretary of China’s Communist Party, Hu Yaobang, in November 1983, Japan planned to build up defense capabilities in line with the country’s constitution, the NHK broadcaster reported
 https://sputniknews.com/asia/201701121049518728-china-japan-1980s-defense-building/
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170112_27/

26 DECEMBER 2016

Former Japanese prime minister Shigeru Yoshida’s forgotten Pearl Harbour trip

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will visit Pearl Harbour with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, wasn’t even born when Japan’s former leader Shigeru Yoshida went there just six years after the country’s second world war surrender, by himself and feeling awkward
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2057248/former-japanese-prime-minister-shigeru-yoshidas-forgotten-pearl

15 NOVEMBER 2016

The Last Samurai: The True history behind the film

The Last Samurai is a pretty solid, although underrated film. The action is well done, and the fusion of old and new, as well as the many ideologies throughout the movie are delivered in an interesting and enjoyable fashion
http://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/true-history-behind-film-last-samurai.html

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Early Japanese animations : The origine of animes (1917-1931)

Anime has a far longer history than you might think; in fact, it was at the vanguard of Japan’s furious attempts to modernize in the early 20th century. The oldest surviving example of Japanese animation, Namakura Gatana (Blunt Sword), dates back to 1917, though much of the earliest animated movies were lost following a massive earthquake in Tokyo in 1923
http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/early-japanese-animations-the-origins-of-anime-1917-1931.html

2 NOVEMBER 2016

Famed Japanese artist Hokusai may be the artist of six paintings hanging in a Dutch museum

A Dutch art historian says he has discovered evidence that six unattributed paintings held in storage in a museum in the Netherlands were actually painted by the famed Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-02/hokusai-paintings-discovered-in-the-netherlands/7989172?section=world

12 MAY 2016

Renowned stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

Yukio Ninagawa, a world-renowned Japanese stage director known for his adaptations of Shakespeare, died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, his theater and a family member announced. He was 80.
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/may/12/yukio-ninagawa-shakespeare-dies-aged-80
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160512_27/
http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/renowned-stage-director-ninagawa-dies-at-80

29 MARCH 2016

 Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Victorian Fashion

During the mid-19th century, Japan opened trade with the West for the first time in more than 200 years.  The influx of Japanese imports that followed inspired an intense fascination with Japanese art and culture.  This fascination manifested itself in the paintings of Victorian era artists like Alfred Stevens, Vincent van Gogh, James McNeill Whistler, and Claude Monet.  It also had a profound influence on Victorian fashion
https://mimimatthews.com/2016/03/29/japonisme-the-japanese-influence-on-victorian-fashion/

On 7 April in South Asian history

ON 7 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on April 7, 2018

1920: Birth of Ravi Shankar, Indian sitarist and composer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0788170/bio
http://www.biography.com/people/ravi-shankar-9480456


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

1926: Birth of Prem Nazir, Indian actor who died on January 16, 1989
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/prem-nazir/biography.html
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/prem-nazir/article6682741.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI5DRz1-unU

1934: In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience
http://www.mapsofindia.com/personalities/gandhi/civil-disobedience.html

1934: Birth of Swami Shantananda, Hindu saint and philosopher
http://www.chinmaya.org/acharya.php?id=24
http://www.siddhayoga.org/biographies/Sw-Shantananda.htm

 1942: Birth of Jeetendra, Indian actor
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/jeetendra/biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeetendra

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qwFpKmYH4k

1956: In Sri Lanka, general elections. The leftist opposition wins with a program demanding the withdrawal of the British bases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceylonese_parliamentary_election,_1956

1988: Russia announces that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan

2014: Sri Lanka foreign minister,says it will not co-operate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/sri-lanka-refuses-co-operate-with-un-probe-201447234412461564.html

2014: India’s general election begins with voters casting ballots in two remote northeastern states. Billed as the world’s largest democratic exercise, the staggered election involving some 815 million voters will conclude in five weeks
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-set-to-begin-mammoth-elections/1887569.html http://www.fairobserver.com/article/indias-elections-mainstream-privilege-northeast-23084
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-26883201?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%2004.07.14

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 7 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 7 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 7, 2018

1767: The Burmese sack the starving city of Ayutthaya for the second time in history, committing atrocities. Thousands of Siamese captives are relocated to Burma. End of Burmese–Siamese War
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese%E2%80%93Siamese_War_(1765%E2%80%9367)   

1938: End of the battle of Tai’erzhuang, won by the Chinese on Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taierzhuang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3595.htm

1945: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest ever constructed, is sunk 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route on a suicide mission in Operation Ten-go
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-battleship-yamato-is-sunk-by-allied-forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5UYt5ih1fc

1945: After being delayed on the roads from Xiangkhoang and Vientiane by the Franco-Laotian guerrillas (of whom the Hmong were particularly effective), two battalions of Japanese troops finally arrive in Luang Prabang
http://www.angelfire.com/folk/khunborom/japanese.htm

1948: In China, the communists launch a military action on the Yellow River

1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower coins one of the most famous Cold War phrases when he suggests the fall of French Indochina to the communists could create a « domino » effect in Southeast Asia. The so-called « domino theory » dominated U.S. thinking about Vietnam for the next decade

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-gives-famous-domino-theory-speech
http://historytools.davidjvoelker.com/sources/domino.html

1963: In Laos, Kieng-Khuang city is taken by Pathet Lao, the communist guerilla
http://countrystudies.us/laos/18.htm

1971: US president Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam

1988: Russia announces that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan

 

On 7 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 7 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on April 7, 2018

1506: Birth of Saint Francis Xavier, Spanish co-founder of the Society of Jesus and missionary in Asia, who died on December 3, 1552

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier

1521: Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu
http://www.nndb.com/people/629/000092353/

1541: Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies
https://macauholiday.com/saint-francis-xavier/

1605: Death of Siam’s king Naresuan, born on April 25, 1555
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

King Naresuan

1767: The Burmese sack the starving city of Ayutthaya for the second time in history, committing atrocities. Thousands of Siamese captives are relocated to Burma. End of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese%E2%80%93Siamese_War_(1765%E2%80%9367)

1782: After a rebellion, Taksin, King of Siam (Thailand) is executed. He was born on 17 April 1734
http://www.thailandsworld.com/en/thai-people/king-taksin-the-great/index.cfm

1871: Birth of Epifanio de los Santos, Filipino historian, scholar and lawyer who died on April 18, 1928
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1060/today-in-philippine-history-april-7-1871-epifanio-de-los-santos-was-born-in-malabon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epifanio_de_los_Santos

1907: Birth of Le Duan, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1960 to his death on July 8, 1986
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%AA_Du%E1%BA%A9n
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5180354.stm

Le Duan

1945: After being delayed on the roads from Xiangkhoang and Vientiane by the Franco-Laotian guerrillas (of whom the Hmong were particularly effective), two battalions of Japanese troops finally arrive in Luang Prabang
http://www.angelfire.com/folk/khunborom/japanese.htm

1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower coins one of the most famous Cold War phrases when he suggests the fall of French Indochina to the communists could create a « domino » effect in Southeast Asia. The so-called « domino theory » dominated U.S. thinking about Vietnam for the next decade

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-gives-famous-domino-theory-speech
http://historytools.davidjvoelker.com/sources/domino.html

1963: In Laos, Kieng-Khuang city is taken by Pathet Lao, the communist guerilla
http://countrystudies.us/laos/18.htm

1971: US president Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam

1978: In the Philippines, first legislative elections since the Martial Law has been proclaimed in 1972. Doubtful victory for the party of President Ferdinand Marcos

1992: Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon is installed as prime minister, up to May 24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchinda_Kraprayoon

2000: Death of Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer, born on June 25, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broery_Marantika
http://www.broery.com/

2008: Death of Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese writer, born on November 29, 1915
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/12/burma
http://www.dvb.no/uncategorized/ludu-daw-amar-dies-aged-93/1195
http://malaccabar.org/archives/116

Daw Amar

2012: President Thein Sein meets with members of a peace delegation from the rebel Karen National Union. The first time the president had talked with rebel leaders since he issued a call for dialogue last August
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Burma-President-Meets-with-Karen-Rebels-146521725.html

2016: Vietnam elects a new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to lead the emerging economy as it comes under increasing pressure to reform a scandal hit state-owned sector and banking system
http://www.dw.com/en/new-prime-minister-rounds-out-vietnams-leadership-trio/a-19170482
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-07/vietnam-elects-new-prime-minister-nguyen-xuan-phuc/1566998

On 7 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1976 Hua Guofeng

ON 7 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 7, 2018

1921: Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China (Revolutionnary gouvernement of Guangzhou), though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15937833

1938: End of the battle of Tai’erzhuang, won by the Chinese on Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taierzhuang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3595.html

1948: In China, the communists launch a military action on the Yellow River

1954: Birth of Jackie Chan (Sing Lung), Hong Kong actor and singer
http://men.stareastasia.com/jackie-chan/
http://jackiechan.com/

1976: Following the 5 April demonstrations, Deng Xiaoping is fired from all his positions and Hua guofeng is nominated Prime Minister of China
http://www.ibiblio.org/chinesehistory/contents/01his/c05s03.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3641.html

1976 Hua Guofeng

2007: Wu Poh-hsiung, 67 years old, Home Minister from 1991 to 1996, is elected chairman of Kuomintang, replacing Ma Ying-jeou who has resigned after he was indicted for corruption
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/03/30/2003354485