Daily Archives: 1 mai 2018

On 1st May in Asian history

ON 1 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 1, 2018

1591: Birth of Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German Jesuit missionary to China, who died on August 15, 1666
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13520a.htm
http://www.manresa-sj.org/stamps/1_Schall.htm
http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/astronomy/tianpage/0028Schall_von_Bell9280w.html

1661: Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) starts the siege of Fort Zeelandia, held by the Dutch in Taiwan (up to February 1662)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Zeelandia
http://vocwarfare.net/images/Herport-Taiwan

1844: Hong Kong Police Force, the world’s second, Asia’s first modern police force is established

1852: The Philippine peso is introduced in circulation

1856: The Province of Isabela is created in the Philippines in honor of the Queen Isabela II of Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabela_(province)

1898: In the first battle of the Spanish-American war, the US Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet during the Battle of Manila Bay
http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/battleofmanilabay.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1440/today-in-philippine-history-may-1-1898-the-naval-battle-between-the-united-states-and-spain-took-place-in-manila-bay
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-manila-bay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_Bay

1914: Yuan Shikai announces the Provisional Constitution of the Republic of China giving him full power
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4647.html

1916: Birth of Rong Yiren, Chinese Tycoon, vice president of the RPC 1993-1998) who died on October 26, 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rong_Yiren
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-09/12/content_18588027.htm

1919: Birth of Manna Dey, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manna_Dey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wnwwOJJVw

1925: The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today the largest trade union in the world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-China_Federation_of_Trade_Unions

1925: Birth of Sardar Fazlul Karim, Bangladeshi scholar and philosopher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardar_Fazlul_Karim
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7393186.Sardar_Fazlul_Karim

Sardar Fazlul Karim

1927: Birth of Akira Yoshimura, Japanese writer who died on July 31, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Yoshimura

1934: Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence

1942: Japanese 18th Infantry Division troops occupy Mandalay, Burma
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675075128_Japanese-troops_World-War-II_Japanese-tanks_artillery-fire
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=59

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlE-0mbk_kg

1944: Birth of Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suresh_Kalmadi
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/who-is-suresh-kalmadi-74616

1946: Birth of John Woo, Hong Kong director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Woo

1947: In China, the first ethnic minority autonomous region, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is established

1950: In Cambodia, king Norodom Sihanouk decides to govern by himself

1950: In China, the Law on marriage is promulgated
http://chineseposters.net/themes/marriage-law.php
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/special/13/6131-1.htm

1950: U.S. President Harry S. Truman approves $10 million in military aid to the French in Indochina

1955: A Malay, Musa Ahmad, becomes chairman of the Communist Party of Malaya as Chin Peng stays as leader of the guerilla

1957: Birth of Ko Otani, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko_Otani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRWkOtkPt-w

1960: Formation of western Indian states of Maharashtra and Gurajat
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1-may-1960-the-state-of-maharashtra-was-formed

1963: In the name of United Nations, Indonesia takes control of Western New Guinea (Irian Jaya) from Netherlands

1963: Death of Lope K Santos, Filipino writer, father of the Philippines National Language and Grammar, born on 25 September 1879
htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lope_K._Santos 

1965: Naval Battle of Dong-Ying between Communist China and Nationalist China Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dong-Yin

1968: Birth of Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
http://www.koreanfilm.org/actors.html#sulkg

1970: Protest erupt in Seattle and Washington, following the President Nixon decision to pursue Vietnamese communists in Cambodia

1970: Death of Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea, born on October 20, 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Un

1971: Birth of Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajith_Kumar

1972: In South Vietnam, North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-troops-capture-quang-tri

1973: U.S. and Chinese Liaison Offices open in Beijing and Washington, D.C., operating as de facto embassies, even though full diplomatic relations have yet to be established
http://www.msg-history.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=18050

1975: The Cambodian Khmer Rouge government is recognized by the United Nations

1978: In Afghanistan, Nur Mohammed Taraki becomes president after the 27 April coup
http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/07/15/nur-mohammad-taraki-summary/

1990: The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the states of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church of the Philippines

1993: Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is murdered by LTTE
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-premadasa-assassination/
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1993/05/01/Sri-Lankan-president-killedin-bomb-attack/9910736228800/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3722.html

1993: Dingiri Banda Wijetunga becomes president of Sri Lanka automatically after the killing of R Premadasa in LTTE bomb explosion
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/sri-lanka/wijetunga.htm

2001: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of a « state rebellion » hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm toward the presidential palace in the height of the EDSA III rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDSA_III

2002: Death of Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh, Indian poet and author, born on March 2, 1908
http://intlhistory.blogspot.fr/2013/05/ebrahim-al-arrayedh-life-of-bahraini.html

2007: Taiwan resumes diplomatic relations with the tiny island of St Lucia http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/world/asia/02iht-island.1.5529756.html

2009: The Sri Lanka’s government admits carrying out air raids in the so-called no-fire zone in the country’s northeast, where the army is battling Tamil Tiger fighters
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2009/05/20095141557222873.html

2009: Nepal’s army chief is fired by the ruling Maoists in a row over the integration of their former fighters into the armed forces
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8031302.stm

2011: About 400 supporters of the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom gather in Male, demanding the resignation of incumbent President Mohamed Nasheed over Maldive’s recent currency depreciation and worsening economy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13252906
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/2011516445329768.html

 

Holidays and observances

Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat respectively to commemorate the formation of the two states.

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 1st May in Asian history

1898-05-01 Battle of Manila Bay

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 1 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on May 1, 2018

1661: Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) starts the siege of Fort Zeelandia, held by the Dutch in Taiwan (up to February 1662)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Zeelandia
http://vocwarfare.net/images/Herport-Taiwan

1898: In the first battle of the Spanish-American war, the US Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet during the Battle of Manila Bay
http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/battleofmanilabay.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1440/today-in-philippine-history-may-1-1898-the-naval-battle-between-the-united-states-and-spain-took-place-in-manila-bay
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-manila-bay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_Bay

1898-05-01 Battle of Manila Bay

1934: Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence

1942: Japanese 18th Infantry Division troops occupy Mandalay, Burma
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675075128_Japanese-troops_World-War-II_Japanese-tanks_artillery-fire
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=59

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlE-0mbk_kg

1950: U.S. President Harry S. Truman approves $10 million in military aid to the French in Indochina

1963: In the name of United Nations, Indonesia takes control of Western New Guinea (Irian Jaya) from Netherlands

1965: Naval Battle of Dong-Ying between Communist China and Nationalist China Taiwan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dong-Yin

1970: Protest erupt in Seattle and Washington, following the President Nixon decision to pursue Vietnamese communists in Cambodia

1972: In South Vietnam, North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-troops-capture-quang-tri

1973: U.S. and Chinese Liaison Offices open in Beijing and Washington, D.C., operating as de facto embassies, even though full diplomatic relations have yet to be established

1975: The Cambodian Khmer Rouge government is recognized by the United Nations

1993: Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is murdered by LTTE
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-premadasa-assassination/
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1993/05/01/Sri-Lankan-president-killedin-bomb-attack/9910736228800/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3722.html

2009: The Sri Lanka’s government admits carrying out air raids in the so-called no-fire zone in the country’s northeast, where the army is battling Tamil Tiger fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095141557222873.html

On 1st May in South Asian history

ON 1 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on May 1, 2018

1919: Birth of Manna Dey, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manna_Dey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wnwwOJJVw

1925: Birth of Sardar Fazlul Karim, Bangladeshi scholar and philosopher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardar_Fazlul_Karim
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7393186.Sardar_Fazlul_Karim

Sardar Fazlul Karim

1944: Birth of Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suresh_Kalmadi
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/who-is-suresh-kalmadi-74616

1960: Formation of western Indian states of Maharashtra and Gurajat
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1-may-1960-the-state-of-maharashtra-was-formed

1971: Birth of Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajith_Kumar

1978: In Afghanistan, Nur Mohammed Taraki becomes president after the 27 April coup
http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/07/15/nur-mohammad-taraki-summary/

1988: Birth of Anushka Sharma, Indian actress and model

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3087728/
http://www.filmyfolks.com/celebrity/bollywood/anushka-sharma.php

1993: Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is murdered by LTTE
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-premadasa-assassination/
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1993/05/01/Sri-Lankan-president-killedin-bomb-attack/9910736228800/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3722.html

1993: Dingiri Banda Wijetunga becomes president of Sri Lanka automatically after the killing of R Premadasa in LTTE bomb explosion
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/sri-lanka/wijetunga.htm

2002: Death of Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh, Indian poet and author, born on March 2, 1908
http://intlhistory.blogspot.fr/2013/05/ebrahim-al-arrayedh-life-of-bahraini.html

2009: The Sri Lanka’s government admits carrying out air raids in the so-called no-fire zone in the country’s northeast, where the army is battling Tamil Tiger fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095141557222873.html

2009: Nepal’s army chief is fired by the ruling Maoists in a row over the integration of their former fighters into the armed forces
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8031302.stm

2011: About 400 supporters of the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom gather in Male, demanding the resignation of incumbent President Mohamed Nasheed over Maldive’s recent currency depreciation and worsening economy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13252906
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/2011516445329768.html

 

Holidays and observances

Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat respectively to commemorate the formation of the two states.

 

On 1st May in Southeast Asian history

ON 1 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on May 1, 2018

1852: The Philippine peso is introduced in circulation

1856: The Province of Isabela is created in the Philippines in honor of the Queen Isabela II of Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabela_(province)

1898: In the first battle of the Spanish-American war, the US Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet during the Battle of Manila Bay
http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/battleofmanilabay.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1440/today-in-philippine-history-may-1-1898-the-naval-battle-between-the-united-states-and-spain-took-place-in-manila-bay
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-manila-bay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_Bay

1934: Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence

1942: Japanese 18th Infantry Division troops occupy Mandalay, Burma
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675075128_Japanese-troops_World-War-II_Japanese-tanks_artillery-fire
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=59

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlE-0mbk_kg

1950: In Cambodia, king Norodom Sihanouk decides to govern by himself

1950: U.S. President Harry S. Truman approves $10 million in military aid to the French in Indochina

1955: A Malay, Musa Ahmad, becomes chairman of the Communist Party of Malaya as Chin Peng stays as leader of the guerilla

1963: In the name of United Nations, Indonesia takes control of Western New Guinea (Irian Jaya) from Netherlands

1963: Death of Lope K Santos, Filipino writer, father of the Philippines National Language and Grammar, born on 25 September 1879
htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lope_K._Santos 

1970: Protest erupt in Seattle and Washington, following the President Nixon decision to pursue Vietnamese communists in Cambodia

1972: In South Vietnam, North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-troops-capture-quang-tri

1975: The Cambodian Khmer Rouge government is recognized by the United Nations

1990: The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the states of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church of the Philippines

2001: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of a « state rebellion » hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm toward the presidential palace in the height of the EDSA III rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDSA_III

 

On 1st May in Japan’s history

ON 1st MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on May 1, 2018

1927: Birth of Akira Yoshimura, Japanese writer who died on July 31, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Yoshimura

1942: Japanese 18th Infantry Division troops occupy Mandalay, Burma
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675075128_Japanese-troops_World-War-II_Japanese-tanks_artillery-fire
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=59

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlE-0mbk_kg

1957: Birth of Ko Otani, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko_Otani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRWkOtkPt-w

1978: Birth of Sachie Hara, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0361693/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17382

1984: Birth of Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiichiro_Koyama

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

1992: Birth of Yu Kikkawa, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Kikkawa_Yuu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDE3PuR1J5E

 

On 1st May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 1 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on May 1, 2018

1591: Birth of Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German Jesuit missionary to China, who died on August 15, 1966
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13520a.htm
http://www.manresa-sj.org/stamps/1_Schall.htm
http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/astronomy/tianpage/0028Schall_von_Bell9280w.html

1661: Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) starts the siege of Fort Zeelandia, held by the Dutch in Taiwan (up to February 1662)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Zeelandia
http://vocwarfare.net/images/Herport-Taiwan

1844: Hong Kong Police Force, the world’s second, Asia’s first modern police force is established

1914: Yuan Shikai announces the Provisional Constitution of the Republic of China giving him full power
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4647.html

1916: Birth of Rong Yiren, Chinese Tycoon, vice president of the RPC 1993-1998) who died on October 26, 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rong_Yiren
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-09/12/content_18588027.htm

1925: The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today the largest trade union in the world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-China_Federation_of_Trade_Unions

1946: Birth of John Woo, Hong Kong director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Woo

1947: In China, the first ethnic minority autonomous region, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is established

1950: In China, the Law on marriage is promulgated
http://chineseposters.net/themes/marriage-law.php
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/special/13/6131-1.htm

1965: Naval Battle of Dong-Ying between Communist China and Nationalist China Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dong-Yin

1973: U.S. and Chinese Liaison Offices open in Beijing and Washington, D.C., operating as de facto embassies, even though full diplomatic relations have yet to be established
http://www.msg-history.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=18050

2007: Taiwan resumes diplomatic relations with the tiny island of St Lucia http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/world/asia/02iht-island.1.5529756.html