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On 14 May in Asian history


ON 14 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on May 14, 2018

1574: Death of Guru Amar Das, third Sikh guru, born on 5 May 1479
http://www.srigurugranthsahib.org/guru-amar-das/index.htm

1630: Birth of Katakura Kagenaga (2nd), Japanese samurai who died on, July 9, 1681
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakura_Kagenaga_(2nd)

1657: Birth of Sambhaji, Indian emperor who was killed on April 11, 1689
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4404_dharmaveer-sambhaji-maharaj.html

1868: In Japan, during the Boshin War, end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former shoghunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1878: Assassination of Okubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji restoration, born on 10 August 1830
http://meijikeikanromantan.tumblr.com/post/50453823472/may-14th-1878-the-assassination-of-okubo
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/32.html

1879: The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the  Leonidas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_indenture_system

1907: Birth of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), who died on 19 April 1974
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P017

1923: Birth of Mrinal Sen, Indian film director
http://mrinalsen.org/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-may-1923-mrinal-sen-indian-director-and-screenwriter-was-born
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/05/24/mrinal-sen-filmmaker-by-accident/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29

1934: Death of Baikuntha Shukla, Indian nationalist and revolutionary, born on May 15, 1907 http://www.indianetzone.com/61/baikuntha_shukla.htm

1935: The Filipinos ratify the 1935 constitution after independence agreement with USA
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1128/today-in-philippine-history-may-14-1935-the-constitution-of-the-philippines-was-ratified
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1781/the-1935-philippine-constitution

1936: Birth of Waheeda Rehman, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716851/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwbln5QtHo

1943: Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine


https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/centaur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242266/Centaur-Wreck-Australian-World-War-II-hospital-ship-torpedoed-Japanese-67-years.html

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops including Indian infantry occupy Kohima


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
https://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?_r=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e0rtSsOTRI

1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Entreprise during Okinawa Battle
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CV-6)

1953: Birth of Norodom Sihamoni, king of Cambodia since 14 October 2004
http://www.norodomsihamoni.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihamoni

1962: Death of Silpa Birasri, Italian and the father of modern arts in Thailand
http://www.journal.su.ac.th/index.php/suij/article/viewFile/40/40

1965: In Sri Lanka, Rohana Wijeweera, founds the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janatha_Vimukthi_Peramuna

1969: US President Richard Nixon proposes a simultaneously of all the foreign troops from South Vietnam. Hanoi and National Liberation Front refuses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-responds-to-national-liberation-front-proposal

1971: Birth of Nasha Aziz, Malaysian actress & model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasha_Aziz
http://dailylenglui.blogspot.com/2010/07/nasha-aziz-from-malaysia-lenglui-72.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsqu1Wdz9H0

1975: US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
http://www.usmm.org/mayaguez.html

1976: India and Pakistan restore diplomatic relations cut in 1971

1976 : Adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent nation
http://asiantribune.com/node/88965

1985: Death by suicide of Mei ling (Barbara Yung), Hong Kong actress, born on 7 May 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Yung_Mei-ling
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=4827

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Vy1USTVBE

1985: In Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) saint Buddhist city, Tamil separatist open fire in the streets, killing at least 145 inhabitants

1991: Jiang Qing, jailed widow of Mao Zedong, commits suicide by hanging, born on 14 March 1914



http://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/05/obituaries/suicide-of-jiang-qing-mao-s-widow-is-reported.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-05/news/mn-211_1_jiang-qing
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-06-05/news/9102190915_1_jiang-qing-widow-of-mao-tse-tung-cultural-revolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DU2rAtrG1o

1992: Death of Marshal Nie Rongzhen, PLA chief of the general staff (1950-1954), born in 1899
http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/War/Marshal-Nie-Rongzhen.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4847.html

1995: Tanzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama recognizes Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm

1998: On Jakarta (Indonesia), end of three-day of firing of the army troops on students demonstrating against Suharto government causing officially 6 deads and dozens of wounded

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

1999: US President Bill Clinton apologizes to Chinese president Jiang Zemin for the accidental Nato bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) six days earlier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-apologizes-to-chinese-leader-for-embassy-bombing
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/10/kosovo.china.02/

1999: North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had been killed during the Korean War

2000: Death of a stroke of Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/747915.stm

2001: In the Philippines, in the upper house, the candidates supporting Gloria Arroyo win 8 of the 13 seats in game, against 4 for Estrada candidates. Now, the Arroyo pro-Arroyo supporters have 13 of the 24 seats. During the campaign, around 80 people have been killed

2001: To help reconciliation in Korean peninsula, European Union decides to have diplomatic relations with North Korea. Only Ireland and France have not established relations with Pyongyang

2002: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for the first time, Chinese warships call in Japan

2002: Malaysian Premier Mohamad Mahathir is received at the White House where he was persona non grata since 1994. Fighting international terrorism is a common concern

2004: The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-Hyun

2005: Nauru Island (10.500 inhabitants), which has cut the diplomatic relations with Taipei at the benefice of Beijing in July 2003, restored it. Now Taiwan (ROC) have official diplomatic links with 26 countries

2007: Chang Chun-hsiung becomes Taiwan’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6652741.stm

2009: Myanmar’s military government charges Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s opposition leader, with violating the terms of her house arrest after an American allegedly sneaked into her home
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/05/200951424352954276.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NArCy55sKA0&feature=related

2009: In Sri Lanka, the army thwarts what would have been one of the last LTTE counter attacks on troops now positioned south of the no firing zone
http://www.island.lk/2009/05/14/news1.html

2010: Death of Goh Keng Swee, former 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (1973-1984), born on October 6, 1918
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20100514-216195.html

2011: Lee Kuan Yew and fellow former prime minister Goh Chok Tong said in a joint resignation statement that the « time has come for a younger generation »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13400296

2013: President Benigno Aquino secures big wins in midterm elections seen as vital to his ambitious reform agenda, but the success of famous, graft-tainted rivals raised alarm
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/409297/aquino-strengthened-after-midterm-élections

2013: Death of Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian , and author, born on March 10, 1939
http://www.rediff.com/news/special/asghar-ali-engineer-simple-fearless-straight-from-the-heart/20130514.htm
http://dawoodi-bohras.com/about_us/people/engineer/

2013: Joseph Estrada, the former Philippine president who was overthrown 12 years ago in a popular uprising, is elected mayor of the capital, Manila
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22525032
http://asiancorrespondent.com/107633/philippines-former-president-estrada-wins-manila-mayor-race/
http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/14/philippines-estrada-elected-mayor-of-manila/

2013: The outspoken mayor of Osaka is under fire not only from the government but from members of his own party for saying that the use of “comfort women,” some of whom were forced into prostitution, during World War II was necessary for the morale of Japanese soldiers
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-denounces-japanese-mayors-sex-slave-comment/1660665.html

2014: At least 500 people are arrested after protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire across Vietnam amid an eruption of anti-China sentiment following Beijing’s deployment an oil rig in contested waters last week
http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-hundreds-arrested-vietnam-anti-china-protests-rig/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10830569/Vietnam-mobs-burn-factories-in-China-protests.html

2015 : Japan’s Cabinet endorses a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/japan-cabinet-approves-draft-laws-to-expand-military-role/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32735359

2015 : Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces fire warning shots at a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Gulf, before vessels from the United Arab Emirates came to the ship’s aid
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/iranian-boats-fire-on-singapore-flagged-tanker-in-persian-gulf/

2015: Fourteen people including nine foreigners are killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel packed with foreigners awaiting a concert
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/taliban-targets-foreigners-in-kabul-guest-house-attack/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32732083
http://www.france24.com/en/20150514-american-indians-dead-kabul-guesthouse-siege-taliban-afghanistan-pakistan

2017 : North Korea test-fires a new kind of longer-range missile
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2094267/china-again-calls-restraint-after-north-korean-missile
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/14/north-korea-has-fired-a-ballistic-missile-according-to-reports-from-south-korea
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/13/north-korea-test-fires-projectile-believed-to-be-ballistic-missile

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 14 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 14 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on May 14, 2018

1868: In Japan, during the Boshin War, end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former shoghunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1935: The Filipinos ratify the 1935 constitution after independence agreement with USA
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1128/today-in-philippine-history-may-14-1935-the-constitution-of-the-philippines-was-ratified
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1781/the-1935-philippine-constitution

1943: Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine


https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/centaur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242266/Centaur-Wreck-Australian-World-War-II-hospital-ship-torpedoed-Japanese-67-years.html

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops including Indian infantry occupy Kohima


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?_r=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e0rtSsOTRI

1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Entreprise during Okinawa Battle
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CV-6)

1965: In Sri Lanka, Rohana Wijeweera, founds the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janatha_Vimukthi_Peramuna

1969: US President Richard Nixon proposes a simultaneously of all the foreign troops from South Vietnam. Hanoi and National Liberation Front refuses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-responds-to-national-liberation-front-proposal

1975: US forces raid Cambodian island od Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
http://www.usmm.org/mayaguez.html

1976 : Adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent nation
http://asiantribune.com/node/88965

1976: India and Pakistan restore diplomatic relations cut in 1971

1985: In Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) saint Buddhist city, Tamil separatist open fire in the streets, killing at least 145 inhabitants

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

1999: US President Bill Clinton apologizes to Chinese president Jiang Zemin for the accidental Nato bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) six days earlier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-apologizes-to-chinese-leader-for-embassy-bombing
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/10/kosovo.china.02/
 

1999: North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had been killed during the Korean War

2001: To help reconciliation in Korean peninsula, European Union decides to have diplomatic relations with North Korea. Only Ireland and France have not established relations with Pyongyang

2009: In Sri Lanka, the army thwarts what would have been one of the last LTTE counter attacks on troops now positioned south of the no firing zone
http://www.island.lk/2009/05/14/news1.html

2015 : Japan’s Cabinet endorses a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/japan-cabinet-approves-draft-laws-to-expand-military-role/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32735359

On 14 May in South Asian history

ON 14 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2018

1574: Death of Guru Amar Das, third Sikh guru, born on 5 May 1479
http://www.srigurugranthsahib.org/guru-amar-das/index.htm

1657: Birth of Sambhaji, Indian emperor who was killed on April 11, 1689
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4404_dharmaveer-sambhaji-maharaj.html

1879: The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the  Leonidas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_indenture_system

1907: Birth of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), who died on 19 April 1974
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P017

1923: Birth of Mrinal Sen, Indian film director
http://mrinalsen.org/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-may-1923-mrinal-sen-indian-director-and-screenwriter-was-born
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/05/24/mrinal-sen-filmmaker-by-accident/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nybooks+%28The+New+York+Review+of+Books%29

1934: Death of Baikuntha Shukla, Indian nationalist and revolutionary, born on May 15, 1907 http://www.indianetzone.com/61/baikuntha_shukla.htm

1936: Birth of Waheeda Rehman, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716851/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwbln5QtHo

1965: In Sri Lanka, Rohana Wijeweera, founds the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janatha_Vimukthi_Peramuna

1976: India and Pakistan restore diplomatic relations cut in 1971

1976 : Adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent nation
http://asiantribune.com/node/88965

1985: In Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) saint Buddhist city, Tamil separatist open fire in the streets, killing at least 145 inhabitants

1995: Tanzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama recognizes Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

2009: In Sri Lanka, the army thwarts what would have been one of the last LTTE counter attacks on troops now positioned south of the no firing zone
http://www.island.lk/2009/05/14/news1.html

2013: Death of Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian , and author, born on March 10, 1939
http://www.rediff.com/news/special/asghar-ali-engineer-simple-fearless-straight-from-the-heart/20130514.htm
http://dawoodi-bohras.com/about_us/people/engineer/

2015: Fourteen people including nine foreigners are killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel packed with foreigners awaiting a concert
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/taliban-targets-foreigners-in-kabul-guest-house-attack/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32732083
http://www.france24.com/en/20150514-american-indians-dead-kabul-guesthouse-siege-taliban-afghanistan-pakistan

On 14 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 14 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on May 14, 2018

1935: The Filipinos ratify the 1935 constitution after independence agreement with USA
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1128/today-in-philippine-history-may-14-1935-the-constitution-of-the-philippines-was-ratified
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1781/the-1935-philippine-constitution

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops including Indian infantry occupy Kohima


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?_r=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e0rtSsOTRI

1953: Birth of Norodom Sihamoni, king of Cambodia since 14 October 2004
http://www.norodomsihamoni.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihamoni

1962: Death of Silpa Birasri, Italian and the father of modern arts in Thailand
http://www.journal.su.ac.th/index.php/suij/article/viewFile/40/40

1969: US President Richard Nixon proposes a simultaneously of all the foreign troops from South Vietnam. Hanoi and National Liberation Front refuses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-responds-to-national-liberation-front-proposal

1971: Birth of Nasha Aziz, Malaysian actress & model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasha_Aziz
http://dailylenglui.blogspot.com/2010/07/nasha-aziz-from-malaysia-lenglui-72.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsqu1Wdz9H0

1975: US forces raid Cambodian island od Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
http://www.usmm.org/mayaguez.ht

1998: On Jakarta (Indonesia), end of three-day of firing of the army troops on students demonstrating against Suharto government causing officially 6 deads and dozens of wounded

2001: In the Philippines, in the upper house, the candidates supporting Gloria Arroyo win 8 of the 13 seats in game, against 4 for Estrada candidates. Now, the Arroyo pro-Arroyo supporters have 13 of the 24 seats. During the campaign, around 80 people have been killed

2002: Malaysian Premier Mohamad Mahathir is received at the White House where he was persona non grata since 1994. Fighting international terrorism is a common concern

2009: Myanmar’s military government charges Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s opposition leader, with violating the terms of her house arrest after an American allegedly sneaked into her home
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/05/200951424352954276.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NArCy55sKA0&feature=related

2010: Death of Goh Keng Swee, former 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (1973-1984), born on October 6, 1918
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20100514-216195.html

2011: Lee Kuan Yew and fellow former prime minister Goh Chok Tong said in a joint resignation statement that the « time has come for a younger generation »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13400296

2013: President Benigno Aquino securedsbig wins in midterm elections seen as vital to his ambitious reform agenda, but the success of famous, graft-tainted rivals raised alarm
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/409297/aquino-strengthened-after-midterm-élections

2013: Joseph Estrada, the former Philippine president who was overthrown 12 years ago in a popular uprising, is elected mayor of the capital, Manila
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22525032
http://asiancorrespondent.com/107633/philippines-former-president-estrada-wins-manila-mayor-race/
http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/14/philippines-estrada-elected-mayor-of-manila/

2014: At least 500 people are arrested after protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire across Vietnam amid an eruption of anti-China sentiment following Beijing’s deployment an oil rig in contested waters
http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-hundreds-arrested-vietnam-anti-china-protests-rig/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10830569/Vietnam-mobs-burn-factories-in-China-protests.html

2015 : Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces fire warning shots at a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Gulf, before vessels from the United Arab Emirates came to the ship’s aid
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/iranian-boats-fire-on-singapore-flagged-tanker-in-persian-gulf/

 

On 14 May in Japan’s history

ON 14 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on May 14, 2018

1630: Birth of Katakura Kagenaga (2nd), Japanese samurai who died on, July 9, 1681
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakura_Kagenaga_(2nd)

1868: In Japan, during the Boshin War, end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former shoghunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1878: Assassination of Okubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji restoration, born on 10 August 1830
http://meijikeikanromantan.tumblr.com/post/50453823472/may-14th-1878-the-assassination-of-okubo
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/32.html

1943: Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine


https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/centaur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242266/Centaur-Wreck-Australian-World-War-II-hospital-ship-torpedoed-Japanese-67-years.html

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops occupy Kohima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
https://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/

1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Entreprise during Okinawa Battle
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(C

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

2000: Death of a stroke of Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/747915.stm

2002: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for the first time, Chinese warships call in Japan

2013: The outspoken mayor of Osaka is under fire not only from the government but from members of his own party for saying that the use of “comfort women,” some of whom were forced into prostitution, during World War II was necessary for the morale of Japanese soldiers.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-denounces-japanese-mayors-sex-slave-comment/1660665.html

2015 : Japan’s Cabinet endorses a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/japan-cabinet-approves-draft-laws-to-expand-military-role/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32735359

On 14 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 14, 2018

1991: Jiang Qing, jailed widow of Mao Zedong, commits suicide by hanging, born on 14 March 1914



http://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/05/obituaries/suicide-of-jiang-qing-mao-s-widow-is-reported.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-05/news/mn-211_1_jiang-qing
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-06-05/news/9102190915_1_jiang-qing-widow-of-mao-tse-tung-cultural-revolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DU2rAtrG1o

1992: Death of Marshal Nie Rongzhen, PLA chief of the general staff (1950-1954), born in 1899
http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/War/Marshal-Nie-Rongzhen.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4847.html

1995: Tanzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama recognizes Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm

1999: US President Bill Clinton apologizes to Chinese president Jiang Zemin for the accidental Nato bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) six days earlier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-apologizes-to-chinese-leader-for-embassy-bombing
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/10/kosovo.china.02/
 

 2002: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for the first time, Chinese warships call in Japan

2005: Nauru Island (10.500 inhabitants), which has cut the diplomatic relations with Taipei at the benefice of Beijing in July 2003, restored it. Now Taiwan (ROC) have official diplomatic links with 26 countries

2007: Chang Chun-hsiung becomes Taiwan’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6652741.stm

2014: At least 500 people are arrested after protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire across Vietnam Tuesday amid an eruption of anti-China sentiment following Beijing’s deployment an oil rig in contested waters last week
http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-hundreds-arrested-vietnam-anti-china-protests-rig/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10830569/Vietnam-mobs-burn-factories-in-China-protests.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/409747/protesters-torch-factories-in-vietnam