Daily Archives: 19 mai 2018

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 18 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 18, 2019

1388: During the Battle of Buyur Lake, General Lan Yu led a Chinese army forward to crush the Mongol hordes of Tögüs Temür, the Khan of Northern Yuan
https://dict.eudic.net/dicts/en/Battle_of_Buyur_Lake.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan_Yu_(general)

1869: Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezo_Republic

1951: United Nations adopts a resolution on the boycott of strategic goods to Communist China because its involvement in Korea War

1955: A security treaty is signed between Cambodia and the USA

1955: End of Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Passage_to_Freedom
http://www.ussskagit.org/optf.html

https://youtu.be/vt8jN8UFaRQ

1967: In Vietnam, the US troops cross the demilitarized zone

1974: India detonates its first nuclear weapon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-joins-the-nuclear-club
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiling_Buddha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ndcH8b3mfo

1980: China launches its first intercontinental missile, a DF-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37nHdfZF2b0

2009: The leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, is dead, the Sri Lankan military has said. May 18 will be proclaimed « Victory Day »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8055015.stm

2011: China has blocked the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions. The report said the material passed through a third country, which was later identified by diplomats as China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13440438

 

Holidays and observances

Sri Lanka: Victory Day

On 19 May in Taiwan history

ON 19 MAY IN TAIWAN HISTORY

Updated on May 19, 2018

1949: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek imposes Martial Law on Taiwan


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_in_Taiwan
https://outreachfortaiwan.org/2015/02/12/taiwan-martial-law/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6294902.stm