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On 15 August in Asian history

ON 15 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2018

873: Death of Southern Tang emperor Li Yu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yu_(Southern_Tang)

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1517: Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern%C3%A3o_Pires_de_Andrade

1549: Saint Francis Xavier goes ashore at Kagoshima, Japan
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06233b.htm

1798: Birth of Sangolli Rayanna, a prominent freedom fighter from Karnataka, India, executed on January 26, 1831
http://sangollirayannadhangar.blogspot.fr/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna_(film)

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1865: Birth of Usui Mikao, founder of Reiki, who died on March 9, 1926
http://www.reiki.org/FAQ/HistoryOfReiki.html#usui

1869: The Japanese Meiji government establishes six new ministries including one for Shinto-Worship

1872: Birth of Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, who died on December 5, 1950
http://www.writespirit.net/authors/sri-aurobindo/biography-sri-aurobindo/
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sri-aurobindo-76.php

1878: China’s first set of stamps issued
https://www.xabusiness.com/china-resources/china-stamps-history.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7917.html

1878-08-15 premiers timbres

1900: In China, the Empress, her family and court retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to quell the Boxer Rebellion

1912: Birth of Amir Khan, Indian singer who died on February 13, 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Khan_(singer)

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1939: Foundation at Rangoun of the Communist Party of Burma (6 members). Aung San is elected General Secretary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Burma

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Suicide of Japanese War Minister General Korechika Anami
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_anami_korechika.html
http://www.generals.dk/general/Anami/Korechika/Japan.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7942840

1945: Korean Liberation Day from Japan
http://www.123independenceday.com/south-korea/
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/south_korea/liberation_day.php

1945: Birth of Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, leader of the opposition
 http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Khaleda_Zia

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1947: Birth of Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakhee_Gulzar

1947: The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan at Karachi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-9gPnfTocA

1948: Birth of Japanese actress Bunjaku Han who died on November 5, 2002
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359149/

1948: The Republic of Korea is formally established by Syngman Rhee who has been elected president on July 20
http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/626105

1948

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1949: Death of Kanji Ishiwara, Japanese general, born on January 18, 1889
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/10/soldier-of-monarchy-kanji-ishiwara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji_Ishiwara

1950 Sukarno proclaims the unitary Republic of Indonesia and becomes its first President

1955: The « Pacifist Movement » for the incorporation of Portugese Indies into India triggers riots in  Goa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_liberation_movement

1961: Birth of Suhasini Maniratnam, Indian Actress
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/suhasini-biography-4105.html
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/suhasini-mani-ratnam/biography.html

1962: Signature of the agreement on Western New Guinea between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The territory will be administrated by the United Nations up to May 1, 1963, then by Indonesia up to a referendum late 1969

1962: Death of Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary, born on December 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei_Feng
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-03/10/content_12150057.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7937.html

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1966: Birth of Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Kwan

1969: Woodstock begins in upstate New York
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodstock-begins-in-upstate-new-york

1969: Birth of Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Cheng

1973: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends

1974: Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea is killed amid an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee, during the anniversarial ceremony of the Liberation day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuk_Young-soo
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2940609

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d-aVd57AKA

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

1975: Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by a sitting prime minister of Japan on the anniversary of the end of World War II
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2321.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1330223.stm

1981: Birth of Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Ji-hyo
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Song_Ji-hyo.php

1989: Death of Minoru Genda, Japanese military aviator and politician, born on August 16, 1904
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/17/obituaries/general-minoru-genda-84-dies-planned-attack-on-pearl-harbor.html

1995: Ven. Thich Quang Do and five other monks and laity are tried by the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City and convicted of « sabotaging government policies and damaging the interests of the state. » Ven. Thich Quang Do received a prison term of five years
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.vietnamese/fXo9OvrmsuQ

Thich Quang Do 2

2000 : A group of 100 people from North Korea arrives in South Korea for temporary reunion with relatives they had not seen for half a century. Also a group of 100 South Koreans visits the North
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/871228.stm

2004: Death of Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/15guj.htm

2005: Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) and the Indonesian government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4151980.stm

2006: Japanese premier Junichiro Koizumi makes his annual pilgrim to Yasukumi sanctuary where are buried 2,500,000 Japanese warriors, including 14 war criminals, causing a diplomatic raw with China and Korea

2008: Maoist leader Prachanda is elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7563816.stm

2009: Taiwan’s president says the death toll from the floods triggered by Typhoon Morakot could top 500 people
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098149414289785.html

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633


2013: Two Japanese cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers have visited the Yasukuni shrine on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23695131
http://www.france24.com/en/20130815-japan-pm-shinzo-abe-skips-world-war-2-II-usual-remorse-reference-speech-anniversary-surrender-asia
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-objects-to-japan-shrine-visit/1730280.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130815000234

2014: The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China’s control over the city
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam

2014: More than 80 politicians — including three cabinet ministers — went to the leafy Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away, after a visit in December drew an angry reaction from Japan’s neighbours
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11036115/Japan-makes-peace-pledge-on-war-anniversary.html

2015 : Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reflecting strong belief in peace, Emperor Akihito refers to ‘deep remorse’ over war
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/world/asia/emperor-akihito-expresses-deep-remorse-for-japans-role-in-world-war-ii.html?ref=asia&_r=0

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

Korea: Gwangbokjeol (Liberation Day)

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 15 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 15 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 15, 2018

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Korean Liberation Day from Japan
http://www.123independenceday.com/south-korea/
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/south_korea/liberation_day.php

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1948: The Republic of Korea is formally established by Syngman Rhee who has been elected president on July 20
http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/history/establishment_of_the_republic_of.htm

1948

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1962: Signature of the agreement on Western New Guinea between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The territory will be administrated by the United Nations up to May 1, 1963, then by Indonesia up to a referendum late 1969

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1973: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

2005: Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) and the Indonesian government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4151980.stm

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

Korea: Gwangbokjeol (Liberation Day)

On 15 August in South Asian history

ON 15 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 15, 2018

1798: Birth of Sangolli Rayanna, a prominent freedom fighter from Karnataka, India, executed on January 26, 1831
http://sangollirayannadhangar.blogspot.fr/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna_(film)

1872: Birth of Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, who died on December 5, 1950
http://www.writespirit.net/authors/sri-aurobindo/biography-sri-aurobindo/
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sri-aurobindo-76.php

1912: Birth of Amir Khan, Indian singer who died on February 13, 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Khan_(singer)

1945: Birth of Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, leader of the opposition
 http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Khaleda_Zia

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1947: Birth of Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakhee_Gulzar

1947: The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan at Karachi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-9gPnfTocA

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1955: The « Pacifist Movement » for the incorporation of Portugese Indies into India triggers riots in  Goa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_liberation_movement

1961: Birth of Suhasini Maniratnam, Indian Actress
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/suhasini-biography-4105.html
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/suhasini-mani-ratnam/biography.html

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

2004: Death of Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/15guj.htm

2008: Maoist leader Prachanda is elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7563816.stm

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

On 15 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 15 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 15, 2018

1939: Foundation at Rangoun of the Communist Party of Burma (6 members). Aung San is elected General Secretary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Burma

1950 Sukarno proclaims the unitary Republic of Indonesia and becomes its first President

1962: Signature of the agreement on Western New Guinea between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The territory will be administrated by the United Nations up to May 1, 1963, then by Indonesia up to a referendum late 1969

1969: Woodstock begins in upstate New York
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodstock-begins-in-upstate-new-York

1973: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends

1995: Ven. Thich Quang Do and five other monks and laity are tried by the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City and convicted of « sabotaging government policies and damaging the interests of the state. » Ven. Thich Quang Do received a prison term of five years
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.vietnamese/fXo9OvrmsuQ

Thich Quang Do 2

2005: Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) and the Indonesian government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4151980.stm

 

On 15 August in Korean history

ON 15 AUGUST IN KOREAN HISTORY

Updated on August 15, 2018

1945: Korean Liberation Day from Japan
http://www.123independenceday.com/south-korea/
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/south_korea/liberation_day.php

1948: The Republic of Korea is formally established by Syngman Rhee who has been elected president on July 20
http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/626105

1948

1974: Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea is killed amid an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee, during the anniversarial ceremony of the Liberation day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuk_Young-soo
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2940609

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d-aVd57AKA

1981: Birth of Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Ji-hyo
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Song_Ji-hyo.php

2000 : A group of 100 people from North Korea arrives in South Korea for temporary reunion with relatives they had not seen for half a century. Also a group of 100 South Koreans visits the North
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/871228.stm


Holidays and observances

Korea: Gwangbokjeol (Liberation Day)

On 15 August in Japan’s history

1945-08-15 Radio

ON 15 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on August 15, 2018

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1549: Saint Francis Xavier goes ashore at Kagoshima
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06233b.htm

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1865: Birth of Usui Mikao, founder of Reiki, who died on March 9, 1926
http://www.reiki.org/FAQ/HistoryOfReiki.html#usui

1869: The Japanese Meiji government establishes six new ministries including one for Shinto-Worship

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Suicide of Japanese War Minister General Korechika Anami
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_anami_korechika.html
http://www.generals.dk/general/Anami/Korechika/Japan.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7942840

1948: Birth of Japanese actress Bunjaku Han who died on November 5, 2002
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359149/

1949: Death of Kanji Ishiwara, Japanese general, born on January 18, 1889
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/10/soldier-of-monarchy-kanji-ishiwara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji_Ishiwara

1975: Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by a sitting prime minister of Japan on the anniversary of the end of World War II
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2321.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1330223.stm

1989: Death of Minoru Genda, Japanese general and politician, born on August 16, 1904
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/17/obituaries/general-minoru-genda-84-dies-planned-attack-on-pearl-harbor.html

2006: Japanese premier Junichiro Koizumi makes his annual pilgrim to Yasukumi sanctuary where are buried 2,500,000 Japanese warriors, including 14 war criminals, causing a diplomatic raw with China and Korea

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633


2013: Two Japanese cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers have visited the Yasukuni shrine on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23695131
http://www.france24.com/en/20130815-japan-pm-shinzo-abe-skips-world-war-2-II-usual-remorse-reference-speech-anniversary-surrender-asia
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-objects-to-japan-shrine-visit/1730280.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130815000234

2014: More than 80 politicians — including three cabinet ministers — went to the leafy Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away, after a visit in December drew an angry reaction from Japan’s neighbours
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426875/japanese-politicians-visit-controversial-war-shrine
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11036115/Japan-makes-peace-pledge-on-war-anniversary.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/15/japan-shinzo-abe-war-dead-offering-anger-china-south-korea

2015 : Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reflecting strong belief in peace, Emperor Akihito refers to ‘deep remorse’ over war
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/world/asia/emperor-akihito-expresses-deep-remorse-for-japans-role-in-world-war-ii.html?ref=asia&_r=0

On 15 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on August 15, 2018

873: Death of Southern Tang emperor Li Yu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yu_(Southern_Tang)

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1517: Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern%C3%A3o_Pires_de_Andrade

1878: China’s first set of stamps issued
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7917.html
https://www.xabusiness.com/china-resources/china-stamps-history.htm

1878-08-15 premiers timbres

1900: In China, the Empress, her family and court retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to quell the Boxer Rebellion

1962: Death of Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary, born on December 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei_Feng
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-03/10/content_12150057.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7937.html

1966: Birth of Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Kwan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAZLM7X48UY

1969: Birth of Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Cheng

2009: Taiwan’s president says the death toll from the floods triggered by Typhoon Morakot could top 500 people
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098149414289785.html

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633

2014: The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China’s control over the city
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426971/hong-kong-legal-body-votes-to-oust-its-pro-beijing-president
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam