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On 20 August in Asian history

ON 20 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 20, 2018

1519: Philosopher and general Wang Yangming defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Ning_rebellion

1762: Birth of Shah Waliullah, Indian scholar, born on February 21, 1703
http://storyofpakistan.com/shah-wali-ullah/
http://historyofislam.com/contents/resistance-and-reform/shah-waliullah-of-delhi/

1883: Battle of Thuan An, a clash between the French and the Vietnamese during the period of undeclared hostilities which preceded the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thu%E1%BA%ADn_An

1887: Birth of Phan Khoi, Vietnamese journalist and scholar who died on January 16, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Kh%C3%B4i

1888: Birth of Tôn Đức Thắng, Vietnamese politician, 2nd President of North Vietnam who died on March 30, 1980
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%B4n_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c_Th%E1%BA%AFng

1899 : An agreement (Bates Treaty) is signed in Jolo between United States General John C. Bates and the Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammed Jamalul Kiram II
http://www.philippineupdate.com/Bates.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ba990820.html
http://www.morolandhistory.com/07.PG-Bates%20Mission/Bates_mission_Agreement_1899.htm

1899-08-20 Bates Treaty

1900: Japan’s primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling

1905: The Tongmenghui, also known as the Chinese United League or the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance, a secret society and underground resistance movement organized by Sun Yat-sen and Song Jiaoren is founded in Tokyo
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tongmenghui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8114.html

1906: Birth of Misiem Yipintsai, Thai painter and sculptor
http://www.yipintsoi.com/misiem/home.htm
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=dudao&month=09-2007&date=27&group=1&gblog=49

Misiem Yipinstoi Coy girl

1922: Birth of Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2322897/

1936: Birth of Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate in 2000
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2000/shirakawa/auto-biography/

1939: Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia in the Battle of Khalkhin Gol or Nomonhan Incident
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2013/07/battle-of-khalkhin-gol-soviet-japanese.html
http://www.wwiihistorymagazine.com/2005/may/fea-nomonhan.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZP632g5sY

1939: Birth of Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician who died on December 14, 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Poe,_Jr
http://www.nndb.com/people/278/000047137/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0688093/bio

1944: Birth of Rajiv Gandhi, Indian prime minister (1984 – 1989), assassinated on May 21, 1991
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Independent/Rajiv.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/rajiv-gandhi.html

1950: During the Korean War, United Nations repel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Naktong River and assault the city of Taegu

1954: The USA decides to support Vietnam’s leader Ngo Dinh Diem
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-decides-to-support-diem

1955: Birth of Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Chan
http://www.agneschan.org/aghk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUY2c214DWk

1968: Birth of Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Shiratori

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3HFpKOHvw

1971: The PRC rejects the August 2 suggestion for the two China joining the United Nations

1971: Birth of Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Ke_Quan
http://www.angelfire.com/ab/horizons/

1971: General Duong Van Minh and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, fellow candidates for the October presidential election in Vietnam, accuse incumbent President Nguyen Van Thieu of rigging the election and withdraw from the race
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/minh-and-ky-withdraw-from-presidential-race

1974: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed becomes the 5th president of India, up to his resignation  on February 11, 1977
http://www.gloriousindia.com/biographies/fakhruddin_ali_ahmed.html

1974: US Congress votes to reduce aid to South Vietnam from $1 Billion to $700 Million. Majority of the cuts were for military supplies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-aid-to-saigon-slashed

1979: Indian Premier Charan Singh resigns
http://rrtd.nic.in/charansingh.htm

1998: In retaliation to bombs attacks against its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, USA strikes Islamist training camps in Afghanistan

2004: Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba becomes again Prime Minister of Bhutan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Yeshey_Zimba

2006: After floods caused hundreds of dead in North Korea, Seoul gives 100,000 t. of rice and building materials to the North

2006: Sri Lankan Tamil politician, newspaper publisher and former member of parliament S. Sivamaharajah is shot dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Sivamaharajah
http://tamilnation.co/indictment/continuingwar/060821sivamaharajah.htm

2008: Death of Mao Zedong’s successor Hua Guofeng, born on February 16, 1921
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7572298.stm
http://chineseposters.net/themes/huaguofeng.php

Hua Guofeng 2008

2009: Presidential elections in Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8173389.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8212306.stm

2010: Death of Dang Phong, Vietnamese historian, born in 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dang_Phong

2011: Death of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic, born on November 26, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/marxist-historian-passes-away/article2379796.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma

2012: The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19312232

2012: In Burma, newspapers and broadcasts of political or religious nature are no more subject to prior examination. Last year, the government had already removed controls on less ideologically « sensitive » newspapers and magazines
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Burmese-government-ends-“all-media”-censorship-after-50-years-25583.html

2012: Death of Kapu Rajaiah, Indian painter, born on April 7, 1925
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/folk-artist-kapu-rajaiah-passes-away-in-siddipet/article3801501.ece
http://www.subcontinentart.com/Rajaiah.aspx?AP
https://www.google.fr/search?q=kapu+rajaiah&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=RlISUuqMBKml0QWuyYGoCw&sqi=2&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=673

Kapu Rajaiah

2013: Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, is charged with murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who died in a gun and bomb attack in December 2007
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/08/20138204584024869.htmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23763895

2013: Narendra Dabholkar, Indian anti-superstition activist, is murdered, born on August 1, 1945
http://news.biharprabha.com/2013/08/the-biography-of-dr-narendra-dabholkar-a-leading-anti-superstition-activist/
http://nirmukta.com/2013/08/22/dr-narendra-dabholkar-a-tribute/

2015: South Korea fires dozens of shells across the border into North Korea in retaliation for an apparent rocket attack, believed to be aimed at a loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150820001220

2017: Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/bangladesh-sentences-10-to-death-for-plot-to-kill-pm-hasina
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/08/20/ten-sentenced-to-death-over-assassination-plot-against-sheikh-hasina
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/10-get-death-penalty-over-plot-to-assassinate-hasina-1.2077095


Holidays and observances

Nepal: Father’s Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 20 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 20 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 20, 2018

1519: Philosopher and general Wang Yangming defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Ning_rebellion

1883: Battle of Thuan An, a clash between the French and the Vietnamese during the period of undeclared hostilities which preceded the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thu%E1%BA%ADn_An

1899 : An agreement (Bates Treaty) is signed in Jolo between United States General John C. Bates and the Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammed Jamalul Kiram II
http://www.philippineupdate.com/Bates.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ba990820.html
http://www.morolandhistory.com/07.PG-Bates%20Mission/Bates_mission_Agreement_1899.htm

1899-08-20 Bates Treaty

1939: Russian offensive under General Zhukov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia in the Battle of Khalkhin Gol or Nomonhan Incident
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2013/07/battle-of-khalkhin-gol-soviet-japanese.html
http://www.wwiihistorymagazine.com/2005/may/fea-nomonhan.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZP632g5sY

1950: During the Korean War, United Nations repel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Naktong River and assault the city of Taegu

1954: The USA decides to support Vietnam’s leader Ngo Dinh Diem
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-decides-to-support-diem

1971: The PRC rejects the August 2 suggestion for the two China joining the United Nations

1974: US Congress votes to reduce aid to South Vietnam from $1 Billion to $700 Million. Majority of the cuts were for military supplies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-aid-to-saigon-slashed

1998: In retaliation to bombs attacks against its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, USA strikes Islamist training camps in Afghanistan

2015: South Korea fires dozens of shells across the border into North Korea in retaliation for an apparent rocket attack, believed to be aimed at a loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150820001220

On 20 August in South Asian history

Kapu Rajaiah

ON 20 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 20, 2018

1762: Birth of Shah Waliullah, Indian scholar, born on February 21, 1703
http://storyofpakistan.com/shah-wali-ullah/
http://historyofislam.com/contents/resistance-and-reform/shah-waliullah-of-delhi/

1944: Birth of Rajiv Gandhi, Indian prime minister (1984 – 1989), assassinated on May 21, 1991
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Independent/Rajiv.html
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/rajiv-gandhi.html

1971: Death of Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force hero pilot, born on February 17, 1951
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashid_Minhas

1974: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed becomes the 5th president of India, up to his resignation  on February 11, 1977
http://www.gloriousindia.com/biographies/fakhruddin_ali_ahmed.html

1979: Indian Premier Charan Singh resigns
http://rrtd.nic.in/charansingh.htm

1984: Birth of Tsokye Karchung, Bhutanese beauty queen, Miss Bhutan 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsokye_Tsomo_Karchung
http://www.indyarocks.com/videos/miss-bhutan-663356

1998: In retaliation to bombs attacks against its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, USA strikes Islamist training camps in Afghanistan

2004: Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba becomes again Prime Minister of Bhutan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Yeshey_Zimba

2006: Sri Lankan Tamil politician, newspaper publisher and former member of parliament S. Sivamaharajah is shot dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Sivamaharajah
http://tamilnation.co/indictment/continuingwar/060821sivamaharajah.htm

2009: Presidential elections in Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8173389.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8212306.stm

2011: Death of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic, born on November 26, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/marxist-historian-passes-away/article2379796.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma

2012: Death of Kapu Rajaiah, Indian painter, born on April 7, 1925
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/folk-artist-kapu-rajaiah-passes-away-in-siddipet/article3801501.ece
http://www.subcontinentart.com/Rajaiah.aspx?AP
https://www.google.fr/search?q=kapu+rajaiah&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=RlISUuqMBKml0QWuyYGoCw&sqi=2&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=673

Kapu Rajaiah

2013: Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, has been charged with murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who died in a gun and bomb attack in December 2007
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/08/20138204584024869.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23763895

2013: Narendra Dabholkar, Indian anti-superstition activist, is murdered, born on August 1, 1945
http://news.biharprabha.com/2013/08/the-biography-of-dr-narendra-dabholkar-a-leading-anti-superstition-activist/
http://nirmukta.com/2013/08/22/dr-narendra-dabholkar-a-tribute/

2017: Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/bangladesh-sentences-10-to-death-for-plot-to-kill-pm-hasina
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/08/20/ten-sentenced-to-death-over-assassination-plot-against-sheikh-hasina
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/10-get-death-penalty-over-plot-to-assassinate-hasina-1.2077095

 

Holidays and observances

Nepal: Father’s Day

On 20 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on August 20, 2018

1883: Battle of Thuan An, a clash between the French and the Vietnamese during the period of undeclared hostilities which preceded the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thu%E1%BA%ADn_An

1887: Birth of Phan Khoi, Vietnamese journalist and scholar who died on January 16, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Kh%C3%B4i

1888: Birth of Tôn Đức Thắng, Vietnamese politician, 2nd President of North Vietnam who died on March 30, 1980
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%B4n_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c_Th%E1%BA%AFng

1899 : An agreement (Bates Treaty) is signed in Jolo between United States General John C. Bates and the Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammed Jamalul Kiram II
http://www.philippineupdate.com/Bates.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ba990820.html
http://www.morolandhistory.com/07.PG-Bates%20Mission/Bates_mission_Agreement_1899.htm

1899-08-20 Bates Treaty

1906: Birth of Misiem Yipintsai, Thai painter and sculptor
http://www.yipintsoi.com/misiem/home.htm
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=dudao&month=09-2007&date=27&group=1&gblog=49

Misiem Yipinstoi Coy girl

1939: Birth of Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician who died on December 14, 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Poe,_Jr
http://www.nndb.com/people/278/000047137/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0688093/bio

1954: The USA decides to support Vietnam’s leader Ngo Dinh Diem
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-decides-to-support-diem

1971: Birth of Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Ke_Quan
http://www.angelfire.com/ab/horizons/

1971: General Duong Van Minh and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, fellow candidates for the October presidential election in Vietnam, accuse incumbent President Nguyen Van Thieu of rigging the election and withdraw from the race
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/minh-and-ky-withdraw-from-presidential-race

1974: US Congress votes to reduce aid to South Vietnam from $1 Billion to $700 Million. Majority of the cuts were for military supplies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-aid-to-saigon-slashed

2010: Death of Dang Phong, Vietnamese historian, born in 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dang_Phong

2012: In Burma, newspapers and broadcasts of political or religious nature are no more subject to prior examination. Last year, the government had already removed controls on less ideologically « sensitive » newspapers and magazines
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Burmese-government-ends-“all-media”-censorship-after-50-years-25583.html

On 20 August in Japan’s history

ON 20 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on August 20, 2018

1900: Japan’s primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling

1922: Birth of Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2322897/

1936: Birth of Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate in 2000
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2000/shirakawa/auto-biography/

1939: Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia in the Battle of Khalkhin Gol or Nomonhan Incident
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2013/07/battle-of-khalkhin-gol-soviet-japanese.html
http://www.wwiihistorymagazine.com/2005/may/fea-nomonhan.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZP632g5sY

1968: Birth of Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Shiratori

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3HFpKOHvw

1984: Birth of Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor
http://eigapedia.com/person/mirai-moriyama
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1649.htm

 

On 20 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 20 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 20, 2018

1519: Philosopher and general Wang Yangming defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Ning_rebellion

1905: The Tongmenghui, also known as the Chinese United League or the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance, a secret society and underground resistance movement organized by Sun Yat-sen and Song Jiaoren is founded in Tokyo
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8114.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tongmenghui 

1955: Birth of Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Chan
http://www.agneschan.org/aghk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUY2c214DWk

1971: The PRC rejects the August 2 suggestion for the two China joining the United Nations

2008: Death of Mao Zedong’s successor Hua Guofeng, born on February 16, 1921
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7572298.stm
http://chineseposters.net/themes/huaguofeng.php

Hua Guofeng 2008

2012: The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19312232