Daily Archives: 17 octobre 2018

On 17 October in Asian history

ON 17 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 17, 2018

1748: In India, British forces raise the siege of Pondicherry, defended by French Dupleix
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/siege_pondicherry_1748.html

1817: Birth of Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual who died on March 27, 1898
http://cssexam2013.blogspot.fr/2012/10/sir-syed-ahmad-khan.html

1862: The Qing government adopts the Huanglong flag as the national flag in its first version (will become rectangular in 1889)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Qing_dynasty

1862-10-17 first Qing flag

1887: Foundation of the Indochina Union including the French protectorates of Cambodia, Annam and Tonkin
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Indochina+Union

1898: Birth of Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violin teacher who died on January 26, 1998
http://www.internationalsuzuki.org/shinichisuzuki.htm

1904: The Russians are finaly driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho that started on October 5; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shaho
http://59297586.weebly.com/battle-of-shaho.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Battle_of_Shaho

1904-10-17 Battle of Shaho

1908: Birth of Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese communist leader who died on July 18, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Miyamoto_(politician)

1919: Birth of Zhao Ziyang, reformist premier of China (1980-1987) then General Secretary of the CCP (1987-1989), ousted because he was opposed to the repression of the Tiananmen Square students movement
http://www.biography.com/people/zhao-ziyang-9541041#top-chinese-official
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/world/asia/15zhao.html

1929: Mohammed Nadir Shah proclaims himself, king of Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nadir_Shah

1936: Birth of Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroo_Kanamori

1943: The 415-km Thailand Burma railroad ( Death Railway ) between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma is completed. During the construction of the railway approximately 13,000 prisoners of war and 100,000 civilians. Part of the railway was “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which was later made into a movie.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10382906/Burma-Railway-British-POW-breaks-silence-over-horrors.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMmJMNRv-Q

1947: In London, Clement Attlee and Thakin Nu sign the « Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Provisional Government of Burma Regarding the Recognition of Burmese Independence and Related Matters »
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/1947_treaty.htm

1947: Birth of Simi Garewal, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simi_Garewal

1950: Local leader Ngapo Ngawang Jigme accepts the capitulation of Chambo, one of the three parts of Tibet, to China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2012/05/road-map-of-entering-tibet-1950-1951-he.html
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-fall-of-chamdo-tibetan-account.html

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

1950: Americano-Siamese security agreement

1951: In Pakistan, the 2nd Governor-General Khawaja Nazimuddin becomes the 2nd Prime Minister (until April 1953) and Ghulam Mohammad becomes the 3rd Governor-General (until October 1955)
http://www.pakistanherald.com/profile/khawaja-nazimuddin-1176
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012

1952: Birth of Jahnu Barua, Indian film director
http://www.indiaonline.in/about/personalities/filmpersonalities/jahnu-barua
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0059395/

1953: Signature of a friendship and association treaty between France and Laos

1953: Franco-Cambodian agreement on the transfer of competences in military matters

1967: Death of Puyi the last Chinese emperor, born on February 7, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyi
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/modernchina/fl/Puyi.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10024.html

Puyi et Li shuyi 1960

1968: Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/yasunari-kawabata-winner-of-the-nobel-prize-in-literature
http://www.washburn.edu/reference/bridge24/Kawabata.html

kawabata

1972: South Korean president Park Chung-hee proclaims martial law
 
http://countrystudies.us/south-korea/14.htm

1974: Birth of Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhondup_Wangchen
http://freetibetanheroes.org/hero-profiles/dhondup-wangchen/

 

http://vimeo.com/50220285#

1981: Death of Kannadasan Indian author, poet, and songwriter, born on June 24, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannadasan

1987: Birth of Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea_Alonzo



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2e9g1_she-will-be-loved_creation

1987: Death of Abdul Malek Ukil,Bangladeshi politician, born on October 1, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Malek_Ukil

1992: Death of Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician, born on May 28, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Johannes

1992: Birth of Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Concepcion
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2120205/

1998: Death of Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist, born in 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakim_Said

2002: US Secretary in charge of Asia, James Kelly, says to the Congress that during its travel to Pyongyang, the North Koreans recognized that they have carried on their nuclear program

2003: Taipei 101 become the World’s tallest highrise building at 1,671 feet after the pinnacle is fitted on the roof
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=18
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201510140021.aspx

2003: Eunuchs in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics

2005: Death of Ba Jin, famous Chinese writer
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4351760.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/books/ba-jin-100-noted-novelist-of-prerevolutionary-china-is-dead.html?_r=0

ba-jin-3

2007: The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/washington/18lama.html?_r=0
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/acceptance-speeches/congressional-gold-medal

2009: Pakistan’s military begin its campaign against the Taliban in South Waziristan, long-promised after a series of deadly attacks by Taliban fighters across the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/10/2009101755843246925.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8311927.stm

2009: Thousands of « red shirt » protesters rally in Bangkok, seeking a royal pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s fugitive former prime minister
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/20091017161556498994.html

2011: Ninth Tibetan, a Nun, Immolates Herself in Anti-China Protest
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/world/asia/ninth-tibetan-a-nun-immolates-herself-in-anti-china-protest.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: Death of Kōji Wakamatsu, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter, born on April 1, 1936
http://www.screendaily.com/japanese-director-koji-wakamatsu-dead-at-76/5047904.article
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/obituary-wakamatsu-koji

2013: Death of Sein Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country’s turbulent history, at age 91.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/114545/sein-win-force-for-press-freedom-in-burma-dies/

2014: China and Vietnam agree to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes

2014: India’s homemade subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, capable of carrying a nuclear payload and considered similar to the US Tomahawk cruise missile, is test-fired for the second time from the missile testing center in the eastern state of Odisha
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/india-tests-first-domestic-cruise-missile-20141017104129418564.html

2017: Declassified US files reveal new details of Indonesia’s mid-60s mass killings
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/indonesia-anti-communist-killings-us-declassified-files

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 17 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 17 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 17, 2018

1748: In India, British forces raise the siege of Pondicherry, defended by French Dupleix
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/siege_pondicherry_1748.html

1887: Foundation of the Indochina Union including the French protectorates of Cambodia, Annam and Tonkin
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Indochina+Union

1904: The Russians are finaly driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho that started on October 5; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shaho
http://59297586.weebly.com/battle-of-shaho.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Battle_of_Shaho

1904-10-17 Battle of Shaho

1943: The 415-km Thailand Burma railroad ( Death Railway ) between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma is completed. During the construction of the railway approximately 13,000 prisoners of war and 100,000 civilians. Part of the railway was “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which was later made into a movie.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10382906/Burma-Railway-British-POW-breaks-silence-over-horrors.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMmJMNRv-Q

1947: In London, Clement Attlee and Thakin Nu sign the « Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Provisional Government of Burma Regarding the Recognition of Burmese Independence and Related Matters »
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/1947_treaty.htm

1950: Local leader Ngapo Ngawang Jigme accepts the capitulation of Chambo, one of the three parts of Tibet, to China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2012/05/road-map-of-entering-tibet-1950-1951-he.html
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-fall-of-chamdo-tibetan-account.html

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

1950: Americano-Siamese security agreement

1953: Signature of a friendship and association treaty between France and Laos

1953: Franco-Cambodian agreement on the transfer of competences in military matters

2002: US Secretary in charge of Asia, James Kelly, says to the Congress that during its travel to Pyongyang, the North Koreans recognized that they have carried on their nuclear program

2009: Pakistan’s military begin its campaign against the Taliban in South Waziristan, long-promised after a series of deadly attacks by Taliban fighters across the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/10/2009101755843246925.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8311927.stm

2014: India’s homemade subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, capable of carrying a nuclear payload and considered similar to the US Tomahawk cruise missile, is test-fired for the second time from the missile testing center in the eastern state of Odisha
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/india-tests-first-domestic-cruise-missile-20141017104129418564.html

2014: China and Vietnam agree to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes

2017: Declassified US files reveal new details of Indonesia’s mid-60s mass killings
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/indonesia-anti-communist-killings-us-declassified-files

On 17 October in South Asian history

ON 17 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 17, 2018

1748: In India, British forces raise the siege of Pondicherry, defended by French Dupleix
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/siege_pondicherry_1748.html

1817: Birth of Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual who died on March 27, 1898
http://cssexam2013.blogspot.fr/2012/10/sir-syed-ahmad-khan.html

1929: Mohammed Nadir Shah proclaims himself, king of Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nadir_Shah

1947: Birth of Simi Garewal, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simi_Garewal

1950: Local leader Ngapo Ngawang Jigme accepts the capitulation of Chambo, one of the three parts of Tibet, to China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2012/05/road-map-of-entering-tibet-1950-1951-he.html
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-fall-of-chamdo-tibetan-account.html

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

1951: In Pakistan, the 2nd Governor-General Khawaja Nazimuddin becomes the 2nd Prime Minister (until April 1953) and Ghulam Mohammad becomes the 3rd Governor-General (until October 1955)
http://www.pakistanherald.com/profile/khawaja-nazimuddin-1176
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012

1952: Birth of Jahnu Barua, Indian film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0059395/
http://www.jahnubarua.com/bio.php

1974: Birth of Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhondup_Wangchen
http://freetibetanheroes.org/hero-profiles/dhondup-wangchen/

 

http://vimeo.com/50220285#

1981: Death of Kannadasan Indian author, poet, and songwriter, born on June 24, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannadasan

1987: Death of Abdul Malek Ukil,Bangladeshi politician, born on October 1, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Malek_Ukil

1998: Death of Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist, born in 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakim_Said

2003: Eunuchs in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics

2007: The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/washington/18lama.html?_r=0
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/acceptance-speeches/congressional-gold-medal

2009: Pakistan’s military begin its campaign against the Taliban in South Waziristan, long-promised after a series of deadly attacks by Taliban fighters across the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/10/2009101755843246925.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8311927.stm

2011: Ninth Tibetan, a Nun, Immolates Herself in Anti-China Protest
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/world/asia/ninth-tibetan-a-nun-immolates-herself-in-anti-china-protest.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2014: India’s homemade subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, capable of carrying a nuclear payload and considered similar to the US Tomahawk cruise missile, is test-fired for the second time from the missile testing center in the eastern state of Odisha
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/india-tests-first-domestic-cruise-missile-20141017104129418564.html

On 17 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 17, 2018

1887: Foundation of the Indochina Union including the French protectorates of Cambodia, Annam and Tonkin
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Indochina+Union

1943: The 415-km Thailand Burma railroad ( Death Railway ) between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma is completed. During the construction of the railway approximately 13,000 prisoners of war and 100,000 civilians. Part of the railway was “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which was later made into a movie.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10382906/Burma-Railway-British-POW-breaks-silence-over-horrors.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMmJMNRv-Q

1947: In London, Clement Attlee and Thakin Nu sign the « Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Provisional Government of Burma Regarding the Recognition of Burmese Independence and Related Matters »
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/1947_treaty.htm

1950: Americano-Siamese security agreement

1953: Signature of a friendship and association treaty between France and Laos

1953: Franco-Cambodian agreement on the transfer of competences in military matters

1992: Death of Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician, born on May 28, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Johannes

1992: Birth of Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Concepcion
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2120205/

2009: Thousands of « red shirt » protesters rally in Bangkok, seeking a royal pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s fugitive former prime minister
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/20091017161556498994.html

2013: Death of Sein Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country’s turbulent history, at age 91.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/114545/sein-win-force-for-press-freedom-in-burma-dies/

2014: Six Myanmar journalists have been jailed by a Yangon court for « state defamation » amid mounting concern over a roll back of press freedom in the former junta-run state
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/fresh-clashes-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-regroup

2014: China and Vietnam agree to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes

2017: Declassified US files reveal new details of Indonesia’s mid-60s mass killings
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/indonesia-anti-communist-killings-us-declassified-files

 

On 17 October in Japan’s history

kawabata

ON 17 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 17, 2018

1898: Birth of Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violin teacher who died on January 26, 1998
http://www.internationalsuzuki.org/shinichisuzuki.htm

1904: The Russian are finaly driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho that started on October 5; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shaho
http://59297586.weebly.com/battle-of-shaho.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Battle_of_Shaho

1904-10-17 Battle of Shaho

1908: Birth of Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese communist leader who died on July 18, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Miyamoto_(politician)

1936: Birth of Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroo_Kanamori

1968: Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/yasunari-kawabata-winner-of-the-nobel-prize-in-literature
http://www.washburn.edu/reference/bridge24/Kawabata.html

kawabata

1988: Birth of Yuko Oshima, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuko_Oshima
http://www.sbs.com.au/popasia/blog/2014/06/10/akb48-member-oshima-yuko-graduates

2012: Death of Kōji Wakamatsu, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter, born on April 1, 1936
http://www.screendaily.com/japanese-director-koji-wakamatsu-dead-at-76/5047904.article
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/obituary-wakamatsu-koji

 

On 17 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

ON 17 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on October 17, 2018

1862: The Qing government adopts the Huanglong flag as the national flag in its first version (will become rectangular in 1889)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Qing_dynasty

1862-10-17 first Qing flag

1919: Birth of Zhao Ziyang, reformist premier of China (1980-1987) then General Secretary of the CCP (1987-1989), ousted because he was opposed to the repression of the Tiananmen Square students movement
http://www.biography.com/people/zhao-ziyang-9541041#top-chinese-official
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/world/asia/15zhao.html

1950: Local leader Ngapo Ngawang Jigme accepts the capitulation of Chambo, one of the three parts of Tibet, to China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2012/05/road-map-of-entering-tibet-1950-1951-he.html
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-fall-of-chamdo-tibetan-account.html

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

1967: Death of Puyi the last Chinese emperor, born on February 7, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyi
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/modernchina/fl/Puyi.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10024.html

Puyi et Li shuyi 1960

1974: Birth of Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhondup_Wangchen
http://freetibetanheroes.org/hero-profiles/dhondup-wangchen/

 

http://vimeo.com/50220285#

2003: Taipei 101 become the World’s tallest highrise building at 1,671 feet after the pinnacle is fitted on the roof
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=18
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201510140021.aspx

2005: Death of Ba Jin, famous Chinese writer
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4351760.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/books/ba-jin-100-noted-novelist-of-prerevolutionary-china-is-dead.html?_r=0

ba-jin-3

2007: The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/washington/18lama.html?_r=0
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/acceptance-speeches/congressional-gold-medal

2014: China and Vietnam agree to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes