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On 3 January in Asian history

ON 3 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 3, 2019

169: Birth of Lü Bu, Chinese general and warlord who died on February 7, 199
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BC_Bu
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Lu_Bu

Lu Bu

323: Death of Jin Yuandi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, born in 276
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yuan_of_Jin

yuandi

1196: Birth of Tsuchimikado, 83rd Japanese Emperor (1198-1210) who died in November 1231. Not to be confused with Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442-1500)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tsuchimikado

1653: By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage
http://knanaya-heritage.blogspot.fr/2012/12/the-coonan-cross-oath-koonan-kurishu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coonan_Cross_Oath

1760: Birth of Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian freedom fighter, hanged by the British on October 16, 1799
http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/141451-A-biography-wiki-and-brief-history-of-Veera-Pandiya-Kattabomman-the-freedom-fighter.aspx
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/biography/veerapandiya-kattabomman-biography.html

1831: Birth of Savitribai Phule, Indian social activist and educator who died on March 10, 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitribai_Phule

Savitribai Phule

1836: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system who was assassinated in November 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html

1852: First Chinese arrives in Hawaii

1868: Young Mutsuhito becomes Japanese Emperor. Meiji Restoration puts an end to the shogunate and gives back power to the Emperor
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/03/day-japan-overthrows-last-shogun-enters-modern-era-full-steam/
http://www.artelino.com/articles/emperor_meiji.asp
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_restoration.shtml
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_mutsuhito_emperor.shtml

1871: Death of of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Indian Saint, born on February 10, 1805
http://www.chavara.info/biography.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuriakose_Elias_Chavara

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1901: Birth of Ngo Dinh Diem, first president of South Vietnam (1955-1963) who died in November 1963
https://alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/ngo-dinh-diem/
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ngo-Dinh-Diem

Ngo Dinh Diem

1911: The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

1921: Birth of Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter who died on July 6, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetan_Anand_(director)

1937: Birth of Seri Wangnaitham, Thai choreographer, a National artist who died on February 1, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seri_Wangnaitham

1938: Birth of Jaswant Singh, former BJP leader and Indian union minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaswant_Singh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3rd-january-1938-jaswant-singh-bjp-leader-and-union-minister-was-born

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1945: US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa as Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces
https://warriorgirl3.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/today-in-history-1945-macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands/
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands

1949: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established

1958: Birth of Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0405374/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Shim_Hyung-rae.php

1959: Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Suvadive_Republic
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_suvadive.shtml

1960: Birth of Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Chinese actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Chen
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001040/bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWHstzX9vTM

1966: USA proposes a conference on South-East Asia aiming to solve Vietnamese problem

1972: Birth of Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Yoon_Chan.php


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYnnHhBx4w

1972: Death of Mohan Rakesh, Indian Writer, born on January 8, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1974: Burma adopts its constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma lead by dictator Ne Win
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwie2Nb71IvKAhUOhhoKHV0oApcQFggiMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.burmalibrary.org%2Fdocs07%2F1974Constitution.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHGaeTSoGbiJNPrfBD5seG17A7TVQ&sig2=UTNxiwpKN7U7unQlRXCCMg

1980: General elections in India (up to January 6). The Congress Party will win two third of the seats. Indira Ganghi will come back after 33 months in opposition

1980: Installed by Soviet forces, new Afghan president Babrak Karmal mades his first appearance defending Soviet Invasion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/3/newsid_2492000/2492329.stm

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

2005: Death of Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indian diplomat and politician born on January 8, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyotindra_Nath_Dixit

2005: Death of Koo Chen-fu,辜振甫,Taiwanese businessman and diplomat, chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) who arranged the first direct talks between Taiwan and China and served as Taiwan’s negotiator with Beijing, born on January 6, 1917
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/01/04/2003217958
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koo_Chen-fu

Koo Chen-fu

2009: Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician, born on September 2, 1969, commits suicide
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/01/05/national/disgraced-dpj-member-dies-in-apparent-suicide/#.UsWjC7TkyGQ
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Hisayasu-Nagata
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisayasu_Nagata

2011: Death of Suchitra Mitra, Indian singer and composer, born in 1924
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/suchitra-mitra-indian-singer-composer-and-exponent-of-the-work-of-rabindranath-tagore-2223839.html
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/art-and-theatre/rabindra-sangeet-exponent-suchitra-dead_79021.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1MW4fNV5j4

2013: Death of M. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian violinist, born on June 10, 1931
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ms-gopalakrishnan-revered-southern-indian-violinist-8501679.html
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/tributes-to-a-virtuoso/article4270151.ece

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qksFJVRYw44

China sciences and technology

3 JANUARY 2019

3 JANUARY 2019

China lands spacecraft in world’s first mission to far side of moon

China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday (Jan 3), landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, state media announced
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinese-spacecraft-nears-landing-on-far-side-of-moon
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/03/c_137717085.htm
https://www.france24.com/en/20190103-china-space-probe-change-4-makes-first-ever-landing-far-side-moon

8 DECEMBER 2018

China launches rover for first landing on far side of the moon

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the US
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/197/206/185/1544256236923.html?newsId=55864
https://www.trtworld.com/life/china-launches-pioneering-mission-to-far-side-of-moon-22294

28 OCTOBER 2018

China’s First Private Rocket Launch Fails

Zhuque-1, Сhina’s first privately-built rocket failed after launching from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Sunday
https://sputniknews.com/science/201810281069285350-china-commercial-rocket-zhuque-fail/
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinese-privately-developed-rocket-fails-to-reach-orbit

27 JUNE 2018

Man charged with illegally exporting anti-submarine devices to China

A Chinese national has been charged in the United States for conspiring with an entity affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to illegally ship devices used in anti-submarine warfare to China
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/27/asia/chinese-national-military-technology-charges-intl/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_asia+%28RSS%3A+CNNi+-+Asia%29
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-crime-china/u-s-accuses-chinese-man-of-smuggling-anti-submarine-warfare-devices-idUSKBN1JI0BE

2 JUNE 2018

China launches new Earth observation satellite

China on Saturday launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-6, which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/88/217/54/1527933021253.html

23 MAY 2018

How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology

The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/22/china-us-tech-companies-cfius-572413

24 APRIL 2018

China to launch Chang’e-5 lunar probe in 2019

China plans to launch the Chang’e-5 lunar probe next year, which is expected to bring lunar samples back to the Earth, according to Pei Zhaoyu, deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA)
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/123/180/20/1524583595933.html

9 APRIL 2018

China’s ‘space dream’: A Long March to the moon

The plunge back to Earth of a defunct Chinese space laboratory will not slow down Beijing’s ambitious plans to send humans to the moon
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-s-space-dream-a-long-march-to-the-moon-1.2198318

20 APRIL 2017

First cargo spacecraft boosts China’s space dream

 China on Thursday launched its first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space, a crucial step for the country in building a space station by approximately 2022
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-04/20/content_15602807.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/20/one-small-step-china-launches-first-cargo-spacecraft

18 NOVEMBER 2016

Touchdown for Chinese astronauts after record space mission

Two mainland astronauts touched down safely on the grasslands of Ulanqab, in Inner Mongolia, on Friday, ending a month-long mission in China’s bigger quest to establish a permanent space station
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2047229/two-chinese-astronauts-safely-back-earth-after-nations
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-11/18/content_15528179.html

3 NOVEMBER 2016

Long March 5 rocket makes maiden flight

The arrival of the CZ-5 means the gap between China and the US in space has narrowed from decades to years and the game will change profoundly from now on, according to several space analysts
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2042760/chinas-most-powerful-rocket-lifts-island-launch-centre
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2016-11/03/content_15520812.html

17 OCTOBER 2016

China successfully launches manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to orbiting laboratory

China has launched two astronauts into space on a mission to dock with an experimental space station. The launch marks the latest stage in the country’s developing space program
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37670842
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2028653/china-launches-manned-mission-orbiting-space-laboratory
http://www.dw.com/en/china-launches-shenzhou-11-two-man-space-mission/a-36056920

15 SEPTEMBER 2016

China launches second trial space station

China has moved a step forward in its ambitious pursuit of building a permanent space station, with the successful launch of its Tiangong 2 experimental space lab into orbit on Thursday night
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37370278
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160916_02/

25 JUNE 2016

China inaugurates new spaceport as it continues aggressive quest for the stars

China blasted off its Long March-7 new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage on Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/25/china-inaugurates-new-spaceport-as-it-continues-aggressive-quest/
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1981496/sleepy-longlou-countdown-becoming-cape-kennedy-hainan
http://www.ecns.cn/2016/06-25/215688.shtml

22 APRIL 2016

China approves Mars probe program

China’s Mars exploration program has been formally approved by the central authorities, Xu Dazhe, director of China National Space Administration, announced on Friday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/22/content_15421324.html

20 SEPTEMBER 2015

China launches new workhorse ‘Long March’ rocket with 20 ‘micro satellites’ aboard

China on Sunday launched a new, smaller type of rocket from its « Long March » family which will be primarily used for carrying satellites aloft, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1859957/china-launches-new-workhorse-long-march-rocket-20-micro
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2015-09/20/c_134641510.htm

24 OCTOBER 2014

China launches orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country’s first moon mission with a return to Earth.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-10/24/content_15182263.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/439382/china-launches-first-mission-to-moon-and-back

11 JUNE 2013

China Launches 15-day Manned Space Mission

China launched a manned space mission Tuesday, continuing its ambitious goal of building its own space station. Among the many tasks to be undertaken during the 15-day flight, the astronauts will lead lectures from space to educate Chinese students. China launched the manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft from a satellite launch center in the Gobi desert. The space craft is carrying two men and one woman and will travel through space for 15 days.           http://www.voanews.com/content/china-launches-15day-manned-space-mission/1679276.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/11/china-launches-sacred-space-mission/ 

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 3 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 3 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on January 3, 2019

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1945: US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa as Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces
https://warriorgirl3.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/today-in-history-1945-macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands/
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands

1966: USA proposes a conference on South-East Asia aiming to solve Vietnamese problem

1980: Installed by Soviet forces, new Afghan president Babrak Karmal mades his first appearance defending Soviet Invasion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/3/newsid_2492000/2492329.stm

1992: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan
http://e-history.kz/en/contents/view/2162

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

 

On 3 January in South Asian history

ON 3 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

Updated on January 3, 2019

1653: By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage
http://knanaya-heritage.blogspot.fr/2012/12/the-coonan-cross-oath-koonan-kurishu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coonan_Cross_Oath

1760: Birth of Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian freedom fighter, hanged by the British on October 16, 1799
http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/141451-A-biography-wiki-and-brief-history-of-Veera-Pandiya-Kattabomman-the-freedom-fighter.aspx
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/biography/veerapandiya-kattabomman-biography.html

1831: Birth of Savitribai Phule, Indian social activist and educator who died on March 10, 1897
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitribai_Phule

Savitribai Phule

1871: Death of of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Indian Saint, born on February 10, 1805
http://www.chavara.info/biography.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuriakose_Elias_Chavara

1911: The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

1921: Birth of Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter who died on July 6, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetan_Anand_(director)

1938: Birth of Jaswant Singh, former BJP leader and Indian union minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaswant_Singh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3rd-january-1938-jaswant-singh-bjp-leader-and-union-minister-was-born

1959: Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Suvadive_Republic
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_suvadive.shtml

1972: Death of Mohan Rakesh, Indian Writer, born on January 8, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1980: General elections in India (up to January 6). The Congress Party will win two third of the seats. Indira Ganghi will come back after 33 months in opposition

1980: Installed by Soviet forces, new Afghan president Babrak Karmal mades his first appearance defending Soviet Invasion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/3/newsid_2492000/2492329.stm

2005: Death of Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indian diplomat and politician born on January 8, 1936
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyotindra_Nath_Dixit

2011: Death of Suchitra Mitra, Indian singer and composer, born (b. 1924)
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/rabindra-sangeet-singer-suchitra-mitra-dead/139280-45.html
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/art-and-theatre/rabindra-sangeet-exponent-suchitra-dead_79021.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1MW4fNV5j4

2013: Death of M. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian violinist, born on June 10, 1931
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ms-gopalakrishnan-revered-southern-indian-violinist-8501679.html
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/tributes-to-a-virtuoso/article4270151.ece

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qksFJVRYw44

On 3 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 3 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 3, 2019

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1901: Birth of Ngo Dinh Diem, first president of South Vietnam (1955-1963) who died in November 1963
https://alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/ngo-dinh-diem/
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ngo-Dinh-Diem

Ngo Dinh Diem

1937: Birth of Seri Wangnaitham, Thai choreographer, a National artist who died on February 1, 2007

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seri_Wangnaitham

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1949: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.

1966: USA proposes a conference on South-East Asia aiming to solve Vietnamese problem

1974: Burma adopts its constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma lead by dictator Ne Win
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwie2Nb71IvKAhUOhhoKHV0oApcQFggiMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.burmalibrary.org%2Fdocs07%2F1974Constitution.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHGaeTSoGbiJNPrfBD5seG17A7TVQ&sig2=UTNxiwpKN7U7unQlRXCCMg

On 3 January in Japan’s history

ON 3 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S  HISTORY

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Updated on January 3, 2019

1196: Birth of Tsuchimikado, 83rd Japanese Emperor (1198-1210) who died in November 1231. Not to be confused with Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442-1500)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tsuchimikado

1836: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system who was assassinated in November 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html

1868: Young Mutsuhito becomes Japanese Emperor. Meiji Restoration puts an end to the shogunate and gives back power to the Emperor
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/03/day-japan-overthrows-last-shogun-enters-modern-era-full-steam/
http://www.artelino.com/articles/emperor_meiji.asp
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_restoration.shtml
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_mutsuhito_emperor.shtml

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1945: US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa as Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces
https://warriorgirl3.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/today-in-history-1945-macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands/
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands

1977: Birth of Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyu)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayumi_Iizuka
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=522

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

2009: Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician, born on September 2, 1969, commits suicide
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/01/05/national/disgraced-dpj-member-dies-in-apparent-suicide/#.UsWjC7TkyGQ
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Hisayasu-Nagata
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisayasu_Nagata

On 3 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 3 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on January 3, 2019

169: Birth of Lü Bu, Chinese general and warlord who died on February 7, 199
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BC_Bu
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Lu_Bu

Lu Bu

323: Death of Jin Yuandi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, born in 276
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yuan_of_Jin

yuandi

1852: First Chinese arrives in Hawaii

1885: During the Sino-French War for the control of Tonkin (1884-1885), beginning of the two days Battle of Núi Bop
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Nui_Bop

1885-01-03 Battle of Nui Bop

1960: Birth of Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Chinese actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Chen
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001040/bio

1992: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

2005: Death of Koo Chen-fu,辜振甫,Taiwanese businessman and diplomat, chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) who arranged the first direct talks between Taiwan and China and served as Taiwan’s negotiator with Beijing, born on January 6, 1917
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/01/04/2003217958
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koo_Chen-fu

Koo Chen-fu