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On 24 February in Asian history

ON 24 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet, type “On (day + month) in Asian history »

Updated on February 24, 2019

1103: Birth of Toba, the 74th Japanese emperor (1107-1123) who died in July 1156
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Toba_of_Japan

1568: Akbar orders the massacre of 30,000 plus unarmed captive Hindu peasants after the fall of Chitod
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.indian/yjyAyrgPx-Q
http://www.sanghol.edu.in/shri/akbar_1.php

1739: In the Battle of Karnal, the Iranian army defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karnal
http://sites.asiasociety.org/princesandpainters/decline-of-power-pursuit-of-pleasure-muhammad-shah-1719-1748/

1767: Birth of Buddha Loetla Nabhalai (Rama II), Thai king who died on July 21, 1824
https://madeinthai.wordpress.com/tag/buddha-loetla-nabhalai/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Rama_II

1786: Charles Cornwallis is appointed governor-general of India
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/c-eight/india/cornw.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwallis_in_India

1822: The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad is inaugurated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shri_Swaminarayan_Mandir,_Ahmedabad

1826: The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Yandaboo
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Treaty_of_Yandabo.pdf

1861: Battle of Ky Hoa (24 and 25 February), important French victory in the Cochinchina campaign (1858–62). The war concluded with the establishment of the French colony of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%E1%BB%B3_H%C3%B2a


 1881: China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1881)
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/St.+Petersburg+Treaty+of+1881

1888: Birth of Filipino General Vicente Lim, executed by the Japanese on December 31, 1944
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/955/today-in-philippine-history-february-24-1888-general-vicente-lim-was-born-in-calamba-laguna
https://www.facebook.com/notes/brigadier-general-vicente-lim/brigadier-general-vicente-p-lim-1888-1945/1260005600695144
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Lim

1911: Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers

1916: The Governor-General of Korea establishes a clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen’s disease patients.

1924 : Mahatma Gandhi is released from jail

1933: League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria. Refusing to leave,  Japan withdraws from League of Nations
http://www.johndclare.net/league_of_nations6_news.htm

1935: Qu Qiubai, a pro Soviet Chinese communist leader is captured by the Kuomintang forces. He will be sentenced to death one year later
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qu_Qiubai
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1927.html

1939 : Birth of Joy Mukherjee, Indian actor and director, who died on May 9, 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Mukherjee
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0611535/bio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpqsDWMI9-I

1942: An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all « persons of Japanese racial origin »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Canadian_internment

1942 : Birth of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Indian theorist and philosopher
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri_Chakravorty_Spivak
http://www.dawn.com/news/1152482

1944: Maj. Gen. Frank Merrill’s guerrilla force, nicknamed « Merrill’s Marauders, » begins a campaign in northern Burma


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/merrills-marauders-hit-burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrill%27s_Marauders

1947: Birth of Adam Cheng, Hong Kong actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Cheng

1948: Birth of Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Indian politician of Tamil Nadu who died on December 5, 2016
http://www.searchindia.com/search/indian-politicians-jayalalitha.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJ-l0nENXU&feature=related

1950: An American mission in Indochina is set up

1962: Death of Hu Shi, Chinese philosopher and writer, born on December 17, 1891
http://www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/articles.php?searchterm=029_grieder.inc&issue=029
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu_Shih

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1899.html

1962: Beijing warns that U.S. military action in South Vietnam is « a direct threat » to North Vietnam, and therefore « seriously affects the security of China and the peace of Asia”

1962: General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea

1967: Death of Mir Osman Ali Khan, last nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad (1911-1948), born in April 1886
http://hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time

1968: During the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive is halted as South Vietnam forces recapture Hue
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/24/newsid_4249000/4249381.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-recaptured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-halted

1971: The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Forward_Bloc
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-february-1971-the-all-india-forward-bloc-appointed-p.k.-mookiah-thevar-as-the-new-chairman

1975: King Birendra of Nepal coronation ceremony held in Kathmandu
http://jplaffont.photoshelter.com/gallery/CORONATION-OF-THE-KING-OF-NEPAL/G00004u44NHRLjqc/   

1975-02-24 Birendra coronation

1978: Birth of Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinya_(musician)
http://www.nautiljon.com/people/shinya+-dir+en+grey.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN18AQhPRZc

1983: A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

1987: Birth of Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chieko_Ochi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwU3cIi-GvM

1989: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie
http://www.salman-rushdie.com/blog/the-satanic-verses/

1997: The Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who died on 19 February is cremated http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9702/24/deng.funeral.am/
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=860&dat=19970224&id=4YEeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8coEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4589,3628888

1997-02-24 Deng cremated

1998: Khamtay Siphandone is elected President of Laos (up to 2006)
http://wikipedia.qwika.com/fr2en/Khamtay_Siphandone

2005: After losing legislative elections, Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian signs an agreement with James Soong in which he renounces to his principal anti-China objectives

2006: Afraid of a possible coup d’état on the 20th anniversary of the fall of Ferdinand Marcos, President  M. G. Arroyo proclaims the state of emergency. Around 15 officers are arrested on complot charge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_1017

2009: Sri Lankan soldiers enter the last rebel-held town in the country’s north, Puthukudiyiruppu
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/200922410421649558.html

2011: Death of Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics, born on September 17, 1929
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/07/anant-pai-obituary
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950CE4DA113CF930A35750C0A9679D8B63

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbWrN2ADkI

2011: French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde starts a two-day visit to Indonesia, the first by a French minister since 1997 when authoritarian ruler Suharto was in power
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110224-lagarde-first-french-minister-visit-indonesia-1997

2013: Afghan President Hamid Karzai orders all U.S. Special Forces to leave a strategically important province in two weeks, alleging that they have been involved in the torture and murder of “innocent people.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9890985/US-special-forces-ordered-to-leave-critical-Afghanistan-province.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21566295

2014: Top Pakistan Taliban commander Asmatullah Shaheen ‘shot dead’. He was ambushed as he drove through a village near Miranshah in North Waziristan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26323200

2015: Death of Tyzen Hsiao, Taiwanese pianist, composer, and conductor, born on January 1, 1938 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/02/26/2003612259
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyzen_Hsiao
http://www.unsungcomposers.com/forum/index.php?topic=5511.0

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

2015: India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party will for the first time govern the country’s only Muslim-majority state of Kashmir under a power-sharing deal with another party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31598836
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-asia/story/indias-ruling-party-bjp-govern-muslim-majority-kashmir-the-first-time-201

2017: Philippines senator Leila de Lima who branded President Duterte ‘serial killer’ arrested on drug charges
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/24/philippines-senator-leila-de-lima-president-duterte-serial-killer-faces-arrest

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/875166/de-lima-i-wont-be-silenced
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2073519/top-critic-dutertes-drug-war-dodges-arrest

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 24 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 24 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 24, 2019

1568: Akbar orders the massacre of 30,000 plus unarmed captive Hindu peasants after the fall of Chitod
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.indian/yjyAyrgPx-Q

http://www.sanghol.edu.in/shri/akbar_1.php

1739: In the Battle of Karnal, the Iranian army defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karnal
http://sites.asiasociety.org/princesandpainters/decline-of-power-pursuit-of-pleasure-muhammad-shah-1719-1748/

1826: The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Yandaboo
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Treaty_of_Yandabo.pdf

1861: Battle of Ky Hoa (24 and 25 February), important French victory in the Cochinchina campaign (1858–62). The war concluded with the establishment of the French colony of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%E1%BB%B3_H%C3%B2a

 




1881: China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1881)
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/St.+Petersburg+Treaty+of+1881

1933: League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria. Refusing to leave,  Japan withdraws from League of Nations
http://www.johndclare.net/league_of_nations6_news.htm

1944: Maj. Gen. Frank Merrill’s guerrilla force, nicknamed « Merrill’s Marauders, » begins a campaign in northern Burma


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/merrills-marauders-hit-burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrill%27s_Marauders

1950: An American mission in Indochina is set up

1962: Beijing warns that U.S. military action in South Vietnam is « a direct threat » to North Vietnam, and therefore « seriously affects the security of China and the peace of Asia”

1968: During the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive is halted as South Vietnam forces recapture Hue
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/24/newsid_4249000/4249381.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-recaptured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-halted

2009: Sri Lankan soldiers enter the last rebel-held town in the country’s north, Puthukudiyiruppu
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/200922410421649558.html

2013: Afghan President Hamid Karzai orders all U.S. Special Forces to leave a strategically important province in two weeks, alleging that they have been involved in the torture and murder of “innocent people.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9890985/US-special-forces-ordered-to-leave-critical-Afghanistan-province.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21566295

2014: Top Pakistan Taliban commander Asmatullah Shaheen ‘shot dead’. He was ambushed as he drove through a village near Miranshah in North Waziristan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26323200

On 24 February in South Asian history

ON 24 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet, type “On (day + month) in South Asian history »

Updated on February 24, 2019

1568: Akbar orders the massacre of 30,000 plus unarmed captive Hindu peasants after the fall of Chitod
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.indian/yjyAyrgPx-Q
http://www.sanghol.edu.in/shri/akbar_1.php

1739: In the Battle of Karnal, the Iranian army defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karnal
http://sites.asiasociety.org/princesandpainters/decline-of-power-pursuit-of-pleasure-muhammad-shah-1719-1748/

1786: Charles Cornwallis is appointed governor-general of India
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/c-eight/india/cornw.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwallis_in_India

1822: The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad is inaugurated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shri_Swaminarayan_Mandir,_Ahmedabad

1924 : Mahatma Gandhi is released from jail

1939 : Birth of Joy Mukherjee, Indian actor and director, who died on May 9, 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Mukherjee
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0611535/bio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpqsDWMI9-I

1942 : Birth of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Indian theorist and philosopher
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri_Chakravorty_Spivak
http://www.dawn.com/news/1152482

1948: Birth of Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Indian politician of Tamil Nadu who died on December 5, 2016
http://www.searchindia.com/search/indian-politicians-jayalalitha.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJ-l0nENXU&feature=related

1967: Death of Mir Osman Ali Khan, last nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad (1911-1948), born in April 1886
http://hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time

1971: The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Forward_Bloc
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-february-1971-the-all-india-forward-bloc-appointed-p.k.-mookiah-thevar-as-the-new-chairman

1975: King Birendra of Nepal coronation ceremony held in Kathmandu
http://jplaffont.photoshelter.com/gallery/CORONATION-OF-THE-KING-OF-NEPAL/G00004u44NHRLjqc/
http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist/ANI/1975/05/24/X24057501/

1975-02-24 Birendra coronation

1989: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie
http://www.salman-rushdie.com/blog/the-satanic-verses/

2009: Sri Lankan soldiers enter the last rebel-held town in the country’s north, Puthukudiyiruppu
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/200922410421649558.html

2011: Death of Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics, born on September 17, 1929
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/07/anant-pai-obituary
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950CE4DA113CF930A35750C0A9679D8B63

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbWrN2ADkI

2013: Afghan President Hamid Karzai orders all U.S. Special Forces to leave a strategically important province in two weeks, alleging that they have been involved in the torture and murder of “innocent people.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9890985/US-special-forces-ordered-to-leave-critical-Afghanistan-province.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21566295

2014: Top Pakistan Taliban commander Asmatullah Shaheen ‘shot dead’. He was ambushed as he drove through a village near Miranshah in North Waziristan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26323200

2015: India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party will for the first time govern the country’s only Muslim-majority state of Kashmir under a power-sharing deal with another party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31598836
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-asia/story/indias-ruling-party-bjp-govern-muslim-majority-kashmir-the-first-time-201

On 24 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 24 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on February 24, 2019

1767: Birth of Buddha Loetla Nabhalai (Rama II), Thai king who died on July 21, 1824
https://madeinthai.wordpress.com/tag/buddha-loetla-nabhalai/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Rama_II

1826: The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Yandaboo
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Treaty_of_Yandabo.pdf

1861: Battle of Ky Hoa (24 and 25 February), important French victory in the Cochinchina campaign (1858–62). The war concluded with the establishment of the French colony of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%E1%BB%B3_H%C3%B2a

1888: Birth of Filipino General Vicente Lim, executed by the Japanese on December 31, 1944
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/955/today-in-philippine-history-february-24-1888-general-vicente-lim-was-born-in-calamba-laguna

https://www.facebook.com/notes/brigadier-general-vicente-lim/brigadier-general-vicente-p-lim-1888-1945/1260005600695144
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Lim

1944: Maj. Gen. Frank Merrill’s guerrilla force, nicknamed « Merrill’s Marauders, » begin a campaign in northern Burma


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/merrills-marauders-hit-burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrill%27s_Marauders

1950: An American mission in Indochina is set up

1962: Beijing warns that U.S. military action in South Vietnam is « a direct threat » to North Vietnam, and therefore « seriously affects the security of China and the peace of Asia”

1962: General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea

1968: During the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive is halted as South Vietnam forces recapture Hué
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/24/newsid_4249000/4249381.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-recaptured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-halted

1998: Khamtay Siphandone is elected President of Laos (up to 2006)
http://wikipedia.qwika.com/fr2en/Khamtay_Siphandone

2006: Afraid of a possible coup d’état on the 20th anniversary of the fall of Ferdinand Marcos, President  M. G. Arroyo proclaims the state of emergency. Around 15 officers are arrested on complot charge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_1017

2011: French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde starts a two-day visit to Indonesia, the first by a French minister since 1997 when authoritarian ruler Suharto was in power
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110224-lagarde-first-french-minister-visit-indonesia-1997

2015: Thailand’s anti-graft agency indicts 250 former lawmakers, a member of the body said, in a ruling that will further erode the influence of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/thai-anti-graft-body-indicts-250-former-mps-over-charter-change

2017: Philippines senator Leila de Lima who branded President Duterte ‘serial killer’ arrested on drug charges
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/24/philippines-senator-leila-de-lima-president-duterte-serial-killer-faces-arrest

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/875166/de-lima-i-wont-be-silenced
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2073519/top-critic-dutertes-drug-war-dodges-arrest

On 24 February in Japan’s history

ON 24 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 24, 2019

1103: Birth of Toba, the 74th Japanese emperor (1107-1123) who died in July 1156
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Toba_of_Japan

1911: Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers

1933: League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria. Refusing to leave,  Japan withdraws from League of Nations
http://www.johndclare.net/league_of_nations6_news.htm

1942: An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all « persons of Japanese racial origin »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Canadian_internment

1978: Birth of Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinya_(musician)
http://www.nautiljon.com/people/shinya+-dir+en+grey.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN18AQhPRZc

1983: A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

1987: Birth of Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chieko_Ochi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwU3cIi-GvM

1987: Birth of Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayuko_Iwasa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivjxsOdHw6A

On 24 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 24 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on February 24, 2019

1881: China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1881)
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/St.+Petersburg+Treaty+of+1881

1933: League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria. Refusing to leave,  Japan withdraws from League of Nations
http://www.johndclare.net/league_of_nations6_news.htm

1935: Qu Qiubai, a pro-Soviet Chinese communist leader is captured by the Kuomintang forces. He will be sentenced to death one year later
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qu_Qiubai
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1927.html

1947: Birth of Adam Cheng, Hong Kong actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Cheng

1962: Death of Hu Shi, Chinese philosopher and writer, born on December 17, 1891
http://www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/articles.php?searchterm=029_grieder.inc&issue=029
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu_Shih

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1899.html

1962: Beijing warns that U.S. military action in South Vietnam is « a direct threat » to North Vietnam, and therefore « seriously affects the security of China and the peace of Asia”

1997: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who died on 19 February is cremated http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9702/24/deng.funeral.am/
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=860&dat=19970224&id=4YEeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8coEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4589,3628888

1997-02-24 Deng cremated

2005: After losing legislative elections, Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian signs an agreement with James Soong in which he renounces to his principal anti-China objectives

2015: Death of Tyzen Hsiao, Taiwanese pianist, composer, and conductor, born on January 1, 1938 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/02/26/2003612259 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyzen_Hsiao
http://www.unsungcomposers.com/forum/index.php?topic=5511.0