Monthly Archives: février 2019

On 27 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 27 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH EAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 27, 2019

1858: Birth of Pedro Paterno, Filipino politician, poet and novelist who died on March 11, 1911
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Pedro%20Paterno
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Paterno

1929: Birth of Bella Flores, Filipino actress who died on May 19, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Flores

1939: Birth of Nguyen Chi Thien, Vietnamese-American poet who died on October 2, 2012 http://www.vietnamlit.org/nguyenchithien/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_Ch%C3%AD_Thi%E1%BB%87n

1942: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies


http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/java_sea.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-aircraft-carrier-langley-is-sunk
http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/08/history-lesson-the-battle-of-java-sea/

1962: Two pilots bomb the Independence Palace of Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem. In this action, the first US is killed in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diem-survives-coup-attempt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_South_Vietnamese_Independence_Palace_bombing

1965: In a White Paper, Washington accuses Hanoi of leading against Saigon an aggression so real as the one of an invasion army

2012: Indonesia’s top court upholds a 15-year jail term against Islamist militant Abu Bakar Bashir for terrorist acts, reversing an earlier decision to slash the sentence to nine years
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120227-330486.html

2017 : Philippines: Liberal Party senators, closed to De Lima, are expelled from their key posts in the Senat
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/02/philippines-de-lima-allies-ousted-senate-chairmanships/
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/876109/lp-members-ousted-from-senate-majority
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/601238/news/nation/lp-senators-see-palace-hand-in-ouster

 

On 27 February in Japan’s history

ON 27 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 27, 2019

1870: The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Japan

1908: Birth of Kazuo Hasegawa, Japanese actor, who died on April 8, 1984
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367928/bio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Hasegawa

 1939: Birth of Kenzo Takada, Japanese fashion designer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/takada_kenzo.shtml

1942: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/java_sea.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-aircraft-carrier-langley-is-sunk
http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/08/history-lesson-the-battle-of-java-sea/ 

1955: Elections in Japan, confirming the defeat of Shigeru Yoshida clique
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shigeru

1989: Birth of Shota Shimizu, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shota_Shimizu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy-Yfrrmg4

2004: Death of Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian born in January 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiko_Amino

 

On 27 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 27 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 27, 2019

907: Yelu Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu (don’t confuse with Taizu of the Song), establishing the Liao Dynasty in northern China
http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/exhibit/khitans/essay.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaoji

1626: Yuan Chonghuan is appointed governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory  at Ningyuan against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Chonghuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ningyuan

1950: Chiang Kai-shek is elected President of the Republic of China (starting March 1)
http://www.history.com/topics/chiang-kai-shek

1957: Mao’s speech « On the correct handling of contradiction among people » launching the « One hundred flowers movement »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Flowers_Campaign
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-5/mswv5_58.htm

1957-02-27 discours

1965: Birth of Maggie Siu, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Siu
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/siu_maggie.htm

1975: Death of Jiao Juyin (焦菊隐), Chinese director, translator, and theater theoris, born on December 11, 1905
http://english.cri.cn/4026/2007/02/06/269@193340.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiao_Juyin
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/25034
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1795.htm

1983: Death of Fan Shoukang, Chinese philosopher
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Fan_Shoukang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1714.html

2009: A monk carrying a Tibetan national flag and shouting slogans sets himself on fire in south-central China and then shot at by police
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14606&size=A
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/27/monk/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7916544.stm
http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20090309-you-wont-see-photo-chinese-web

2011: A call for protests in more than 20 Chinese cities results in a tiny turnout but an enormous police presence and clashes with foreign journalists
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/world/asia/28china.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: Death of Ma Jiyuan, Chinese Muslim general and warlord, born on January 18, 1921
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Jiyuan
http://www.generals.dk/general/Ma_Jiyuan/_/China.html

2013: More than a hundred leading intellectuals have signed an open letter calling for China’s national legislature to ratify a major human rights treaty as lawmakers are preparing to convene in Beijing next week to attend the inaugural session of the 12th National People’s Congress
http://asiancorrespondent.com/99497/china-100-leading-intellectuals-sign-human-rights-petition/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21597752

2014: Taiwan and China signed agreements on meteorology and earthquake monitoring Thursday, in yet another sign of improving ties between the former rivals
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/02/28/2003584522

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 26 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 26 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN

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Updated on February 26, 2019

1233: During the Mongol–Jin War, the Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty, after besieging it for months

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

1876: Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing Dynasty China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Korea_Treaty_of_1876

1936: Attempted coup d’état by the ultranationalist Kodo-ha faction of the Imperial Japanese Army in which two formers prime ministers are killed

1936-02-26 Incident

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident
http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description07.html

1965: The first contingent of South Korean troops arrives in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-south-korean-troops-arrive

1966: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/734596.html
https://wn.com/go_dai_massacre

1968: Allied troops who had recaptured the imperial capital of Hue from the North Vietnamese during the Tet Offensive discover the first mass graves in Hue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mass-graves-discovered-in-hue

1973: Opening at Paris of the International Conference on Vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2048.html

1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/26/newsid_2516000/2516469.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world-trade-center-bombed
https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/february/tradebom_022608

2008: The New York Philharmonic Orchestra performs a landmark concert in North Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7264210.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_New_York_Philharmonic_visit_to_North_Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw1x3uTYpy4

On 26 February in South Asian history

ON 26 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 26, 2019

1887: Birth of Sir Benegal Narsing Rau co-founder of the constitution and a time Indian president of UN Security Council (1950) who died on November 30, 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=20234656

1908: Birth of Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer, who died on April 5, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leela_Majumdar
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4858997.Leela_Majumdar

1966: Death of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer, born in May 1883
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/vds.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-february-1966-vinayak-damodar-savarkar-indian-politician-passed-away

1984: Birth of  Veena Malik, Pakistani actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veena_Malik

1993: World Trade Center bombing terrorises New York
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/26/newsid_2516000/2516469.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=Article&id=4792

2004: Death of Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician born on July 14, 1920
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/521502.cms
http://www.hindu.com/2004/02/27/stories/2004022705230100.htm

2007: Nepal government decides to confiscate and nationalize king Gyanendra assets
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-nepal-govt-to-seize-nationalise-royal-property-1082150
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/world/asia/27nepal.html?_r=0

 Gyanendra 2001 

On 26 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 26, 2019

1965: The first contingent of South Korean troops arrives in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-south-korean-troops-arrive

1966: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/734596.html
https://wn.com/go_dai_massacre

1968: Allied troops who had recaptured the imperial capital of Hue from the North Vietnamese during the Tet Offensive discover the first mass graves in Hue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mass-graves-discovered-in-hue

1973: Opening at Paris of the International Conference on Vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2048.html

1979: Birth of Ngo Thanh Van, Vietnamese dancer, singer, actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Thanh_Van

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctAFwkb8vnM

2010: Thailand’s top court finds Thaksin Shinawatra guilty of corruption and rules that 1.4 billion dollars of his fortune, estimated at 2.3 billion, would be seized
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8538013.stm

2017: Australia-Indonesia restore full military ties after row over special forces training material
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2074136/australia-indonesia-restore-full-military-ties-after-row-over
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-26/indonesia-and-australia-restore-military-cooperation-after-talks/8304514?section=world

2018: Australia and East Timor agree on maritime border, ‘pathway’ to develop gas field
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-26/australia-and-east-timor-agree-on-maritime-border/9486752?section=world

On 26 February in Japan’s history

1936-02-26 Incident

ON 26 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 26, 2019

1876: Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing Dynasty China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Korea_Treaty_of_1876

1911: Birth of Taro Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist who died on January 7, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar%C5%8D_Okamoto
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_dave/65019195/

1924: Birth of Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89), who died on June 19, 2000
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Takeshit.html

1936: Attempted coup d’état by the ultranationalist Kodo-ha faction of the Imperial Japanese Army in which two former Prime Ministers are killed

1936-02-26 Incident
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident
http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description07.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52gGwFSTK2I

1956: Birth of Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keisuke_Kuwata

1958: Death of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan, born on November 2, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokoyama_Taikan
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://www.chitralekha.org/yokoyama.htm
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=bflIT7aNHqLX0QGcpbHuDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1969: Birth of Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Hitoshi_Sakimoto

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

1982: Death of Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese film director, born on January 1, 1896
http://www.answers.com/topic/teinosuke-kinugasa
http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?director=Teinosuke+Kinugasa
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7iew7_une-page-folle-teinosuke-kinugasa-clip_shortfilms

Teinosuke Kinugasa 2

1985: Birth of Miki Fujimoto, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Fujimoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR-3sPJ4CnU

1986: Birth of Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Kay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjA54kiLtgM

On 26 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 26 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 26, 2019

1233: During the Mongol–Jin War, the Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty, after besieging it for months

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

1901: In China, two leaders of the Boxer Revolt, Chi Xiu and Xu Chengyou, are publicly beheaded

1914: Death of Zhao Bingjun, third Premier of the Republic of China, probably poisoned by Yuan Shikai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhao_Bingjun

1969: Birth of Wang Dan, one of the students leaders in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Dan
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/10/05/cnn25.wang.tan/index.html

1980: Birth of Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/fong_lik_sun.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMAn3Rf8F3g

2011: Death of Zhu Guangya, one of China’s « two bombs and one satellite » father, born on December 25, 1924
http://english.cntv.cn/program/china24/20120206/108832.shtml
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2061.html

On 26 February in Asian history

1936-02-26 Incident

ON 26 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 26, 2019

1233: During the Mongol–Jin War, the Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty, after besieging it for months
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_siege_of_Kaifeng

1876: Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing Dynasty China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Korea_Treaty_of_1876

1887: Birth of Sir Benegal Narsing Rau co-founder of the constitution and a time Indian president of UN Security Council (1950) who died on November 30, 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=20234656

1901: In China, two leaders of the Boxer Revolt, Chi Xiu and Xu Chengyou, are publicly beheaded

1908: Birth of Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer, who died on April 5, 2007
http://parabaas.com/translation/database/authors/texts/lilamajumdar.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leela_Majumdar
 http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4858997.Leela_Majumdar

1911: Birth of Taro Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist who died on January 7, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar%C5%8D_Okamoto
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_dave/65019195/

1914: Death of Zhao Bingjun, third Premier of the Republic of China, probably poisoned by Yuan Shikai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhao_Bingjun

1924: Birth of Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89), who died on June 19, 2000
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Takeshit.html

1936: Attempted coup d’état by the ultranationalist Kodo-ha faction of the Imperial Japanese Army in which two formers prime ministers are killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident
http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description07.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52gGwFSTK2I

1936-02-26 Incident

1956: Birth of Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keisuke_Kuwata

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

1958: Death of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan, born on November 2, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokoyama_Taikan
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://www.chitralekha.org/yokoyama.htm
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=bflIT7aNHqLX0QGcpbHuDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1965: The first contingent of South Korean troops arrives in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-south-korean-troops-arrive

1966: Death of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer, born in May 1883
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/vds.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-february-1966-vinayak-damodar-savarkar-indian-politician-passed-away

1966: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam Binh An village
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/734596.html
https://wn.com/go_dai_massacre

1968: Allied troops who had recaptured the imperial capital of Hue from the North Vietnamese during the Tet Offensive discover the first mass graves in Hue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mass-graves-discovered-in-hue

1969: Birth of Wang Dan, one of the students leaders in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Dan
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/10/05/cnn25.wang.tan/index.html

1969: Birth of Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Hitoshi_Sakimoto

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

1973: Opening at Paris of the International Conference on Vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2048.html

1979: Birth of Ngo Thanh Van, Vietnamese dancer, singer, actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Thanh_Van

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctAFwkb8vnM

1980: Birth of Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/fong_lik_sun.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMAn3Rf8F3g

1982: Birth of Song Hye Kyo, South Korea’s model and actress
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Song_Hye-kyo.php
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/06/23/song-hye-kyo-picture-gallery-1/


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19wkw_kbs-awards-bi-rain-song-hye-kyo_fun

1982: Death of Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese film director, born on January 1, 1896
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Jo-Ku/Kinugasa-Teinosuke.html
http://www.famousfix.com/topic/teinosuke-Kinugasa

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7iew7_une-page-folle-teinosuke-kinugasa-clip_shortfilms

Teinosuke Kinugasa 2

1986: Birth of Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Kay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjA54kiLtgM

1988: The tenth and current constitution of the Republic of Korea enters into force . The government under current constitution is called the Sixth Republic and the constitution is valued as the most successful, stable and democratic constitution in the history of the Republic of Korea
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_South_Korea

1993: World Trade Center bombing terrorises New York
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/26/newsid_2516000/2516469.stm
https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/february/tradebom_022608
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world-trade-center-bombed

2003: Goh Kun is elected South Korean PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2800257.stm

2004: Death of Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician born on July 14, 1920
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/521502.cms
http://www.hindu.com/2004/02/27/stories/2004022705230100.htm

2007: Nepal government decides to confiscate and nationalize king Gyanendra assets
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-nepal-govt-to-seize-nationalise-royal-property-1082150
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/world/asia/27nepal.html?_r=0

 Gyanendra 2001

2008: The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, performs a landmark concert in North Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7264210.stm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_New_York_Philharmonic_visit_to_North_Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw1x3uTYpy4

2010: Thailand’s top court finds Thaksin Shinawatra guilty of corruption and rules that 1.4 billion dollars of his fortune, estimated at 2.3 billion, would be seized
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8538013.stm

2011: Death of Zhu Guangya, one of China’s « two bombs and one satellite » father, born on December 25, 1924
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2061.html

2013: Chung Hong-won, nominated as Prime Minister of Korea on February 8, is confirmed by the National Assembly
http://cogitasia.com/the-leaderboard-chung-hong-won/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29

Chung Hong-Won 2

2017: Australia-Indonesia restore full military ties after row over special forces training material
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2074136/australia-indonesia-restore-full-military-ties-after-row-over
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-26/indonesia-and-australia-restore-military-cooperation-after-talks/8304514?section=world

2018: Australia and East Timor agree on maritime border, ‘pathway’ to develop gas field
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-26/australia-and-east-timor-agree-on-maritime-border/9486752?section=world

On 25 February in Asian history

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 25, 2019

1398: Birth of Chinese emperor Xuande (1425-1435) who died on January 31, 1435
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuande

1553: Suicide of Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirate_Masahide

1605: Portuguese garrison on Ambon (Now in Indonesia) surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

1677: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) makes a treaty with Amangkurat I: VOC will help Mataram, VOC territory around Batavia will be extended eastward, VOC may establish a factory anywhere they like without any restrictions on exports or imports

1682: Death of Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, 5th Dalai Lama, born in 1617
http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Ngawang-Lobzang-Gyatso/6065
http://www.dorjeshugden.com/great-masters/enlightened-lamas-series/the-great-fifth-dalai-lama-ngawang-lobsang-gyatso-1617-1682/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1853.html

1715: Death of Pu Songling, Chinese writer, born on June 5, 1640
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu_Songling
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Pu%20Songling&item_type=topic

1850: Death of Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850), born in September 1782
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Daoguang_Emperor

1875: Guangxu Emperor of China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi’s regency
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2011/12/monarch-profile-emperor-guangxu-of.html
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/12/consort-profile-empress-dowager-cixi.html

1877: Birth of Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepalese Prime Minister and de facto ruler of Nepal, born on June 18, 1816
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jung_Bahadur_Rana

1885: Birth of Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak who died on November 11, 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Brett

1894: Birth of Meher Baba, Indian guru who died on January 31, 1969
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meher_Baba
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/25-february-1894-meher-baba-indian-mystic-was-born
http://www.meherbabainformation.org/

1910: The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Dalai_Lama

1920: Birth of Sun Myung Moon, South Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church who died on September 3, 2012
http://www.biography.com/people/sun-myung-moon-38310
http://www.reverendsunmyungmoon.org/rev_moon_life.html

1921: The Living Buddha, Khutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2009/04/monarch-profile-viii-bogd-khan.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogd_Khan

1925: Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union are established

1926: In China, the Kuo Min Tang (Guomindang) declares war on warlords

1943: Vietminh forms Indochinese Democratic Front

1945: Birth of Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician who committed suicide on May 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshikatsu_Matsuoka

1948: Birth of Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Denzongpa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrUJHGMdN34

1953: Birth of Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1116906/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Young-cheol.php

1957: Nobosuke Kishi, president of the Liberal Democratic Party  becomes Japanese Prime Minister (up to July 19, 1960)
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Nobosuke+Kishi

1962: India Congress Party wins elections for the third time
http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1962-election-results.html

1964: North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones

1964: Death of Mariano Jesus Cuenco, a Filipino Cebuano politician and writer, born on January 16, 1888
http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/senpres/cuenco.asp

1965: Birth of Maricel Soriano, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maricel_Soriano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkQ-QcXA4l0

1968: Sonia Maino marries Rajiv Gandhi
http://www.freepressjournal.in/webspecial/rajiv-and-sonia-gandhis-perfect-love-story-and-a-tragic-end/1068366

1968: During the Vietnam War, 135 unarmed citizens of Ha My village in South Vietnam’s Qu?ng Nam Province are killed and buried in mass by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Ha My massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha_My_massacre
http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/594848.html
https://apjjf.org/-Heonik-Kwon/2451/article.html

1970: Birth of Teresa Lee, Hong Kong actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Teresa_Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1m22gQI8bA

1971: In his second annual State of the World address to Congress, Nixon states « The United States is prepared to see the People’s Republic of China play a constructive role in the family of nations. » It is the first time the president refers to the P.R.C. by its formal name

1974: Birth of Divya Bharti, Indian actress, who died on April 5, 1993
http://www.divyabhartiportal.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divya_Bharti

1977: Birth of Kim Hee Sun, Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Hee-sun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVAbpS8CIUs

1981: Birth of Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahid_Kapoor

1982: Ven. Thich Quang Do and Thich Huyen Quang, the two most prominent figures of the « recalcitrant opposition UBCV. » are arrested and exiled to separate locations

1982: Birth of Han Ga-in, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Ga-in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEseX_k7muo

1986: Ferdinand Marcos flees to Hawaii. Cory Aquino sworn in as president of the Philippines up to June 1992


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/25/newsid_4694000/4694530.stm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/959/today-in-philippine-history-february-25-1986-corazon-c-aquino-and-ferdinand-e-marcos-were-sworn-in-as-presidents-of-the-philippines
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/02/26/world/marcos-flees-and-is-taken-to-guam-us-recognizes-aquino-as-president.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marcos-flees-the-philippines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40BEywMpksI&feature=related

1988: Roh Tae-woo becomes the 6th president of South Korea, up to 1993
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/issues/2015/02/363_98466.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/roh-tae-woo

1989: US president George H. W. Bush (former US representative in China in the 70s) arrives in Beijing
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1911.html

1989-02-25 Bush in Beijing

1992: In China, the “Law on Territorial Waters and Their Contiguous Areas”  is adopted by the National People’s Assembly that includes all South China Sea in Chinese territory
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Law_on_the_Territorial_Sea_and_the_Contiguous_Zone_of_the_Republic_of_China

1993: Death of Mary Walter, Filipino actress, born on September 10, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Walter
http://pelikulaatbp.blogspot.com/2008/09/mary-walter.html

1993: Kim Young-sam is sworn as first civilian president of South Korea for 23 years (up to 1998)
http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/history/kim_young_sam_administration.htm

http://www.s9.com/Biography/Kim-Young-Sam

1993-03-25 Kim Young Sam sworn in

1996: Death of Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-born actor, born on March 22, 1940
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0628955/
http://www.picsearch.com/pictures/actors/academy%20awards%20winners/best%20supporting%20actor/haing%20s.%20ngor.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGkaF5kDiGU

1998: Kim Dae-jung is sworn in as president of  South Korea
http://www.nndb.com/people/087/000089817/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXH-lpG4KJ0

2003: M. Roh Moo-hyun becomes president of South Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2535143.stm

2008: New South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak is sworn in
https://asiansecurityblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/admit-it-south-korea-president-lee-myung-bak-was-pretty-good/
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/lee_myung_bak/index.html

2008: Death of  Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India, born on July 3, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Raj_Khanna

2009: A mutiny by paramilitary border security forces erupts in a daylong gunbattle in Dakha,posing the biggest test yet to a newly elected government trying to reestablish civilian control after two years of army-backed emergency rule
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/feb/25/bangladesh-mutiny-soldiers
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/world/asia/26bangla.html

2010: India and Pakistan have concluded their first direct talks in over a year, agreeing to « stay in touch » but making little progress on a number of sticking points
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/02/2010225133831528801.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8535787.stm

2011: China eliminates capital punishment for some economic crimes, as it moved to curb use of the death penalty in a country believed to execute more people than the rest of the world combined
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110225-265390.html

2012: Thailand’s parliament votes to pave the way for a rewrite of the military-backed 2007 constitution. After a two-day debate, both houses voted to permit a redrafting of the charter written after the September 2006 coup toppled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra

2012: NATO pulled all its staff out of Afghan government ministries after two US military advisors were shot dead in the interior ministry, as anti-US protests raged for a fifth day
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/2012225151435215869.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20120225-nato-kabul-government-ministries-united-states-afghanistan-koran-burning-protests-taliban

2013: Park Geun-hye made history becoming South Korea’s first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at the same time as mending bridges with Pyongyang
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/24/world/asia/south-korea-female-president/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/02/201322505739252717.html

2014: Sri Lanka rejects a call by U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the country’s civil war, saying it reflects a “preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda” against the island nation.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119923/sri-lanka-rejects-probe-call-by-un-rights-chief/

2015: Death of Aloysius. Vincent, Indian director and cinematographer, born on June 14, 1928
http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/veteran-cinematographer-aloysius-vincent-passes-02201520106.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Vincent

2015: A Bangladeshi court has issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings for graft charges, amid growing political turmoil in the country
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2015/02/arrest-warrant-issued-bangladesh-pm-150225061136694.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1165835/bangladesh-court-issues-arrest-warrant-for-khaleda-zia

2016: The United States and China reach an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous résolutions
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/24/world/un-north-korea-draft-resolution-sanctions/index.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188592

2018: Bollywood’s legendary leading lady Sridevi Kapoor dies of heart attack at age of 54
http://www.dw.com/en/bollywoods-legendary-leading-lady-sridevi-kapoor-dies-of-heart-attack-at-age-of-54/a-42730787
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/sridevi/article22849650.ece
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43186118
http://www.livemint.com/Consumer/J4ovZ8CbLWJ0NcTcpMP6ON/Sridevi-the-actor.html?utm_source=scroll&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scroll

2018: Cambodia’s ruling party claims sweeping win in Senate vote
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/25/cambodias-ruling-party-claims-sweeping-win-in-senate-vote.html
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/25/553575/Cambodia-ruling-party-elections-opposition-crackdown-lawmakers


Holidays and observances

Philippines People Power Day

Inauguration day of South Korean President, every 5 years from 1988