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On 23 March in Asian history

1901-03-23 capture of Aguinaldo

ON 23 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 23, 2019

851: Death of Zhou Chi, Chinese historian and politician, born in 793
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Chi

1022: Death of Emperor Zhenzong, the third emperor of the Song Dynasty of China since 997, born on December 23, 968
http://www.nouahsark.com/en/infocenter/culture/history/monarchs/emperor_zhenzong_of_song_china.php

1336: Birth of Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan who died on March 12, 1374
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1400: The Tran Dynasty of Vietnam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by General Ho Quy Ly
http://countrystudies.us/vietnam/9.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%E1%BB%93_Qu%C3%BD_Ly

Ho Quy Ly

1548: Death of Itagaki Nobukata, retainer of Takedan Shingen
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Itagaki_Nobukata

Itagaki Nobukata

1678: Rebelle general Wu Sangui declares himself emperor of the Great Zhou dynasty with Hengzhou (now Hengyan in Hunan) as his capital
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Wu_Sangui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3368.html

Wu Sangui

 1757: During the Anglo-French war, British forces capture Chandernagore fort (in India) from the French

 
http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1757_-_British_expedition_against_Chandernagore

1757-03-23 Capture de Chandernagor par la Royal Navy

1855: Treaty of Peshawar signed, whereby Britain and Afghanistan form alliance against Persia
http://countrystudies.us/afghanistan/14.htm

1861: Birth of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer and evangelist who died on March 28, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchimura_Kanz%C5%8D

1885: The Battle of Phu Lam Tao, a politically-significant engagement during the Sino-French War (August 1884-April 1885), in which a French Zouave battalion was defeated by a mixed force of Chinese soldiers and Black Flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Phu_Lam_Tao

1889: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India
http://www.alislam.org/introduction/index.html
http://www.muslim.org/hmga.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qadian

1895: Birth of Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian, first Filipina to get a PH D, who died on March 13, 2001
http://www.famousfilipino.com/content/view/33/121/
http://firstfilipina.blogspot.com/2006/03/encarnacion-alzona.html

1895: Japanese forces defeat the Chinese garrison of the Pescadores Island
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1901: Filipino nationalist Emilio Aguinaldo is captured
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1657/today-in-philippine-history-march-23-1901-general-aguinaldo-was-captured-by-the-americans
http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/captureofaguinaldo1901.htm

1901-03-23 capture of Aguinaldo

1908: American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Stevens

1910 : Birth of Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian nationalist and socialist leader, who died on October 12, 1967
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/ram-manohar-lohia.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/ram-manohar-lohia.html

1910: Birth of Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director who died on September, 6, 1998
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000041/
http://www.criterion.com/explore/3-akira-Kurosawa
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/akira-kurosawa-10-essential-films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1STFM39vJ4

1931: Bhagat Singh and Rajguru  Sukhdev, Indian freedom fighters, embrass the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused
http://guruprasad.net/posts/martyrs-day-tribute-to-bhagat-singh-sukhdev-rajguru/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/23-march-1931-bhagat-singh-indian-revolutionary-died
http://zeenews.india.com/india/pakistan-displays-freedom-fighter-bhagat-singhs-case-file-for-the-first-time-2093848.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdOgkD18Fco

1935: Approval of the constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines by the US president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_the_Philippines

1935 : Manchuko, the Japanese puppet state in northeastern China, purchases the Chinese Eastern Railway from the Soviet Union

1938: Birth of Chang Chun-hsiung, twice prime minister of Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Chun-hsiung

1940: The Lahore Resolution (qarardad-e-Pakistan) or the then Qarandad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the annual general convention of the India Muslim League calling for a Muslim homeland
http://historypak.com/lahore-resolution-1940/
http://www.defence.pk/forums/social-issues-current-events/50871-march-23-1940-lahore-resolution.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1322255/23rd-march-special-the-resolutions-after-the-resolution

1940-03-23 Lahore Convention

1942: US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers

1942: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=190

1945: Death of Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese diplomat and General of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff, born on July 7, 1891 (somes sources say March 26)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadamichi_Kuribayashi
http://ww2gravestone.com/general/kuribayashi-tadamichi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHqNV30NNZI

1956: Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. General governor Iskander Mirza becomes president of the Republic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_Constitution_of_1956

1956-03-23 Iskander Mirza président

1957: Carlos P. Garcia becomes president of the Philippines up to December 1961
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/carlos-p-garcia

1958: Elections for the Cambodian National Assembly. The Sangkom Reash Niyum of prince Norodom Sihanouk wins all 61 seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangkum

1961: The 14th Dalaï Lama, Tenzin Gyatso refunds the Tibetan medical and astrology Institute at Dharamsala, India

1969: the Royal Lao Army launches a large attack (Cu Kiet Campaign) against the communists in the Plain of Jars/Xieng Khoang areas, supported by its own air units and the U.S. Air Force

1974: Chinese jetliner arrives in New York in what is described as first civilian flight from Chinese mainland to United States

1979: Birth of Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emraan_Hashmi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1STFM39vJ4

1979: Signature of an Amity treaty between Laos and Cambodia. Vietnam control all Indochina

1984: Japanese Premier Nakasone in China,  up to March 31
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/more-friends-foes-sino-japanese-relations-1984

1984-03 Nakasone en Chine

1996: In Taiwan, despite Beijing military pressures, President Lee Teng-hui easily wins (54 % of the votes), the first ever presidential election with universal suffrage. Peng Ming-min of PPD 21 %, Lin Yang-kang 14 %
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_presidential_election,_1996

1997: First visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan. He stress the only religious meaning of this trip but is greeted by President Lee Teng-hui
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/23/world/taiwan-welcomes-the-dalai-lama-much-to-china-s-displeasure.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/550300/Dalai-Lama-hailed-on-first-visit-to-Taiwan.html?pg=all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CfdqaAsG8o

1997: A grenade attack at a political rally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, kills 10 people and wounds 101 others, including Cambodia’s leading opposition politician and an American

2000: Death of Antony Padiyara, Indian cardinal, born on February 11, 1921
http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bpadiyara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Padiyara

2000: In Taiwan, President Lee Teng-hui resigns as president of the Kuomintang and provisionnally replaced by Lien Chan (up to September)

2003: Abdul Majid Dar, former commander of Hezb-ul-Mujahedeen, the main separatist in Indian Kashmir,who had proposed to dialogue with New Delhi is assassinated
http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/insights/insight20030324a.html

2004: Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions, linked to the Communist Pary, holds its first conference in Hyderabad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andhra_Pradesh_Federation_of_Trade_Unions

2006: Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop of Hong Kong is elevated cardinal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4838634.stm

2007: Death of Mao Anqing, second son of Mao Zedong
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/03/eng20070403_363268.html

2007: Nepal’s seven ruling political parties and the country’s former Maoist rebels agree to form a joint government, the latest step in ending a decade of civil war

2009: Police of China have arrested nearly 100 monks after what they describe as a riot by hundreds of Tibetans, according to state media
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/200932342245812956.html

2009: Malaysia’s government imposes a ban on two main opposition newspapers, ahead of key political developments. Harakah and Suara Keadilan have been told they cannot publish for the next three months, with immediate effect
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7959518.stm

2013: Death of Onofre Corpuz, Filipino economist, historian, and academic, born on December 1, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onofre_Corpuz

Onofre Corpuz

2014: Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

2014: Hundreds of protesters opposed to a trade pact with China invade Taiwan’s cabinet offices, marking a sharp escalation in a student-led movement against the island’s rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/23/taiwan-protesters-invade-cabinet-offices-china-trade
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/protesters-invade-taiwan-cabinet-offices-201432315014510700.html

2015: Death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state’s rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, aged 91
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32012346
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-12975980
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/22/lee-kuan-yew

2017 : Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away
http://www.thehindu.com/books/tamil-writer-ashokamitran-passes-away/article17616921.ece?homepage=true

 

Holidays and observances

Pakistan: Republic Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 23 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 23 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 23, 2019

 1757: During the Anglo-French war, British forces capture Chandernagore fort (in India) from the French
http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1757_-_British_expedition_against_Chandernagore

1757-03-23 Capture de Chandernagor par la Royal Navy

1855: Treaty of Peshawar bsigned, whereby Britain and Afghanistan form alliance against Persia
http://countrystudies.us/afghanistan/14.htm

1885: The Battle of Phu Lam Tao, a politically-significant engagement during the Sino-French War (August 1884-April 1885), in which a French Zouave battalion was defeated by a mixed force of Chinese soldiers and Black Flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Phu_Lam_Tao

1895: Japanese forces defeat the Chinese garrison of the Pescadores Island
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1901: Filipino nationalist leader Emilio Aguinaldo is captured
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1657/today-in-philippine-history-march-23-1901-general-aguinaldo-was-captured-by-the-americansb
http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/captureofaguinaldo1901.htm

1901-03-23 capture of Aguinaldo

1931: Bhagat Singh and Rajguru  Sukhdev, Indian freedom fighters, embrass the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused

http://guruprasad.net/posts/martyrs-day-tribute-to-bhagat-singh-sukhdev-rajguru/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/23-march-1931-bhagat-singh-indian-revolutionary-died

1935: Signing of the constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_the_Philippines

1942: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=190

1969: the Royal Lao Army launches a large attack (Cu Kiet Campaign) against the communists in the Plain of Jars/Xieng Khoang areas, supported by its own air units and the U.S. Air Force

1979: Signature of an Amity treaty between Laos and Cambodia. Vietnam control all Indochina

1984: Japanese Premier Nakasone in China,  up to March 31

1984-03 Nakasone en Chine

2007: Nepal’s seven ruling political parties and the country’s former Maoist rebels agree to form a joint government, the latest step in ending a decade of civil war

2014: Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

On 23 March in South Asian history

1940-03-23 Lahore Convention

ON 23 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 3, 2019

1757: During the Anglo-French war, British forces capture Chandernagore fort (in India) from the French
http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1757_-_British_expedition_against_Chandernagore

1757-03-23 Capture de Chandernagor par la Royal Navy

1855: Treaty of Peshawar signed, whereby Britain and Afghanistan form alliance against Persia
http://countrystudies.us/afghanistan/14.htm

1889: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India
http://www.alislam.org/introduction/index.html
http://www.muslim.org/hmga.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qadian

1931: Bhagat Singh and Rajguru  Sukhdev, Indian freedom fighters, embrass the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused

http://guruprasad.net/posts/martyrs-day-tribute-to-bhagat-singh-sukhdev-rajguru/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/23-march-1931-bhagat-singh-indian-revolutionary-died
http://zeenews.india.com/india/pakistan-displays-freedom-fighter-bhagat-singhs-case-file-for-the-first-time-2093848.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdOgkD18Fco

1940: The Lahore Resolution (qarardad-e-Pakistan) or the then Qarandad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the annual general convention of the India Muslim League calling for a Muslim homeland
http://historypak.com/lahore-resolution-1940/
http://www.defence.pk/forums/social-issues-current-events/50871-march-23-1940-lahore-resolution.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1322255/23rd-march-special-the-resolutions-after-the-resolution

1940-03-23 Lahore Convention

1942: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=190
http://www.sijo.in/?id=182

1956: Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. General governor Iskander Mirza becomes president of the Republic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_Constitution_of_1956

1956-03-23 Iskander Mirza président

1961: The 14th Dalaï Lama, Tenzin Gyatso refunds the Tibetan medical and astrology Institute at Dharamsala, India

1979: Birth of Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emraan_Hashmi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1STFM39vJ4

1997: First visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan. He stress the only religious meaning of this trip but is greeted by President Lee Teng-hui
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/23/world/taiwan-welcomes-the-dalai-lama-much-to-china-s-displeasure.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/550300/Dalai-Lama-hailed-on-first-visit-to-Taiwan.html?pg=all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CfdqaAsG8o

2000: Death of Antony Padiyara, Indian cardinal, born on February 11, 1921
http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bpadiyara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Padiyara

2003: Abdul Majid Dar, former commander of Hezb-ul-Mujahedeen, the main separatist in Indian Kashmir,who had proposed to dialogue with New Delhi is assassinated
http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/insights/insight20030324a.html

2004: Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions, linked to the Communist Pary, holds its first conference in Hyderabad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andhra_Pradesh_Federation_of_Trade_Unions

2007: Nepal’s seven ruling political parties and the country’s former Maoist rebels agree to form a joint government, the latest step in ending a decade of civil war

2009: Police of China have arrested nearly 100 monks after what they describe as a riot by hundreds of Tibetans, according to state media
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/200932342245812956.html

2017 : Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away
http://www.thehindu.com/books/tamil-writer-ashokamitran-passes-away/article17616921.ece?homepage=true

 

Holidays and observances

Pakistan: Republic Day

On 23 March in Southeast Asian history

1901-03-23 capture of Aguinaldo

ON 23 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 23, 2019

1400: The Tran Dynasty of Vietnam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by General Ho Quy Ly
http://countrystudies.us/vietnam/9.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%E1%BB%93_Qu%C3%BD_Ly

Ho Quy Ly

1885: The Battle of Phu Lam Tao, a politically-significant engagement during the Sino-French War (August 1884-April 1885), in which a French Zouave battalion was defeated by a mixed force of Chinese soldiers and Black Flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Phu_Lam_Tao

1895: Birth of Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian, first Filipina to get a PH D, who died on March 13, 2001
http://www.famousfilipino.com/content/view/33/121/
http://firstfilipina.blogspot.com/2006/03/encarnacion-alzona.html

1901: Filipino nationalist Emilio Aguinaldo is captured
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1657/today-in-philippine-history-march-23-1901-general-aguinaldo-was-captured-by-the-americans
http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/captureofaguinaldo1901.htm

1901-03-23 capture of Aguinaldo

1935: The US president approves the constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_the_Philippines

1957: Carlos P. Garcia becomes president of the Philippines up to December 1961
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/carlos-p-garcia

1958: Elections for the Cambodian National Assembly. The Sangkom Reash Niyum of prince Norodom Sihanouk wins all 61 seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangkum

1969: the Royal Lao Army launches a large attack (Cu Kiet Campaign) against the communists in the Plain of Jars/Xieng Khoang areas, supported by its own air units and the U.S. Air Force

1979: Signature of an Amity treaty between Laos and Cambodia. Vietnam control all Indochina

1997: A grenade attack at a political rally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, kills 10 people and wounds 101 others, including Cambodia’s leading opposition politician and an American

2009: Malaysia’s government imposes a ban on two main opposition newspapers, ahead of key political developments. Harakah and Suara Keadilan have been told they cannot publish for the next three months, with immediate effect
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7959518.stm

2013: Death of Onofre Corpuz, Filipino economist, historian, and academic, born on December 1, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onofre_Corpuz

Onofre Corpuz

 2015: Death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state’s rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, aged 91
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32012346
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-12975980
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/22/lee-kuan-yew

On 23 March in Japan’s history

ON 23 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on March 23, 2019

1336: Birth of Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan who died on March 12, 1374
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1548: Death of Itagaki Nobukata, retainer of Takedan Shingen
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Itagaki_Nobukata

Itagaki Nobukata

1861: Birth of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer and evangelist who died on March 28, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchimura_Kanz%C5%8D

1895: Japanese forces defeat the Chinese garrison of the Pescadores Island
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1910: Birth of Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director who died on September, 6, 1998


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000041/
http://www.criterion.com/explore/3-akira-Kurosawa
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/akira-kurosawa-10-essential-films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1STFM39vJ4

1935 : Manchuko, the Japanese puppet state in northeastern China, purchases the Chinese Eastern Railway from the Soviet Union

1942: US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers

1942: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=190

1945: Death of Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese diplomat and General of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff, born on July 7, 1891 (somes sources say March 26)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadamichi_Kuribayashi
http://ww2gravestone.com/general/kuribayashi-tadamichi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHqNV30NNZI

1984: Japanese Premier Nakasone in China,  up to March 31
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/more-friends-foes-sino-japanese-relations-1984

1984-03 Nakasone en Chine

 

On 23 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 23 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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

Updated on March 23, 2019

851: Death of Zhou Chi, Chinese historian and politician, born in 793
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Chi

1022: Death of Emperor Zhenzong, the third emperor of the Song Dynasty of China since 997, born on December 23, 968
http://www.nouahsark.com/en/infocenter/culture/history/monarchs/emperor_zhenzong_of_song_china.php

1678: Rebelle general Wu Sangui declares himself emperor of the Great Zhou dynasty with Hengzhou (now Hengyan in Hunan) as his capital
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Wu_Sangui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3368.html

Wu Sangui

1885: The Battle of Phu Lam Tao, a politically-significant engagement during the Sino-French War (August 1884-April 1885), in which a French Zouave battalion was defeated by a mixed force of Chinese soldiers and Black Flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Phu_Lam_Tao

1895: Japanese forces defeat the Chinese garrison of the Pescadores Island
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1938: Birth of Chang Chun-hsiung, twice prime minister of Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Chun-hsiung

1961: The 14th Dalaï Lama, Tenzin Gyatso refunds the Tibetan medical and astrology Institute at Dharamsala, India

1974: Chinese jetliner arrives in New York in what is described as first civilian flight from Chinese mainland to United States

1984: Japanese Premier Nakasone in China,  up to March 31
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/more-friends-foes-sino-japanese-relations-1984

1984-03 Nakasone en Chine

1996: In Taiwan, despite Beijing military pressures, President Lee Teng-hui easily wins (54 % of the votes), the first ever presidential election with universal suffrage. Peng Ming-min of PPD 21 %, Lin Yang-kang 14 %
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_presidential_election,_1996

1997: First visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan. He stress the only religious meaning of this trip but is greeted by President Lee Teng-hui
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/23/world/taiwan-welcomes-the-dalai-lama-much-to-china-s-displeasure.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/550300/Dalai-Lama-hailed-on-first-visit-to-Taiwan.html?pg=all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CfdqaAsG8o

2000: In Taiwan, President Lee Teng-hui resigns as president of the Kuomintang and provisionnally replaced by Lien Chan (up to September)

2006: Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop of Hong Kong is elevated cardinal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4838634.stm

2007: Death of Mao Anqing, second son of Mao Zedong
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/03/eng20070403_363268.html

2009: Police of China have arrested nearly 100 monks after what they describe as a riot by hundreds of Tibetans, according to state media
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/200932342245812956.html

2014: Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

2014: Hundreds of protesters opposed to a trade pact with China invade Taiwan’s cabinet offices, marking a sharp escalation in a student-led movement against the island’s rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/23/taiwan-protesters-invade-cabinet-offices-china-trade
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/protesters-invade-taiwan-cabinet-offices-201432315014510700.html