Daily Archives: 26 mars 2019

On 26 March in Asian history

ON 26 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on March 26, 2019

1552: Guru Amar Das becomes the third Sikh Guru, born in May  1479 and who died in May 1574
http://www.sikhs.org/guru3.htm

1668: England takes control of Bombay
http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/trading/bombay/history.html

1861: Birth of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer and Christian evangelist who died on March 28, 1930
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kanzo_Uchimura

1867: Birth of Braulio Rivera, Filipino independence martyr, put to death by firing squad on January 11, 1897 along with 12 others
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1040/today-in-philippine-history-march-26-1867-braulio-rivera-was-born-in-tondo-manila

1875: Birth of Syngman Rhee, first president of South Korea, who died on July 19, 1965
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Syngman_Rhee

Syngman Rhee 2

1887: By the Lisbon Protocol on the relations between the two countries, China accepts the perpetual occupation and administration of Macao by the Portuguese, confirmed by the sino-portuguese treaty of Beijing  on December 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Portuguese_Treaty_of_Peking

1895: Japanese troops take the total control of the Pescadores Islands in Taiwan Strait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadores_Campaign_(1895)
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3373.html

1907: Birth of of Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet, who died on September 11, 1987
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadevi-varma/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mahadevi-verma.html

Mahadevi Varma

1910: Execution of An Jung-Geun, Korean separatist who assassinated  prince Hirobumi Ito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Jung-geun

1914: Birth of Toru Kumon, Japanese educator who died on July 25, 1995
http://kumongroup.com/eng/toru/index.html

1915: Birth of Hwang Sunwon, Korean writer, who died on September 14, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwang_Sun-won

1920: During the American colonial period, the Philippine Legislature passes Act No. 2928 adopting the Filipino flag of the so-called Malolos Republic as the official flag of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be flown next to the American flag
http://philippines-islands-lemuria.blogspot.fr/2011/03/26-march.html

1931: The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Chi_Minh_Communist_Youth_Union
http://english.doanthanhnien.vn/Article-detail/Hcyu/16874/history-of-the-ho-chi-minh-communist-youth-union.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS1jIY5C2-o

1943: Birth of San Mao, Taiwanese writer who commited suicide on January 4, 1991 http://www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/88989-1.htm

1945: US start landing on Kerama Retto, first step before the Okinawa battle


https://todayshistorylesson.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/kerama-retto-boats-and-bombs/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053456_Rocky-shoreline_landing-vehicle_beach_top-of-mountains
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053458_Rocket-launcher_smoke-rising-up_bombardment_Landing-Ship

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmasr9lhNyQ

1945: Officially end of the fighting between US and Japanese forces on Iwo-Jima after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
http://www.iwojima.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwVP9nL_mfE

1948: Birth of Kyung-wha Chung, South Korean violinist
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/kyung-wha-chung
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Kyung_Wha_Chung.aspx

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jtzq55kcQI

1953: Kenji Mizoguchi’s movie “Ugetsu Monogatari” (Tales of moonlight and rain) that will win Silver Lion Award for best direction, is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugetsu
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040509/REVIEWS08/405090301/1023
http://www.celtoslavica.de/chiaroscuro/films/ugetsu/ugetsu.html

1954: Birth of Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuhiko_Inoue
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=722

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyju0e74DwY

1963: Birth of Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsuhiko_Kyogoku

1964: Birth of Hai Zi, Chinese Poet who committed suicide on March 26 1989 on his 25th birthday
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Zi
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=6440&pc=9

 

1966: In South Vietnam, beginning of the Buddhist uprising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_Uprising

1970: South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu implements a land reform program to solve the problem of land tenancy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_reform_in_South_Vietnam

1971: As Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is taken prisoner by the Pakistan army,  Major Ziaur Rahman proclaims independence of Bangladesh on behalf of Sheikh Mujib from Kalurghat radio station at Chittagong


http://archive.thedailystar.net/forum/2008/march/declaration.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Bahini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhlmknZu8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqV7PiVJRb0&feature=related

1974: Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled, thus sparking the Chipko Movement in India
http://vivakermani.blogspot.fr/2013/06/remembering-gaura-devi.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-march-1974-gaura-devi-led-a-group-of-women-in-the-chipko-movement

1975: The city of Hue is secured by Vietnamese communist forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-falls-to-the-communists

1976: Death of Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, born on October 10, 1895
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/lin-yutang-3314.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3236.html

1979: Birth of Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Uehara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JfKY0K_NQk

1980: Birth of Son Ho Young, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_Ho_Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwjk6HnhEVo

1987: End of the negotiations between China and Portugal on the restitution of Macao to China in December 1999
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3284.html

1987: Birth of Yui, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yui_(singer)

1989: Suicide of Hai Zi, Chinese poet, born on March 26, 1964, see upper on this page
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Zi
http://www.ralphmag.org/GE/hai-zi.html

Hai Zi suicide

1990: Birth of Yuya Yagira, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Yagira_Yuya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMafhH2hmLs

2003: North Korea announces that it ceases the regular military meetings with US officers in the village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas

2005: The Taiwanese government calls on one million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People’s Republic of China voted on 14 March (see at this date)
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2005/03/09/2003245546
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4382971.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4384279.stm

2006: The military junta ruling Myanmar officially named Naypyidaw as the new capital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naypyidaw

2006: Death of Anil Biswas, Indian communist politician, born in March 1944
http://pd.cpim.org/2006/0402/04022006_pb%20homage.htm
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2307/stories/20060421004611000.htm

2007: In Sri Lanka, for the first time, the Tamil separatist rebels (LTTE) use a plane in an attack against the military airbase of Colombo

2007: Faced with the international criticisms, particularly in the United States, Shinzo Abe apologies, as Japanese Prime Minister for the fate of the Asian women forced to prostitution during WW2

2009: Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak is elected chief of Malaysia’s ruling party, UNMO
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/najib-razak-5594.php

2010: 46 die as a South Korean warship Cheonan sinks, allegedly after a torpedo attack by North Korea
http://www.bbc.com/news/10130909
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/apr/22/north-korea-cheonan-sinking-torpedo
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2010455,00.html

2012: Death of Manik Godghate, Indian poet and educator, born on May 10, 1937
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Marathi-Poet-Manik-Godghate-Dead/757272
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manik_Sitaram_Godghate

Manik Godghate

2012: In a rare show of unity, South Korea, China and Russia on Monday urged Pyongyang to scrap its plan to launch a long-range rocket and focus instead on improving the livelihoods of its people

2013: Death of Sukumari, Indian actress, born on October 6, 1940
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/malayalam-actress-sukumari-died-cardiac-arrest-106303.html

2013: North Korea has put its military on combat-ready status, with « strategic » rocket units ordered to prepare for possible strikes against the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, state media reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133266419350867.html http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/26/north-korea-combat-ready-to-strike-us-mainland/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21935342

2015: Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has taken delivery of the Izumo, the largest Japanese military vessel to see service since World War II
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/26/asia/japan-msdf-new-helicopter-carrier/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11497780/Japan-receives-biggest-warship-since-Second-World-War.html

2016: The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) elects former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the party’s first chairwoman in its more than 100-year history
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/03/27/2003642525

2017 : Former chief secretary Carrie Lam is elected as chief executive, becoming the first female leader of Hong Kong
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/25/asia/hong-kong-chief-executive/index.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/26/hong-kong-gets-a-new-leader
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-03/26/content_15591889.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/26/breaking-carrie-lam-elected-hong-kongs-first-female-leader/

 

Holidays and observances

Bangladesh: National Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 26 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 26 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on March 26, 2019

1668: England takes control of Bombay
http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/trading/bombay/history.html

1887: By the Lisbon Protocol on the relations between the two countries, China accepts the perpetual occupation and administration of Macao by the Portuguese, confirmed by the sino-portuguese treaty of Beijing  on December 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Portuguese_Treaty_of_Peking

1895: Japanese troops take the total control of the Pescadores Islands in Taiwan Strait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadores_Campaign_(1895)

1945: US start landing on Kerama Retto, first step before the Okinawa battle


http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/okinawa/chapter2.htm
https://todayshistorylesson.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/kerama-retto-boats-and-bombs/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053456_Rocky-shoreline_landing-vehicle_beach_top-of-mountains
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053458_Rocket-launcher_smoke-rising-up_bombardment_Landing-Ship

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmasr9lhNyQ

1945: Officially end of the fighting between US and Japanese forces on Iwo-Jima after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
http://www.iwojima.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwVP9nL_mfE

1966: In South Vietnam, beginning of the Buddhist uprising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_Uprising

1971: As Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is taken prisoner by the Pakistan army,  Major Ziaur Rahman proclaims independence of Bangladesh on behalf of Sheikh Mujib from Kalurghat radio station at Chittagong

http://archive.thedailystar.net/forum/2008/march/declaration.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Bahini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhlmknZu8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqV7PiVJRb0&feature=related

1975: The city of Hue is secured by Vietnamese communist forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-falls-to-the-communists

1987: End of the negotiations between China and Portugal on the restitution of Macao to China in December 1999

2003: North Korea announces that it ceases the regular military meetings with US officers in the village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas

2007: In Sri Lanka, for the first time, the Tamil separatist rebels (LTTE) use a plane in an attack against the military airbase of Colombo

2010: 46 die as a South Korean warship Cheonan sinks, allegedly after a torpedo attack by North Korea
http://www.bbc.com/news/10130909
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/apr/22/north-korea-cheonan-sinking-torpedo
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2010455,00.html

2012: In a rare show of unity, South Korea, China and Russia urge Pyongyang to scrap its plan to launch a long-range rocket and focus instead on improving the livelihoods of its people

2013: North Korea has put its military on combat-ready status, with « strategic » rocket units ordered to prepare for possible strikes against the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, state media reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133266419350867.html http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/26/north-korea-combat-ready-to-strike-us-mainland/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21935342

 

Holidays and observances

Bangladesh: National Day

On 26 March in South Asian history

ON 26 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on March 26, 2019

1552: Guru Amar Das becomes the third Sikh Guru, born in May  1479 who died in May 1574
http://www.sikhs.org/guru3.htm

1668: England takes control of Bombay
http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/trading/bombay/history.html

1907: Birth of of Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet, who died on September 11, 1987
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadevi-varma/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mahadevi-verma.html

Mahadevi Varma

1971: As Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is taken prisoner by the Pakistan army,  Major Ziaur Rahman proclaims independence of Bangladesh on behalf of Sheikh Mujib from Kalurghat radio station at Chittagong


http://archive.thedailystar.net/forum/2008/march/declaration.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Bahini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhlmknZu8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqV7PiVJRb0&feature=related

1974: Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled, thus sparking the Chipko Movement in India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-march-1974-gaura-devi-led-a-group-of-women-in-the-chipko-movement
http://vivakermani.blogspot.fr/2013/06/remembering-gaura-devi.html

2006: Death of Anil Biswas, Indian communist politician, born in March 1944
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2307/stories/20060421004611000.htm

2007: In Sri Lanka, for the first time, the Tamil separatist rebels (LTTE) use a plane in an attack against the military airbase of Colombo

2012: Death of Manik Godghate, Indian poet and educator, born on May 10, 1937
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Marathi-Poet-Manik-Godghate-Dead/757272
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manik_Sitaram_Godghate

Manik Godghate

2013: Death of Sukumari, Indian actress, born on October 6, 1940
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/malayalam-actress-sukumari-died-cardiac-arrest-106303.html

 

Holidays and observances

Bangladesh: National Day

On 26 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on March 26, 2019

1867: Birth of Braulio Rivera, Filipino independence martyr, put to death by firing squad on January 11, 1897 along with 12 others
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1040/today-in-philippine-history-march-26-1867-braulio-rivera-was-born-in-tondo-manila

1920: During the American colonial period, the Philippine Legislature passes Act No. 2928 adopting the Filipino flag of the so-called Malolos Republic as the official flag of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be flown next to the American flag
http://philippines-islands-lemuria.blogspot.fr/2011/03/26-march.html

1931: The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Chi_Minh_Communist_Youth_Union
http://english.doanthanhnien.vn/Article-detail/Hcyu/16874/history-of-the-ho-chi-minh-communist-youth-union.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS1jIY5C2-o

1966: In South Vietnam, beginning of the Buddhist uprising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_Uprising

1975: The city of Hue is secured by Vietnamese communist forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-falls-to-the-communists

2006: The military junta ruling Myanmar officially named Naypyidaw as the new capital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naypyidaw

2009: Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak is elected chief of Malaysia’s ruling party, UNMO
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/najib-razak-5594.php

 

On 26 March in Japan’s history

ON 26 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on March 26, 2019

1861: Birth of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer and Christian evangelist who died on March 28, 1930
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kanzo_Uchimura

1895: Japanese troops take the total control of the Pescadores Islands in Taiwan Strait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadores_Campaign_(1895)
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3373.html

1914: Birth of Toru Kumon, Japanese educator who died on July 25, 1995
http://kumongroup.com/eng/toru/index.html

1945: US start landing on Kerama Retto, first step before the Okinawa battle


https://todayshistorylesson.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/kerama-retto-boats-and-bombs/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053456_Rocky-shoreline_landing-vehicle_beach_top-of-mountains
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053458_Rocket-launcher_smoke-rising-up_bombardment_Landing-Ship

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmasr9lhNyQ

1945: Officially end of the fighting between US and Japanese forces on Iwo-Jima after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
http://www.iwojima.com/

1953: Kenji Mizoguchi’s movie “Ugetsu Monogatari” (Tales of moonlight and rain) that will win Silver Lion Award for best direction, is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugetsu
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040509/REVIEWS08/405090301/1023
http://www.celtoslavica.de/chiaroscuro/films/ugetsu/ugetsu.html

1954: Birth of Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuhiko_Inoue
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=722

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyju0e74DwY

1963: Birth of Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsuhiko_Kyogoku

1979: Birth of Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Uehara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JfKY0K_NQk

1987: Bitrh of Yui, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yui_(singer)

1990: Birth of Yuya Yagira, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Yagira_Yuya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMafhH2hmLs

2007: Faced with the international criticisms, particularly in the United States, Shinzo Abe apologies, as Japanese Prime Minister for the fate of the Asian women forced to prostitution during WW2

2015: Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has taken delivery of the Izumo, the largest Japanese military vessel to see service since World War II
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/26/asia/japan-msdf-new-helicopter-carrier/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11497780/Japan-receives-biggest-warship-since-Second-World-War.html

 

On 26 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 26 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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

Updated on March 26, 2019

1887: By the Lisbon Protocol on the relations between the two countries, China accepts the perpetual occupation and administration of Macao by the Portuguese, confirmed by the sino-portuguese treaty of Beijing  on December 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Portuguese_Treaty_of_Peking

1895: Japanese troops take the total control of the Pescadores Islands in Taiwan Strait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadores_Campaign_(1895)

1943: Birth of San Mao, Taiwanese writer who commited suicide on January 4, 1991 http://www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/88989-1.htm

1964: Birth of Hai Zi, Chinese Poet who committed suicide on March 26 1989 on his 25th birthday
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Zi
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=6440&pc=9

 

1976: Death of Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, born on October 10, 1895
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/lin-yutang-3314.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3236.html

1987: End of the negotiations between China and Portugal on the restitution of Macao to China in December 1999
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3284.html

1989: Suicide of Hai Zi, Chinese poet, born on March 26, 1964, see above
http://www.ralphmag.org/GE/hai-zi.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Zi

Hai Zi suicide

2005: The Taiwanese government calls on one million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People’s Republic of China voted on 14 March (see at this date)http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2005/03/09/2003245546
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4382971.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4384279.stm

2012: In a rare show of unity, South Korea, China and Russia urge Pyongyang to scrap its plan to launch a long-range rocket and focus instead on improving the livelihoods of its people

2016: The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) elects former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the party’s first chairwoman in its more than 100-year history
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/03/27/2003642525

2017 : Former chief secretary Carrie Lam is elected as chief executive, becoming the first female leader of Hong Kong
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/25/asia/hong-kong-chief-executive/index.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/26/hong-kong-gets-a-new-leader
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-03/26/content_15591889.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/26/breaking-carrie-lam-elected-hong-kongs-first-female-leader/