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On 26 April in Asian history

1984-04-28 Deng-Reagan in Beijing

ON 26 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 26, 2019

318: Sima Rui ascends the throne as Emperor Yuan of Jin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yuan_of_Jin

Sima Rui 2

499: Death of Xiao Wen Di, Chinese emperor, born on October 13, 467
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaowen_of_Northern_Wei

1192: Death of Go-Shirakawa, 77th emperor of Japan, (1155-1158), born on 18 October 1127
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Shirakawa

1489: Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, 9th shogun (1473-1489) of the Ashikaga shogunate, born on 11 October 1465
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshihisa

1655: Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant’s desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam

1748: Death of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor since 1719, born on February 2, 1702
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Shah
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1875: Birth of Syngman Rhee, first president of the Republic of Korea
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Syngman_Rhee

1898: After the United States declared war on Spain the day before, Commodore George Dewey’s squadron calling in the port of Hong Kong is ordered to « capture or destroy the Spanish squadron, » which was based in Manila, Philippines

1910: Birth of Ruan Lingyu, Chinese actress who died on March 8, 1935
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20171025-ruan-lingyu-the-greta-garbo-of-china

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adZTK8tCL3s

1910: Birth of Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer and creator of Godzilla, who died on 7 April 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoyuki_Tanaka

1913: In China, Sun Yat-sun, calls for revolt against president Yuan Shi-kai
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yuansh.html

1917: Birth of I.M. Pei, Chinese-born architect
http://www.pcfandp.com/a/f/fme/imp/b/b.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IM_Pei

1920: Death of Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician, born on 22 December 1887
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/srinivasa-ramanujan.html

1932: Birth of Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar, who died on April 14, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israr_Ahmed



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd6hsw_dr-israr-ahmed_news

1942: Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko, Manchuria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benxihu_Colliery

1944: Birth of Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amien_Rais

1945: During the World War II, Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Baguio%20(1945)&item_type=topic
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/philippines_baguio.html

1953 : Birth of Moushumi Chatterjee, Indian film actress
http://www.rediff.com/movies/interview/moushumi-chatterjee-i-was-always-a-superstar/20150528.htm

1953: In Korea War, Panmunjong negotiations resume after six months

1954: The Geneva conference , an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/geneva-conference-begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI6C_WSCp4U

1957: Death of Gichin Funakoshi, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo, born on November 10, 1868
http://www.fightingmaster.com/Masters/funakoshi/index.htm

1960: President of South Korea Syngman Rhee is forced to resign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Revolution
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rhee-quits

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx645mK7wwQ

1961: Birth of Joan Chen (Chen Chong), Chinese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001040/
https://www.fandango.com/people/joan-chen-111996/biography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSVcSPH8vrA

1963: Birth of Li Lianjie (Jet Li) martial art master and actor in Beijing
http://www.biography.com/people/jet-li-241077#recent-work


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7cx9x_jet-li-ou-li-lianjie-zui-quan_sport

1966: Birth of Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiro_Togashi
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1608

1969: Death of Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of Aikido, born on 4 December 1883
http://www.aikidofaq.com/history/osensei.html

1975: The final offensive of the Ho Chi Minh campaign to full victory is launched

1980: Students demonstrations in Kabul for four days. Dozens are killed

1984: US president Ronald Reagan lands in China at the start of a six-day state visit, the first by an American president since 1972
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/26/newsid_4464000/4464785.stm
http://www.c-span.org/video/?107544-1/president-reagan-china

1984-04-28 Deng-Reagan in Beijing

1985: Birth of Nam Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Gyu-Ri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESHVYVU2ivs

1987: Death of Shankar Singh Raghuwanshi, Indian composer and conductor, born on October 5, 1922
https://shankarjaikishan.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/death-of-a-legend-in-the-passing-away-of-shanker/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-april-1987-shankar-raghuvanshi-indian-music-director-died
http://taranaa.com/Tarang/index.php?title=SJTribute

Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi

1989: The People’s Daily publishes an editorial saying the Tian Anmen demonstrators are counter-revolutionary, counter-party and counter-socialist aiming to overthrone the government
https://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/peoples-daily-editorial-fanned-flames-of-1989-protest/
http://www.tsquare.tv/chronology/April26ed.html

1989: Birth of Daesung, Korean singer (Big Bang)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daesung

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

1994: Death of Masutatsu Oyama, founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, born on 27 July 1923
http://martialarts.about.com/od/martialartsbasics/p/Biography-And-Profile-Of-Mas-Oyama.htm

1996: Establishment of the Shanghai Five (China, Russia and three others countries) renamed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2001
http://www.comw.org/cmp/fulltext/0110jia.htm
http://en.people.cn/200007/06/eng20000706_44803.html

1999: Sultan Mizan Abidin is elected king of Malaysia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizan_Zainal_Abidin_of_Terengganu

1999: Death of Man Mohan Adhikari, first Communist Nepalese PM (1994-1995), born in June 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Mohan_Adhikari

2001: Junichiro Koizumi is elected prime minister of Japan, the 11th  Premier in  13 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1293536.stm

Koizumi espoir

2003: Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author commits suicide at 19
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yun_Hyon-seok

Yun Hyun-seok

2004: Beijing refuses the direct election of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong planned for 2007, and of all the members of the 2008 Legislative Council

2009: Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition sweeps elections to the Western Provincial Council, that includes the capital Colombo. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secures 65 percent of the total votes cast. The United National Party (UNP) led by former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe came second with 30 percent

2011: A senior al-Qaeda leader, NATO’s second most wanted fighter in the country, was killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, bordering. Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, a Saudi Arabian, was killed 12 days ago in Dangam district, an ISAF statement said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201142610015549290.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13193634

2011: Tens of thousands of civilians died in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war – most of them killed in shelling by government forces, a UN panel says. In a report on possible war crimes in the last months of the war in 2009, the panel also says Tamil Tiger rebels used civilians as human shields
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13190576

2012: The Vatican condemns the participation of « legitimate » bishops in the ordination of state-sanctioned « illegitimate » bishops in China as part of an ongoing dispute.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120426-342328.html

2012: Cambodian environmental campaigner Chut Wutty is shot dead by police while travelling in a threatened forest region. Mr Wutty had been helping indigenous people organise protests against the exploitation of protected forests.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-17859016

2012: The U.S. and Japanese governments say that they will move about 9,000 Marines off Okinawa to other bases in the Western Pacific, in a bid to remove a persistent irritant in the relationship between the two allies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-comes-to-agreement-with-japan-to-move-9000-marines-off-okinawa/2012/04/26/gIQA1seKkT_story.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17865198

2014: The world’s first museum dedicated to the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square is opened in Hong Kong
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27172041
http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/27/world-s-first-tiananmen-square-memorial-museum-opens-in-hong-kong/

2014: President Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century. Obama is the first American leader to set foot in Malaysia since President Lyndon Johnson came here in 1966
http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-in-malaysia-on-third-leg-of-asian-tour/1901699.html http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/26/barack-obama-visits-malaysia-us-economy-security

2016: Death of Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/05/10/harry-wu-chinese-dissident–obituary/
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/world/asia/harry-wu-who-told-world-of-abuses-in-china-dies-at-79.html?_r=0
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/harry-wu-dissident-and-activist-who-endured-19-years-in-chinese-labor-camps-dies-at-79/2016/04/27/294f2734-0c83-11e6-bfa1-4efa856caf2a_story.html?utm_term=.c399fe09160c

wars, conflicts and strategy on 26 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 26 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 26, 2019

1898: After the United States declared war on Spain the day before, Commodore George Dewey’s squadron calling in the port of Hong Kong is ordered to « capture or destroy the Spanish squadron, » which was based in Manila, Philippines

1945: During the World War II, Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Baguio%20(1945)&item_type=topic
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/philippines_baguio.html

1953: In Korea War, Panmunjong negotiations resume after six months

1954: The Geneva conference , an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea begins

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/geneva-conference-begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI6C_WSCp4U

1975: The final offensive of the Ho Chi Minh campaign to full victory is launched

1984: US president Ronald Reagan lands in China at the start of a six-day state visit, the first by an American president since 1972
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/26/newsid_4464000/4464785.stm
http://www.c-span.org/video/?107544-1/president-reagan-china

1984-04-28 Deng-Reagan in Beijing

1996: Establishment of the Shanghai Five (China, Russia and three others countries) renamed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2001
http://www.comw.org/cmp/fulltext/0110jia.htm
http://en.people.cn/200007/06/eng20000706_44803.html

2011: A senior al-Qaeda leader, NATO’s second most wanted fighter in the country, was killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, bordering. Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, a Saudi Arabian, was killed 12 days ago in Dangam district, an ISAF statement said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201142610015549290.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13193634

2011: Tens of thousands of civilians died in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war – most of them killed in shelling by government forces, a UN panel says. In a report on possible war crimes in the last months of the war in 2009, the panel also says Tamil Tiger rebels used civilians as human shields
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13190576

2012: The U.S. and Japanese governments say that they will move about 9,000 Marines off Okinawa to other bases in the Western Pacific, in a bid to remove a persistent irritant in the relationship between the two allies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-comes-to-agreement-with-japan-to-move-9000-marines-off-okinawa/2012/04/26/gIQA1seKkT_story.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17865198

2014: President Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century. Obama is the first American leader to set foot in Malaysia since President Lyndon Johnson came here in 1966
http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-in-malaysia-on-third-leg-of-asian-tour/1901699.html http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/26/barack-obama-visits-malaysia-us-economy-security

 

On 26 April in South Asian history

ON 26 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 26, 2019

1748: Death of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor since 1719, born on February 2, 1702
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Shah
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1920: Death of Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician, born on 22 December 1887
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/srinivasa-ramanujan.html

1932: Birth of Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar, who died on April 14, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israr_Ahmed



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd6hsw_dr-israr-ahmed_news

1953 : Birth of Moushumi Chatterjee, Indian film actress
http://www.rediff.com/movies/interview/moushumi-chatterjee-i-was-always-a-superstar/20150528.htm

1980: Students demonstrations in Kabul for four days. Dozens are killed

1987: Death of Shankar Singh Raghuwanshi, Indian composer and conductor, born on October 5, 1922
http://taranaa.com/Tarang/index.php?title=SJTribute
https://shankarjaikishan.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/death-of-a-legend-in-the-passing-away-of-shanker/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-april-1987-shankar-raghuvanshi-indian-music-director-died

Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi

2009: Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition sweeps elections to the Western Provincial Council, that includes the capital Colombo. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secures 65 percent of the total votes cast. The United National Party (UNP) led by former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe came second with 30 percent

2011: A senior al-Qaeda leader, NATO’s second most wanted fighter in the country, was killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, bordering. Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, a Saudi Arabian, was killed 12 days ago in Dangam district, an ISAF statement said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201142610015549290.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13193634

2011: Tens of thousands of civilians died in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war – most of them killed in shelling by government forces, a UN panel says. In a report on possible war crimes in the last months of the war in 2009, the panel also says Tamil Tiger rebels used civilians as human shields
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13190576
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17848796

2013: Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters during a mass rally by garment workers outside of the capital Dhaka on Friday, two days after a building collapse killed more than 300 people and left scores more unaccounted for.

http://www.france24.com/en/20130426-bangladesh-police-protestors-clash-mass-rally-building-collapse

On 26 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 26, 2019

1655: Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant’s desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam

1898: After the United States declared war on Spain the day before, Commodore George Dewey’s squadron calling in the port of Hong Kong is ordered to « capture or destroy the Spanish squadron, » which was based in Manila, Philippines

1944: Birth of Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amien_Rais

1945: During the World War II, Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Baguio%20(1945)&item_type=topic
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/philippines_baguio.html

1954: The Geneva conference , an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea begins


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/geneva-conference-begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI6C_WSCp4U

 1975: The final offensive of the Ho Chi Minh campaign to full victory is launched

1999: Sultan Mizan Abidin is elected king of Malaysia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizan_Zainal_Abidin_of_Terenggan

2012: Cambodian environmental campaigner Chut Wutty shot dead by police while travelling in a threatened forest region. Mr Wutty had been helping indigenous people organise protests against the exploitation of protected forests.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-17859016

2014: President Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century. Obama is the first American leader to set foot in Malaysia since President Lyndon Johnson came here in 1966
http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-in-malaysia-on-third-leg-of-asian-tour/1901699.html http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/26/barack-obama-visits-malaysia-us-economy-security

 

On 26 April in Korean history

ON 26 APRIL IN KOREAN HISTORY

Updated on April 26, 2019

1875: Birth of Syngman Rhee, first president of the Republic of Korea
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Syngman_Rhee

1953: In Korea War, Panmunjong negotiations resume after six months

1954: The Geneva conference , an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/geneva-conference-begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI6C_WSCp4U

1960: President of South Korea Syngman Rhee is forced to resign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Revolution
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rhee-quits

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx645mK7wwQ

1985: Birth of Nam Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Gyu-Ri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESHVYVU2ivs

1989: Birth of Daesung, Korean singer (Big Bang)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daesung

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

2003: Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author commits suicide at 19
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yun_Hyon-seok

Yun Hyun-seok

 

 

On 26 April in Japan’s history

ON 26 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 26, 2019

1192: Death of Go-Shirakawa, 77th emperor of Japan, (1155-1158), born on 18 October 1127
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Shirakawa

1489: Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, 9th shogun (1473-1489) of the Ashikaga shogunate, born on 11 October 1465
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshihisa

1910: Birth of Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer and creator of Godzilla, who died on 7 April 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoyuki_Tanaka

1942: Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko, Manchuria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benxihu_Colliery

1957: Death of Gichin Funakoshi, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo, born on November 10, 1868
http://www.fightingmaster.com/Masters/funakoshi/index.htm

1966: Birth of Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiro_Togashi
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1608

1969: Death of Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of Aikido, born on 4 December 1883
http://www.aikidofaq.com/history/osensei.html

1994: Death of Masutatsu Oyama, founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, born on 27 July 1923
http://martialarts.about.com/od/martialartsbasics/p/Biography-And-Profile-Of-Mas-Oyama.htm

2001: Junichiro Koizumi is elected prime minister of Japan, the 11th  Premier in  13 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1293536.stm

Koizumi espoir

2012: The U.S. and Japanese governments say that they will move about 9,000 Marines off Okinawa to other bases in the Western Pacific, in a bid to remove a persistent irritant in the relationship between the two allies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-comes-to-agreement-with-japan-to-move-9000-marines-off-okinawa/2012/04/26/gIQA1seKkT_story.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17865198

On 26 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1984-04-28 Deng-Reagan in Beijing

ON 26 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 26, 2019

318: Sima Rui ascends the throne as Emperor Yuan of Jin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yuan_of_Jin

Sima Rui 2

499: Death of Xiao Wen Di, Chinese emperor, born on October 13, 467
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaowen_of_Northern_Wei

1910: Birth of Ruan Lingyu, Chinese actress who died on March 8, 1935
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20171025-ruan-lingyu-the-greta-garbo-of-china

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adZTK8tCL3s

1913: In China, Sun Yat-sun, calls for revolt against president Yuan Shi-kai
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yuansh.html

1917: Birth of I.M. Pei, Chinese-born architect
http://www.pcfandp.com/a/f/fme/imp/b/b.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IM_Pei

1942: Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko, Manchuria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benxihu_Colliery

1961: Birth of Joan Chen (Chen Chong), Chinese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001040/
https://www.fandango.com/people/joan-chen-111996/biography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSVcSPH8vrA

1963: Birth of Li Lianjie (Jet Li) martial art master and actor in Beijing
http://www.biography.com/people/jet-li-241077#recent-work


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7cx9x_jet-li-ou-li-lianjie-zui-quan_sport

1984: US president Ronald Reagan lands in China at the start of a six-day state visit, the first by an American president since 1972
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/26/newsid_4464000/4464785.stm
http://www.c-span.org/video/?107544-1/president-reagan-china

1984-04-28 Deng-Reagan in Beijing

 1989: The People’s Daily publishes an editorial saying the Tian Anmen demonstrators are counter-revolutionary, counter-party and counter-socialist aiming to overthrone the government
http://gbtimes.com/past-present/government/game-changing-april-26-editorial
http://www.tsquare.tv/chronology/April26ed.html

1996: Establishment of the Shanghai Five (China, Russia and three others countries) renamed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2001
http://www.comw.org/cmp/fulltext/0110jia.htm
http://en.people.cn/200007/06/eng20000706_44803.html

2004: Beijing refuses the direct election of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong planned for 2007, and of all the members of the 2008 Legislative Council

2012: The Vatican condemns the participation of « legitimate » bishops in the ordination of state-sanctioned « illegitimate » bishops in China as part of an ongoing dispute.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120426-342328.html

2014: The world’s first museum dedicated to the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square is opened in Hong Kong
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27172041
http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/27/world-s-first-tiananmen-square-memorial-museum-opens-in-hong-kong/

2016: Death of Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/05/10/harry-wu-chinese-dissident–obituary/
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/world/asia/harry-wu-who-told-world-of-abuses-in-china-dies-at-79.html?_r=0
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/harry-wu-dissident-and-activist-who-endured-19-years-in-chinese-labor-camps-dies-at-79/2016/04/27/294f2734-0c83-11e6-bfa1-4efa856caf2a_story.html?utm_term=.c399fe09160c