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On 15 August in Asian history

ON 15 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2019

873: Death of Southern Tang emperor Li Yu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yu_(Southern_Tang)

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1517: Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern%C3%A3o_Pires_de_Andrade

1549: Saint Francis Xavier goes ashore at Kagoshima, Japan
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06233b.htm

1798: Birth of Sangolli Rayanna, a prominent freedom fighter from Karnataka, India, executed on January 26, 1831
http://sangollirayannadhangar.blogspot.fr/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna_(film)

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1865: Birth of Usui Mikao, founder of Reiki, who died on March 9, 1926
http://www.reiki.org/FAQ/HistoryOfReiki.html#usui

1869: The Japanese Meiji government establishes six new ministries including one for Shinto-Worship

1872: Birth of Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, who died on December 5, 1950
http://www.writespirit.net/authors/sri-aurobindo/biography-sri-aurobindo/
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sri-aurobindo-76.php

1878: China’s first set of stamps issued
https://www.xabusiness.com/china-resources/china-stamps-history.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7917.html

1878-08-15 premiers timbres

1900: In China, the Empress, her family and court retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to quell the Boxer Rebellion

1912: Birth of Amir Khan, Indian singer who died on February 13, 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Khan_(singer)

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1939: Foundation at Rangoun of the Communist Party of Burma (6 members). Aung San is elected General Secretary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Burma

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Suicide of Japanese War Minister General Korechika Anami
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_anami_korechika.html
http://www.generals.dk/general/Anami/Korechika/Japan.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7942840

1945: Korean Liberation Day from Japan
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/south_korea/liberation_day.php

1945: Birth of Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, leader of the opposition
 http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Khaleda_Zia

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1947: Birth of Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakhee_Gulzar

1947: The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan at Karachi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-9gPnfTocA

1948: Birth of Japanese actress Bunjaku Han who died on November 5, 2002
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359149/

1948: The Republic of Korea is formally established by Syngman Rhee who has been elected president on July 20
http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/626105

1948

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1949: Death of Kanji Ishiwara, Japanese general, born on January 18, 1889
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/10/soldier-of-monarchy-kanji-ishiwara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji_Ishiwara

1950 Sukarno proclaims the unitary Republic of Indonesia and becomes its first President

1955: The « Pacifist Movement » for the incorporation of Portugese Indies into India triggers riots in  Goa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_liberation_movement

1961: Birth of Suhasini Maniratnam, Indian Actress
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/suhasini-biography-4105.html
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/suhasini-mani-ratnam/biography.html

1962: Signature of the agreement on Western New Guinea between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The territory will be administrated by the United Nations up to May 1, 1963, then by Indonesia up to a referendum late 1969

1962: Death of Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary, born on December 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei_Feng
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-03/10/content_12150057.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7937.html

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1966: Birth of Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Kwan

1969: Birth of Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Cheng

1973: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends

1974: Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea is killed amid an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee, during the anniversarial ceremony of the Liberation day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuk_Young-soo
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2940609

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d-aVd57AKA

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

1975: Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by a sitting prime minister of Japan on the anniversary of the end of World War II
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2321.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1330223.stm

1981: Birth of Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Ji-hyo
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Song_Ji-hyo.php

1989: Death of Minoru Genda, Japanese military aviator and politician, born on August 16, 1904
https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/08/15/Minoru-Genda-Pearl-Harbor-attack-planner-dead-at-84/3700619156800/

1995: Ven. Thich Quang Do and five other monks and laity are tried by the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City and convicted of « sabotaging government policies and damaging the interests of the state. » Ven. Thich Quang Do received a prison term of five years
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.vietnamese/fXo9OvrmsuQ

Thich Quang Do 2

2000 : A group of 100 people from North Korea arrives in South Korea for temporary reunion with relatives they had not seen for half a century. Also a group of 100 South Koreans visits the North
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/871228.stm

2004: Death of Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/15guj.htm

2005: Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) and the Indonesian government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4151980.stm

2006: Japanese premier Junichiro Koizumi makes his annual pilgrim to Yasukumi sanctuary where are buried 2,500,000 Japanese warriors, including 14 war criminals, causing a diplomatic raw with China and Korea

2008: Maoist leader Prachanda is elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7563816.stm

2009: Taiwan’s president says the death toll from the floods triggered by Typhoon Morakot could top 500 people
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098149414289785.html

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633


2013: Two Japanese cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers have visited the Yasukuni shrine on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23695131
http://www.france24.com/en/20130815-japan-pm-shinzo-abe-skips-world-war-2-II-usual-remorse-reference-speech-anniversary-surrender-asia
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130815000234

2014: The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China’s control over the city
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam

2014: More than 80 politicians — including three cabinet ministers — went to the leafy Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away, after a visit in December drew an angry reaction from Japan’s neighbours
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11036115/Japan-makes-peace-pledge-on-war-anniversary.html

2015 : Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reflecting strong belief in peace, Emperor Akihito refers to ‘deep remorse’ over war

2018: Cambodia ruling party wins all seats in parliament: Election committee
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/cambodian-prime-minister-hun-sens-party-sweeps-all-125-seats-in-parliament
https://theconversation.com/how-cambodias-prime-minister-rigged-an-election-101511
http://en.rfi.fr/20180815-cambodia-ruling-party-sweeps-election-opposition-pushes-sanctions/

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

Korea: Gwangbokjeol (Liberation Day)

Korean culture and history

15 AUGUST 2019

South Korea Independence Day: Do you know Yoon Hyung Sook?

11 APRIL 2019

Korea’s Shanghai gov’t was born 100 years ago

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the establishment of Korea’s provisional government in Shanghai on April 11, 1919, following the March 1 Independence Movement, the peaceful, nationwide demonstrations which proclaimed the country’s independence from Japanese colonial rule. The provisional government of the Republic of Korea, established as a democratic republic, lasted until Korea’s liberation after World War II. In a three-part series, the Korea JoongAng Daily will reflect through the eyes of scholars 100 years later and the media of the time on the significance of the provisional government in shaping a modern Korea
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3061693

6 APRIL 2019

Battle for Seoul: How MacArthur Fought Back In a Bloody Battle During the Korean War

Following the American landing at Inchon in September 1950, General Douglas MacArthur’s X Corps in Seoul confronted Communist forces
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/battle-seoul-how-macarthur-fought-back-bloody-battle-during-korean-war-50992

5 MARCH 2019

Emperor Gojong’s death leads to independence movement
 
On Jan. 21, 1919, a cold Tuesday morning, rumors spread quickly through the streets of Seoul that ex-Emperor Gojong had died at dawn. His death came as a complete surprise because he had been in relatively good health. Many did not believe it was true and there were conflicting reports
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2019/03/177_264808.html

23 FEBRUARY 2019

North Korea’s forgotten fighters in Vietnam

Pyongyang sent about 80 fighter pilots to support North Vietnam during the war between 1966 and 1969, when American bombers were pounding the north as part of the Rolling Thunder campaign
http://sea-globe.com/north-koreas-forgotten-fighters-in-vietnam/

4 NOVEMBER 2018

Godfather of Korean film Shin Sung-il dies of lung cancer

Widely regarded as the « godfather » of Korea film, he was considered a legendary figure in the Korean film industry as he witnessed the rise of the industry and played a key role in it. He also served as a national legislator in the early 2000s, in his efforts to support the Korean movie industry
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2018/11/689_258135.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20181104000038

18 AUGUST 2018

Non-Korean fought for Korean independence

Korea’s Gwangbokjeol Liberation Day (광복절) on Aug. 15 can be literally translated as « the day we won back the light. » It is a very meaningful day for Koreans everywhere, as it’s the day that the country had its sovereign power restored, which imperial Japan had taken away in 1910
http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/History/view?articleId=162373

9 AUGUST 2018

The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice

Russian warship Dmitrii Donskoi, sunk in 1905, found off South Korean island with ‘$180 billion worth of gold’ onboard

A salvage company has located the remains of a Russian warship lost during the the Russo-Japanese War. The battle-damaged cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was scuttled off the coast of Korea in 1905, reportedly carrying a cargo of gold worth an estimated $130 billion in today’s dollars. An international consortium of companies plans to salvage the gold
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/russian-treasure-ship-found-off-south-korean-island/10015370
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/19/asia/south-korea-sunken-ship-intl/index.html
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/07/281_252512.html

 

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 15 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 15 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2019

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Korean Liberation Day from Japan
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/south_korea/liberation_day.php

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1948: The Republic of Korea is formally established by Syngman Rhee who has been elected president on July 20
http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/history/establishment_of_the_republic_of.htm

1948

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1962: Signature of the agreement on Western New Guinea between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The territory will be administrated by the United Nations up to May 1, 1963, then by Indonesia up to a referendum late 1969

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1973: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

2005: Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) and the Indonesian government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4151980.stm

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

Korea: Gwangbokjeol (Liberation Day)

On 15 August in South Asian history

ON 15 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2019

1798: Birth of Sangolli Rayanna, a prominent freedom fighter from Karnataka, India, executed on January 26, 1831
http://sangollirayannadhangar.blogspot.fr/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna_(film)

1872: Birth of Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, who died on December 5, 1950
http://www.writespirit.net/authors/sri-aurobindo/biography-sri-aurobindo/
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sri-aurobindo-76.php

1912: Birth of Amir Khan, Indian singer who died on February 13, 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Khan_(singer)

1945: Birth of Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, leader of the opposition
 http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Khaleda_Zia

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1947: Birth of Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakhee_Gulzar

1947: The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan at Karachi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-9gPnfTocA

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1955: The « Pacifist Movement » for the incorporation of Portugese Indies into India triggers riots in  Goa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_liberation_movement

1961: Birth of Suhasini Maniratnam, Indian Actress
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/suhasini-biography-4105.html
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/suhasini-mani-ratnam/biography.html

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

2004: Death of Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/15guj.htm

2008: Maoist leader Prachanda is elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7563816.stm

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

On 15 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 15 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2019

1939: Foundation at Rangoun of the Communist Party of Burma (6 members). Aung San is elected General Secretary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Burma

1950 Sukarno proclaims the unitary Republic of Indonesia and becomes its first President

1962: Signature of the agreement on Western New Guinea between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The territory will be administrated by the United Nations up to May 1, 1963, then by Indonesia up to a referendum late 1969

1973: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends

1995: Ven. Thich Quang Do and five other monks and laity are tried by the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City and convicted of « sabotaging government policies and damaging the interests of the state. » Ven. Thich Quang Do received a prison term of five years
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.vietnamese/fXo9OvrmsuQ

Thich Quang Do 2

2005: Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) and the Indonesian government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4151980.stm

2018: Cambodia ruling party wins all seats in parliament: Election committee
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/cambodian-prime-minister-hun-sens-party-sweeps-all-125-seats-in-parliament
https://theconversation.com/how-cambodias-prime-minister-rigged-an-election-101511
http://en.rfi.fr/20180815-cambodia-ruling-party-sweeps-election-opposition-pushes-sanctions/

 

On 15 August in Japan’s history

1945-08-15 Radio

ON 15 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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

Updated on August 15, 2019

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1549: Saint Francis Xavier goes ashore at Kagoshima
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06233b.htm

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1865: Birth of Usui Mikao, founder of Reiki, who died on March 9, 1926
http://www.reiki.org/FAQ/HistoryOfReiki.html#usui

1869: The Japanese Meiji government establishes six new ministries including one for Shinto-Worship

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Suicide of Japanese War Minister General Korechika Anami
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_anami_korechika.html
http://www.generals.dk/general/Anami/Korechika/Japan.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7942840

1948: Birth of Japanese actress Bunjaku Han who died on November 5, 2002
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359149/

1949: Death of Kanji Ishiwara, Japanese general, born on January 18, 1889
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/10/soldier-of-monarchy-kanji-ishiwara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji_Ishiwara

1975: Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by a sitting prime minister of Japan on the anniversary of the end of World War II
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2321.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1330223.stm

1989: Death of Minoru Genda, Japanese general and politician, born on August 16, 1904
https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/08/15/Minoru-Genda-Pearl-Harbor-attack-planner-dead-at-84/3700619156800/

2006: Japanese premier Junichiro Koizumi makes his annual pilgrim to Yasukumi sanctuary where are buried 2,500,000 Japanese warriors, including 14 war criminals, causing a diplomatic raw with China and Korea

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633


2013: Two Japanese cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers have visited the Yasukuni shrine on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23695131
http://www.france24.com/en/20130815-japan-pm-shinzo-abe-skips-world-war-2-II-usual-remorse-reference-speech-anniversary-surrender-asia
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130815000234

2014: More than 80 politicians — including three cabinet ministers — went to the leafy Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away, after a visit in December drew an angry reaction from Japan’s neighbours
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426875/japanese-politicians-visit-controversial-war-shrine
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11036115/Japan-makes-peace-pledge-on-war-anniversary.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/15/japan-shinzo-abe-war-dead-offering-anger-china-south-korea

2015 : Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reflecting strong belief in peace, Emperor Akihito refers to ‘deep remorse’ over war

On 15 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 15, 2019

873: Death of Southern Tang emperor Li Yu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yu_(Southern_Tang)

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a « divine wind » for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1517: Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern%C3%A3o_Pires_de_Andrade

1878: China’s first set of stamps issued
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7917.html
https://www.xabusiness.com/china-resources/china-stamps-history.htm

1878-08-15 premiers timbres

1900: In China, the Empress, her family and court retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to quell the Boxer Rebellion

1962: Death of Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary, born on December 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei_Feng
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-03/10/content_12150057.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7937.html

1966: Birth of Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Kwan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAZLM7X48UY

1969: Birth of Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Cheng

2009: Taiwan’s president says the death toll from the floods triggered by Typhoon Morakot could top 500 people
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098149414289785.html

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633

2014: The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China’s control over the city
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426971/hong-kong-legal-body-votes-to-oust-its-pro-beijing-president
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam