Monthly Archives: août 2019

On 30 August in South Asian history

ON 30 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 30, 2019

1569: Birth of Jahangir, Mughal emperor who died on November 7 1627
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahangir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkAJ0uTbmOs

1574: Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Master
http://www.sikhs.org/guru4.htm

1659 : Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s son Dara Shikoh is put to death by his younger brother Aurangzeb
http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/student/article598094.ece
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30th-august-1659-dara-shikoh-is-put-to-death-by-aurangzeb
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Dara_Shikoh

1842: During the First Afghan War, an army of 10,000 Afghans formed on the hills to the left of the Kabul road.British forces, lead by Nott attack and force the Afghans off the battlefield with substantial losses
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/kabul-1842.htm

1903: Birth of Bhagwati Charan Verma Indian author who died on October 5, 1981

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Bhagwati+Charan+Verma

1916: Birth of Shailendra, Indian songwriter who died who died on December 14, 1966
http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=518619
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shailendra_(lyricist)

2001: In Nepal, beginning of negotiations with the Maoist rebellion

2015: M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic is shot dead, born on November 28, 1938
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/ex-vc-m-m-kalaburgi-who-had-run-ins-with-hardliners-shot/
http://time.com/4016747/mm-kalburgi-india-murder-rationalist-idol-worship-hindu-nationalism/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._M._Kalburgi

On 30 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 30 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1850: Birth of Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino writer, journalist and revolutionary, born on July 4 1896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelo_H._del_Pilar

http://www.plaridel302.org/marcelo-h-del-pilar
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/554/today-in-philippine-history-august-30-1850-marcelo-h-del-pilar-was-born-in-cupang-bulacan-bulacan

1896: After the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas in Luzon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Juan_del_Monte

1917: Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.

Trinh Van Can

1951: Signature of a defense pact between the Philippines and the United States
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1695/today-in-philippine-history-august-30-1951-the-mutual-defense-treaty-was-signed-by-the-us-and-the-philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Defense_Treaty_(United_States_%E2%80%93_Philippines)

1970: Birth of Michael Wong, Malaysian-Chinese singer and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wong_(singer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL-X0obn9NU

1998: In Vietnam, Ven. Thich Quang Do is released from prison as part of a general amnesty of what the government called « common criminals »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%ADch_Qu%E1%BA%A3ng_%C4%90%E1%BB%99

 

1999: After months of violence by pro-Indonesia militias, under the control of United Nations, the East-Timor people, with a 98,6 per cent toll of participation chose to become independent by 78,5 per cents of the voters
https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Framing%20the%20State/Chapter9_Framing.pdf
https://www.watoday.com.au/world/asia/from-the-archive-1999-timor-the-defiant-20190823-p52k3d.html
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/i-was-there-remembering-timor-leste-s-bloody-fight-for-independence-20-years-on

2001: Under United Nations control, first general election in East-Timor. Fretilin gets 55 of the 88 seats
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Timorese_parliamentary_election,_2001
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2369_01.htm

2014: Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the latest census
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/myanmar-loses-ten-million-people-census-201483055945633777.html

 

On 30 August in Japan’s history

ON 30 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 30, 2019

1428: Death of Shoko, 101st emperor of Japan (1412-1428), born on 12 May 1401
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sh%C5%8Dk%C5%8D

1590: In Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu captures Edo Castle
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Ieyasu
http://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-city-guides/japanese-castles/edo-castle

1619: Death of Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord, born on August 21,1535
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimazu_Yoshihiro

1911: In Japan, end of the second Katsura Taro’s government
http://www.jref.com/glossary/katsura_taro.shtml

1939: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet                                
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Isoroku_Yamamoto

1945: In Japan, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base
http://www.fsmitha.com/review/takemae.htm

1945: Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces
http://famousdaily.com/history/hong-kong-liberate-japan-british-armed-forces.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTS9zlicQIA

1962: Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMC_YS-11

1974: Powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters inTokyo. 8 killed, 378 injured. Eight left-wing activists will be arrested on May 19, 1975

1983: Birth of Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
http://www.jdorama.com/index.291.htm
http://bestuff.com/stuff/matsumoto-jun

2009: Japanese voters swept the opposition to a historic victory. Media forecasts give the DPJ 308 of the 480 seats in the lower house to the LDP’s 119, almost an exact reversal of their previous standing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8229368.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8229988.stm

2011: Japan’s parliament elects Yoshihiko Noda as the country’s sixth prime minister in five years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14712541
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/201183055115406951.html

On 30 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 30 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 30, 2019

1329: Death of Khutughtu Khan, Emperor Mingzong of Yuan, briefly emperor of the Yuan Dynasty and the Mongol Empire, born on December 22, 1300
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khutughtu_Khan,_Emperor_Mingzong_of_Yuan

1363: Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders against the Yuan dynasty, Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang, who are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, with an end on October 4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Poyang
https://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/august-30-1363-ce-the-battle-of-lake-poyang-begins-near-nanchang-china

1785: Birth of Lin Zexu, Chinese scholar and official, who died on November 22, 1850
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6482.html

1896: Birth of Chinese painter Puru (Pu Hsin-yu or Pu Xinyu) who died on November 18, 1963
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8451.html
http://www.art-virtue.com/painting/history/ching/PuRu/bio-PuRu.htm

Pu Xinyu

1929: Birth of François Cheng (Cheng Baoyi), Chinese French academician, writer, poet and calligrapher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Chen

1945: Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces
http://famousdaily.com/history/hong-kong-liberate-japan-british-armed-forces.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTS9zlicQIA

1979: Birth of Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tavia_Yeung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4qkTQ8alc

1979: Birth of Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/chow_niki.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh3qsMu1px0

2007: In China, Finance minister Jin Renqing, involved in a sex scandal, is sacked
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/minister-sacked-in-beijings-moral-purge/article20401124

On 29 August in Asian history

ON 29 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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708: Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wad%C5%8Dkaichin

1498: Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut (India) and return to Kingdom of Portugal

1612: In the Battle of Surat, India, the English fleet beats Portuguese
https://books.google.fr/books?id=bxsa3jtHoCEC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=1612+Battle+of+Surat&source=bl&ots=Q_OOOhORr0&sig=EqTbW2DZhJWRRxv1uHC3Qq5tLdU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi38amovuTOAhVIuhoKHUNjAckQ6AEIOTAD#v=onepage&q=1612%20Battle%20of%20Surat&f=false

1612-08-29 Battle of Surate

1842: Japanese shogun Tokugawa Ieyoshi orders to the daimyo (governors of provinces) to supply western ships if they request for

1842: The Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War and gives Hong Kong to the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Nanking
http://china.usc.edu/treaty-nanjing-nanking-1842
http://nankingtreaty.blogspot.fr/2015/01/engraving-of-signing.html

1866: Death of Tokugawa Iemochi, 14th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, born on July 17, 1846
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Iemochi

1871: Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the Han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolition_of_the_han_system

1876: Birth of Kim Gu, president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (1927-1948), assassinated on June 26, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Gu

1879: Birth of Han Yong-un, Korean Buddhist reformer and poet who died on June 29, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Yong-un

1910: The Japan-Korean Annexation Treaty, signed on August 22, enters in force. Japan changes Korea’s name to Chosen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony
http://www.conservapedia.com/Japan_Korea_Annexation_Treaty

1910-08-29 annection

1916: The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_Law_(Philippines)
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/549/today-in-philippine-history-august-29-1916-the-philippine-autonomy-act-of-1916-was-approved

1916-08-29 Autonomy Act

1919: Birth of Wu Guanzhong, Chinese painter, who died on June 26, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Guanzhong
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Wu+Guanzhong&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=MK9aTuC0NpCs-gbQ99mgDA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643

1922: Under Komintern instructions, the Communist Party of China Central Committee decides that all party members have to join the KMT
www.republicanchina.org/USSR-CominternKMT-CCP.pdf

1942: The international humanitarian agency, the Red Cross, reveals that Japan has refused free passage of ships carrying food, medicine, and other necessities for American POWs held by Japan

1945: In Indonesia, the constitution that had been drafted by the PPKI preparatory committee, and announced on the 18th, is adopted. Sukarno is declared President, Hatta is declared Vice-President. The new government is installed on August 31
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_Republic_of_Indonesia

1945: Gen MacArthur is named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

1950: Taiwan question is put on United Nations Security Council agenda

1950: British troops arrive in Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/29/newsid_3053000/3053107.stm

1955: Death of Chinese dramatist Hong Shen, born on December 31, 1894
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Hong_Shen

1959: Birth of Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akkineni_Nagarjuna
http://celebprofile.blogspot.com/2011/01/akkineni-nagarjun-telugu-actor-pictures.html

1962: Birth of Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
http://www.squareenixmusic.com/composers/kikuta/index.shtml
http://www.ocremix.org/composer/id/8/hiroki-kikuta/

1964: Nguyen Khanh steps down as president of South Vietnam and Xuan Oanh, former professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, is named prime minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Khanh
http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/vietnam-f2fe66-interview-with-nguyen-khanh-1981

1966: In Beijing, during the Cultural Revolution, start of a two-day demonstrations in front of the Soviet Union embassy

1971: President Nguyen Van Thieu retains control of National Assembly

1972: US president Nixon announces a new withdraw of 12,000 soldiers from Vietnam

1972: Birth of  Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bae_Yong-joon
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Bae_Yong_Jun

1974: Birth of Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
http://www.rpgfan.com/features/tanioka-interview/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jze3vRfHzQA&feature=related

1975: Birth of Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante_Basco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFrUA1Hwjz4&feature=fvst

1976: Death of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, born on May 24, 1899
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kazi_Nazrul_Islam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazi_Nazrul_Islam

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQYN1Y6Vs0M

1976: Birth of Mieko Kawakami, Japanese singer and writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mieko_Kawakami
http://asianmediawiki.com/Mieko_Kawakami

2004: Apirak Kosayodhin, a member of the Democratic Party is elected governor of Bangkok vis 21 others candidates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apirak_Kosayodhin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iEm3rR3PeE&feature=related

2004: India test-launches a nuclear capable missile able to carry a one-ton warhead. The weapon has a range of 1,560 miles

2008: The major Buddhist Drepung Monastery in Tibet reopened  this week five months after being shut by the authorities during anti-government riots that rocked the region’s capital

2011: Japan’s governing Democratic Party (DPJ) chooses Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as its leader, lining him up to become the country’s sixth prime minister in five years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14705394
http://www.france24.com/en/20110829-japan-new-prime-minister-yoshihiko-noda-naoto-kan

2012: Japan and North Korea begin intergovernmental talks for the first time in four years to mainly discuss the retrieval of the remains of Japanese nationals who died in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula during the war.

2013: A preliminary report by a team of United Nations experts has determined that a North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama for carrying weapons violated sanctions, the Panamanian government said
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/29/panama-north-korea-ship-sanctions

 

Holidays and observances

India: Telugu Language Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 29 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 29 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 29, 2019

1612: In the Battle of Surat, India, the English fleet beats Portuguese
https://books.google.fr/books?id=bxsa3jtHoCEC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=1612+Battle+of+Surat&source=bl&ots=Q_OOOhORr0&sig=EqTbW2DZhJWRRxv1uHC3Qq5tLdU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi38amovuTOAhVIuhoKHUNjAckQ6AEIOTAD#v=onepage&q=1612%20Battle%20of%20Surat&f=false

1612-08-29 Battle of Surate

1842: The Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War and gives Hong Kong to the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Nanking
http://china.usc.edu/treaty-nanjing-nanking-1842
http://nankingtreaty.blogspot.fr/2015/01/engraving-of-signing.html

1910: The Japan-Korean Annexation Treaty, signed on August 22, enters in force. Japan changes Korea’s name to Chosen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony
http://www.conservapedia.com/Japan_Korea_Annexation_Treaty

1910-08-29 annection

1916: The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_Law_(Philippines)

https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/549/today-in-philippine-history-august-29-1916-the-philippine-autonomy-act-of-1916-was-approved

1916-08-29 Autonomy Act

1950: Taiwan question is put on United Nations Security Council agenda

1950: British troops arrive in Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/29/newsid_3053000/3053107.stm

1966: In Beijing, during the Cultural Revolution, start of a two-day demonstrations in front of the Soviet Union embassy

1972: US president Nixon announces a new withdraw of 12,000 soldiers from Vietnam

2004: India test-launches a nuclear capable missile able to carry a one-ton warhead. The weapon has a range of 1,560 miles

2012: Japan and North Korea begin intergovernmental talks for the first time in four years to mainly discuss the retrieval of the remains of Japanese nationals who died in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula during the war.

2013: A preliminary report by a team of United Nations experts has determined that a North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama for carrying weapons violated sanctions, the Panamanian government said
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/29/panama-north-korea-ship-sanctions

On 29 August in South Asian history

ON 29 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 29, 2019

1498: Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut (India) and return to Kingdom of Portugal

1612: In the Battle of Surat, India, the English fleet beats Portuguese
https://books.google.fr/books?id=bxsa3jtHoCEC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=1612+Battle+of+Surat&source=bl&ots=Q_OOOhORr0&sig=EqTbW2DZhJWRRxv1uHC3Qq5tLdU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi38amovuTOAhVIuhoKHUNjAckQ6AEIOTAD#v=onepage&q=1612%20Battle%20of%20Surat&f=false

1612-08-29 Battle of Surate

1959: Birth of Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akkineni_Nagarjuna
http://celebprofile.blogspot.com/2011/01/akkineni-nagarjun-telugu-actor-pictures.html

1976: Death of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, born on May 24, 1899
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kazi_Nazrul_Islam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazi_Nazrul_Islam

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQYN1Y6Vs0M

2004: India test-launches a nuclear capable missile able to carry a one-ton warhead. The weapon has a range of 1,560 miles

2008: The major Buddhist Drepung Monastery in Tibet reopened  this week five months after being shut by the authorities during anti-government riots that rocked the region’s capital

 

Holidays and observances

India: Telugu Language Day

On 29 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 29 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 29, 2019

1916: The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_Law_(Philippines)
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/549/today-in-philippine-history-august-29-1916-the-philippine-autonomy-act-of-1916-was-approved

1916-08-29 Autonomy Act

1945: In Indonesia, the constitution that had been drafted by the PPKI preparatory committee, and announced on the 18th, is adopted. Sukarno is declared President, Hatta is declared Vice-President. The new government is installed on August 31
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_Republic_of_Indonesia

1964: Nguyen Khanh steps down as president of South Vietnam and Xuan Oanh, former professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, is named prime minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Khanh
http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/vietnam-f2fe66-interview-with-nguyen-khanh-1981

1971: President Nguyen Van Thieu retains control of National Assembly

1972: US president Nixon announces a new withdraw of 12,000 soldiers from Vietnam

1975: Birth of Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante_Basco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFrUA1Hwjz4&feature=fvst

 2004: Apirak Kosayodhin, a member of the Democratic Party is elected governor of Bangkok vis 21 others candidates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apirak_Kosayodhin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iEm3rR3PeE&feature=related

On 29 August in Japan’s history

ON 29 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 29, 2019

708: Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wad%C5%8Dkaichin

1842: Japanese shogun Tokugawa Ieyoshi orders to the daimyo (governors of provinces) to supply western ships if they request for

1866: Death of Tokugawa Iemochi, 14th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, born on July 17, 1846
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Iemochi

1871: Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the Han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolition_of_the_han_system

1910: The Japan-Korean Annexation Treaty, signed on August 22, enters in force. Japan changes Korea’s name to Chosen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony
http://www.conservapedia.com/Japan_Korea_Annexation_Treaty

1910-08-29 annection

1942: The international humanitarian agency, the Red Cross, reveals that Japan has refused free passage of ships carrying food, medicine, and other necessities for American POWs held by Japan

1945: Gen MacArthur is named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

1962: Birth of Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
http://www.squareenixmusic.com/composers/kikuta/index.shtml
http://www.ocremix.org/composer/id/8/hiroki-kikuta/

1974: Birth of Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
http://www.rpgfan.com/features/tanioka-interview/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jze3vRfHzQA&feature=related

1976: Birth of Mieko Kawakami, Japanese singer and writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mieko_Kawakami
http://asianmediawiki.com/Mieko_Kawakami

2011: Japan’s governing Democratic Party (DPJ) chooses Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as its leader, lining him up to become the country’s sixth prime minister in five years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14705394
http://www.france24.com/en/20110829-japan-new-prime-minister-yoshihiko-noda-naoto-kan

2012: Japan and North Korea begin intergovernmental talks for the first time in four years to mainly discuss the retrieval of the remains of Japanese nationals who died in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula during the war.

On 29 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 29 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND  TAIWAN

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Updated on August 29, 2019

1842: The Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War and gives Hong Kong to the British
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Nanking
http://china.usc.edu/treaty-nanjing-nanking-1842
http://nankingtreaty.blogspot.fr/2015/01/engraving-of-signing.html

1919: Birth of Wu Guanzhong, Chinese painter, who died on June 26, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Guanzhong
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Wu+Guanzhong&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=MK9aTuC0NpCs-gbQ99mgDA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643

1922: Under Comintern instructions, the Communist Party of China Central Committee decides that all party members have to join the KMT
www.republicanchina.org/USSR-CominternKMT-CCP.pdf

1950: Taiwan question is put on United Nations Security Council agenda

1955: Death of Chinese dramatist Hong Shen, born on December 31, 1894
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Hong_Shen

1966: In Beijing, during the Cultural Revolution, start of a two-day demonstrations in front of the Soviet Union embassy

1980: Birth of Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Tse
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/tse_nic.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR4ZC3jJeNw&feature=fvsr