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On 7 December in Asian history

1941-12-07-japan-opens-war

ON 7 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 7, 2019

1561: Birth of Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician, who died on October 22, 1625
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikkawa_Hiroie


1798: Death of Qing Dynasty poet Yuan Mei, born in 1716
http://poetrychina.net/wp/poets/yuan_mei
http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/Poets/M/MeiYuan/index.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11477.html

Yuan Mei

1830 : Birth of Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who authored the « Act of Declaration of Philippine Independence ». He was also the one who read the declaration during the June 12, 1898 Independence proclamation by General Aguinaldo
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/799/today-in-philippie-history-december-7-1830-ambrosio-rianzares-bautista-lawyer-and-gen-emilio-aguinaldo-s-confidante-was-born-in-bi-an-laguna

1878: Birth of Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet, who died onMay 29, 1942
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiko_Yosano
http://www.poemhunter.com/akiko-yosano/biography/
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=7522

1896: Birth of Yu Dafu a modern Chinese short story writer and poet, who died on September 17, 1945
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Dafu
http://www.cctv.com/lm/176/71/88858.html

1899: Death of Juan Luna y Novicio, an Ilocano Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists, born on October 23, 1857
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Luna
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Juan+Luna+y+Novicio&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8NShUsnmJ6XK0AWVu4HwDw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628

Luna Y Novicio Juan parisian life

1921: Birth of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader
http://www.swaminarayan.org/pramukhswami/index.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-december-1921-pramukh-swami-maharaj-the-fifth-successor-of-swaminarayan-was-born

1923: Birth of Intizar Hussain, Pakistani Urdu writer and columnist
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2010/09/intizar-hussain-famous-urdu-writer.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/917349/intizar-i-m-a-man-only-of-fiction-intizar-Hussain

1941: The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii leaving 1,500 people died

1941-12-07-japan-opens-war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_3494000/3494108.stm
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec07.html
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
http://history1900s.about.com/od/photographs/tp/pearlharborpictures.htm?utm_content=20151209&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_asianhistory&utm_term=list_asianhistory

1946: Death of Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress and dancer, born on July 18, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Yacco
https://fr.pinterest.com/nilsharning/madame-sadayakko-sada-yacco-or-kawakami-sadayakko/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XE1kHY_UBE

1949: The Chinese communist troops reach the borders of Indochina

1949: Chiang proclaims Taipei, Taiwan, the temporary capital of the Republic of China.

1954: Shigeru Yoshida, five times prime minister of Japan, resigns. He will be replaced on 10 December by Ichiro Hatoyama
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/27503428
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Yoshida

1959: In Indonesia, Aceh is made a Propinsi Daerah Istimewa (Province and Special Area)

1970: The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_general_election,_1970
http://www.dawn.com/news/686541/1970-polls-when-election-results-created-a-storm
http://historypak.com/elections-of-1970/

1971: Bombing of Phom-Penh  by communist Khmer Rouge

1971: Pakistan president Yayah Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as vice-prime minister
http://presidentyahya.com/about.html

1972: Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, is stabbed and seriously wounded by an assailant. The man is then shot and killed by her bodyguards
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1512/today-in-philippine-history-december-7-1972-dimahilig-attempted-to-assasinate-mrs-marcos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=steFcadUwW4

1975: Breaking off of diplomatic relations with Portugal, Indonesia invads East Timor which will be the  la 27th Indonesia province in July 1976
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indonesia-invades-east-timor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

1975-12-07 invasion

1978: Resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda. Masayoshi Ohira succeeds him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira

1979: Birth of Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayako_Fujitani
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297858/

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

1987: Because strikes and protests Bangladesh president Ershad dissolves parliament
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossain_Mohammad_Ershad

2000: In front of the Philippine Senat, opening of the impeachment trial of president Joseph Estrada
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/128607/fast-facts-estrada-impeachment-trial

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2srr63

2001: Taliban surrender Kandahar
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_4031000/4031711.stm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/dec/07/afghanistan1

2001: Surprising resignation of Xu Kuangdi, the popular mayor of Shanghai
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/BUSINESS/asia/12/10/china.shanghai/index.html

2001: In Indonesia Sulawesi islands, thousands of Chritians, attacked by Muslims flee their villages. In two years, the Christian-Muslim riots cause 1,000 deads

2001: Death of of Subrata Mitra, Indian cinematographer, a master of black-and-white film photography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subrata_Mitra
http://www.geraldpeary.com/interviews/mno/mitra.html

2002: In Mymensingh, Bangladesh, four movies theaters are bombed within 30 minutes of each other. At least 15 people were killed and over 200 were injured

2004: Hamid Karzai is sworn in as president of Afghanistan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3135938.stm

2004-12-07
2005: Death of Devan Nair, 3rd President of Singapore (1981-1985), born on August 5, 1923)
http://swordofdemocles.blogspot.fr/2005/12/death-of-ex-president.html
http://www.thinkcentre.org/article.php?id=2682

Devan_Nair-20101207-3

2008: Death of Marky Cielo, Filipino-Igorot dancer and actor, born on May 12, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marky_Cielo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEaBA239oaw

2010: The Philippine Supreme Court declares as unconstitutional President Benigno S. Aquino III’s creation of a commission to investigate corruption allegations against his predecessor

2011: One of Vietnam’s best-known actors, Don Duong – once labelled a traitor bis country’s armed forces – dies of heart failure and a brain haemorrhage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16072280

2012: Powerful typhoon in the Philippines. The death toll from the storm has surpassed 500, with more than 400 people missing.
http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/07/15752731-death-toll-over-500-in-the-philippines-following-typhoon?lite
http://asiancorrespondent.com/93161/death-toll-from-philippine-typhoon-climbs-past-500/

2014: China slams the Philippines for challenging its territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, refusing to back down just a week before a deadline to respond in the case
http://en.people.cn/n/2014/1207/c90883-8819170.html

2016 : Death of Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani musician, in a plane crash, born in 1964
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/07/pakistan-plane-crashes-flight-pk661

2018: Afghan President Hamid Karzai inaugurates the High Peace Council, charged with negotiating with the Taliban and other insurgents that have been attempting to destabilize the country since start of the US-led invasion nine years ago
http://www.france24.com/en/20101007-karzai-inaugurates-high-peace-council-negotiate-taliban-afghanistan-nine-year-anniversary-afghanistan-war

Holidays and observances

India: Armed Forces Flag Day

Wars, conflitcs and strategy on 7 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLITS AND STRATEGY ON 7 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 7, 2019

1941: The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii leaving 1,500 people died

1941-12-07-japan-opens-war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_3494000/3494108.stm

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec07.html
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-ww2/pearl-harbor

1949: Ending the civil war, the government of Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei

1949: The Chinese communist troops reach the borders of Indochina

1971: Bombing of Phom-Penh  by communist Khmer Rouge

1975: Breaking off of diplomatic relations by Portugal, Indonesia invads East Timor which will be the  la 27th Indonesia province in July 1976
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indonesia-invades-east-timor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

1975-12-07 invasion

2001: In Indonesia Sulawesi islands, thousands of Chritians, attacked by Muslims flee their villages. In two years, the Christian-Muslim riots cause 1,000 deads

On 7 December in South Asian history

ON 7 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 7, 2019

1921: Birth of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader
http://www.swaminarayan.org/pramukhswami/index.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-december-1921-pramukh-swami-maharaj-the-fifth-successor-of-swaminarayan-was-born

1923: Birth of Intizar Hussain, Pakistani Urdu writer and columnist
http://urduadab4u.blogspot.fr/2010/09/intizar-hussain-famous-urdu-writer.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/917349/intizar-i-m-a-man-only-of-fiction-intizar-Hussain


1970: The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_general_election,_1970
http://www.dawn.com/news/686541/1970-polls-when-election-results-created-a-storm
http://historypak.com/elections-of-1970/

1971: Pakistan president Yayah Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as vice-prime minister
http://presidentyahya.com/about.html

1987: Because strikes and protests Bangladesh president Ershad dissolves parliament
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossain_Mohammad_Ershad

2001: Taliban surrender Kandahar

2002: In Mymensingh, Bangladesh, four movies theaters are bombed within 30 minutes of each other. At least 15 people were killed and over 200 were injured

2004: Hamid Karzai is sworn in as president of Afghanistan
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/08/world/asia/karzai-is-sworn-in-citing-a-new-chapter-for-afghanistan.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3135938.stm

2004-12-07
2007: A judge in India has summoned two Hindu gods, Ram and Hanuman, to appear before the court personally to help resolve a property dispute
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7132124.stm

2016 : Death of Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani musician, in a plane crash, born in 1964
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/07/pakistan-plane-crashes-flight-pk661

 

Holidays and observances

India: Armed Forces Flag Day

On 7 December in Japan’s history

1941-12-07-japan-opens-war

ON 7 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on December 7, 2019

1561: Birth of Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician, who died on October 22, 1625
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikkawa_Hiroie


1941: The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii leaving 1,500 people died

1941-12-07-japan-opens-war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_3494000/3494108.stm
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec07.html
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
http://history1900s.about.com/od/photographs/tp/pearlharborpictures.htm?utm_content=20151209&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_asianhistory&utm_term=list_asianhistory

1946: Death of Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress and dancer, born on July 18, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Yacco
https://fr.pinterest.com/nilsharning/madame-sadayakko-sada-yacco-or-kawakami-sadayakko/

1954: Shigeru Yoshida, five times prime minister of Japan, resigns. He will be replaced on 10 December by Ichiro Hatoyama
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/27503428
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Yoshida

1978: Resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda. Masayoshi Ohira succeeds him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira

1979: Birth of Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayako_Fujitani
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297858/

1991: Birth of Dori Sakurada, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Dori_Sakurada

On 7 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 7 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 7, 2019

1798: Death of-Qing Dynasty poet Yuan Mei, born in 1716
http://poetrychina.net/wp/poets/yuan_mei
http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/Poets/M/MeiYuan/index.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11477.html

Yuan Mei

1896: Birth of Yu Dafu a modern Chinese short story writer and poet, who died on September 17, 1945
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Dafu
http://www.cctv.com/lm/176/71/88858.html

1949: The Chinese communist troops reach the borders of Indochina

1949: Chiang proclaims Taipei, Taiwan, the temporary capital of the Republic of China.

2001: Surprising resignation of Xu Kuangdi, the popular mayor of Shanghai
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/BUSINESS/asia/12/10/china.shanghai/index.html

2012: This year’s Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China’s Communist Party and reluctance to speak out against the country’s government, defends censorship as something as necessary as airport security checks.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9728801/Nobel-Prize-winning-author-Mo-Yan-says-censorship-is-necessary.html

2014: China slams the Philippines for challenging its territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, refusing to back down just a week before a deadline to respond in the case
http://en.people.cn/n/2014/1207/c90883-8819170.html

 

On 26 November in Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

666: Death of Yeon Gaesomun Korean dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeon_Gaesomun

1161: Battle of Caishi. A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi

1161 Battle of Caishi

1288: Birth of Go-Daigo, 96th Japanese emperor (1318-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Daigo

1902 : Birth of Chinese Marshal Luo Ronghuan who died on December 16,1963
http://maoist.wikia.com/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11139.html

Luo Ronghuan

1919: Birth of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic who died on August 20, 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma
http://www.sacw.net/article2268.html

1923: Birth of V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer who died on April 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._K._Murthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq0x5t0icw

1924: The Mongolian People’s Republic is proclaimed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_People’s_Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1oi7mUJPI&feature=related

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1939: Birth of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia Prime Minister (2003-2009)
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/abdullah-ahmad-badawi-578.php

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1949: India’s Constituent Assembly adopts the country’s constitution. The country will become a republic within the British Commonwealth two months later
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26th-november-1949-the-constitution-of-india-was-adopted
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/constituent_assembly_india.htm
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/237570/

1949: Birth of Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese politician, 1st Prime Minister from 2002 to 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

1950: Chinese troops launch an counterattack against the US forces (Battle of Chosin reservoir) stopping McArthur offensive
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=2352&page=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OI40GsNiHk

1954: Birth of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader to the Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, killed on May 16, 2009
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0933019.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7885473.stm

1963: Legislative elections in South Korea. Victory of the Republican Democratic Party (conservative)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_legislative_election,_1963

1967: In Pakistan, Malik Amir Muhammad, Nawab of Kalabagh is shot dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Mohammad_Khan
http://nation.com.pk/sunday-plus/29-Jun-2014/nawab-of-kalabagh-the-man-who-knew-too-much

Malik Amir Muhammad

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1972: Birth of Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992000/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYcB8xFAUkc

1980: Birth of Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Ohno
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste_1492.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP5OQg8wc64

1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=191&dat=19821123&id=83NaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=my4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,5569337

1982-11-27 Nakasone

1990: Death of Feng Youlan (Fung Yulan), Chinese philosopher, born on December 5, 189
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Feng_Youlan

http://www.iep.utm.edu/feng/

1990: After 31 years in power, Lee Kuan Yew steps down as Singapore Prime Minister but stays in the government as officially number 2

 

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2005: Death of Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer, born on April 2, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Arisawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgrf_qLf0

2008: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502/

http://vimeo.com/7981337

2011: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-15901363
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-nato-attack/

2012: Death of P. K. Venukuttan Nair, Indian actor, born in 1931
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/venukuttan-nair-passes-away/article4139095.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/article1356485.ece
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/6738

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2012: Death of M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author, born on February 2, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/chitrabhanu-namboodiripad-passes-away/article4142296.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Nambudiripad

2012: The Aam Aadmi Party, an Indian political party, is founded
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/arvind-kejriwal-to-formally-launch-aam-aadmi-party-today-505571
http://www.mapsofindia.com/election/aam-aadmi-party.html

2015 : Death of screen legend Setsuko Hara, who starred in several films by internationally acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu before stunning the Japanese movie world by retiring at age 42. She was 95
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/11/26/films/mysterious-japanese-screen-legend-setsuko-hara-dies-95/#.WDhp2-RSNC8
https://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/26/Legendary_actress_Setsuko_Hara_dies_at_95/
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-setsuko-hara-japanese-screen-legend-228968

setsuko-hara

2016: Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, is arrested under the Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-27/malaysian-political-cartoonist-zunar-arrested-under-sedition-law/8060932?section=world
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/again-cartoonist-zunar-taken-in-for-sedition

2017: China jails activist Wu Gan for 8 years for ‘subverting state power’
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/26/china-jails-activist-wu-gan-8-years-subverting-state-power/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/26/china-jails-human-rights-lawyer-known-super-vulgar-butcher/
https://www.voanews.com/a/wu-gan-sentenced-to-8-years-in-chinese-prison/4179270.html

2018: Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

Holidays and observances

Independence Day of Mongolia

India: Constitution Day

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 26 November in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 26 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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 Updated on November 26, 2019

1161: Battle of Caishi. A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi

1161 Battle of Caishi

1924: The Mongolian People’s Republic is proclaimed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_People’s_Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1oi7mUJPI&feature=related

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1950: Chinese troops launch an counterattack against the US forces (Battle of Chosin reservoir) stopping McArthur offensive
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=2352&page=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OI40GsNiHk

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2008: Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502


http://vimeo.com/7981337

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

 

On 26 November in South Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

1919: Birth of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic who died on August 20, 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma
http://www.sacw.net/article2268.html

1923: Birth of V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer who died on April 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._K._Murthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq0x5t0icw

1949: India’s Constituent Assembly adopts the country’s constitution. The country will become a republic within the British Commonwealth two months later
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26th-november-1949-the-constitution-of-india-was-adopted
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/constituent_assembly_india.htm
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/237570/

1954: Birth of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader to the Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, killed on May 16, 2009
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0933019.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7885473.stm

1967: In Pakistan, Malik Amir Muhammad, Nawab of Kalabagh is shot dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Mohammad_Khan
http://nation.com.pk/sunday-plus/29-Jun-2014/nawab-of-kalabagh-the-man-who-knew-too-much

Malik Amir Muhammad

1972: Birth of Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992000/

2007: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999 led by General Musharraf
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1570491/Nawaz-Sharif-returns-to-Pakistan.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/11/26/former-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-returns-to-pakistan-after-8-years-in-exile.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIiaTg2nksc

2008: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502

http://vimeo.com/7981337

2011: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-15901363
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-nato-attack/

2012: Death of P. K. Venukuttan Nair, Indian actor, born in 1931
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/venukuttan-nair-passes-away/article4139095.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/article1356485.ece
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/6738

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2012: Death of M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author, born on February 2, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/chitrabhanu-namboodiripad-passes-away/article4142296.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Nambudiripad

2012: The Aam Aadmi Party, an Indian political party, is founded
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/arvind-kejriwal-to-formally-launch-aam-aadmi-party-today-505571
http://www.mapsofindia.com/election/aam-aadmi-party.html

2018: Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

Holidays and observances

India: Constitution Day

On 26 November in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

1939: Birth of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia Prime Minister (2003-2009)
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/abdullah-ahmad-badawi-578.php

1949: Birth of Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese politician, 1st Prime Minister (2002-2006)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1990: After 31 years Lee Kuan Yew steps down as Singapore Prime Minister but stays in the government as officially number 2

2009: Andal Ampatuan Jr is charged with murder. He is the son of a Philippines clan boss, suspected of the massacre of at least 57 journalists, political activists and innocent passers-by, already charged with murder

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2016: Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, is arrested under the Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-27/malaysian-political-cartoonist-zunar-arrested-under-sedition-law/8060932?section=world
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/again-cartoonist-zunar-taken-in-for-sedition

 

On 26 November in Japan’s history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

1288: Birth of Go-Daigo, 96th Japanese emperor (1318-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Daigo

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1980: Birth of Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Ohno
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste_1492.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP5OQg8wc64

1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=191&dat=19821123&id=83NaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=my4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,5569337

1982-11-27 Nakasone

1988: Birth of Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumi_Kobayashi

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

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2005: Death of Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer, born on April 2, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Arisawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgrf_qLf0

2015 : Death of screen legend Setsuko Hara, who starred in several films by internationally acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu before stunning the Japanese movie world by retiring at age 42. She was 95
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/11/26/films/mysterious-japanese-screen-legend-setsuko-hara-dies-95/#.WDhp2-RSNC8
https://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/26/Legendary_actress_Setsuko_Hara_dies_at_95/
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-setsuko-hara-japanese-screen-legend-228968

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