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On 17 September in Asian history

ON 17 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 17, 2019

1192: Birth of Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun who was assassinated on February 13, 1219
http://everything2.com/?node_id=691877

1786: Death of Tokugawa Ieharu, 10th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate (1760-1786), born on June 20, 1737
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Ieharu

1867: Birth of Shiki Masaoka, Japanese poet who died on September 19, 1902
http://www.poemhunter.com/masaoki-shiki/biography/

1879: Birth of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer who died on December 24, 1973
http://ambedkar.nspire.in/Periyar-E-%20V-Ramasamy.html
http://www.staff.uni-giessen.de/~gk1415/periyar.htm

1894: Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement in the first Sino-Japan war
http://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/battles/battle-of-yalu-1894
http://sinojapanesewar.com/yalu.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9014.html

1894: Death of Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral, born in 1849
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Shichang

1900: Battle of Mabitac. Filipino fighters outmaneuver and rout American forces on Luzon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mabitac

1904: Death of Raden Ajeng Kartini (Raden Ayu Kartini), Indonesian female hero, born on 21 April 1879
http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=kartini_indonesia_05_ul
http://belajjar.blogspot.fr/2011/07/biography-raden-ajeng-kartini.html

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1906: Birth of Junius Richard Jayewardene, president of Sri Lanka from 1978 until 1989 who died on November 1, 1996
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/j-r-jayewardene-7199.php
http://jrjc.lk/j-r-jayewardene/

Japan: September 12, 1979 Tokyo President of Sliranka Junius Richard JAYAWARDENE at Japan National Press Club Photo by Kaku Kurita ƒXƒŠƒ‰ƒ“ƒJ‘哝—Ì

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1915: Birth of Maqbool Fida Husain, Indian painter who died on June 9, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_F_Husain
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7308135.stm
http://www.google.fr/search?q=maqbool+fida+husain+paintings&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=tz90TonALdKp8AOSrZHqDQ&ved=0CDsQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=643

Maqbool Fida Husain

1917: Birth of Isang Yun, Korean composer who spent most of his creative career in Germany and died on November 3, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isang_Yun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAj8Z43-Gyw

1928: Birth of Syed Hussein Alatas, Malaysian academician and former politician who formed the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan), who died on January 23, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Hussein_Alatas

1930: Birth of Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalgudi_Jayaraman

1939: Beginning of the Battle of Changsha (up to October 6, 1939), the first attempt by Japan to take the city of Changsha, China, during the second Sino-Japanese War
http://totallyhistory.com/battle-of-changsha-1939/

1945: Death of Yu Dafu a modern Chinese short story writer and poet, killed by the Japanese military police in Sumatra,  born on December 7, 1896
http://www.cctv.com/lm/176/71/88858.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Dafu

1949 : The state political party of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) which means “Dravadian Progress Federation” is founded by C.N Annadurai
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-september-1949-political-party-dravida-munnetra-kazhagam-dmk-was-founded

1950: Birth of Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister from May 26, 2014
http://www.biography.com/people/narendra-modi
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/narendra-modi.html

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1953: Birth of Altaf Hussain, Pakistani founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-23145377
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Who’s-Altaf-Hussain/article14587077.ece

1957: Malaysia joins the United Nations

1957: In Thailand , after the coup d’Etat of General Sarit Thanarat, General Pibul Songkram goes in exile
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404705731.html
http://www.safran-arts.com/sarit-thanarat.html

1959: Beijing announces that Marshal Lin Biao succeeds disgraced Marshal Peng Dehuai as defense minister
http://chineseposters.net/themes/linbiao.php
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/lin-biao/index.htm

1962: Birth of Dustin Nguyen, Vietnamese American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dustin_Nguyen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M8CUGN18x4

1963: After they did not recognize that the United Kingdom gave to it its territories in Borneo, the Federation of Malaysia breaks off its diplomatic relations with The Philippines and Indonesia

1965: Beginning of the Battle of Chawinda between Pakistan and India
http://defence.pk/threads/sialkot-tu-zinda-rahey-gha-picture-thread.395146/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chawinda

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUQjTHTy9k0

1968: Birth of Hong Kong artist Weng Hong (Yvonne Yung)
http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2011-06/14/content_22781549_5.htm

1970: The People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) for South Vietnam presents a new peace plan at the Paris talks

1973: Birth of Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Choi
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=341

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOd3zu5ZmKw

1974: Bangladesh joins the United Nations

1977: In Pakistan, on charge to have order the killing of a political opponent in November 1974, Ali Bhutto who has been thrown out by General Zia-ul Haq is arrested

1980: Kim Dae-jung, leader of South Korea opposition is sentenced to death by a martial court

1983: Birth of Sanaya Irani, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanaya_Irani

1991: South Korea and North Korea become members of the United Nations

1995: Hong Kong last election under British rule

1996: A small North-Korean submarine runs aground South Korea. 24 North Korean soldiers commit suicide or are killed in the following days causing the death of 16 South Koreans and 26 wounded

1999: President Bill Clinton lifts restrictions on trade, travel and banking imposed on North Korea a half-century earlier

2001: World Trade Organization (WTO) successfully concludes negotiations on China’s entry
http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres01_e/pr243_e.htm

2002: Junichiro Koizumi is the first Japanese head of government to go to Pyongyang. North Korea admits the kidnapping of Japanese in the 70s and 80s
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/n_korea/pmv0209/index.html

2002: The Cardinal Kung Foundation, says that non official Chinese bishop Mgr Wei Jingyi has been arrested

2004: Tamil is declared the first classical language in India

2005: After its failure in the September 13 election, the Democratic Party of Japan elects Seiji Maehara as its new leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiji_Maehara

2008: In Burma, the military authorities order around 5,000 people to leave two refugee camps in Laputta Township, according to local residents and international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) operating in the area

2008: In Thailand, Thaksin’s brother-in-law Somchai Wongsawat is elected new Thai prime minister
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/somchai-elected-new-thai-pm-1.517542
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7620257.stm

2009: Indonesia’s most-wanted militant Noordin Mohamed Top, who was linked by investigators to the 2005 Bali bombings, is killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4302368.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noordin_Mohammad_Top

2010: Prime Minister Naoto Kan keeps to his « anti-Ozawa » principle as he reshuffles the Cabinet, awarding key positions to Diet members who have kept their distance from former DPJ Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa

2010: Japan says China has shipped drilling equipment to a disputed gas field in the East China Sea, fuelling diplomatic tensions between the Asian giants. China has previously refrained from unilateral drilling at Japan’s request
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11340220

2011: There is evidence linking the Haqqani militant network to Pakistan’s government, the US ambassador to Pakistan has said in a radio interview
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14960725
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/09/17/afghanistan.pakistan.haqqani/index.html

2012: Burma frees 514 prisoners in political reforms on humanitarian grounds in Burma, just days ahead of a trip by Aung San Suu Kyi to the United States
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/9548356/Burma-frees-514-prisoners-in-political-reforms.html

2012: Pakistan conducts a successful test fire of the indigenously developed multi tube Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of 700 kilometers and nuclear capable missile
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/pakistan-test-fires-nuclear-capable-babur-missile-with-700-km-range/articleshow/16431622.cms

2012: Major electronics firms Panasonic and Canon have temporarily suspend production at factories in China after a territorial dispute triggered violent anti-Japanese protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-19620114
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan/japan-brandname-firms-shut-china-plants-after-protest-violence-idUSBRE88F00H20120917

2013: Bangladesh’s top court sentences a senior Islamist opposition leader to death for mass murder during the country’s 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest-ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/201391735611372698.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/17/world/asia/bangladesh-islamist-death-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10315433/Islamist-leader-sentenced-to-death-in-Bangladesh.html

2013: Rights group Amnesty International awards its highest honour to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot in the head last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education
http://dawn.com/news/1043512/malala-receives-top-amnesty-award

2014: Chinese president Xi Jinping begins a maiden visit to India with both sides seeking to reset the relationship between Asia’s rival superpowers
http://tribune.com.pk/story/763520/chinese-premiers-visit-to-india-of-talks-investment-and-existential-threats/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PM-Modi-welcomes-Xi-Jinping-in-Ahmedabad-India-China-sign-3-pacts/articleshow/42728040.cms

2017: Death of Indian hero Marshal Arjan Singh
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/nation-mourns-death-of-hero-marshal-arjan-singh-1.2091509
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/his-life-was-dedicated-to-mother-india-pm-modi-pays-rich-tribute-to-marshal-of-iaf-arjan-singh-4848155/

2018: Bhutan’s prime minister conceds defeat after the ruling party was knocked out in the first round of the small Himalayan nation’s third-ever election
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-keeps-close-eye-as-bhutan-polls-spring-surprise-result/articleshow/65831694.cms

On 16 September in Asian history

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ON 16 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 16, 2019

1507: Birth of Jiajing (or Chia-ching), Emperor of China from 1521 to 1567, the 11th emperor of the Ming dynasty. Born Zhu Houcong, he was the Zhengde Emperor’s cousin. He died on January 23, 1567
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiajing_Emperor

1782: Birth of Chinese Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850) who died on February 25, 1850
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Daoguang_Emperor

1792: Death of Quang Trung, Tay Son dynasty’s emperor of Viet Nam born in 1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Hue

1846: Execution of Korean martyr Andrew Kim Taegon, first Korean-born priest and patron saint for Korea, born on August 21, 1821
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Andrew_Kim_Taegon#cite_note-2

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujmM3tmbspU

1859: Birth of Yuan Shikai, Chinese General and politician, who died on June 6, 1916
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yuansh.html

Yuan Shikai uniforme

1911: Death of Hishida Shunso, Japanese painter from the Meiji period, born on September 21, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hishida_Shuns%C5%8D
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hishida+Shunso&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=83RUUPbZAYnJhAeXioHgDA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

 1916: Birth of M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer, who, died on December 11, 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._S._Subbulakshmi

1923: Birth of Lee Kuan Yew, father of Singapore independence who died on March 23, 2015
http://www.biography.com/people/lee-kuan-yew-9377339#synopsis
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Lee_Kuan_Yew

1932: Gandhi begins fast in protest of caste separation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-begins-fast-in-protest-of-caste-separation

1945: Japan surrender Hong Kong to Admiral Cecil Harcourt

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208363
https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2018/07/15/admiral-harcourt-arrives-in-hong-kong/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtdMmBZxU9c

1945: British Rear Admiral Patterson lands in Jakarta. He announces that the British mission is « to maintain law and order until the time that the lawful government of the Netherlands East Indies is once again functioning »

1957: Death of Chinese painter Qi Baishi, born in January 1864
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qi_Baishi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Qi+Baishi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=o2FyTuKhKaqL4gT9t5jpDw&ved=0CDgQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=643
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8985.html

Qi_Baishi

1957: In a coup in Thailand, Premier Plaek Phibun Songkhram is deposed
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/thailand/coup-1957.htm

1963: Malaysia is formed from Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

1963-09-16-malaysia-is-founded
http://gboybunker.blogspot.fr/2009/09/16-septemberwhats-so-special.html
http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/09/16/formation-of-malaysia/
http://www.insightguides.com/destinations/asia-pacific/malaysia/cultural-features/the-formation-of-Malaysia

1965: China demands that India dismantles in the coming three days its military buildings on Sikkim border

1965: Death of Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor, composer of the national anthem, born on December 5, 1906
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Ahn_Eak-tai

1966: Beijing says that two US warplanes have attacked two Chinese hamlets on September 9. (On September 19 Washington admitted saying there was an mistake with North Vietnam targets)

1967: United Nations General Secretary U Thant asks again the stopping of US bombing on North Vietnam

1967: Birth of Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
https://gantz.fandom.com/wiki/Hiroya_Oku

1969: US President Richard Nixon announces the withdrawal of 35,000 soldiers from Vietnam before December 15

1971: Birth of Zilla Huma Usman, Pakistani activist for women emancipation, assassinated on February 20, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zil-e-Huma_Usman

1971: President Nixon says the U.S. will support the P.R.C.’s seating in the U.N. Security Council because it « reflects the realities of the situation, » but adds that « we will vote against the expulsion of the Republic of China. »

1975: Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia

1978: General Zia Ul-Haq becomes president of Pakistan
http://www.pakistanherald.com/profile/general-muhammad-zia-ul-haq-1183
http://www.defencejournal.com/april98/ziaulhaqdomination.htm

1978-09-16 Zia ul Haq président

1981: Birth of Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_Bingbing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANZ5ZyyO9O4

1982: Start of North Korea leader Kim Il-sung visit to China
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/16/world/kim-il-sung-visits-china-by-rail.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zhang-weiwei/deng-xiaoping-remembered_b_5706143.html

1990: A rail link between China and Kazakhstan is completed at Dostyk, adding an important connection to the Eurasian Land Bridge

2002: In Singapore, the government announces the arrest of 19 members of Jemaah Islamiya and of 2 members of the Philippine MILF

2002: Death of Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, Vietnamese cardinal, born on April 17, 1928
http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=1316

http://www.ucanews.com/news/a-path-to-sainthood-that-could-be-explosive/68715

2002: In Thailand, beginning of talks between Sri Lankan government and LTTE Tamil separatists with Norwegian mediation

2005: In Nepal, police arrest 87 journalists and 200 pro-democracy demonstrators

2008: The United Nations pull its staff out of Sri Lanka’s rebel-held northern region after being ensured safe passage by government troops and rebels
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7618016.stm

2009: In Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, who led his party to a landmark victory, takes office as prime minister after a half-century of virtually uninterrupted, one-party rule
https://reuters.screenocean.com/record/461699

2010: Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes tribunal indicts four former Khmer Rouge leaders. Nuon Chea, deputy to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, will stand trial next year, along with former head of state Khieu Samphan, former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11323143

2010: Kim Hwang-sik, head of the Board of Audit and Inspection, a body overseeing the conduct of government agencies and officials, is picked for the post of Prime Minister by Lee Myung-bak, South Korea’s president
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/09/201091663931722847.html

2012: Six US fighter jets are destroyed and two significantly damaged when Taliban attackers stormed a heavily fortified Afghan base where Britain’s Prince Harry is deployed
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/16/world/la-fg-afghanistan-attacks-20120916

2012: Anti-Japan demonstrations gain momentum outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing, where Chinese demonstrators have been protesting over a group of disputed islands for a second day running
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2012/09/anti-japan-protests-in-china/100370/
http://www.france24.com/en/20120916-anti-japan-outcry-escalates-east-china-sea-islands-protests-embassies-beijing

2013: Death of Chin Peng, former secretary-general of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP). He was 90 years old
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/chin-peng
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2013/10/08/chin-peng-and-cleavages-in-malaysian-society/

2015: The U.N.’s top human rights official is urging the creation of a special court including foreign magistrates and investigators to look into atrocities committed during Sri Lanka’s civil war
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135619/un-calls-for-special-court-to-investigate-sri-lanka-wartime-atrocities/

Holidays and observances

Malaysia: Hari Malaysia (formation of Malaysia, 1963)

Papua New Guinea : Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)

On 15 September in Asian history

OFFICIAL U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO 192048

ON 15 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 15, 2019

767: Birth of Saichō, Japanese Buddhist monk who died on June 26, 822
http://templesofjapan.com/Dengyo-Daishi-Saicho.html
http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/

1762: Empress Go-Sakuramachi, 117th Emperor of Japan, ascends to the throne
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Go-Sakuramachi

1860: Birth of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer who died on April 14, 1962
http://www.karnataka.com/personalities/visvesvaraya/

1876: Birth of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist, who died on January 16, 1938
http://bengalonline.sitemarvel.com/saratchandra.html

1892: Birth of Silpa Bhirasri an Italian man who was the father of modern arts in Thailand. Died on May 14, 1962
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silpa_Bhirasri

1894: Battle of Pyongyang during the first Sino-Japanese war for the control of Korea kingdom. Japan defeats China


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pyongyang_(1894)
http://populargusts.blogspot.com/2006/08/dancing-girls-war-and-missionaries.html
http://sinojapanesewar.com/pyongyang.htm

1898: Following the declaration of independence from Spain on June 12, 1898 by the Revolutionary Government, a congress is opened in Malolos, Bulacan Province to draw up a constitution for the First Philippine Republic
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/maloloscongress.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1608/today-in-philippine-history-september-15-1898-the-malolos-congress-convened-in-barasoain-church-in-Malolos

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1906: Major Dutch advance on Bali begins. Netherlands Indies fleet anchors off Sanur

1909: Birth of Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai, Tamil Nadu first non Congress chief minister (1967-1969), who died on February 3, 1969
http://www.india9.com/i9show/Kanchipuram-Natarajan-Annadurai-70119.htm
http://tamilelibrary.org/teli/anna.html

1915: In Shanghai, New Youth (La Jeunesse) – an influential Chinese revolutionary magazine is founded by Chen Duxiu (La Jeunesse, or New Youth was an influential Chinese revolutionary magazine in the 1920s that played an important role during the May Fourth Movement)
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8938.html

1921: The Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg , Russian counter-revolutionary, head of Mongolia, hand over to the Soviet Red Army by his own troops, is shot. Born on January 22, 1886
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/09/death-of-mad-baron.html

1926: Birth of Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director who died on May 30, 2006
http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/great-directors/imamura/
http://asiasociety.org/new-york/vengeance-shohei-imamura-film-series
 Shohei Imamura 1

1932: Signature of Japan-Manchukuo protocol. Japan officially recognizes Manchukuo
http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/policy/pre-war/320915a.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675035156_N-Muto_Mikado’s-Major-Generals_pose-for-photo_Henry-Ru-Yi
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8944.html

1935: Manuel L. Quezon is elected first President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_presidential_election,_1935

1942: The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wasp_(CV-7)
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/19/us/uss-wasp-shipwreck-discovered-trnd/index.html?

1944: In first stage of Operation Stalemate in the Palau archipelo, the Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Marine Division and the United States Army’s 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery

OFFICIAL U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO 192048

 http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/peleliu/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Peleliu
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-Peleliu
http://worldwar2headquarters.com/HTML/museums/lvt-museum/battle-peleliu.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37wU96lB2uU

1947: In China civil war, Manchuria is totally isolated by the communists

1950: During the Korean War, United States forces, under the command of general Douglas MacArthur, land at Incheon, Korea, taking the North Korean invaders by rear
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/15/newsid_3633000/3633301.stm

1952: Signature of a new agreement between China and Soviet Union

1956: Opening of the VIIIth congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the first since the 1949 communist victory

1958: The Chinese communist party announces that the People’s commune system on test in five provinces will be extended to all the country
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People’s_commune

1958: Following the September 6 Chinese offer, resuming of the Sino-US negotiations in Varsovia

1967: Birth of Ramya Krishnan, Indian Actress
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/ramya-krishnan/biography.html

1972: Birth of Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Chan

1974: Air Vietnam flight 706 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Vietnam_Flight_706

1975: Death of Feng Zikai, Chinese painter and writer, born on November 9, 1898
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Feng_Zikai
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-feng-zikai.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFpz0B5ipnE

1977: Birth of Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Aki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtZotUnQpz0

1999: The United nations security Council authorizes the use of an international force in East Timor
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/447639.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/447859.stm

2003: Cardinal Jaime Sin, archbishop of Manila is succeeded by Gaudencio Barbon Rosales
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resource.php?n=235

2011: The Malaysian government will abolish the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Emergency Ordinance, a relic of British colonial rule which allow indefinite detention without trial, PM Najib says
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/09/2011915175316820968.html

2012: Angry protesters stage sometimes violent anti-Japanese demonstrations in cities across China, amid escalating tensions over disputed islands in the East China Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19609945

2013: In elections in Macau, democrats secure just two out of the 14 directly-elected seats in the city’s lawmaking body, down from three in the previous election in 2009

2016: Japan’s Democratic Party selects acting leader Renho as its new leader, making the 48-year-old the first woman to head the nation’s main opposition party
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2019655/half-taiwanese-renho-becomes-first-woman-lead-japans-main
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/japanese-opposition-party-elects-first-female-leader

2017: Cambodia PM calls on US to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-hun-sen-suggests-us-embassy-pull-out-peace-corps-volunteers


Holidays and observances

India: Engineer’s Day

Thailand: Silpa Bhirasri Day

On 14 September in Asian history

On 14 September in Asian history

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Updated on September 14, 2019

585: Death of Bidatsu, 30th emperor of Japan (572-585), born in 538
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Bidatsu

1164: Death of Sutoku, 75th emperor of Japan (1123-1142), born on July 7, 1119
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sutoku

1180: In Japan, Battle of Ishibashiyama between the Minamoto and Tairan clan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ishibashiyama
http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/the-great-battle-of-ishibashiyama-ishibashiyama-%C3%B4gassen-no-zu-462241

1846: Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kot_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jang_Bahadur

1862: Namamugi incident, also known sometimes as the Kanagawa Incident, and archaically as the Richardson Affair, was a samurai attack on foreign nationals in Japan
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Namamugi_Incident#encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namamugi_Incident

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1910: Death of Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist, born in 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huo_Yuanjia

1935: Birth of Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist, who died on August 2, 2008
http://lambiek.net/artists/a/akatsuka_fujio.htm

1946: After the failure of the Fontainebleau Conference, a motus vivendi is signed in Paris between Marius Moutet, the French Minister of Colonies and Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh
http://www.vietnamgear.com/ModusVivendi.aspx

1948: Khawaja Nazimuddin becomes the second general governor of Pakistan until October 1951
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P011

1949: In India, the Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as the Official Language of the Union
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14th-september-1949-hindi-is-adopted-as-the-official-language-of-the-union-of-india

1949: Birth of Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eikichi_Yazawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUt9jcI75g4

1950: US President Truman authorizes the State Department to start negotiations for a peace treaty with Japan

1966: In Vietnam, Operation Attleboro is launched in War Zone C (Cambodian border)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Attleboro
http://www.virtualwall.org/units/opattleboro.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8bsNsOBL4A

1973: Birth of Tony Bui, Vietnamese film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bui
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004784/

1979: In Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin seizes power, prime minister and president Nour Mohammed Taraki is assassinated
http://www.fact-index.com/h/ha/hafizullah_amin.html

1985: Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penang_Bridge

1985: Birth of Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer
http://mydramalist.com/people/448-ueto-aya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Ueto

1988: Liu Huaqing, who will modernize the Chinese Navy, is promoted admiral
http://www.franzbleeker.de/liuhuaqing.html

1993: Most famous Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, in jail since 1979, is freed. (again arrested few months later)
http://articles.latimes.com/1993-09-14/news/mn-35002_1_wei-jingsheng
 

Wei Jingsheng

1998: Death of Yang Shangkun, Chinese marshal and president of the republic (1987-1992)
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8789.html

2009: Indonesia’s province of Aceh passes a new law making adultery punishable by stoning to death. The law also imposes severe sentences for rape, homosexuality, alcohol consumption and gambling
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8254631.stm

2010: Japanese PM Naoto Kan survives a leadership challenge from veteran power-broker Ichiro Ozawa, defeating him by a wider than expected margin
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/09/201091465736534326.html

2011: A Dutch court orders the government to compensate the widows of seven villagers who were summarily executed and a man shot and wounded in a notorious massacre during Indonesia’s bloody battle for independence from colonial rule
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/09/2011914132145205737.html

2012: Six Chinese ships enter waters surrounding a disputed island chain claimed by both China and Japan amid deteriorating relations between the two regional powers, prompting Japan to summon its Chinese ambassador in protest
http://www.france24.com/en/20120914-china-defies-japan-sending-ships-disputed-islands-diaoyu-senkaku
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201291445921803663.html

2013: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announces fresh measures to benefit the country’s ethnic Malay majority despite an earlier pledge to reform the controversial affirmative action policy
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-14/malaysia-s-najib-outlines-new-affirmative-action-steps-to-nation.html

2018: North Korea and South Korea open joint liaison office
https://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-and-south-korea-open-joint-liaison-office/a-45482525
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=223568


Holidays and observances

India:  Hindi Day as Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the Official Language of the Union on 14th September 1949.

On 13 September in Asian history

ON 13 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 13, 2019

1229: Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia
http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/%C3%96gedei_Khan/en-en/

1500 : Pedro Alvarez Cabral, a Portuguese explorer and navigator arrived in Calicut and opened the first European factory in India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/13th-september-1500-portuguese-explorer-pedro-alvarez-cabral-lands-in-calicut-and-opens-the-first-european-factory-in-india
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_%C3%81lvares_Cabral

1694: Birth of Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (1776-1800), who died on March 5, 1776
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yeongjo_of_Joseon

1872: Birth of Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese politician, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (Oct 1945-May 1946) who died on March 10, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kij%C5%ABr%C5%8D_Shidehara

1900: Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War
http://www.ulongbeach.com/Battle_of_Pulang_Lupa.html

1907 : General Macario Sakay, revolutionary leader and among the last of the Filipino resistance fighters to surrender to the Americans, is hanged
http://forthephilippines.blogspot.fr/2010/09/gen-macario-sakay-anatomy-of.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/599/today-in-philippine-history-september-13-1907-macario-sakay-was-hanged
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macario_Sakay

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1910: Death of Rajanikanta Sen, Bangladeshi poet and composer, born on July 28, 1865
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajanikanta_Sen
http://radhikaranjanmarxist.blogspot.fr/2009/07/bangladesh-poetrajanikanta-sen.html

1912: Death of Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general, born on December 25, 1849
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogi_Maresuke
http://www.lib.city.minato.tokyo.jp/yukari/e/man-detail.cgi?id=73

1929: Death after a long hunger strike of Jatindra Nath Das, Indian freedom fighter and activist, born on October 27, 1904
https://www.veethi.com/india-people/jatindra_nath_das-profile-9222-30.htm

1942: During the World War II, second day of the Battle of Edson’s Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edson’s_Ridge

1945: British troops arrive in Vietnam to disarm the Japanese

1948: Indian Government troops enter in the Hyderabad State
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_integration_of_Hyderabad#Indian_military_preparations
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/hyderabad-indian-army-telangana-police-action-independent-india/1/309167.html

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1961: Birth of KK Null, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KK_Null
http://kknull.com/en/

1964: Attempted military coup against Vietnam’s General Nguyen Khanh government fail

1968: In Vietnam, Large operation begins in the DMZ

1971: Birth of Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manabu_Namiki

1971: Marshal Lin Biao dies in the crash of a Chinese Trident jet plane inside Mongolia, officially fleeing with his personal entourage toward the Soviet Union, following unsuccessful plans for a coup d’etat and an assassination plot against Mao Zedong
http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=375
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2017634/shock-waves-lin-biao-plane-crash-still-echo-lead-chinese-communist-party

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PF_VsNQyso

1973: Birth of Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Chen

1973: Death of Sajjad Zaheer, Urdu writer and revolutionary, born on November 5, 1905
http://www.londonfictions.com/sajjad-zaheer-a-night-in-london.html

1973: Death of Sun Fo or Sun Ko (孫科), high-ranking official in the government of the Republic of China and son of Sun Yat-sen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Fo
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8897.html

1973: Birth of Mahima Chaudhry, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahima_Chaudhry

1974: Three members of the Japanese Red Army kidnap French ambassador in Hague
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_French_Embassy_attack_in_The_Hague

1989: Death of Chinese early famous movie actor Zheng Xiaoqiu, born on May 22, 1910
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8903.html

Zheng Xiaoqu

1997: Mother Teresa’s State Funeral in Calcutta
http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/India-Mother-Teresa-s-funeral/5ee1fbe8586552dbc5c6ec44a0dbce41?query=CELEBRITY%2BNEWS%26current=1%26orderBy=Relevance%26hits=1%26referrer=search%26search=/search%253Fquery%253DCELEBRITY%252520NEWS%2526allFilters%253DHillary%252520Clinton:People%252CRoyalty:Subject%252CAngelo%252520Sodano:People%26allFilters=Hillary%2BClinton:People%252CRoyalty:Subject%252CAngelo%2BSodano:People%26productType=IncludedProducts%26page=1%26b=dbce41

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2BlYveUPns

2000: In Xiamen , trials in the biggest corruption scandal in Communist China’s history opens with senior officials facing the death penalty for a multi-billion dollar smuggling scam

2008: Five bombs have ripped through busy shopping areas of India’s capital, Delhi, within minutes of each other, killing at least 20 people
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7614280.stm

2010: Police shoot dead 18 civilians in the deadliest day in Indian-administered Kashmir since protests erupted three months ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11280132

2010: Japan releases the 14 crew members of a Chinese fishing vessel seized last week after a maritime clash but keeps its captain in custody
http://www.france24.com/en/20100913-japan-releases-crew-seized-chinese-fishing-vessel-but-holds-captain

2011: Taliban gunmen launch attacks in Kabul, targeting NATO’s headquarters, the US embassy and the Afghan intelligence agency. Gunfire and blasts engulf the most heavily protected part of the Afghan capital
http://www.france24.com/en/20110913-afghanistan-taliban-lays-seige-kabul-us-embassy-district-explosions-gunfire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14897358
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/09/20119139512498402.html
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/09/201191435357758832.html

2013: India’s main opposition named hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for next year’s elections
http://dawn.com/news/1042625/indias-modi-nominated-as-bjps-candidate-for-pm

2016: Taiwan asks its diplomatic allies to send the United Nations secretary-general a letter requesting participation in three U.N. agencies
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247604701
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201609130032.aspx

2017: Singapore names Halimah Yacob first woman president amid concerns over election process
http://www.trtworld.com/asia/singapore-names-first-woman-president-amid-concerns-over-election-process-10456
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/halimah-yacob-declared-president-elect-9211392

On 12 September in Asian history

ON 12 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 12, 2019

372: During the Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaowu_of_Jin

1736: Birth of Hsinbyushin, Burmese king who died on June 10, 1776
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsinbyushin

1875: Birth of Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor, who died on September 11, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunosuke_Onoe

1885: Death of Ranbir Singh, 2nd Maharaja of Kashmir and Jammu, born on August 1830
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranbir_Singh
http://www.oldindianphotos.in/2015/01/maharaja-of-jammu-and-kashmir-ranbir-singh-1877.html

1894: Birth of Kyuichi Tokuda, Japanese politician, Chairman of the Japanese Communist Party who died on October 14, 1953
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Kyuichi_Tokuda
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Tokuda+Kyuichi

Tokuda Kyuichi 1946

1894 : Birth of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, leading figure of Bengali Literature who died on November 11, 1950
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibhutibhushan_Bandyopadhyay
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bibhutibhushan-bandopadhyay-biography.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12th-september-1894-leading-figure-of-bengali-literature-bibhutibhushan-bandopadhyay-is-born

1896 : 13 Filipinos, the « 13 martyrs » of Cavite, are executed by Spanish authorities for joining the Katipunan revolution
http://www.philippinemasonry.org/the-thirteen-martyrs-of-cavite.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/597/today-in-philippine-history-september-12-1896-the-13-martyrs-of-cavite-were-executed-by-spanish-authorities
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen_Martyrs_of_Cavite

1896-09-12-13-martyrs-of-calvite

1897: In India, Battle of Saragarhi between twenty-one Sikhs defending an army post, and 10,000 Afghan and Orakza tribesmen.
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php?title=Battle_of_Saragarhi
http://www.panthic.org/articles/5292
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/saragarhi-battle-jennifer-upton/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stzlv97cwY4

1914: Birth of Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, assassinated on September 22, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rais_Amrohvi
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Rais_Amrohvi

1917: Birth of Han Suyin, Chinese-born Eurasian writer who died on November 2, 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Suyin

1931: Gandhi arrives in England
http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item124207.html

1934: Birth of Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaegwon_Kim

1942: First day of the Battle of Edson’s Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal are attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edson’s_Ridge
https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Guadalcanal-War-in-the-Pacific-Edson-s-Ridge
http://www.wargamer.com/Article/3397

 1942-09-12-edson-ridge

1943: Birth of Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer
https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/michael-ondaatje
http://www.tru.ca/faculty/tfriedman/ondaatje.htm

1945: British forces, under Admiral Mountbatten, come back to Singapore and establish a military administration in Malaya to take control of the country, called the British Military Administration (BMA)
 

1945: Hajime Sugiyama, Japanese general and minister of war, commits suicide, born on January 1, 1880
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajime_Sugiyama

1948: Invasion of the independent State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army (Operation Polo)
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/hyderabad-indian-army-telangana-police-action-independent-india/1/309167.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24159594
http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/rare-photos-of-operation-polo-hyderabad-police-action-1948.55823/

1948: In China, during the Civil War, the People’s Liberation Army launch the Liaoshen Campaign against the Nationalist (up to November 2)
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Liaoshen_Campaign.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8866.html

1956: Chaudry Muhammad Ali quits as Pakistan’s prime minister and replaced by Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
http://pakistanweb.com/html/muhammad.htm

1956: Birth of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, Hong Kong artist, singer, actor and director, who committed suicide on April 1, 2003
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/cheung_leslie.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdkM1a14PaI

1960: In Laos, Prince Boun Oum associates with general Phoumi attempts a rightist counter-revolution

1962: Death of Rangeya Raghav, Indian author and playwright, born on January 17, 1923
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangeya_Raghav

1964: In an editorial published in the Pravda, Soviet Union accuses China of territorial claims

1965: End of the Battle of Phillora, one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Phillora
https://www.saddahaq.com/1965-indopak-war-three-dreaded-tank-battles-that-turned-the-tide-on-the-either-side
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Phillora&item_type=topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7kYgb8cpd0

1965: United Nations General Secretary U Thant arrives in New Delhi in an attempt to solve the India-Pakistani conflict

1971: Birth of Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahn_Jae-wook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK2MYBG9lm8

1983: The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet shooting down of a Korean civilian jetliner on September 1.

1997: Opening of the Chinese communist party’s XVth congress du PCC (up to September 18)

1999: Indonesia agrees to allow UN forces in East Timor

2001: Death of Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor, born on July 30, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Wong

1986: Birth of the Chinese actress Yang Mi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Mi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLqZR7c8UgM

2007: Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted for the crime of plunder
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/60117/erap-guilty-of-plunder-sentenced-to-reclusion-perpetua/story/
http://www.arabnews.com/node/303259

2007: Shinzo Abe announced he resigns as Prime Minister of Japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7011596.stm

2008: Malaysian authorities detains a government critic blogger by invoking a colonial-era security law that allows for indefinite detention without trial
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/20089126732640247.html

2011: Indonesia’s second-largest political party Golkar picks tycoon and power-broker Aburizal Bakrie as its presidential candidate for elections in 2014

2012: Factory fires in two major cities in Pakistan have killed more than 300 people and injured dozens more, including some who had to leap from windows to escape the flames
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/09/20129124543681430.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19566851

2012: Officials say about 100 suspected insurgents have surrendered to authorities in Thailand’s restive south, including the alleged leader of a 2004 attack that reignited longstanding violence in the region.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/89109/suspected-insurgents-surrender-in-thailands-south/

2014: Taliban gunmen who shot schoolgirl Malala (later Peace Nobel prize) finally arrested. Militants boarded the teenage activist’s school bus and shot her in the head in October 2012 for her outspoken views on girls’ education, in an attack that also wounded two of her friends
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/09/13/00/24/taliban-shooters-who-attacked-malala-arrested
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/09/malala-attackers-arrested-pakistan-201491212302111196.html

2017: UN Security Council unanimously adopts new sanctions on North Korea over nuclear test
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-12/north-korea-un-unanimously-adopts-new-sanctions/8894362?section=world
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/security-council-slaps-sanctions-north-korea-170911221328811.html
http://www.trtworld.com/asia/north-korea-slams-un-sanctions-10420

2017: Radio Free Asia closes Phnom Penh bureau amid crackdown by Hun Sen
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/crackdown-raf-09122017084157.html
http://www.rfa.org/about/releases/statement-on-cambodia-09122017092506.html

On 11 September in Asian history

1948-09-11-death-of-jinnah

ON 11 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 11, 2019

1182: Birth of Minamoto no Yoriie, second shogun (1202 – 1203) of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan, who died on August 14, 1204
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoriie

1680: Death of Go-Mizunoo, 108th emperor of Japan (1611-1629), born on June 29, 1596
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Mizunoo_of_Japan

1803: Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia’s army under General Louis Bourquin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Delhi,_1803
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/second_maratha_war_1803-1805_british_india.htm

1881: Birth of K’ung Hsiang-hsi, often known as H. H. Kung, a wealthy Chinese banker and politician in the early 20th century. He was the richest man in China at that time. He died on August 16, 1967
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Kung

1884: Birth of Sudhamoy Pramanick, Indian activist who died on October 2, 1974
http://nitum.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/biography-of-sudhamoy-pramanick/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudhamoy_Pramanick

1895: Birth of Vinoba Bhave, one of the greatest spiritual leaders and reformers of modern India who died on November 15, 1982
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/acharya-vinoba-bhave.html
http://www.vinobabhave.org/index.php/biography

1906: Mahatma Gandhi launches the Satyagraha (non-violence resistance) in South Africa
http://www.democracynow.org/2006/9/8/satyagraha_100_years_later_gandhi_launches

1917: Birth of Ferdinand Marcos, 10th president of the Philippines from December 1965 till February 25, 1986, who died in exile in 1989
https://www.biography.com/people/ferdinand-marcos-9398625
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/fmarcosbio.htm

1921: Death of Subramanya Barathy, a Tamil poet who was a militant for India independence  (Born in December 1882)
http://members.tripod.com/neyveliweb/bharathy.htm

1924: Birth of Daniel Akaka, Chinese-American politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Akaka

1926: Death of Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor and director, born on September 12, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunosuke_Onoe
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0648803/

1927: Birth of Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan broadcaster, who died in 2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Corea

1940: Birth of Nong Duc Manh, General Secretary of the Communist party of Vietnam (2001-2011)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nong_Duc_Manh

1943: Birth of Khun Htun Oo, Burmese Shan politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Htun_Oo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miLhfj4Vj-8

1945: Liberation of the Japanese-run POW and civilian internee camp at Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak on the island of Borneo by Australian 9th Division forces. Over 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, were due to be executed on September 15
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Lintang_camp

1948: Death of Jinnah Muhammad Ali, father of the Pakistan’s independence
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Jinnah-M.html
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P009

1948-09-11-death-of-jinnah

1955: In Cambodia, prince Sihanouk wins the elections

1958: India and Pakistan announced that most border disputes between the two countries had been settled

1960: Birth of Hiroshi Amano, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2014/amano-facts.html

1960: In Laos, Prince Boun Oum allies with general Phoumi in an attempt of a counter-revolution against the general Kong-lé coup d’état which bring Prince Souvanna Phouma to power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boun_Oum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoumi_Nosavan
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0846117.html

1964: Death of Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Indian poet and critic, born on November 13, 1917
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gajanan_Madhav_Muktibodh

1964: Signature of a defense treaty between Soviet Union  and India for the procurement of 44 MiG-21, 20 helicopters and 70 PT-76 tanks
https://books.google.fr/books?id=SZRk_z3dhtYC&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=Indian+military+1964&source=bl&ots=siq2iVslDv&sig=fAWo3_YfAFaZ1oAstLlV9gka30A&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CE4Q6AEwCmoVChMIkdWc7pntxwIVCl4aCh1wMgnS#v=onepage&q=Indian%20military%201964&f=false

1965: The US 1st Cavalry Division arrives in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/1st-cavalry-division-arrives-in-country

1965: During the Indo-Pakistani War, the Indian Army captures the town of Burki just southeast of Lahore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Burki

1965-09-11 prise de Burki

1966: Birth of Princess Akishino (Kiko), Japanese Imperial Family
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/princess-akishino-of-japan/

1967: According to the Indian account, Indian soldiers were protecting an engineering company that was fencing the North Shoulder of Nathu La, when Chinese troops opened fire on them. This escalated over the next five days to an exchange of heavy artillery and mortar fire

1967: Birth of Sung Jae-gi, South Korean men’s rights activist who died on July 26, 2013 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sung_Jae-gi

1969: The Japanese terrorist organizations « Red Army » is established
http://www.npa.go.jp/archive/keibi/syouten/syouten271/english/0301.html

1969-09-11-red-army-foundation

1969: In Beijing, after a lot of border incidents, meeting of Alexis Kossygin and Chinese PM Zhou Enlai

1973: Death of Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
https://nkbashram.org/maharaji/about-neem-karoli-baba/

1982: End of the XIIth congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Hua Guofeng is expelled from the Politburo and Hu Yaobang is elected Secretary General of the CCP (a new title in lieue of chairman)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu_Yaobang

1987: Death of Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and educationist, born on March 26, 1907
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadevi-varma/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mahadevi-verma.html

1998: Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia was the first Asian country to host the games
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_Commonwealth_Games

2005: In Japan, landslide victory of prime minister Koizumi in the legislative election
http://www.electionguide.org/election.php?ID=156

2009: Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan’s former president, and his wife are jailed for life on corruption charges involving millions of dollars
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/200991183242997249.html

2009: The Pakistani Army announce the arrest of the chief spokesman of the Taliban in Swat. It is the first capture of a senior Taliban figure to be officially announced by the Pakistani authorities

2012: The Japanese government buy three  uninhabitated islands of Senkaku (Diaoyu), a territorial dispute with China
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/11/japan-buys-islands-at-centre-of-row-with-china/
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-sends-patrol-ships-to-Diaoyu/Senkaku-25786.html

2015 : Singapore’s ruling party romps to a strong election victory increases its share of the vote and seat tally as it brushed off an opposition challenge in the city state’s most hotly contested polls
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/voting-begins-singapore-poll-set-test-ruling-partys-004929559.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34205869

2015 : Indian court convicts 12 men for 2006 Mumbai train bombings, nine years after seven RDX bombs kept in Mumbai suburban trains exploded killing 188 people and injuring 829
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34218396

2017: Maldives suspends a third of its lawyers
https://www.voanews.com/a/maldives-suspends-a-third-of-its-lawyers/4023492.html

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Barangay day

Pakistan: Jinnah Day: founder’s death anniversary

On 10 September in Asian history

ON 10 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 10, 2019

210 BC: Death of Qin Shi Huangdi, first emperor of China
https://www.biographyonline.net/military/emperor-qin-shi-huang-biography.html
http://ancientchinaia.tripod.com/id3.html

1308: Death of Go-Nijo, 94th emperor of Japan (1301-1308), born on March 9, 1285
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Nijo

1385: Birth of Le Loi, national hero of Viet Nam, founder of the Later Le Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%AA_L%E1%BB%A3i

1401: The reconstruction of the Japanese imperial palace at Kyoto is completed. Fires, including the one prompting this reconstruction, repeatedly destroyed or damaged the palace

1561: In the Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima, Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Kawanakajima

1748: Death of Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, Filipino nun, founded Religious of the Virgin Mary, born on February 1, 1663
http://livesofsaints.tripod.com/id40.html

1763 : Filipino rebel Gabriela Silang and her followers try to take Vigan but the Spanish stronghold there was expecting them and her army was ambushed. Thus many of them are killed.
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/592/today-in-philippine-history-september-10-1763-gabriela-silang-fought-valiantly-against-the-spaniards

1887: Birth of Freedom Fighter Govind Ballabh Pant (maybe August 30), who died on March 7, 1961
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/govind-ballabh-pant-7438.php
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/8.html

1895: Birth of Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian writer, who died October 18, 1976
http://www.poemhunter.com/viswanatha-satyanarayana/biography/

1896: Birth of Chinese communist general Ye Ting who died on April 8, 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Ting

1912: Birth of Mary Walter, Filipina actress, who died on February 23, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Walter

1912: Birth of Basappa Danappa Jatti, Indian vice-president (1974-1980) who died on June 8, 2002
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/basappa_danappa_jatti-profile-312-18.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/b-d-jatti.html

1915: Death of Bagha Jatin, Indian revolutionary philosopher against British rule, born on December 7, 1879
http://www.bangalinet.com/greatmen_baghajatin.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagha_Jatin

1923: Death of Sukumar Ray, Indian humorous poet, story writer and playwright, born on October 30, 1887
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukumar_Ray

1940: Birth of Kim En-joong, south Korean painter and catholic priest
https://www.kimenjoong.com/biographie/

1946: Fontainebleau conference ends after the parties fail to reach an agreement on Cochin-China

1946: While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters’ Convent heard the call of God, directing her « to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them ». She would become known as Mother Teresa.

1948: Birth of Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Chengzhi
https://muse.jhu.edu/login?uth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/positions/v010/10.3xu.pdf

Zhang Chengzhi

1953: After the War of Korea, signature of a treaty between Soviet Union and North Korea

1969: Birth of Ai Jing, Chinese singer and painter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Jing
http://english.cri.cn/4406/2008/10/29/1141s419151.htm

1976: Indian Airlines Boeing 737 is hijacked to Lahore
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19810930&id=y_5jAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2uYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6983,11344687&hl=fr
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/hijacking-of-indian-airlines-boeing-737-what-really-happened/1/436736.html

1980: Zhao Ziyang becomes new Chinese prime minister
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/zhao-ziyang-8911.php

 1980: Birth of Jayam Ravi, Indian Actor
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/jayam-ravi/biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayam_Ravi

1986: Birth of Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Uchi_Hiroki

1987: Birth of Nana Tanimura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Tanimura

2000: Death of Zaib-un-Nissa hamidullah, Pakistani female journalist and writer, born in 1921
http://web.archive.org/web/20030114183134/www.dawn.com/2000/09/12/nat10.htm

2010: The landmark economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China and an intellectual property rights protection pact across the Taiwan Strait formally takes effect
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11275274

2011: Japan’s new trade minister Hachiro quits after calling the area around the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant a « town of death »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14866276

2012: The handover of the controversial high security prison of Bagram, sometimes referred to as « the other Guantánamo », is hailed a victory for Afghan sovereignty
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9533807/Afghan-government-takes-charge-of-Bagram-military-prison.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/09/201291094118439921.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19539412

 

Holidays and observances

People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong: Teacher’s Day

Afghanistan: Commander Massoud Day

On 9 September in Asian history

1948-09-09

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1141: Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel%C3%BC_Dashi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Qatwan

1466: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who died on May 23, 1523
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshitane

1487: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty emperor Chenghua (1464-1487), born on December 9, 1447
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenghua_Emperor
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/08chenghua/chenghua.html

1612: Death of Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord, born in 1570
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakagawa_Hidenari
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Nakagawa_Hidenari.JPG

1850: Birth of Bharatendu Harishchandra, India, poet, dramatist, father of modern Hindi who died on January 6, 1885
http://www.varanasi.org.in/bhartendu-harishchandra
http://www.poemhunter.com/bharatendu-harishchandra/biography/

Bharatendu Harishchandra

1872: Birth of Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist who died on March 24, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Chu_Trinh

1878: Birth of Sergio Osmena, 4th President of the Philippines, who died on October 19, 1961
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1273/today-in-philippine-history-september-9-1878-sergio-osme-a-sr-was-born-in-cebu-city

Sergi Osmena

1892: Birth of Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress, who died on October 18, 1961
http://www.silentera.com/people/actresses/Aoki-Tsuru.html

1905: Birth of Hussain Sha, Indian Saint, Philosopher ,Pithapuram who died on September 24, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmarishi_Hussain_Sha

1908: Birth of Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral, killed in action on January 9, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigekazu_Shimazaki

1911: Birth of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film maker who died on November 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dzabur%C5%8D_Yoshimura

1920: Birth of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and scientist, who died on August 17, 1993
http://lsec.cc.ac.cn/fengkangprize/fkbib.html

1935: Birth of Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author who died on April 23, 2002
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_452_2005-01-22.html

1939: Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government
http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/september-9-1939-ce-u-ottama-dies-in-burma-protesting-british-colonization

u-ottama

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1944: Beginning of the negotiations between Gandhi and Jinnah on the Muslim question (up to 22)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElEYZ_BJl0M&feature=player_embedded

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lk0Te6LnU

1946: Birth of Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Tani


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ0McE9WY5s

1948: The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) is proclaimed by Kim Il-sung
http://world.kbs.co.kr/special/northkorea/contents/archives/outline/outline_1940.htm?lang=e
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8769.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/History_of_North_Korea

1948-09-09

1949: Birth of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia (2004-2014)
http://factsanddetails.com/indonesia/History_and_Religion/sub6_1d/entry-3969.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3725301.stm

1953: The USA give an 385 million USD aid to Indochina

1955: In Geneva, signature of a Sino-US agreement for the repatriation of US civil citizens

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1962: Beijing announces that a US U-2 airplane has been shot down over eastern China and accuses the USA to prepare a new war
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8774.html

1965: Autonomous Region of Tibet is formally founded

1967: Birth of Akshay Kumar, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474774/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR7nyX6d1N8

1969: North Vietnam president Ho Chi Minh is buried in Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ho-chi-minh-buried-in-hanoi

1976: Death of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, born on December 26, 1893
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/9/newsid_3020000/3020374.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-dies
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8776.html

http://www.biography.com/people/mao-tse-tung-9398142

1977: Birth of Chae Jung An, South Korean actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chae_Jung-An
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Chae_Jeong-an.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SuGVbNXmtA

1977: Inauguration of Mao Zedong Memorial hall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8777.html

1982: Birth of Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Otsuka

1983: Birth of Kim Jung-hwa, South Korean actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jung-hwa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qyKuPo98M

1985: General and former Prime Minister Kriangsak and several military friends are arrested for plotting an abortive coup against the Prem Tinsulanonda government
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1295&dat=19850918&id=ceFHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zo0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5840,4634882

1990: Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Batticaloa_massacre

1992: Birth of Frencheska Farr, Filipina singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frencheska_Farr

1993: Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos is buried in his homeland. The event occurred about four years after his death in exile

1996: Megawati Sukarnoputri, expelled from her Democratic Party of Indonesia, is banned to challenge the elections by the Government Commission

2001: Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood is fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ASMassoud.html
http://fromthatflame.blogspot.com/2007/12/assassination-of-massoud.html
http://wn.com/ahmad_shah_massoud_1953-2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1eV2AHK3A

2008: Death of Nouhak Phoumsavanh, former president of Laos (1992-1998), born on April 9, 1910
https://www.newmandala.org/obituary-nouhak-phoumsavanh/

2008: Court rules that Thailand Prime Minister Samak must resign
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/2008999398621985.html

2008: George Bush, the US president, announces that 8,000 troops will be pulled out of Iraq over the coming months and 4,500 sent to Afghanistan by January
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/09/2008991444715547.html

2009: Cambodia’s prime minister accused foreign judges and prosecutors at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal of seeking to arrest new suspects as part of a plot by foreign governments to incite unrest

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

2012: Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins provincial election. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People’s Freedom Alliance won 14 seats in the Eastern Provincial Council, while the Tamil National Alliance secured 11, the Department of Elections

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88985/sri-lankas-ruling-party-wins-provincial-election/

2012: Elections results show that Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties had been edged out in Sunday’s legislative poll by pro-Beijing rivals, but managed to retain their veto power over any constitutional changes proposed by the government
http://www.france24.com/en/20120909-hong-kong-votes-amid-anger-chinese-control-education-election
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9532898/Hong-Kong-democrats-cling-to-seats-after-disappointing-results.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120910-370763.html

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takes office
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2014: Death of Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer, born on July 28, 1930
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/09/09/firoza-begum-passes-away
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29145025

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJOxS43TUDE

2014: A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)

North Korea : Republic Day (1948)

On 8 September in Asian history

ON 8 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 8, 2019

617: Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang’an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Huoyi

685: Birth of Xuan Zong, Chinese emperor (713-741) who died on May 3, 762
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xuanzong_of_Tang

1449: Battle of Tumu Fortress. Mongols capture the Chinese emperor Zhengtong
 
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Tumu

1852: Birth of Korea Emperor Gojong (Gwangmu), forced to abdicate by Japan on 18 July 1907 and who died  on 21 January 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gojong_of_Korea

1926: Birth of Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director who died on November 5, 2011
http://aanahome.org/aana-salutations/bhupen-hazarika/bhupen-hazarika-introduction/195-dr-bhupen-hazarika-is-a-stalwart-in-the-annals-of-indias-cultural-heritage-today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8vWxAzXRYU

1930: Birth of Nguyen Cao Ky, Vietnamese prime minister (1965-1967) and vice-president (197-1971)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Cao_Ky

1933: Birth of Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
http://asha-bhosle.tripod.com/

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

1945: Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo attempts to take his own life rather than face a war crimes tribunal
http://billdownscbs.blogspot.fr/2015/08/1945-story-of-hideki-tojos-attempted.html

1945: First British troops parachute into Kemayoran Airport at Jakarta

1945: US troops land in south of Japanese-held Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-troops-arrive-in-korea-to-partition-the-country

1951: End of the conference of San-Francisco for a peace treaty with Japan . Signature of a US-Japan Security which will enter into force on 28 April 1952
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/sanfrancisco01.htm 

1954: The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established to stop communist spread in South-East Asia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seato-established
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/usmu003.asp

seato-flag

1958: Birth of Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2132

1958: Nikita Krushchev warns US president Eisenhover that any attack on Communist China would be considered as an attack against Soviet Union

1959: Following a call from Laos, United Nations Security Council decides to send a mission in this country

1962: Chinese soldiers surround Indian Dhola Post, established by mistake on June 4 on Chinese side of the McMahon Line due to faulty maps
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/dhola-post-that-triggered-war-was-on-china-s-side-of-mcmahon-line-114032200030_1.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-september-1962-the-chinese-make-their-first-incursion-into-indian-territory-in-the-eastern-sector

1962-09-08-bhota-incident

1963: Birth of Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Matsumoto

1965: Beginning of the Battle of Asal Uttar, one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Up to September 10, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Asal_Uttar

1968: For the first time, a South Vietnam general is killed

1980: First Soviet forces in Panshir valley (Afghanistan)

1981: Death of Hideki Yukawa, Nobel Prize in Physics (1949), born in January 1907
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1949/yukawa-bio.html

1981: Violent demonstrations in Kabul after the government called all the reservists

1981: Death of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian guru, philosopher, and educator, born on April 17, 1897
http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org/Nisargadatta_Maharaj.html

1982: Death of Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, chief minister of Kashmir, born on December 5, 1905
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Sheikh_Muhammad_Abdullah.aspx

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1992: At the request of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), a major UN peacekeeping operation, Japan sends troops overseas for the first time since World War II
http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/un/pko/pamph96/02_2.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZprTRJQ2ZCE

1995: Death of Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang), Chinese writer born on September 30, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Chang
http://quarterlyconversation.com/the-peoples-writer-how-eileen-chang-remains-relevant-by-not-writing-political-fiction

1996: Birth of Krystal Reyes, lolita Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krystal_Reyes

2008: Sri Lanka’s government announces a ban on foreign aid workers and many of their local colleagues from working in Tamil-rebel held areas in the north
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7604933.stm

2008: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp has won 23 out of the 30 elected seats in the Legislative Council, and so retains a key veto over future bills
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7603312.stm

2008: Death of Ahn Jae-hwan, South Korean actor, born on April 25, 1972
http://www.dramabeans.com/2008/09/ahn-jae-hwan-found-dead-in-apparent-suicide/
http://sookyeong.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/host-ahn-jae-hwan-found-dead-in-his-car/

2010: Diplomatic row between China and Japan after collisions between two Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler on September 7
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11225522

2010: Sri Lanka’s parliament passed an amendment to the constitution, allowing  Mahinda Rajapakse, the president, to run for a third term
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/09/201098124949757442.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11225723

2012: Hong Kong’s government has backed down on a plan to force children to take Chinese patriotism classes, after thousands took to the streets in protest ahead of legislative polls
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201298135259455926.html

2013: Pakistan’s president Zardari steps down as term ends
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10294303/Pakistans-president-steps-down-after-completing-historic-full-term.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/20139814311627401.html
http://dawn.com/news/1041441/zardari-ends-tenure-treated-to-honour-guard

2013: Cambodia’s ruling CPP party confirmed election winner. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s CPP won 68 seats, compared with 55 for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party CNRP
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24005685
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/result-09082013134938.html

 

Holidays and observances

Pakistan: Victory Day