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On 17 November in Asian history

1905-11-Eulsa-treaty

ON 17 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 17, 2018

344: Death of Emperor Kang of Jin, born in 322
http://luis-moutinho.blogspot.fr/2008/09/emperor-kang-of-jin.html

342-344 Emperor Kang of Jin

641: Death of the 34th Japanese emperor Jomei (629-641), born in 593
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jomei

Emperor Jomei

1019: Birth of Northern Song Dynasty historian Sima Guang
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Sima_Guang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sima_Guang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10842.html

1183: In Japan, battle of Mizushima during the Gempei War of 1180-1185: The Minamoto-Taira Conflict
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mizushima
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2014/09/gempei-war-of-1180-1185-minamoto-taira.html

1183 Battle of Mizushima

1600: Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander, who launched an invasion of Korea in 1592, commits suicide
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Kuki_Yoshitaka
http://www.asphodelshaven.com/glossary/view/kuki_yoshitaka

1612: Birth of Dorgon (prince Rui), one of the most influential Manchu  princes in the early Qing Dynasty who died on December 31, 1650
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorgon

1828: Birth of Early Modern reformist Yung Wing, founder of the Chinese Educational Mission in the USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yung_Wing
http://connecticuthistory.org/yung-wing-the-chinese-educational-mission-and-transnational-connecticut/#sthash.CW3V3Xxx.dpuf

1846: Pagan Min is  enthroned king of Burma succeeding his father Tharrawaddy Min, up to 1853
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1869: The Suez Canal  is opened to traffic, offering direct sea link between Europe and Asia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suez-canal-opens
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/756/today-in-philippine-history-november-17-1869-the-suez-canal-in-egypt-opened-paving-way-for-the-philippines-direct-commercial-relations-with-spain

1891: Eulogio Despujol becomes governor-general of the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1349/today-in-philippine-history-november-17-1891-eulogio-despujol-becomes-governorgeneral-of-the-philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulogio_Despujol_y_Dusay

1898: In the Philippines, a provisional revolutionary government of the District of Visayas is inaugurated
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1725/today-in-philippine-history-november-17-1898-a-provisional-revolutionary-government-of-the-district-of-visayas-was-inaugurated

1904: Birth of Isamu Noguchi, Japanese sculptor who died in December 1988
http://www.noguchi.org/noguchi/biography

1905: Birth of Teru Shimada, Japanese actor who died on June 19, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teru_Shimada

1905: Eulsa treaty or  Japan-Korea Protectorate treaty against the will of king Kojong
http://www.conservapedia.com/Eulsa_Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulsa_Treaty
http://www.kyotodreamtrips.com/eulsa-treaty/

1905-11-Eulsa-treaty

1919: Birth of Kim Heung-sou, Korean painter (the Korean Picasso) who died on June 9 2014
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Heungsou
https://www.google.fr/search?q=kim+heung+sou+biography&biw=1080&bih=496&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMI-YHii8SVyQIVQb8aCh0ZcAlr&dpr=1.25#tbm=isch&q=kim+heung+sou+painter

Kim Heung-sou portrait

1920: Birth of Gemini Ganesan, Indian film actor (Tamil Nadu) who died on March 22, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_Ganesan
http://www.geni.com/people/Gemini-Ganesan-Ramaswami/6000000008789431440

1921: Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist against the French is assassinated
http://hmonglessons.com/the-hmong/hmong-leaders/pa-chay-vu-paj-cais-vwj/

1928: Death of Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and leader in the fight  for freedom from Great Britain, known as “Lion of Punjab”
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/LalaLajpatRai.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lala_Lajpat_Rai
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-november-1928-lala-lajpat-rai-indian-nationalist-passed-away

1929: Birth of Goro Naya, Japanese actor who died on March 5, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor%C5%8D_Naya

1942: Birth of Khang khek leu (nicknamed Dutch) who has been the head of  a torture center during the Khmer Rouge rule (1975-1979) and captured in 1999
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/340151.stm

1949: Birth of Nguyen Tan Dung, Vietnam Prime Minister from 2006 to 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_T%E1%BA%A5n_D%C5%A9ng
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5119642.stm

1950: Tenzin Gyatso,  the 14th Dalai Lama, is called upon to assume full political power (head of the  State and Government) after some 80,000 Peoples Liberation Army soldiers  entered Tibet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama

1958: Death of Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician, born on November  12, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yutaka_Taniyama

1965: In Vietnam, the US 1st Cavalry unit ambushed in the Ia Drang Valley

1965-11-17-battle-of-ia-drang

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/1st-cavalry-unit-ambushed-in-the-ia-drang-valley
http://www.historynet.com/ia-drang-where-battlefield-losses-convinced-ho-giap-and-mcnamara-the-u-s-could-never-win.htm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/14/how-the-battle-of-the-ia-drang-valley-changed-the-course-of-the-vietnam-war.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48uhoDXoqbo

1967: Vietnam War:  Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, US President Lyndon  B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, « We are  inflicting greater losses than we’re taking…We are making progress. »

1969: Birth of Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=718

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SN4yiyFoSg

1970: Vietnam War:  Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/my-lai-trial-begins

1971: In Thailand,  military coup d’état. Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn seizes power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanom_Kittikachorn

1973: Death of Mirra Alfassa « The Mother », Indian spiritual leader, born on February 2, 1878
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfassa
https://auromere.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/autobiographical-story-by-mirra-alfassa/

1975: East-Timor  declares itself independent from Portugal

1982: General Prem is  the first Thailand Prime Minister to go to China

1984: Birth of Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Han-byul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bad0-Ktpwxk

1985: Death of Lon Nol who overturned Sihanouk in March 1970 and  proclaimed the Republic, born on November 13, 1913
http://angkor1431.tripod.com/index/id26.html

1988: Benazir Bhutto  is sworn in as the first woman leader of an Islamic country. She was elected in  the first democratic elections in Pakistan in 11 years
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A080

2001: The Taliban confirm the death of Osama bin Laden’s military chief  Mohammed Atef in an airstrike three days earlier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Atef

2003: Death of Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi artist, born on April 15, 1962
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surjit_Bindrakhia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PklBBUuQ6jY

2005: Prime Minister  Mahinda Rajapakse, 60 ans, is elected the 5th president of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_presidential_election,_2005

2010: The results of the November 7 general elections  in Burma are announced
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_general_election,_2010

2010: Signaling a new toughness in its dealings  with China, New Delhi tells Beijing it should be mindful of Indian  sensitivities over Jammu and Kashmir, in the same way that India has been towards  Chinese concerns on Tibet and Taiwan

2011: Cambodia’s U.N.-backed tribunal rules a former senior Khmer Rouge leader unfit to stand trial for genocide and other crimes because she has Alzheimer’s disease. The tribunal said the illness diminishes Ieng Thirith’s mental capacity and ordered the 79-year-old defendant freed from detention.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15774044

2012: Hindu fundamentalist politician Bal Thackeray, the founder of the right-wing Shiv Sena party, dies in Mumbai at the age of 86.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20376653
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/11/2012111712347525901.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20180376

2013: The Maldives inaugurates a new president, a day after his surprise victory. Yaamin Abdul Gayoom and his deputy, Mohamed Jameel are sworn.
http://www.voanews.com/content/maldives-inaugurates-new-president/1791744.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24977601

2014: Chinese President Xi Jinping vows always to use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing’s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/17/xi-jinping-says-china-will-always-seek-to-resolve-disputes-peacefully

2015: Ashok Singhal: Controversial Indian VHP leader dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34830451

 

On 16 November in Asian history

ON 16 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 16, 2018

1328: Death of Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun, the 8th of the Kamakura shogunate, born on October 19, 1276
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hisaaki

Prince Hisaaki

1873: Thai King Chulalongkorn, who succeeded his father on October 1868, is crowned for a second time
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/chulalongkorn

1884: Because the  Russian threat, Xinjiang is formally incorporated into the Chinese empire as a  province

1890: Birth of Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines (1948-1953) who died on February 28, 1956
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/753/today-in-philippine-history-november-16-1890-elpidio-quirino-the-sixth-president-of-the-philippines-was-born-in-the-town-of-vigan-ilocos-sur

Elpidio Quirino

1892: Birth of Guo Moruo, Chinese writer, who died on June 12, 1978
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Guo_Moruo

1897: Birth of Choudhary Rahmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist who is  credited with creating the name « Pakistan »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choudhary_Rahmat_Ali
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P008

1899: France and the Chinese government sign the Treaty of Guangzhou Bay Concession putting in force the April 12, 1898 Treaty
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10821.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhouwan

Kouang Tcheou Wan

1909: Birth of Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani 3rd Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community who died on June 9, 1982
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Nasir_Ahmad
http://www.alislam.org/v/19.html

1938: Netherlands  government rejects the 1936 autonomy petition for Indonesia

1953: In Cambodia, after Penn Nouth resigned, Chan Nak cabinet is formed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_Nouth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Nak

1961: Kennedy decides  to increase military aid to Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-decides-to-increase-military-aid-to-saigon

1969: The U.S. Army  announces that several had been charged with massacre and the subsequent  cover-up in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968

1970:  South-Vietnamese president Ky defends South Vietnamese operations in Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-defends-south-vietnamese-operations-in-cambodia

1972: Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Luxembourg

1972: Birth of Ryu Jin, Korean actor
http://mydramalist.com/people/611-ryu-jin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1EDIiBfxmM&feature=related

1980: Birth of Lee Eun-ju, South Korean actress who commited  suicide  on February 22, 2005
http://asianwiki.com/Lee_Eun-Ju_(1980)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Eun-ju

1980: Death of Jayan,  Indian actor, born in 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayan

1981: Birth of Lee Hye-mi, Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1573014/bio
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Lee_Hye_Mi

1987: Death of Zubir Said, a Singapore composer who composed the  national anthem
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19871117-1.2.12.aspx
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_115_2005-01-19.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubir_Said

1988: Benazir Bhutto,  daughter of former leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, wins the election and is charged  to form a government becoming first female head of government of Pakistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benazir-bhutto-elected-leader-of-pakistan
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_88.htm

1996: Mother Teresa  receives honorary US citizenship
http://articles.latimes.com/1996-11-17/news/mn-175_1_mother-teresa

1996-11-16 Soeur Teresa US citizen

1997: Chinese  pro-democracy campaigner Wei Jingsheng arrived in the United States after being  released on medical parole after nearly 18 years in prison
http://www.weijingsheng.org/wei/en.html

2000: Bill Clinton  becomes the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam
http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/nov-16-2000-pres-clinton-visits-vietnam-12100906

2007: In Pakistan,  Muhammad Mian Soomro, president of the senate is sworn as caretaker Prime  Minister in charge to organize the general elections scheduled for the first  week of January 2008
http://pakistanherald.com/Profile/Muhammad-Mian-Soomro-127

2009: Cambodia’s  parliament strips opposition leader Sam Rainsy of his immunity from  prosecution. The move was prompted by his reported encouragement to villagers  to uproot border markers on the frontier with Vietnam last month
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8361986.stm

2009: In Shanghai,  pressing for greater freedoms on China’s own turf,  President Barack Obama speaks against censorship, saying tough criticisms of  political leaders should be allowed and the free flow of information on the Internet « should be encouraged. »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8361471.stm

2010: Thailand extradites accused  Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the U.S. to face terrorism charges,  siding with Washington in a tug of war with Moscow over whether to send him to  stand trial or let him go home
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11768684

2011: A controversial amnesty decree is endorsed by Thailand’s cabinet that could pave the way for the return of Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s fugitive former prime minister
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/2011111672939589176.html

2013: Abdulla Yameen wins Maldives presidential election run-off, beating favourite Mohamed Nasheed in a close-run contest
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/yameen-wins-maldives-presidential-run-off-20131116161122650102.html

2015: India, China agree to deepen defence ties, maintain peace at LAC
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-china-agree-to-deepen-defence-ties-maintain-peace-at-lac-2145958

2017: Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolves the CNRP, country’s main opposition party, and bans more than 100 of its politicians, in a ruling blasted by rights groups as the « death » of the nation’s democracy
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42006828
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/death-democracy-cnrp-dissolved-supreme-court-ruling

On 15 November in Asian history

1946-11-15 Linggajati agreement

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 15, 2018

1706: Death of Tsangyang Gyatso, the 6th dalai lama, born in 1683
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/11/november-15-dalai-lama-vi.html

1835: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary, assassinated on November 15, 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma

1867: Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system is assassinated (see above)
http://www.jref.com/history/sakamoto-ryoma/

1887: Birth of Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese prime minister from March to October 1948, who died on June 20, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Ashida
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/library/06/002_41bunshoko.html

Itoshi Ashida

1895: Philippine newspaper “La Solidaridad” stops publication
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1344/today-in-philippine-history-november-15-1895-the-la-solidaridad-stopped-publication

1899: Birth of Iskander Mirza, first president of Pakistan (March 1956-October 1958) who died on November 15, 1969
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P015

1908: Death of Chinese empress dowager Cixi. Pu Yi (two years old) becomes emperor
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/known/cixi.htm
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/rulers19thcentury/p/cixi.htm

1912: Birth of Yi Wu, Korean prince who died on August 7, 1945
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Yi_U

http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.fr/2016/02/yi-wu-prince-of-korea.html

1923: Birth of Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter, author of the national anthem, who died on July 10, 1995
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C4%83n_Cao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lyUq_Kz4nQ

Van Cao

1929: -The Chinese communist Party expels its founder Chen Duxiu
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Chen_Duxiu

1935: Manuel L. Quezon is inaugurated as the second president and first of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, up to August 1, 1944
https://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/752/today-in-philippine-history-november-15-1935-the-commonwealth-of-the-philippines-was-inaugurated
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1935/11/15/inaugural-address-of-president-quezon-november-15-1935/
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=94

1935-11-15 Quezon taking the oath

1946: By the Linggajati agreement, Dutch recognize Republic of Indonesia authority in Java, Sumatra and Madura. Both sides agree to form United States of Indonesia with Netherlands crown as symbolic head. On March 25, 1947, the  agreement will be formally signed
https://lastafternoon.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/linggarjati-agreement/
https://arishu.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/linggajati-agreement-first-achievement-on-indonesian-diplomacy/

1946-11-15 Linggajati agreement

1947: Birth of Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Ranjith

1949: Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathuram_Godse
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15th-november-1949-nathuram-godse-assassin-of-mahatma-gandhi-was-hanged


1951: Communist rebels kill 11 people in an attack on a rubber plantation in Malaya
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/15/newsid_3172000/3172022.stm

1955: In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party is founded

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Democratic_Party_(Japan)

1956: Birth of Ong Ka Ting, chairman of the Malaysian Chinese Association (2003-2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ong_Ka_Ting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XarQ4VgWs2o

1967: Hanoi rejects November 11 US president Johnson for a summit

1969: 250,000 war protesters stage a peaceful march and rally in heart of Washington
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1115.html#article

1969: Death of Iskander Mirza (former president of Pakistan), born on November 15, 1899
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/iskander-mirza-5937.php


1978: In China, start of the « Beijing Spring » Movement (Democracy wall)
http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/99/0927/democracy_wall.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Wall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10804.html

1981: Death of Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar, born on June 1, 1938
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khawar_Rizvi

1981: Abdus Sattar, acting head of state since May 30 is elected president of Bangladesh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Sattar_(president)

1982 : Death of Vinoba Bhave, Indian Freedom fighter, born on September 11, 1895
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/acharya-vinoba-bhave.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinoba_Bhave

1994: The Communist Party of Nepal wins the elections
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2386_94.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10813.html

1999: Representatives from China and the United States sign a major trade agreement that involves China’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)
http://www.techlawjournal.com/trade/19991116.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10815.html

2000: Jharkhand state comes into existence in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jharkhand


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1oavw_wwwjharkhandiorg-jharkhand-video-8_music

2002: End of the 16th Chinese Communist Party congress. Hu Jintao succeeds Jiang Zemin as General Secretary, but Jiang keeps the chairmanship of the CCP Central military Commission
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_National_Congress_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

Hu Jintao 2003

2005: Princess Sayako, only daughter of emperor Akiyito, spouses a man from common birth and so losing her royal status
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4437386.stm

2006: Pakistan parliament adopts a new law. The raped women are no more forced to have four men testimonies. Adultery is reduced from death by stoning to five years in jail. Islamists boycott the vote
http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/9484/rape-fallacies-of-the-four-witness-requirement/

2007: A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroys the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Sidr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbzWcA7eDDU

2008: Sri Lanka military says it has captured the strategically important northern town of Pooneryn from Tamil Tiger separtists
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/11/slwa-n20.html
http://srilankareports.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/fall-of-pooneryn-crushing-blow-to-tigers/

2008: One of Myanmar’s most prominent activists is sentenced to 65 years in jail along with two other pro-democracy leaders in connection with the 2007 anti-junta protests. Min Ko Naing is considered Myanmar’s top activist after detained Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min_Ko_Naing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-1Mtl5dwNY&feature=related

2009: U.S. President Barack Obama begins his first state visit to China
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/obamavisitchina/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/world/asia/18prexy.html

 

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

2011: The Philippine government defies a Supreme Court ruling that allowed former President Gloria Arroyo to travel abroad for medical treatment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15732351
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/20111115113623552423.html
 

2012: Xi Jinping is elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee at the first plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee on Thursday morning.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK16Ad02.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20322288
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20321603
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-new-members-of-the-CPC-politburo-(An-overview)-26366.html

2012: Myanmar’s president grants 452 prisoners Amnesty
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/myanmar-prisoner-release/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2014: Pakistan and Afghanistan pledge to begin a new era of economic cooperation, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani saying three days of talks had ended 13 years of differences

2014: Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survives a confidence vote in parliament with 64 per cent of the delegates giving a vote of ‘high confidence’ in his leadership and 14 per cent showing’low confidence
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2014/11/15/Vietnam-PM-wins-broad-backing-in-rare-confidence-vote

2015: Nepal PM asks India to end « undeclared blockade »
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nepal-pm-asks-india-end-undeclared-blockade-191556569.html
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/unofficial-indian-blockade-has-led-to-humanitarian-crisis-pm/

2016: A Hong Kong court disqualifies two pro-independence politicians from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid in a judgment in step with Beijing which last week intervened in the city’s legal system
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/hong-kong-bans-pro-democracy-politicians-after-beijing-rewrites-oath-law
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37984118


Holidays and observances

Japan: Shichi-Go-San (children festival)

On 14 November in Asian history

1991-11-14 Sihanouk retour

ON 14 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 14, 2018

669: Death of Fujiwara no Kamatari, Japanese politician, born in 614
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Kamatari
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Fujiwara_no_Kamatari

673: Death of Chinese Tang dynasty painter Yan Liben
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan_Liben

Yan Liben

976: Death of Taizu, first emperor of the Song dynasty (960-976)
http://barcodaspalavras.blogspot.fr/2008/09/emperor-taizu-of-song.html
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/chinese-and-taiwanese-history-biographies/emperor-china-song-taizu

emperor-taizu-of-song

1643: Japanese emperor Go-Komyo is enthroned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komyo_of_Japan

1691: Death of Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter, born on November 21, 1617
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tosa_Mitsuoki
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/55.94.1,2
https://www.google.fr/search?q=tosa+mitsuoki+biography&biw=1080&bih=496&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIsZOo66OOyQIVQX4aCh0FPAkq&dpr=1.25
   Tosa Mitsuoki 3

1860: Sino-Russian Treaty of Beijing
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404100996.html
https://www.prlib.ru/en/history/619718

1875: Birth of Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general, who was killed on December 2, 1899
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/749/today-in-philippine-history-november-14-1875-gregorio-del-pilar-was-born-in-bulacan-bulacan

1885: Beginning of the third war between Great-Britain and Burma. The Burmese king and his country are taken completely by surprise by the rapidity of the advance with no time for them to collect and organize any resistance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Burmese_War

1889: Birth of Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India (1947-1944) who died on May 27, 1964
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/jawaharlal-nehru.html
http://www.harappa.com/sounds/nehru.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14th-november-1889-jawaharlal-nehru-indias-first-prime-minister-was-born

Jawaharlal Nehru

1905: Birth of Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian author, who died on January 2, 1968
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanusi_Pane

1908: Death of Chinese Emperor Guangxu, born in August 1871
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/known/guangxu.htm

guangxu

1917: Birth of Park Chung-hee, South Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea from 1962 to his assassination on October 26 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Chung-hee

1935: American president Roosevelt announces that The Philippines will be a Commonwealth member and will get full independence in 1946 

1945: Sutan Sjahrir is the first Prime Minister of Indonesia (with Sukarno as president), up to June 20, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soetan_Sjahrir]

1947: The United Nations General Assembly founds a commission in charge to organize national elections in Korea

1949: Death of Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat, born on 17 April  1877
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Matsudai.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsudaira_Tsuneo

1950 : the Quirino-Foster agreement is signed in Philippine Baguio City
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1343/today-in-philippine-history-november-14-1950-the-quirinofoster-agreement-was-signed-in-baguio-city
http://www.liquisearch.com/elpidio_quirino/presidency/foreign_policies/quirino-foster_agreement

1951: Birth of Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yimou_Zhang.html
http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Sp-Z/Zhang-Yimou.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9GoZD0XqYM

1959: A technical  cooperation agreement is signed between France and Vietnam

1965: During the  Vietnam War, the Battle of the Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement  between regular American and North Vietnamese forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/major-battle-erupts-in-the-ia-drang-valley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_la_Drang

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

1966: US Navy bombs  North Vietnam coast

1967: During the  Vietnam War, Major General Bruno Arthur Hochmuth, commander of the Third Marine Division, becomes the first general to be killed in Vietnam by enemy fire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marine-general-killed-in-vietnam

1972: Nixon promises  Thieu that U.S. will continue to support South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-promises-thieu-that-u-s-will-continue-to-support-south-vietnam

1977: Death of Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,  founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness,  commonly known as the « Hare Krishna  Movement », born on September 1, 1896 http://iskconleaders.com/abhay-charanaravinda-bhaktivedanta-swami-prabhupada/

1979: The United  Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution demanding the withdrawal of all  foreign forces in Cambodia

1981: Promulgation of  a constitution for Bhutan

1984: Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the  government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home  city
http://www.lazamboangatimes.com/cesar_climaco_latest001.html

1990: 70 Indonesian  soldiers are killed in a battle with Fretilin guerillas near Ainaro, East  Timor. Army lands several thousand reinforcements later in the month

1991: Prince Sihanouk  comes back to Cambodia after 13 years in exile
http://www.nytimes.com/1991/11/15/world/joyous-sihanouk-returns-to-cambodia-from-exile.html
http://www.ina.fr/video/CAC93066315
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/cambodia/king-norodom-sihanouk-2.htm

1991-11-14 Sihanouk retour

1993: Farooq Leghari  becomes the eighth president of Pakistan, up to December 2, 1997
http://ehtishamalisethi.blogspot.fr/2010/10/sardar-faarooq-laghari-in-history.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/sardar-farooq-ahmed-khan-leghari

1993: Death of Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party, born on March 30, 1892
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sanzo_Nosaka
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-sanzo-nosaka-1504671.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/15/obituaries/sanzo-nosaka-101-communist-in-japan-ejected-by-the-party.html

1994: Sirimavo  Bandaranaike becomes again Sri Lanka prime minister, up to August 2000
http://www.biography.com/people/sirimavo-rd-bandaranaike-39086

Sirimavo  Bandaranaike timbre

1999: United Nations  Security Council asks to all states to freeze taliban assets abroad

2001: Eight foreign  aid workers, including two Americans, who had been accused of preaching  Christianity in Afghanistan are freed by the Taliban

2007: The prime  ministers of North and South Korea begin the first direct talks in 15  years on the implementation of reconciliation pact signed in Pyongyang last  month

2010: Democracy  leader Aung San Suu Kyi first day of freedom after  she has been released from house arrest


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln5poWNveNQ&feature=player_embedded
http://www.france24.com/en/20101114-freed-opposition-leader-aung-san-suu-kyi-supporters-democracy-in-check-junta-burma

2013: Death of Hari Krishna Devsare, Indian journalist and author, born on March 9, 1938
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Hindi-Author-Hari-Krishna-Devsare-Dead/817308

Hari Krishna Devsare

2013: Gambia cuts diplomatic ties with Taipei
http://www.gulf-times.com/story/371703/Gambia-cuts-diplomatic-ties-with-Taiwan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-24951115

2013: Death of Augustine, Indian actor, born on July 30, 1955
http://www.bollywoodlife.com/south-gossip/malayalam-actor-augustine-passes-away/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_(actor)

2014: India successfully test-fired nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile from a test range in eastern Indian state of Odisha
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/nuclear-capable-prithvi-ii-missile-successfully-test-fired/

2014: Prominent Pakistani cleric and leader of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan, Maulana Fazlurrahman, meets with President Ashraf Ghani in Islamabad and warns that war would continue in Afghanistan until the complete withdraw of foreign troops
http://tribune.com.pk/story/792378/in-defence-of-taliban-fazls-remarks-spark-furore-in-afghanistan/

2015: Death of K. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter, born in 1929
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/film-director-ks-gopalakrishnan-dead/article7879328.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._S._Gopalakrishnan


 Holidays and observances


India: Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru: Children’s Day

 

On 13 November in Asian history

2001-11-13-population

ON 13 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 13, 2018

1587: Death of Hai Hui, famous Ming dynasty mandarin, born on January 23, 1514
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Rui

1760: Birth of Jiaqing, the sixth emperor of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty 1792-1820)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiaqing_Emperor_of_China

1780: Birth of Ranjit Singh, Indian founder of the Sikh Empire, who died on June 27, 1839
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/warriors/ranjit.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/13th-november-1780-maharaja-ranjit-singh-founder-of-the-sikh-empire-was-born

1896: Birth of Nobusuke Kishi, Japanese PM (1957-1960), who died on August 7, 1987
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/nobusuke-kishi

Nobusuke Kishi
1899: Birth of Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan who died on November 12, 1969
http://www.allamaiqbal.com/webcont/393/IskanderMirza.html

1899: Birth of Huang Xianfan, Chinese historian who died on January 18, 1982
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Xianfan

1907: Birth of Sri Savang Vatthana, last king of Laos (1959-1975), who died in a Pathet Lao labor camp in June 1978
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savang_Vatthana
http://www.angelfire.com/in/Laos/King-Savang_Vatthana.html

1913: Birth of Cambodian Marshal Lon Nol, president of the Khmer Republic (1972-1975), who died on November 17, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon_Nol

1924: Birth of Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, who died on November13, 1994
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Motoo_Kimura.aspx

Kimura Motoo

1935: Birth of P. Susheela, Indian singer
http://psusheela.org/aboutps.html

1942: US and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1948: Birth of Humayun Ahmed, Bangladeshi novelist and film-maker
http://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/humayunahmed.html

1950: At the United Nations Tibet accuses China of aggression

1952: Birth of Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Malik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1zdB3RpNc

1968 : USA demand that Saigon authorities should take part in a four-party conference. Saigon has always refused to talk with National Liberation Front

1969: In United States, anti-war protesters in Washington, DC stage a symbolic March Against Death in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/march-against-death-commences-in-washington-d-c

1975: According to World Health Organization, smallpox is eradicated in Asia

1982: Birth of Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumi_Koda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHX1jKC3tvM

1989: Arrest and killing of of Rohana Wijeweera, founder of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front, in Sri Lanka, born on 14 July 1943
http://www.atimes.com/ind-pak/DE18Df04.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30017905


1994: Death of Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, born on November 13, 1924
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motoo_Kimura

1996: Death of Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master, born in 1925
http://www.swamij.com/swami-rama.htm

1998: Russia and Japan agree to sign a post-World War II peace deal by 2000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/213564.stm
http://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/press/1998/11/1113.html#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLRqJk9BhIU

1998: Agreement  between Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen and his rival prince Norodom  Ranariddh, ending an year and half crisis that blocked the institutions. Hun  Sen will lead a government coalition
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/213518.stm
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/analysis-and-op-ed/cambodia-mirage-mekong

2000: Philippine House  passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada
http://www.chanrobles.com/legal11impeachmentcomplaint.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/747/today-in-philippine-history-november-13-2000-the-house-of-representatives-voted-to-impeach-president-joseph-estrada

2001: Northern coalition take Kabul and Burhanuddin Rabbani retakes the charge of president of the republic
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/nov/13/afghanistan.terrorism15
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1654353.stm

2001-11-13-population

2002: Death of Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer, born in 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishikesh_Shaha
http://nepalitimes.com/news.php?id=5101#.UoJiNcvLRMs


Rishikesh Shaha

2007: An explosion hits the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, governor of Balisan, and wounding six
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/68563/Rep-Wahab-Akbar-dies-in-hospital-after-Batasan-blast

2010: Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is released from house arrest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11749661
http://www.france24.com/en/20101113-burmese-opposition-leader-aung-san-suu-kyi-has-been-released-democracy

2013: The Commonwealth expells the Maldives from its disciplinary panel which has begun investigating the political chaos in the country after repeated court interventions that scuttled elections
https://www.pressreader.com/india/mint-st/20131114/281818576601479

2015 : With more than 80% of contested seats now declared, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has more than the two-thirds it needs to choose the president, ending decades of military-backed rule
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34805806
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/13/asia/myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-historic-win/index.html

2016: Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday (Nov 13) in support of China’s decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city’s freedoms being under threat
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/thousands-attend-pro-beijing-rally-in-hong-kong
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2045614/thousands-turn-out-decry-hong-kong-independence

 

On 12 November in Asian history

1978-11-12 Deng arrive à Singapour

ON 12 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 12, 2018

 764: Under king Trisong Detsen, Tibetan take Chang’an (now Xi’an), the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty emperor Daizong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trisong_Detsen

1528: Birth of Qi Jiguang, Chinese general, famous for his fighting against Japanese pirates, who died on January 5, 1588.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Jiguang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10697.html

1841: During the First Afghan War, beginning of the siege of Jellalabad, up to April 13, 1842
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/siege-jellalabad.htm

1848: Birth of Li Lianying, Imperial Eunuch, who died on March 4, 1911
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Lianying
http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/li%20lianying%20imperial%20eunuch.html

1866: Birth of Sun Yat-sen, founder of the Republic of China, who died on March 12, 1925
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/modernchina/p/Sun-Yat-Sen.htm
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sun-yat-sen-71.php
http://totallyhistory.com/sun-yat-sen/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3KtGgmAOaQ&feature=player_embedded

 1893: The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan – the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two nations
http://www.afghanistans.com/information/history/durandline.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZPKsgz5MoA


1899: Incapable of further resistance, Filipino military leaders decide to disband the army and to continue to fight by guerrilla warfare
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1341/today-in-philippine-history-november-12-1899-filipino-military-leaders-decided-to-disband-the-army

1916: Birth of Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician who died on November 10, 1986
http://viewsfromthepampang.blogspot.com/2007/12/63rogelio-de-la-rosa-golden-boy-of.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogelio_de_la_Rosa

1926: the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) revolts in Banten, Batavia, Bandung, Padang. PKI declares a republic. Revolt is crushed by the Dutch, who make over 13,000 arrests


https://books.google.fr/books?id=V7crBNqa-9UC&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=1926:+the+Communist+Party+of+Indonesia+(PKI)+revolts+in+Banten&source=bl&ots=Uv0UU7NkWe&sig=3EI9zxjMRippp9IOqTxtfZU2mUk&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAWoVChMImo3ogJmJyQIVRNcaCh1AmQNy#v=onepage&q=1926%3A%20the%20Communist%20Party%20of%20Indonesia%20(PKI)%20revolts%20in%20Banten&f=false
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2050720?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

1927: Birth of Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician who committed suicide on November 17, 1958
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Yutaka_Taniyama

 1933: The Independent  Republic (Turkish Islamic Republic of Eastern Turkestan- TIRET or Republic of  Uyghurstan, both names were used at the same time) is proclaimed (up to  February 6, 1934)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_East_Turkestan_Republic

1942: Beginning of  the three-day capital naval battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American  forces
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/USN-CN-Guadalcanal/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jJjpk_-bc&feature=related

1944: In a part of  Xinjiang, following the Yili Uprising, the Second Eastern Turkestan Republic is  proclaimed (up to October 20, 1949)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_East_Turkestan_Republic

1945: Jendral Sudirman is elected the first commander-in-chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudirman
http://www.profilpedia.com/2014/05/profil-dan-biografi-jendral-sudirman.html

Jendral Sudirman

1946: Death of Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian activist and politician, founder of the Banaras Hindu University, born on December 25, 1861
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malviya

 

1948: In Tokyo, the  International Military Tribunal for the Far East sentences seven Japanese  military and government officials to death, including Prime Minister Hideki Tojo,  for their role during WW2
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-war-criminals-sentenced
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Military_Tribunal_for_the_Far_East
http://www.cnd.org/mirror/nanjing/NMTT.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qahacxji38&feature=related

1951: General Ridway  orders to stop all new offensive. The Korea War enters into its trenchers  period

1959: Birth of Toshihiko Sahashi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshihiko_Sahashi
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=114

Sahashi Toshihiko

1963: Birth of Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Terajima
http://asianmediawiki.com/Susumu_Terajima

1965: Death of Taher Saifuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 51st Da’i al-Mutlaq, born on August 4, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taher_Saifuddin
Http://www.sfjamaat.org/sf/taher.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlCHn0KNHGA

1969: Death in jail of president Liu Shaoqi, left without medical  assistance by Maoist Red guards
http://www.executedtoday.com/2013/11/12/1969-liu-shaoqi-dies-under-torture/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Liu_Shaoqi
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10708.html

1969-11-12 Mort de Liu Shaoqi

1969: An American  journalist,Seymour Hersh, reveals the massacre of the population of the Vietnam  village of My Lay on 16 March 1968
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seymour-hersh-breaks-my-lai-story

1970: The Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history
http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1970s/greatbhola/
http://www.weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/deadliest-cyclone-history-bangladesh-20130605#/1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkcuZoR6XSU

1971: In the Vietnam  war, as part of Vietnamization, US President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1,  1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from  Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-sets-new-deadline-for-next-troop-withdrawal

1971: Birth of Chen Guangcheng, Chinese civil right activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Guangcheng
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17866176

1978: Chinese leader  Deng Xiaoping in Singapore for a two-day visit
http://www.sipac.gov.cn/english/zhuanti/fnotpoc/fnotpoc_nmoic/
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19781113-1.2.3.aspx

1978-11-12 Deng arrive à Singapour

1984: Birth of Sandara Park, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandara_Park

1990: The current  emperor of Japan Akihito is officially enthroned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/akihito-enthroned-as-emperor-of-japan
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19901123&slug=1105701

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wisR6RBqu9M

1991: In Dili  (East-Timor), Indonesian forces open fire on demonstrators causing 271 deaths  and 250 missing people
http://www.etan.org/timor/SntaCRUZ.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dili_Massacre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NYdGad-0bs

1994: After her  November 9 victory, Chandrika Kumaratunga takes her charge of president of Sri  Lanka
http://www.jstor.org/pss/2645745

1996: The Indemnity  Act of Bangladesh gives immunity from legal action to the persons  involved in the assassination of president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is scrapped  after Awami League formed government with Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the daughter of  Sheikh Mujib, as Prime Minister of Bangladesh. This paves the way for the trial  of the killers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indemnity_Act,_Bangladesh

1997: Ramzi Yousef is  found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
http://www.terrorismfiles.org/individuals/ramzi_yousef.html

2001: Taliban forces  abandon Kabul, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20011114wednesday.html

2006: Tie Ning is  elected president of the Chinese Writers’ Association, during the Seventh  National Congress of the Chinese Writers’ Association, to become the third  president, and first woman president, in the association’s history
http://www.china.org.cn/english/culture/188688.htm
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/people/writers/9/382-1.htm

2007: In Cambodia,  police arrest Ieng Sary, the former minister of the Khmer Rouge, along with his  wife the former social affair minister of the Khmer Rouge government
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/11/12/cambodia.khmer/index.html http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16218061

2010: Taiwan government strips  ex-president Chen Shui-bian of privileges of due to him as a former head of  state, after he was convicted of bribery by the island’s highest court

2012: A high court clears influential Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa of wrongdoing in connection with a political funding case
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20293753

2013: China is granted a seat on the UN’s human rights council despite its long record of refusing inspections by international human rights monitors
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/13/china-granted-seat-un-human-rights-Council

2014: Death of Ravi Chopra, Indian director and producer, born on September 27, 1946
http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/baghban-director-ravi-chopra-dies-at-68/story-6MblWEhn399BpVvbpID6zK.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mahabharat-co-director-Ravi-Chopra-dies/articleshow/45126970.cms

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

2015 : After being banned from entering for 10 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the United Kingdom with critics denouncing moves against freedom of speech in India since his government took power a year ago. Trade and defence deals worth billions of dollars are signed during Modi’s maiden visit
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34790212
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34773767
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-modi-in-uk-full-text-of-pm-modi-s-speech-at-british-parliament-2144742
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/11984475/Why-is-Indian-prime-minister-Modi-in-London-and-why-are-people-going-to-see-him-at-Wembley-stadium.html

2016: The biggest street protest in nearly three decades was held in the heart of Seoul with up to 1 million people calling for President Park Geun-hye to resign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37958037

 

Holidays and  observances

Republic of China (Taiwan) : Birth of Sun Yat-Sen

On 11 November in Asian history

1921-11-11 Naval conference

ON 11 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 11, 2018

1636: Birth of Yan Ruoqu, great Chinese scholar who died on July 9, 1704
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Qing/personsyanruoqu.html

1675: Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, 9th sikh guru, is beheaded, born on April 1,  1621
http://www.theworldofgurunanak.com/guru-teg-bahadur-ji.html
http://www.patshahi10.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=256:who-killed-guru-tegh-bahadur&catid=34:english&Itemid=63
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsjGayRu7TQ

1743: In now Indonesia,  Pakubuwono II gives to Dutch VOC Surabaya, Rembang, Jepara and claims to eastern most Java and West Madura. VOC receives a say in court appointment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surakarta_Sunanate

Pakubuwono-II
1750: Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_riot_of_1750

1763: Death of Jean-François Dupleix, former governor general of the French Establishment in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fran%C3%A7ois_Dupleix

1858 : Birth of Martin Teofilo Delgado, Filipino revolutionary general, who died on November 12, 1918
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1340/today-in-philippine-history-november-11-1858-martin-teofilo-delgado-was-born-in-santa-barbara-Iloilo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mart%C3%ADn_Te%C3%B3filo_Delgado

1865: Treaty of Sinchula in which Bhutan gives up the areas east of the Teesta river to the British East India Company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan_War

1866: Bombing of Seoul by the French fleet of Admiral Roze, but the city is not taken (See 16 October)
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/French_Campaign_against_Korea,_1866

1873: Dutch invade Aceh again, and maintain their positions, but would sustain heavy losses due to  disease

1888: Birth of Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed, Muslim scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement, who died on February 22, 1958
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/5.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11th-november-1888-abul-kalam-azad-leader-of-independence-movement-was-born

1896 : In the Philippines, end of the two-days Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Binakayan-Dalahican
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/binakayan.htm

1911: Yuan Shikai, succedes Prince Qing as Prime Minister of the Chinese Imperial Cabinet

1913: Birth of Sun Yun-suan, Prime Minister of the Republic of China (1978-1984) who, died on February 15, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

1921: Opening of Washington Naval Conference between Britain, France, Japan and United States for discussions of issues in the Pacific and Far East (up to February 1922)
http://totallyhistory.com/washington-naval-conference/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/naval-arms-control-1921.htm

1921-11-11 Naval conference

1926: Birth of Johnny Walker, Indian actor who died on July 29, 2003
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0907888/bio

1936 Birth of Mala Sinha, Nepali Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mala_Sinha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBgk0Ho0xkk

1939:Death of Murakami Kagaku, Japanese painter, born on July 3, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagaku_Murakami
http://clocktower.org/show/acaw-09-the-life-and-work-of-murakami-kagaku-1889-1939
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Murakami+Kagaku&rlz=1C2EODB_enFR584FR584&biw=1366&bih=600&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=KC1hVILgN87haOmGgvAB&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Murakami Kagatu 2

1941: Birth of Shunsuke Ikeda, Japanese actor who died on June 11, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunsuke_Ikeda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es9s-OhvmZk

1945: in Indonesia, Sutan Sjahrir moves a proposal through KNIP to take powers away from the President and transfer them to a Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The effect is to make Sukarno’s position less powerful for a while
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Sjahrir

1949: The Chinese PLA air forces are founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Liberation_Army_Air_Force
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-intro.htm

1952: Birth of Ho Lily, Taiwanese actress
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=1818
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/ho_lily.htm

1955: Birth of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, king of Bhutan (1972-2006)
http://www.raonline.ch/pages/bt/visin/bt_royalfam01b.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Singye_Wangchuck

1960: A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_South_Vietnamese_coup_attempt

1960-11-11 Failed coup

1967: One more time, US president Lyndon Johnson says he is ready to meet North Vietnam leaders

1967: During the Vietnam War, in a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to « new left » antiwar activist Tom Hayden
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-release-u-s-prisoners-of-war

1968: Biginning of Operation Commando Hunt. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail throught Laos into South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-commando-hunt-commences
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Commando_Hunt

1968: Failed assassination attack against Ayub Khan, head of state of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayub_Khan

1968: Second Republic is declared in the Maldives under the presidency of Ibrahim Nasir, elected indirectly to a four-year presidential term by the Majlis (legislature)
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_nasir.shtml

1972: The huge American military base of Long Bing is given to South Vietnam authorities. End  of the direct engagement of the USA in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/long-binh-base-turned-over-to-south-vietnam

1977: Kriangsak Chomanan is sworn in as Thai prime minister, up to March 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chamanan

1977: Prime Minister Pham Van Dong issued Resolution 297 severely restricting religious practices in Vietnam and allowing the government to confiscate church properties and to forbid the « spread of superstitions. »

1977: Death of Abraham Sarmiento jr, Filipino journalist and activist while in prison, born on June 5, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=17115268

1978: The tragedy of the 2500 boat people on Haï Hong ship who are denied to shore on Malaysia is revealed
http://cyusof.blogspot.com/2008/10/hai-hong-saga.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFny5Kh6qo

1978: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is elected president of the Maldives succeeding Ibramim Nasir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maumoon_Abdul_Gayoom

1980 : Death of Binod Behari Mukherjee, Bengali painter and muralist, born on February 7, 1904
http://www.eyeway.org/?q=binod-bihari-mukherjee
http://www.artnewsnviews.com/view-article.php?article=benodebehari-mukherjee-a-recluse-and-the-centenary-show&iid=16&articleid=352
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Binod+Bihari+Mukherjee&biw=1255&bih=550&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipv8CG-p7QAhXM2RoKHSyRDMsQ_AUIBygC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPIRjOZ02nI

1983: President Reagan becomes the first US president to address Japanese legislature
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/11/reagan-addresses-japanese-parliament-nov-11-1983-244702

1983-11-14 Reagan Hirohito

2001: Theys Eluay, leader of the independence movement for Papua (Irian Jaya), is found dead in a town east of Jayapura. Several military officers will be later arrested for the murder
http://www.insideindonesia.org/weekly-articles/the-life-and-death-of-theys-eluay

2008: A closed court Myanmar sentence at least 11 dissidents involved in last year’s pro-democracy protests to 65 years each in prison
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/11/2008111135316716782.html
http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/11/11/burmese-blogger-nay-phone-latt-sentenced-to-twenty-years-and-six-months/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7721271.stm

2008: Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan’s president, is detained after being questioned about a money-laundering case

2008-11-11 Chen arrested

2008: Mohamed Nasheed is sworn in as the 4th president of the Maldives, succeeding Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7721335.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLmP40gYH7c

2009: Death of Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader, born in 1919
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Dhanpat_Rai_Nahar

2017: Nepal’s three-time premier of monarchy era Kirti Nidhi Bista dies at 90
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2119467/nepals-three-time-premier-monarchy-era-kirti-nidhi-bista-dies
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-11-11/former-pm-bista-passes-away-at-90.html


Holidays and observances

South Korea : Pepero Day

Maldives : Republic Day (1968)

Bhutan: Birthday of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck

On 10 November in Asian history

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

ON 10 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 10, 2018

937: During the Ten Kingdoms, Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called « Xu Zhigao »), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Tang

1293: Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raden_Wijaya
https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/majapahit-empire-short-life-empire-once-defeated-mongols-003623
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Majapahit

1659: Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King wins the Battle of Pratapgarh, starting conquests which will lead to the Maratha Empire in 1674
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/shivaji.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pratapgarh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i01GCCnk1Wo

1698: The East India Company takes possession of three villages in Bengal : Sutanaki, Kolkota and Gobindapun that they will unit to form Calcutta

1848: Birth of Sir Surendranath Banerjee, leader, Indian National Congress who died on August 26, 1925
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/surendranath-banerjee.html
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Surendranath_Banerjea

1868: Birth of Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist who died on April 26, 1957
https://shotokai.com/gichin-funakoshi-sensei-informal-biography/

1896: Candido Tria Tirona, revolutionary general and secretary of war in the Magdalo revolutionary council, is killed in action during the Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1338/today-in-philippine-history-november-10-1896-candido-tria-tirona-died-in-action-during-the-battle-of-binakayan
http://bluedreamer27.com/who-is-general-candido-tirona/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Binakayan-Dalahican

1899: Birth of Swami Satyabhakta, Indian guru, philosopher, and scholar who died on December 10, 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Satyabhakta

1911: Chinese imperial army recaptures Nanjing in a blood bath

1928: Michinomiya Hirohito (Showa) is crowned the 124th emperor of Japan (up to 1989)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hirohito-crowned-in-japan
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hirohito-3845.php

1928-11-10 Hirohito coronation

1939: Birth of Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian who died on January 9, 2013
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/90517/fr-anscar-chupungco-filipino-benedictine-who-tangled-with-pope-benedict

1941: Birth of Kyu Sakamoto, a popular Japanese singer and actor who died in August 1985 in an air crash
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyu_Sakamoto

1943: Indonesian nationalists Sukarno, Hatta, and Kyai Bagus Hadikusumo are flown to Tokyo to be decorated by the Emperor of Japan

1944: Death of Wang Jingwei, who on March 30, 1940, formed at Nanjing a pro-Japanese government, born on May 4, 1983
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Wang_Jingwei.html

1945: Battle of Surabaya between pro-independence soldiers and militia against British and Neetherlands troops. Fighting continues for three weeks. 600 Indian troops defect from the British and join  the Indonesians
http://www.nusantara.com/heritage/surabaya.html
http://www.misterguru.web.id/2011/11/narrative-text-battle-of-surabaya.html#.VkG3RDgQVjo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya
http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc5-battle-of-surabaya-1945

1945-11-10 Battle of Surabaya

1948: Birth of Shigesato Itoi, Japanese novelist and video game designer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigesato_Itoi
http://starmen.net/credits/shigesatoitoi.php

1953: In the Philippines, Colonel Ramon Magsaysay, with US support, is elected president of the Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1688/today-in-philippine-history-november-10-1953-ramon-masaysay-was-elected-president

1965: In Shanghai,  Yao Wenyuan, in a newspaper, critics a play written by Wu Han, deputy mayor of  Beijing, “Hai Rui dismissed from office”. That is the first shot which will  bring to the Cultural Revolution
http://chineseposters.net/themes/yaowenyuan.php
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/Literature/Novels/hairuibaguan.html

1971: In Cambodia,  Khmer rouge forces attack the city of Phom Penh and its airport, killing 44,  wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-forces-attack-phnom-penh-airport

1973: The American  State Secretary Henry Kissinger goes to Beijing to said that the USA are ready  to normalize their relations with China (In fact it will happend in January  1979)

1977: José Maria  Sison, leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines (Marxist-leninist) is  arrested in San Fernando
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Maria_Sison

1977: Birth of Won Bin, Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Won_Bin


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6o-RqO33mY

1978: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in Kuala Lumpur for a two-day visit
http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/63dad5562b25c0edece68d6adf72063b

1979: Vietnamese  forces launch a mopping up operation against Khmer positions northern Cambodia

1980: In China,  beginning of the trial of the « Gang of Four » led by Jiang Qing, widow of Mao  Zedong (verdict on January 21, 1981)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/gangoffour/Gangof4.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LEZxKlkrc

1980: Birth of Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Calvin_Chen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fp4A3NMk8o

1986: Death of Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician, born  on November 12, 1914
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/former_senators/rogelio_dela_rosa.htm

1986: Bangladesh  constitution is restored

1987: Noor Hossain, Bangladeshi activist is killed by police, born in 1961
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_Hossain
http://www.thedailystar.net/news/democracy-and-the-role-of-media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC65RJCPgTM

1988: Birth of Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chisaki_Hama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ngEIV0IVnI

1990: Chandra Shekhar  is sworn in as India’s new prime minister, succeeding Vishwanath Pratap Singh  (up to June 21, 1991)
http://www.indianetzone.com/3/chandra_shekhar_singh.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10th-november-1990-chandra-shekhar-became-indias-eighth-prime-minister
http://chandrashekhar.org/
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/10/world/rival-of-singh-becomes-india-premier.html?pagewanted=1

1990-11-10-venkataraman-chandra-shekhar-pm

1995: In Katmandu,  Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the  Himalayan foothills. The disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead

2001: China is officially admitted in the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/1648579.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10617.html

2004: Death of Katy de la Cruz, Filipina jazz singer, born on February  13, 1907
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_de_la_Cruz

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

2006: Sri Lankan Tamil parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo
http://aboutsrilanka.blogspot.com/2006/11/tna-parliamentarian-nadarajah-raviraj.html
http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2006/11/9268_image_headline.html

2007: Forty thousand people march toward the royal palace of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum to the King demanding electoral reform
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Bersih_rally
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/10/idUSSP165982#4CjKwLubRDPsvGlH.97

2009: North and South Korea blame each other’s armed forces for  triggering a brief naval clash along their disputed western sea border after a  North Korean ship crossed the disputed border line in the Yellow Sea
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/world/asia/11korea.
html?_r=1&ref=asia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8351738.stm

2009: Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrives to  the Cambodian capital to take up a job as economic adviser to the government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8351743.stm

2013: Death of Vijaydan Detha, Indian author, born on September 1, 1926
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/vijaydan-detha-is-gone-and-here-is-what-made-the-writer-very-very-special/1/325187.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Rajasthans-literary-giant-Vijaydan-Detha-passes-away/articleshow/25569883.cms

Vijaydan Detha

2014: Death of Ken Takakura, Japanese actor and singer, born on February 16, 1931
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30092460
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/nov/18/ken-takakura
http://www.tofugu.com/2015/01/19/ken-takakura-bunta-sugawara-death-yakuza-cinema/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PtYzgRgPhM

2015 : The Maldives lift a state of emergency declared by the president earlier this month, saying security had improved after the authorities detained individuals and seized illegal weapons

Holidays and  observances

Bangladesh: Noor Hossain Day
Indonesia: Heroes’ Day or Hari Pahlawan (1945)

 

On 9 November in Asian history

ON 9 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 9, 2018

1180: In Japan, Battle of Fujigawa, nicknamed “the battle that never took place” betweenTakeda clan and Taira army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fujikawa

1180-11-09 Battle of Fijikawa

1187: Death of Song dynasty Emperor Gaozong, born on June 12, 1107
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Gaozong_of_Song

1867: Tokugawa Yoshinonu, 15th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate hands power back to the Japanese emperor. Beginning of the Meiji Restoration
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yoshinobu_Tokugawa.html
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Yoshinobu
http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/meiji.htm

1877: Birth of Sir Muhammad Iqbal, a Muslim poet, philosopher and politician who introduced the theory of the Two-Nation theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Muhammad_Iqbal

1878: Birth of An Chang-ho, Korean independence activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Chang-ho
http://ahnchangho.or.kr/site/main/ehtml/top1.htm

1900: China resumes nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration

1911: Birth of Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet, who died on September 23, 2004
http://www.poemhunter.com/tabish-dehlvi/biography/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAFpBkXqcW8

1918: Birth of Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial art  master, founder of Taekwon-Do, who died on June 15, 2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Hong_Hi

1937: Japanese troops  begin the occupation of Shanghai
http://ww2timelines.com/japan/incidents/37batlleshanghai.htm


1937: In China, Taiyuan fall to the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taiyuan
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2444688
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10624.html

1937-11-09 Fall of Taiyuan

1945: In Indonesia,  Sukarno asks  Sutan Sjahrir to form a Cabinet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soetan_Sjahrir

1945: Soo Bahk Do Moo  Duk Kwan, martial arts organization  is  founded in Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soo_Bahk_Do
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo_Duk_Kwan

1946: The first  constitution of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam is adopted
http://www.cliostein.com/documents/1998/98%20lec%20ho%20chi%20hanoi.pdf

1947: Junagadh is  annexed as to Indian military intervention
http://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr45/findojunagadh1947.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_integration_of_Junagadh

1953: Cambodia  becomes fully independent from France
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/young-sihanouks-struggle-independence

1954: Birth of Shankar Nag, Indian actor and director who died on September 30, 1990
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/shankar-nag/biography.html

1963: In Japan, about  450 miners are killed in a coal-dust explosion. In addition, 160 people died in  a train crash

1964: Eisaku Sato  becomes the Japanese prime minister, succeeding Ikeda Hayato
http://www.nndb.com/people/432/000091159/

1965 : Ferdinand Marcos is elected 10th President of Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_presidential_election,_1965

1970: During the  Vietnam War, the Supreme Court of the United States votes 6 to 3 against  hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the  right to refuse military service in an undeclared war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-refuses-to-rule-on-legality-of-vietnam-war

1971: Emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19711009&id=gpsrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d_sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6618,1148038

1978: A Chinese  military delegation, lead by general Wu Xinguan, arrives to Manila  (Philippines)

1980: Second visit of  Singapore premier Lee Kuan-yew to China

1980: Death of Fubuki Koshiji, Japanese actress born in 1924
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0467047/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF1zID_JkXY

1981: General Ne Win,  is replaced as head of state of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma by  General San Yu (up to July 1988). Ne Win continues to be head of the only one  party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Yu

san-yu-21984: Birth of Se7en, South Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwoGlre-bk0

1985: Birth of Koo Hye Sun, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koo_Hye_Sun
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=661

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUeyfGD2jxQ

1990: A new  democratic constitution is issued in Nepal
http://www.nepaldemocracy.org/documents/national_laws/constitution1990.htm

1994: Chandrika  Kumaratunga wins the presidential election of Sri Lanka
http://www.jstor.org/pss/2645745
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_presidential_election,_1994

Chandrika 2

1997: Chuan Leekpai,  Thai PM for the second time, up to February 9, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuan_Leekpai

2001: The first  Japanese warship to be engaged out of the archipelago quit Sasebo for the  Indian Ocean for Diego Garcia anglo-US base 

2003: Death of Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili litterateur, born on  December 3, 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binod_Bihari_Verma

2003: Pham Van Tra is  the first Vietnamese Defense minister to go the USA (up to November 12)
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/11/world/defense-minister-from-vietnam-meets-rumsfeld.html

2003-11-09-vietnamese-minister-of-defence-to-usa

2003: Early general  elections in Japan. DLP keeps largely the first position but the Democratic  Party, the main opposition party grows from 137 to 177 MP
http://cpri.tripod.com/cpr2003/japan-election.pdf

2004: Death by suicide of  Iris  Chang, sino-american author, born on March 28, 1968
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/11/11/MNGB59PKL01.DTL

2005: Death of K.R. Narayanan, President of India (1997-2002)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4421632.stm
http://www.thehindu.com/2005/11/10/stories/2005111012320100.htm

2005: Malaysian  Azahari Husin, brains of the main terrorist attacks in Indonesian, including  the October 2002 attack in Bali, is killed in an police action in Malang (East  Java)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azahari_Husin

2007: For the first  time in three years, Aung San Suu Kyi can meet the leaders of her party, the  National League for Democracy (NLD)


2009: Nine ethnic  Uighurs are executed for their involvement in July’s deadly ethnic  rioting in China’s northwest Xinjiang region
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8350360.stm
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2009/11/2009119115451405418.html

2010: US President  Barack Obama praises Indonesia’s successful transition to democracy and  seals a « comprehensive partnership » agreement with his Indonesian  counterpart on the first day of a long-delayed visit to his childhood country
http://www.f rance24.com/en/20101109-barack-obama-pledges-close-partnership-trip-indonesia-jakarta

 

Holidays and observances

Cambodia: Independence Day (1953)

Pakistan : Allama Iqbal Day (1877)

On 8 November in Asian history

Takayama Ukon 2

ON 8 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 8, 2018

1278: Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%C3%A1nh_T%C3%B4ng

Tran Thanh Tong

1600: Death of Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Natsuka_Masaie

1614: Japanese daimyo Dom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.
http://www.samurai-archives.com/ukon.html
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/DomJustoTakayamaUkon

Takayama Ukon 2

1644: The Shunzhi Emperor, the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty, is enthroned in Beijing after the collapse of the Ming Dynasty as the first Qing emperor to rule over China http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shunzhi_Emperor

1875: Birth of Qiu Jin, Chinese anti-Qing Empire revolutionary, feminist and writer, executed after a failed uprising on July 15, 1907
http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/qiu-jin-chinese-feminist-revolutionary/
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-qiu-jin.html
http://www.dontow.com/2009/08/qiu-jin/

1877: Birth of Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet who died on 21  1938
http://www.allamaiqbal.com/
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P007

1885: Birth of Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general, nicknamed « the tiger of Malaya » hanged on February 23, 1946
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=32
http://www.historynet.com/general-tomoyuki-yamashita.htm

1893: Birth of Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand who died on May 30,1941
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prajadhipok

1895: Signature at Beijing of the Liaotung (Liaodong) Convention by which Japan retrocedes to China the southern portion of the province of Fengtien
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaodong_Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Intervention

1898: Yamagata Aritomo, Japanese prime minister for the second time, up to October 1900
http://www.jref.com/japan/history/biographies/yamagata_aritomo.shtml

1901: Birth of Chinese Marshal Xu Xiangqian who died on September 21, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Xiangqian
http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/War/Marshal-Xu-Xiangqian.html

Xu Xiangqian

1914: Birth of Wang Renmei, Chinese actress, who died on April 12, 1987
http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9789888180950
http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2011-04/27/content_22447901_5.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEmmIrxFhS4

1916: Death of Tsai Ao (Cai E) , Chinese revolutionary and warlord, born on December 18, 1882
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Cai_E
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_E

1919: Birth of Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (P. L. Deshpande), Indian writer and actor who died on June 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purushottam_Laxman_Deshpande
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/govind_purushottam_deshpande_marathi_literature.htm

1920: Birth of Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer who died on November 25, 2014
http://scroll.in/article/691711/sitara-devi-kathak-dancer-who-lived-live-on-her-own-terms-dies-at-94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzxZwz0sD5w

1927: Birth of Nguyen Khanh, former chief of state and Prime Minister of South Vietnam, who died on January 11, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Khanh

1927: Birth of Lal Krishna Advani, Indian political leader
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2075803.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-november-1927-l.k.-advani-indian-politician-was-born

1933: Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan is assassinated. He is succeeded by his son Mohammed Zahir Shah
https://www.afghan-web.com/biographies/biography-of-mohammad-nadir-shah/
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/mohammad-nader-shah-king-of-afghanistan

nadir-shah

1937: In Shanghai, foundation of the Chinese Youth Journalist Association. It is now known as Chinese Journalist Day
https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/1938/03/30/manifesto-for-the-foundation-of-the-china-youth-news-journalists-society/

1937: Under the Japanese offensive, Chiang Kai-shek issues a general retreat order from Shanghai

1947: In Thailand, by  a coup d’état, Marshal Luang Pibul Songgram takes again the power
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Siamese%20coup%20d%27%C3%A9tat%20of%201947&item_type=topic
http://www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com/phibun-songkhram.html

1949 : Sitting Chief Executive Elpidio Quirino is elected formally as the sixth president of the Philippines for a four-year term
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/734/today-in-philippine-history-november-8-1949-sitting-chief-executive-elpidio-quirino-was-elected-formally-as-president

1950: The Beijing delegates at the United Nations are invited to explain why there are Chinese troops in Korea

1950: First aerial combat in Korea when US fighters are attacked by North Korean Migs, near the Yalu river
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401802272.html

1951: Birth of Minoru Inaba, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=4135

1954: Birth of Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese writer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Ishiguro
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4280.Kazuo_Ishiguro

1965: The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZirbQVT_Dk0

1965: The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is formed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Indian_Ocean_Territory
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/biot.htm

1974: Birth of Masashi and Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga authors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masashi_Kishimoto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seishi_Kishimoto
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=18172

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5UqGwBsQ8M

1979: After a drop in the October 7 elections, Japanese prime minister Masayoshi Ohira forms a new cabinet
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-OhiraMasa.html

1997: Chinese engineers divert the Yangzi river to make way for the  Three Gorges Dam
http://internationalrivers.org/china/three-gorges-dam

2000: Fusako Shigenobu, founder of the Japanese Red Army in February 1971 is arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1012780.stm

2000: In China, 14 leaders of Xiamen are sentenced to death for corruption
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1012619.stm


 2002: Opening of the  Chinese Communist Party’s XVIth Congress
http://www.chinatoday.com/org/cpc/cpc_16th_congress_standing_polibureau.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_National_Congress_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

2002: Death of Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born  on December 14, 1931 http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2971729.Jaun_Elia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Elia

 2007: Death of Dulce Saguisag, Philippine Social Welfare secretary in a  car crash
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/67856/news/dulce-quintans-saguisag

2007: Death of Japanese cardinal Stephen Hamao
http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Stephen-Hamao/83730558
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30492932

2008: The British  government revokes the visas of the former Thailand prime minister Thaksin  Shinawatra and his wife
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7717199.stm

2008: In Indonesia,  three Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 Bali bombings which  killed 202 people are executed by firing squad
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7717819.stm

2009: Thousands of  people turn out to welcome the Dalai Lama as he makes a controversial visit to  a Tawang monastery close to the Tibetan border in India’s state of Arunachal  Pradesh, itself a source of dispute between Beijing and Delhi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8349010.stm

2010: Thousands have fled  across the Burmese border to escape clashes between troops and ethnic Karen  rebels, a day after the first election in 20 years. Thai officials said more  than 10,000 people had fled the fierce fighting in and around the town of  Myawaddy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11708237
http://www.france24.com/en/20101108-ethnic-rebels-clash-with-troops-eastern-border-town

2012: Chinese President Hu Jintao opens a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20233101
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/11/2012118175880705.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/07/world/asia/china-party-congress/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2013: Death of Chiyoko Shimakura, Japanese singer and actress, born on March 30, 1938
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Chiyoko-Shimakura

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhm03nZ5IS0

2013: Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines. The storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused S$2.86 billion (USD) in damage
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/asia/philippines-typhoon-haiyan/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-24863480

2013: Death of Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian actor, born on January 2, 1957
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/amanchi_venkata_subrahmanyam-profile-4843-14.htm
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Film-comedian-Amanchi-Venkata-Subramanyam-dies-at-56/articleshow/25460023.cms

2014: Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
http://www.dawn.com/news/1143134/pakistan-says-will-help-china-fight-xinjiang-militants

2015: Myanmar’s first free nationwide election in 25 years, its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34756381
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/voting-ends-myanmar-parliamentary-election-151108090030043.html

2017: Trump begins China visit
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41912325
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/trump-in-china-for-talks-on-north-korea-s-cruel-dictatorship-9387198