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On 16 January in Asian history

ON 16 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 16, 2019

654: Death of Gao Jifu, Chinese chancellor, Born in 596
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Jifu

1516: Birth of Bayinnaung, Burmese king who died on November 10, 1581
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayinnaung
http://www.arts.chula.ac.th/~complit/event/hantawadi.htm

1556: Huge earthquake in China (Shenxi, Gansu and Shanxi). More than 800,000 died

1630: Birth of Har Rai, seventh Sikh guru, who died on October 6, 1661
http://www.sikhs.org/guru7.htm

1710: Death of Higashiyama, 113th emperor of Japan (1687-1709), born in October 1675
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Higashiyama_of_Japan

1711: Death of Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon, born on April 21, 1651
http://avemaria.bravepages.com/articles/jul/joseph.html
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15317b.htm

1761: In India, British take control of Pondichery against the French

1885: Birth of Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer, and young brother of Lu Xun, who died on May 6, 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Zuoren
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/841.html

1901: Death of Govind Ranade, scholar, social reformer and founding member of Indian National Congress, passed away. Born on January 18, 1842
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahadev_Govind_Ranade
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/govind-ranade.html

Govind Ranade

1926: Birth of O. P. Nayyar, Indian director and composer who died on January 28, 2007
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/op-nayyar-mn0001937475
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16-january-1926-o.p.-nayyar-film-music-director-was-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxwaQ95QmE

1946: Birth of Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabir_Bedi
http://www.kabirbedi.com/

1950: Vietnam communist Viet Minh recognizes Communist China

1950: Birth of Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damo_Suzuki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAn1lLxe__U

1951: Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi

1954 : Baburao Painter, pioneering Indian film director, pass away. Born on June 3, 1890
http://cineplot.com/baburao-krishnarao-mestri-aka-baburao-painter-1890-1954/
http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/a-man-of-many-arts-baburao-painter/
http://filmheritagefoundation.co.in/savkari-pash-the-indian-shylock-1925-80-mins/

1959: Death of Phan Khôi, Vietnamese journalist and author, prisonner of the Communist Party, born on August 20, 1887
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Kh%C3%B4i

Phan Khoi

1964: President Johnson approves Oplan 34A, operations to be conducted by South Vietnamese forces supported by the United States to gather intelligence and conduct sabotage to destabilize the North Vietnamese regime
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-approves-oplan-34a
http://vietnamwarinformation1.weebly.com/operation-34andash-1964.html

1964 South Vietnam Naval commandos

1969: In Vietnam, agreement to open peace talks reached
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/agreement-to-open-peace-talks-reached

1987: In China, self-criticism by the Chinese Communist Party general secretary Hu Yaobang who is replaced by Zhao Ziyang as General secretary of the Communist Party of China
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/15/international/asia/15china.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/563.html

1989: Death of Prem Nazir, Malayalam actor, born on April 7, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prem_Nazir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI5DRz1-unU

1992: Death of Ajahn Chah, Thai meditation master, Born on June 17, 1918
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

1997: Dutta Samant, Indian trade union leader is gunned down. Born on November 21, 1932
http://www.rediff.com/news/jan/16datta.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutta_Samant

2002: The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban

2012: Pakistani lawmakers pass a resolution supporting the country’s democratic system, a vote that came after weeks of public speculation and political intrigue about the possibility of a coup in the volatile nation
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/16/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2013: Myanmar repeals a law that was used to jail critics of the former junta, as the fast-changing nation works to overhaul a legal system once used to crush dissidents
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130116-396032.html

2015: Death of Yao Beina, Chinese singer born on September 26, 1981
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2015/01/16/2743s861963.htm
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2015-01/20/content_34609456.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2F0tcDAxGI

2016: Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party has swept to power in the country’s general election, clinching the presidency and the legislature as Tsai Ing-wen becomes its first female President


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35333647
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/16/asia/taiwan-election/index.html
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201601160033.aspx
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201601170012.aspx
http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/01/122524/taiwans-new-leader-disappears-chinese-social-network

2016: The China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is officially launched
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-01/16/content_15373498.html
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2016/01-16/85072.shtml
http://www.globaltimes.cn//content/963850.shtml

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Teacher’s Day

On 15 January in Asian history

ON 15 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 15, 2019

1481: Birth of shogun Ashikaga Yoshizumi (1494 -1508) who was assassinated on September 6, 1511
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshizumi
http://japan-photo.de/e-yoshizumi.htm

1538: Birth of Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general, who died on April 27, 1599
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maeda_Toshiie

1678: In now Indonesia, Amangkurat II gives the Dutch Indies Company (VOC) a monopoly on the sugar trade in Jepara
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amangkurat_II_of_Mataram

AMANGKURAT 2

1885: Birth of Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer who died on December 25, 1915
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Yuanyong

1896: French and British sign an agreement on their south-East Asia zones of influence. France recognizes the independence od Siam and the British recognizes the French protectorate on Laos

1897: Birth of Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet, who died on November 19, 1931
http://www.poemhunter.com/xu-zhimo/biography/
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Xu_Zhimo

1905: Birth of Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor who died on December 21, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamatari_Fujiwara
http://akirakurosawa.info/2015/01/15/110-years-ago-kamatari-fujiwara-born/

kamatari Fujiwara

1923: Birth of Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s president from 1988 to 2000
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/china.50/inside.china/profiles/lee.tenghui/

1923: Birth of Rukmani Devi, Sri Lankan Tamil singer and actress who died in a car accident on October 28, 1978
http://www.rukmanidevisrilanka.org
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rukmani_Devi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoxF5iL9Pxg

1925: Birth of Liu Binyan, Chinese journalist and novelist who died in exile on December 5, 2005
http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/PDFs/CRF.1.2006/CRF-2006-1_Exile.pdf
http://zonaeuropa.com/20060219_3.htm

1934: 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 dead
http://buildingresearch.com.np/news_events/1934_nepal_bihar_eq/news_events_1.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934_Nepal%E2%80%93Bihar_earthquake

1935: During the Long March, opening of the Zunyi conference in which Mao Zedong will be elected chairman of the Chinese communist party
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zunyi_Conference
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/222.html

1936: Japanese leave the Naval Conference of London
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/naval-arms-control-1935.htm

1942: Jawaharlal Nehru succeeds Mohandas K. Gandhi as head of Indian’s National Congress Party
http://www.culturalindia.net/leaders/jawaharlal-nehru.html
http://english.khamenei.ir/news/4868/How-did-Jawaharlal-Nehru-save-India-from-British-colonialism
https://www.gqindia.com/content/nehru-hero-villain/

1942 Gandhi and_Nehru

1943: During World War II, the Japanese are driven off Guadalcanal
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_guadalcanal.htm
http://www.c-span.org/video/?300576-1/battle-guadalcanal

1943: Birth of Kiki Kirin, Japanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kiki_Kirin

1945: Death of Pedro Abad Santos, Filipino doctor, lawyer, Marxist and politician, leader of the first Philippine communist rebellions from the 1930s to the 1950s, born on January 31, 1876
http://cityofsanfernando.gov.ph/forvisitors/localheroes/pedroabadsantos#gsc.tab=0

1949: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin_Campaign
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/550.html

1949: Gen. K.M. Cariappa is appointed as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding Lieutenant General Sir Roy Bucher. Since celebrated as the Indian Army Day
http://www.mapsofindia.com/events/india/army-day.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/general-km-cariappa.html

1949-01-15 General K M Cariappa Army commander

1951: In Korea, United Nations stop the sino-North Korean offensive

1954: Birth of Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Dalisay,_Jr.

1956: Birth of Kumari Mayawati, Indian politician, leader of the BSP, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (2007-2012)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15-january-1956-mayawati-bsp-leader-was-born
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1958378.stm

1956: Birth of Miki Fujimura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Fujimura  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5BJP26ukdY

1962: Naval incident between Indonesia and Netherland off West New Guinea

1973: Citing progress in peace negociations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive actions in North Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/15/newsid_2530000/2530549.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-halts-military-action-against-north-vietnam

1976: Tun Hussein bin Onn becomes the third premier minister of Malaysia
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Hussein_Onn

1979: Birth of Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Chu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3LVu-43Bb0

1982: Birth of Neil Nitin Mukesh, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Mathur

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h0mWYK7Jo4

1989: “Private visit” (up to 20 January) of Vietnamese vice-minister of Foreign Affairs Dinh Nho Liem to Beijing. First high level meeting since 1979
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-01-15/news/mn-949_1_cambodian-conflict

1989: Worth railway tragedy in Bangladesh history. 110 are killed and  1,000 wounded
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/16/world/at-least-70-die-as-2-trains-collide-in-bangladesh.html

1994: Death of Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati-Indian Author, Poet, Astrologis, born on January 22, 1916
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Harilal_Upadhyay

1998: Death of Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian economist and politician, shortly Prime Minister of India, born on July 4, 1898
http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/jan/15nan.htm

Gulzarilal_Nanda

2002: In the Philippines, at least 32 persons are killed in Jolo while demonstrating for the release of ex-governor Nur Misuari, imprisoned for sedition

2002: The Sri Lankan government lifts all restriction of move of personns and commodities in the aera held by LTTE Tamil separatists

2005: Death of Japanese filmmaker Noriyoshi Matsûra
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0559676/

2006: Yu Shyi-kun, former Taiwan’s Prime Minister and closed to president Chen Shui-bian is elected president of the Democratic Progressist Party, replacing Su Tseng-chang who resigned after the DPP defeat in local elections on 3 December 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Shyi-kun

2007: Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Solaiman is killed in a clash on the island of Jolo
http://www.arabnews.com/node/293358

2007: Death of Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat, born on March 24, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pura_Santillan-Castrence

2007: In Nepal, opening of the first session of the parliament (Sansad) after king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev has been ousted. The Maoist communist party has 83 MP among 330

2007: Death of Bo Yibo, Chinese politician, born in February 1908. Father of the jailed CCP Chongqing committee secretary Bo Xilai
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=8251

2008: In the Philippines, Muslim separatists walk away from the signing of a deal with the government

2009: Leading Indian filmmaker Tapan Sinha dies in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta (Kolkata) at the age of 84
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7830022.stm

2010: China choses a former soldier as the new governor of Tibet after the previous one resigned unexpectedly. Padma Choling, is an ethnic Tibetan who served 17 years in China’s army before joining the regional government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8460628.stm

2013: Death of Gen. Yang Baibing, a military strongman who carried out the violent suppression of student-led protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and was later purged because of fears that he was accruing too much power. He was 93
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/world/asia/gen-yang-baibing-dies-at-93-led-tiananmen-crackdown.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1129672/yang-baibing-backed-1989-crackdown-and-prospered-it

2013: The Pakistani Supreme Court orders the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf, the country’s prime minister, in connection with a corruption case relating to contracts for the purchase of rental power plants by the federal government when Ashraf was the federal minister for water and power
ttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/201311592859175153.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21022855

2013: Death of Nagasi Oshima, Japanese film-maker, born on March 3, 1932
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/15/nagisa-oshima

2014: Death of Namdeo Dhasal, Indian poet and activist, born on Februry 15, 1949
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/marathi-poet-namdeo-dhasaldead/article5577696.ece
http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/vaCEvauD0SFLzImbdc9NLL/Namdeo-Dhasal-A-poet-of-the-underbelly.html

2014: China launches a scathing diplomatic attack against Japan, warning African nations of an impending « resurrection of Japanese militarism » and branding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a « troublemaker »

2015: Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines for a five-day trip, seen as an effort to reinforce church membership, and highlight the issue of climate change as he meets victims of Typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands in the country in 2013
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30809472
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/millions-cheer-as-pope-arrives-philippines-2015115101210685513.html

2018: Philippine news Rappler website’s licence revoked after Duterte threat
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/philippine-news-websites-licence-revoked-after-duterte-threat
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/philippine-government-seeks-close-rappler-website-180115084959311.html

 

Holidays and observances

Army Day (India)

On 14 January in Asian history

1761-01-14 third battle of panipat

ON 14 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 14, 2019

1641: Dutch Indies Company (VOC) takes Melaka (Malacca) from Portuguese, with help from the Sultan of Johore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Malacca_(1641)
http://www.colonialvoyage.com/dutch-malacca-1641-1795-1818-1825/

1641-01-14 Dutch take Malacca

1701: Death of Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, born in July 1628
http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwords/entry.php?entryID=558

1702: Birth of 114th Japanese emperor Nakamikado (1709-1735) who died on May 10, 1737
http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Nakamikado

Emperor Nakamikado

1761: The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marhatas. The Afghan victory changes the course of Indian history
http://www.rediff.com/news/column/250-years-on-battle-of-panipat-revisited/20110113.htm
htmwikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Panipat
http://www.afghan-network.net/Ahmad_Shah/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14-january-1761-the-third-battle-of-panipat-took-place

1761-01-14 third battle of panipat

1899: Birth of Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author who died on December 15, 1985
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/877/today-in-philippine-history-january-14-1899-general-carlos-p-romulo-was-born-in-camiling-tarlac
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_P._Romulo

1905: Birth ofTakeo Fukuda, Prime Minister from December 1976 to December 1978, who died in July 1995. Father of Yasuo Fukuda, also later a Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeo_Fukuda

1920: Birth of R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer who died on February 17, 2014
http://rksrikantan.blogspot.fr/2008/12/rksrikantan-brief-introduction_05.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-fridayreview/article2271078.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SuKTXJuEg

1925: Birth of Japanese author Yukio Mishima who committed suicide on November 25, 1970


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Mishima
http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/10/25/specials/mishima-bios.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WhSRHhaE9E

1926 : Birth of Mahasweta Devi, Indian writer and social activist who died on 28 July 2016
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mahasweta-devi.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahasweta_Devi
https://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/mahasvetadevi.html

1928: Birth of Akiyoshi Fukae, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297908/

1929: After tribal revolts, Afghan king Amanullah is forced to resign
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanullah_Khan

1937: Death of Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born on January 30, 1889
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaishankar_Prasad

1937: Birth of Shoban Babu, Indian actor who died on March 20, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobhan_Babu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZMnlBvEwv8

1938: Birth of Morihiro Hosokawa, first non-LDP Japanese Prime Minister since 1955 (1993-1994)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morihiro_Hosokawa

1942: Forces, under US general Douglas MacArthur, resist Japanese attacks on Bataan in Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bataan

1942: Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
http://www.combinedfleet.com/BorneoOil.htm

1943: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ke
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ke
http://www.usni.org/store/books/aviation/operation-ke

1950: United States recalls all consular personnel from China (Chinese Communists seized the U.S. consulate in Beijing, culminating a series of anti-American actions, including the arrest and beating of a U.S. vice consul in July 1949, and the nearly two-month arrest and detention of U.S. consul general Angus Ward in October 1949)

1950: Birth of Jagadguru Rāmabhadrācārya, Indian Hindu religious leader
http://www.jagadgururambhadracharya.org/

1955: Birth of Junichi Ishida, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ishida_Junichi

1957: Birth of Anchee Min, Chinese writer, painter and photographer
http://www.barclayagency.com/min.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHg53RtVyZI

1957: Kripalu Maharaj is named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars
http://radhamadhavsociety.org/about-us/kripaluji-life-history/page1

1961: Opening of the 9th plenum of the VIIIth Chinese Communist Party Central committee (up to 18). Facing increasing economic difficulties, adoption of a more liberal politics

1966: Indonesia closes its mission at United Nations as it prepares to withdraw from the world organizasion because it opposes the admission of the new Federation of Malaysia

1968: U.S. joint-service Operation Niagara is launched to support the U.S. Marine base at Khe Sanh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-niagara-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Niagara

1976: Death of illness of Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia from September 1970
http://www.bakrimusa.com/archives/remembering-tun-razak

Tunku Abdul Rahman

1980: The United Nations General Assembly demands the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of foreign troops in Afghanistan (Soviet Union)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-nations-vote-deplores-soviet-intervention-in-afghanistan

1980: Indira Gandhi is elected Indian Prime Minister, a position she already had from 1966 to 1977

1985: Hun Sen, 33 years old, is elected prime minister of Cambodia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-23257699

1990: Death of Mani Madhava Chakyar, Indian scholar, born on February 15, 1899
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Madhava_Chakyar
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/dance/eyes-that-conveyed-myriad-moods/article2795689.ece

1994: Japanese police raid two companies suspected of selling electronics to the North Korean missile program

2001: Cambodia’s Senate approves a law to create a tribunal to try Khmer Rouge leaders. A cabinet minister says the court will spare no leader of the murderous regime

2008: Malawi cuts ties with Taiwan

2009: North Korea demands that the United States readjusts its focus in multilateral talks on ending the Communist state’s nuclear weapons program, insisting that it will never give up its nuclear arms before Washington normalizes relations with Pyongyang

2011:
The Nepali government and Maoist rebels have struck a deal which will lead to the formation of a new government within three months
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/01/2011114145226488882.html

2011: Death of Liu Huaqing, Chinese admiral, father of the modernization of the Chinese Navy
http://www.tributes.com/obituary/read/Liu-Huaqing-90521296
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Huaqing
http://cimsec.org/father-modern-chinese-navy-liu-huaqing/13291

2012: Taiwan’s incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou wins a second term in office, promising to further improve ties with neighbouring China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16557209
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201211493452412316.html

2012: French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé arrives in Burma, the highest-ranking French diplomat to visit the junta-ruled nation, as it launched a limited reform process, whereby hundreds of political prisoners have been freed

http://www.france24.com/en/20120114-burma-juppe-rangoon-visit-diplomatic-politics-oppression

2013: Death of Jasuben Shilpi, Indian sculptor, born on December 10, 1948
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-end-of-bronze-era-jasuben-bids-adieu-1789538
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Jasuben+Shilpi&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_PfTUrXgA6me0QWd5YHACg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1301&bih=598

Jasuben Shilpi

2013: UN urges probe of North Korea rights abuses. Rights chief says as many as 200,000 political prisoners suffer in « atrocious » camps rife with torture and hard labour
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013114162542619845.html

2015: Death of Zhang Wannian, Chinese general, born in April 1928
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1680347/hawkish-top-pla-general-zhang-wannian-dies-aged-87
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Wannian

2015: Pope Francis conducts a mass on Colombo’s Galle Face Green before canonising Joseph Vaz, a 17th century missionary who disguised himself as a beggar, in the first papal visit to the island nation in two decades
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2015/01/pope-canonises-sri-lanka-first-saint-201511453618282611.html
http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=117651

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0V_FxzmgUs

2017: Death of Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, he was aged 111
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38621697
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-01/14/content_15557259.html

2017: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad officially launches the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (PPBM), pledging to unite the opposition to overthrow Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government ahead of the 14th General Election (GE14)
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/mahathir-launches-new-party-promises-to-abolish-gst-if-oppositio-7579242

 

Holidays and observances

Makar Sankranti (India)

 The first day of Pongal, a Tamil New Year. (Tamil)

On 13 January in Asian history

ON 13 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 13, 2019

5 BC: Birth of Emperor Guangwu of Han, ruler of China who died on March 29, 57
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Emperor_Guangwu_of_Han
http://totallyhistory.com/liu-xiu/
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/133827-liu-xiu-decisive-emperor-of-great-mercy/

703: Death of Empress Jito of Japan, born in 645
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Jit%C5%8D

1338: Birth of Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar who died in 1392
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jeong_Mong-ju
https://www.museum.go.kr/site/eng/relic/represent/view?relicId=493

1666: French traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier arrives Dhaka and meest the governor Shaista Khan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaista_Khan

1842: Dr William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a Garrison in Jalalabad
http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/january-13-1842-dr.-william-brydon-survivor-of-the-massacre-of-elphinstones-army-reaches-jalalabad 
http://www.khyber.org/publications/011-015/brydonreport.shtml
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sole-british-soldier-escapes-kabul

1849: During the Second Sikh War, battle of Chillianwallah
https://www.britishbattles.com/second-sikh-war/battle-of-chillianwallah/

1849-01-13 Battle of Chillianwallah

1904: Treaty between China and the United States opening the Manchuria ports and the city of Mukden to foreigners

1904: The fourth and final Japanese appeal proposes that Russia concedes influence in Korea while Japan concedes influence in Manchuria, with Russia respecting Chinese territorial integrity in Manchuria – the appeal is regarded by Russia as an ultimatum

1906: Birth of Zhou Youguang, Chinese linguist, father of pinyin, who died on January 14, 2017
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17455067
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/21/china
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/zhou-youguang-google-honours-today-180112133907283.html

Zhou Youguang

1911: Birth of Chinese general Yang Dezhi who died on October 25, 1994
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Dezhi
http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/War/General-Yang-Dezhi.html

1926: Birth of Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer who died on April 9, 2009
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/13-january-1926-shakti-samanta-film-director-was-born
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakti_Samanta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd65JMx_l30

1932: Birth of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop of Hong Kong from 2002 to 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Cardinal_Zen
http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/documentation/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_zen-se-kiun_j.html

1933: US Congress declares to be for the independence of Philippines despite a veto of President Herbert Hoover
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/876/today-in-philippine-history-january-13-1933-the-hare-hawescutting-act-was-passed

1938: Birth of Shivkumar Sharma, Indian santoor player and composer
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/classical-singers/shivkumar-sharma.html
http://www.santoor.com/

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

1941: Ye Ting, the commander of the New Fourth Army of the Communist Party of China, which is surrounded by Kuomintang forces is arrested has he goes to the nationalist forces headquarter to negociate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Ting

1946: The Committee of Three (USA, nationalists and communists) sign an agreement for a cease-fire and a reorganization of the Chinese forces integrating the communist forces

1948: Birth of Gaj Singh, Maharaja of  Jodhpur
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaj_Singh

1949: Birth of Rakesh Sharma, first Indian and 138th man to visit space
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/miscellaneous/rakesh-sharma.html


 1950: Soviet resolution to grant the P.R.C. admission to the United Nations is defeated.The U.S.S.R. delegate stages a second walkout, announcing a Soviet boycott of the Security Council until it ousts the Nationalist Chinese delegate and seats Beijing

1951: Communist forces attack the French fortified defensive line around the Red River Delta (De Lattre Line) at Vinh-Yen, in an attempt to reach Hanoi (French victory on January 17)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vinh_Yen

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1953: Norodom Sihanouk dissolves Cambodia National Assembly

1962: First Operation Farm Gate missions flown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-operation-farm-gate-missions-flown

1962-01-13 Farm Gate

1964: Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/13/newsid_4098000/4098363.stm

1968: Birth of Chara, Japanese singer and actress
http://www.jpopasia.com/celebrity/chara/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chara_(singer)
http://www.lastfm.fr/music/Chara

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rraaz68uJAY

1972: Nixon announces additional troop withdrawals from Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-additional-troop-withdrawals

1972: Birth of Park Jin-Young, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Jin-Young
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Park+Jin-Young&mid=70FA35505BA897727D1F70FA35505BA897727D1F&FORM=LKVR#

1973: Birth of Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Yip
http://www.staroriental.com/nav/soeg/thm,afr.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0T4jLuJGs

1975: First meeting of the China’s National people’s Congress since ten years. Amendment of the 1954 constitution

1975: Sultan Kudarat (1581-1671) of Mindanao, is hailed as national hero of the Filipino people
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/875/today-in-philippine-history-january-13-1975-sultan-kudarat-was-hailed-as-national-hero-of-the-filipino-people
http://www.pinoystop.org/13-january-1975/

1976: Japan says it is ready to sign a peace treaty with China

1978:  Birth of Ashmit Patel, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmit_Patel
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1483377/

1983: Birth of Imran Khan, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/imran-khan/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEr2koV2s8k

1984: Birth of Aya Hirayama, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Hirayama

1985: Madan Puri, Hindi and Punjabi film actor, passed away. Born in 1915
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/amrish-puri/biography.html

1988: Death of Taiwanese president Chiang Ching-kuo. Lee Teng-hui becomes the first native taiwanese president
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Chiang_Ching-kuo.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Ching-kuo
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/lee-teng-hui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/720.html

1992: Japan apologizes for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II
http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/koreans-women
http://www.nww2m.com/2012/01/comfort-women/

2008: Manmohan Singh is doing the first Indian Prime Minister visit to China since five years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7185620.stm

2012: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces that Washington will start the process of exchanging ambassadors with Burma
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16554415

2012: Hundreds of political detainees are freed from jails across Burma in the latest move by the government to introduce reforms
http://www.france24.com/en/20120113-hundreds-political-prisoners-burma-myanmar
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NA14Ae01.html

2013: Death of Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, Indian religious leader, born on January 15, 1945
http://samvada.org/2013/news/balagangadharanath-swamiji-of-adichunchanagiri-mutt-passes-away-in-bangalore/
http://www.oneindia.com/2013/01/14/karnataka-mutt-head-balagangadhara-passes-away-1130604.html

2014: Death of Anjali Devi, Indian actress and producer, born on August 24, 1927 http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/veteran-actor-anjali-devi-dead/article5574548.ece
http://www.filmibeat.com/telugu/news/2014/legendary-telugu-actress-anjali-devi-died-86-129551.html#slidemore-slideshow-1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U10Ba94SKvk

2015: In the first visit papal visit to Sri Lanka in more than 20 years, Pope Francis calls on the country to do more to seek the truth about its years of civil war
http://www.euronews.com/2015/01/13/pope-francis-calls-on-sri-lanka-to-do-more-to-seek-truth-about-civil-war/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30789124
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pope-in-Sri-Lanka:-live-the-precepts-of-peace-present-in-religions-and-denounce-all-acts-of-violence-33174.html

2015: Indian Lt Gen JFR Jacob, 1971 Bangladesh war hero passes away
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/1971-bangladesh-war-hero-lt-gen-jacob-passes-away/1/569308.html?utm_source=Offstumped&utm_medium=Offstumped&utm_term=Offstumped&utm_campaign=Offstumped

On 12 January in Asian history

1945-01-12 Operation Gratitude

ON 12 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 12, 2019

1528: Birth of Chinese general Qi Jiguang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Jiguang

1554: Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma
http://www.uclmyanmar.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/4-Accounts-of-King-Bayinnaung.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayinnaung

1863: Birth of Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher who died on July 4, 1902
http://www.ramakrishna.org/sv.htm
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-who-was-swami-vivekananda-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-patriotic-saint-2164975
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-january-1863-swami-vivekananda-spiritual-and-religious-leader-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt8pxv2Z1os

1875: After the death of Emperor Tongzhi (1861-1875). Guangxu, born in on August 14, 1871, is chosed to become the new emperor of China Qing Dynasty
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2014/06/monarch-profile-emperor-tongzhi-of-china.html
https://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/guangxu-emperor/

1889: Birth of Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader who died on November 7, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Basheer-ud-Din_Mahmood_Ahmad
https://www.alislam.org/library/mahmood.html

Hadhrat Mirza Bashir ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad

1898: Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan
http://www.jref.com/glossary/ito_hirobumi.shtml

1906: Birth of Cai Chusheng, Chinese film director who died on July 15, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_Chusheng


1911: The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established. Three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_College_of_Law

1917: Birth of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharishi_Mahesh_Yogi
http://www.tm.org/main_pages/maharishi.html

1922: Beginning of the Hong Kong Seamen’s Strike (up to March)
https://libcom.org/history/articles/hong-kong-strike-1922

1933: The US Congress recognize the independence of the Philippines

1934: Surya Sen, Indian educator and independence activist is hanged by the British. Born on March 22, 1894
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://indiansaga.com/history/revolution_sen.html
http://www.towardsfreedom.in/site/Surya_Sen

Surya Sen

1935: Birth of Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0411032/

1936: Birth of Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet who died on May 31, 2014
http://www.poemhunter.com/brajanath-ratha/biography/
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/brajanath_ratha-profile-3587-25.htm

Brajanath Ratha

1938: Birth of Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Pakistani scholar and hard-liner politician who died on January 6, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qazi_Hussain_Ahmad

1945: US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam
http://www.mighty90.com/Operation_GRATITUDE.html
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=323

1945-01-12 Operation Gratitude

1948: In India, Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast aiming a national reconciliation (up to 18)

1948-01-12 Gandhi last fasting

1949: Birth of Haruki Murakami, popular Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruki_Murakami


1949: Birth of Moon Kook-hyun, South Korean politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Kook-hyun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ6lphrJMEk

1949: Birth of Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer who died on June 2, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentaro_Haneda
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0352600/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAa8XaO5nsA

1949: Birth of Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Wang

1954: Bao Dai appoints Prince Buu Loc as Prime Minister of Viet Nam. Buu Loc had previously served as Vietnamese High Commissioner in Paris

prince Buu Loc 1954

1962: During the Vietnam War, by the Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chopper_(Vietnam)
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/on-this-day–america-begins-first-combat-operation-in-vietnam-war-153329849.html

1962-01-12 Operation Chopper

1962: The United States Air Force launches Operation Ranch Hand, a « modern technological area-denial technique » designed to expose the roads and trails used by the Viet Cong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-ranch-hand-initiated
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~tpilsch/AirOps/ranch.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ranch_Hand

1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended, while Moscow gives its full support to Hanoi and the National Liberation Front

1968: Birth of Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junichi_Masuda
http://www.ocremix.org/composer/id/281/junichi-masuda/

1972: Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priyanka_Gandhi

1972: Mujibur Rahman gives up his president charge to be head of the government in the frame of the parliamentary political system in Bangladesh

1978: Birth of Kim Sa-rang, Korean actress, Miss Korea 2001
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kim_Sa_Rang
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Sa-rang.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGI3HMQizB8

1979: The Vietnamese install the new People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_Kampuchea

1979: Birth of Lee Bo-young, South Korean actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Bo-young
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Lee_Bo-yeong.php
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/topic/88376-lee-bo-young/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MRZYWMYwV4

1988: In China, State enterprises get their autonomy

1991: Death of Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor, born on June 18, 1904
http://www.filmreference.com/film/8/Keye-Luke.html
http://us_asians.tripod.com/features-k-luke.html

1995: Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

2000: China for the first time sends a civil police in an United Nations peacekeeping mission (In Timor, up to 2006)

2000 Police à Timor

2001: Anson Chan, Chief secretary of Hong Kong administration, resigns because she disagrees with Tung Chee-hwa, Chief executive selected by Beijing
https://prabook.com/web/anson.chan/1723064

2002: In Pakistan, the president, General Musharraf  bans Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jah-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by New Delhi to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament

2003: Death of Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director, born on July 3, 1930
http://www.midnighteye.com/features/focus_fukasaku.shtml

2005: Death of Amrish Puri, Indian actor,born on June 22, 1932
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4166943.stm

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

2008: In Taiwan KMT win landslise victory and Chen Shui-bian resigns as PDP chairman
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7184448.stm

2011: Vietnam Communist Party congress gets underway. More than 1,400 delegates will decide new five-year plans and pick new leadership. Human rights groups complain about the arrest of dissidents and the blockage of websites
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Amid-arrests-and-censorship,-Vietnam-Communist-Party-congress-gets-underway-20486.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12168737

2012: Myanmar’s government and one of the country’s most prominent ethnic rebel groups, the Karen National Union (KNU), sign a ceasefire after decades of civil conflict
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201211261327632470.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16523691

2012: Forty years after liberation, former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam was sent to jail yesterday on charges of committing crimes against humanity and peace, genocide and war crimes in 1971.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=218007

2014: Sheikh Hasina is sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis
http://www.dawn.com/news/1080042/sheikh-hasina-sworn-in-as-bangladesh-pm-for-third-time

2015: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office announces nominees for the country’s cabinet after months of delays following a disputed election.
http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan-announces-new-cabinet/26788824.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily%2001.12.15

2017: Taiwan says Nigeria wants it to move its trade office from Abuja
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2061589/taiwan-accuses-nigeria-collaborating-beijing-after-it?spm=0.0.0.0.Uog6Ij
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/13/2003663000

 

Holidays and observances

National Youth Day (India)

On 11 January in Asian history

1943-01-11 GB Extraterritorialité

ON 11 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 11, 2019

782: Death of Kōnin, emperor of Japan, born on November 18, 709
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dnin

1322: Birth of Japanese emperor Komyo (1336-1348) who died on July 26, 1380
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dmy%C5%8D

1359: Birth of Japanese Emperor Go-En’yu (1371-1382) who died on June 6, 1393
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-En%27yu

1779: Ching-Thang Khomba (Rajarshi Bhagya) is re-coronated king of Manipur
http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/4198663
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching-Thang_Khomba

Ching Thang Khomba 1851: Hong Xiuquan, leader of the Taiping, proclaims himself “Celest king of the Great Peace (Taiping)”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19977188
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/154.html

1868: Birth of Cai Yuanpei (Tsai Yuan-pei), Chinese educator who was the first president of the Academia Sinica, who died on March 5, 1940
http://www.britannica.com/biography/Cai-Yuanpei
https://www.thechinastory.org/ritp/tsai-yuan-pei-cai-yuanpei-%E8%94%A1%E5%85%83%E5%9F%B9/

1894: The Tonghak peasant army defeat the Korean army and the government asks China for military support
http://koreanhistory.info/Tonghak.htm

1897, the so-called Filipino « Thirteen Martyrs of Bagumbayan » are executed
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/871/today-in-philippine-history-january-11-1897-the-socalled-thirteen-martyrs-of-bagumbayan-were-executed
http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/01/11/1897-the-thirteen-martyrs-of-bagumbayan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen_Martyrs_of_Bagumbayan

1901: Birth of Kwon Ki-ok, the first Korean female aviator, as well as being the first female pilot in China, who died in April 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwon_Ki-ok

1902: Birth of Atang de la Rama Filipino actress who died on July 11, 1991
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1418/today-in-philippine-history-january-11-1902-atang-de-la-rama-was-born-in-pandacan-manila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atang_de_la_Rama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1O07UomWaI

1911: Birth of Zenko Suzuki, Japanese Prime Minister (1980-1982) who died on July 19, 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenko_Suzuki

1914: Yuan Shikai, president of the Republic of China seizes all power
http://www.gwpda.org/bio/xyz/yuansh.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cdr18rsiaA

1942: Japan declares war on the Netherlands while invading the Netherlands East Indies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarakan_(1942)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands_East_Indies

1942: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur (Malaya)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kuala_Lumpur
http://ww2daybyday.blogspot.fr/2013/01/the-japanese-capture-kuala-lumpur-1942.html
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/50140967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09dGuZ6zQt0

1943: US and Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-British_New_Equal_Treaty
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-American_New_Equal_Treaty

1943-01-11 GB Extraterritorialité

1944: Birth of Shibu Soren, Indian politician, president of JMM political party, condemned for murder in December 2006, then acquitted in August 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibu_Soren
http://www.hindu.com/2006/12/06/stories/2006120604630100.htm

1954: Birth of Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, 2014 Peace Nobel Prize laureate
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/kailash-satyarthi-5385.php

Kailash Satyarthi

1956: Vietnamese president  Diem publishes a decree aiming to quell any opposition to his politics
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diem-issues-ordinance-no-6

1964: Sukarno and Macapagal relaunch the idea of Maphilindo, a regional association including Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia
https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080311051627AAypt0S

1964-01-11 Mapilindo

1965: Major cities, especially Saigon and Hue, and much of central Vietnam are disrupted by demonstrations and strikes led by Buddhists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/demonstrations-erupt-in-saigon-and-hue

1966: Death of Lal Bahadur Shasri, second Indian Prime Minister, of heart attack, just after signing the Tashkent join declaration with Pakistani counterpart Ayub Khan


http://www.oneindia.com/feature/48-years-on-mystery-behind-lal-bahadur-shastri-s-death-continues-1533944.html
http://www.rediff.com/news/report/new-revelation-about-lal-bahadur-shastri/20110622.htm

1970: Birth of Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Nilo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B__VUn9PMDs

1972: East Pakistan rename itself Bangladesh

1974: Beijing denounces the occupation of Paracel islands by South Vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/605.html

1978: Death of Ibne Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn-e-Insha

1982:-Deng Xiaoping for the first time proposes the concept of « one country, two systems » for Hong Kong and Macau
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_country,_two_systems
http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/dengxiaoping/103372.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/561.html

1982: Birth of Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
https://mydramalist.com/people/293-son-ye-jin
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Son_Ye-jin.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fev8mDxWj_c

1983: Yasuhiro Nakasone is the first Japanese Prime Minister to go to South Korea since WWII
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/12/world/nakasone-and-chun-meet-in-seoul-to-discuss-big-tokyo-aid-package.html

1985: Birth of Rie fu, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_fu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjeYsEIho6Q

1991: Birth of Hyolyn, South Korean singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyolyn
http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/68464/20131205/hyolyn-sistar-one-way-love-hate-billboard-kpop.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz8zZs09Rfk

1996: Ryutaro Ashimoto becomes Japanese Prime Minister, replacing Tomiichi Murayama, through July 1998
http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/economy/apec/1997/rh_profile.html

2007: Bangladeshi President  Iajuddin Ahmed leaves as interim Prime Minister. Fakhruddin Ahmed is sworn in as chief adviser of the caretaker government. Emergency law is declared
http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/12/d7011201011.htm

2007: China conducts the first successful anti-satellite missile test of any nation since 1985
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/18/AR2007011801029.html

2009: Thailand : By-elections for a total of 29 new MPs tilted in favor of the Democrat-led coalition government, which won 19 more House seats while opposition Pheu Thai and Pracharaj parties got just 10. As a result, the government’s majority was boosted to 255 from 236 compared to the opposition’s 205 MPs, up from 195

2013: Death of Nguyen Khanh, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd President of South Vietnam, born on November 8, 1927
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/world/asia/nguyen-khanh-general-who-led-coup-in-south-vietnam-dies-at-86.html?_r=0
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Nguyen_Khanh.html

Nguyen Khanh

2014: Actress Keiko Awaji, known for her role as the girlfriend of a U.S. Navy airman in the 1954 Hollywood movie “The Bridges at Toko-Ri” about the Korean War, dies of esophageal cancer. She was 80
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/11/national/actress-keiko-awaji-best-known-for-role-in-the-bridges-at-toko-ri-dies-at-age-80/#.UtG5nMvLRMs

2014: The Philippines and Vietnam condemn a new Chinese law that requires foreign fishermen to seek Beijing’s approval to operate in much of the South China Sea, but China’s Foreign Ministry insisted it has the right do so.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/118205/philippines-vietnam-condemn-chinas-fishing-law/

2014: Death of Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, shortly caretaker Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 1996, born on December 3, 1928
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/01/11/habibur-rahman-passes-away

2015: Death of Chashi Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi director and producer, born on October 23, 1941
http://thedailynewnation.com/news/39116/noted-filmmaker-chashi-nazrul-islam-dies.html
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2015/01/11/chashi-nazrul-islam-no-more
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chashi_Nazrul_Islam

2016: Representatives from Pakistan, the USA, China and Afghanistan have met in Islamabad to discuss plans for peace negotiations with the Taliban. The Taliban, however, are not participating in the talks
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35279283
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/afghan-peace-talks-resume-pakistan-160111045824649.html
http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan-pakistan-talks-china-us/27480460.html

2017: China issues a white paper on policies related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation, which also clarified the nation’s stance on issues of regional concern
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/11/c_135974121.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2017-01/11/c_135973695_2.htm

 

Holidays and observances

Kagami Biraki (Japan)

On 10 January in Asian history

1963-01 Bandaranaike et Mao

ON 10 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 10, 2019

9: The Western Han Dynasty ends when Wang Mang claims that the divine Mandate of Heaven called for the end of the dynasty and the beginning of his own, the Xin Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Mang
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/ppersons2_n2/wangmang.html

1692: Death of Job Charnock, a servant and administrator of the English East India Company, traditionally regarded as the founder of the city of Calcutta, born in 1630
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_Charnock

1911: Birth of Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist, who died on April 10, 2013
http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=121568
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binod_Bihari_Chowdhury

1914: Yuan Shikai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/433.html

Yuan Shika 2i

1914: Birth of Yu Kuo-hwa, Taiwan’s Prime Minister (1984-1989) who died on October 4, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Kuo-hwa

1930 : Birth of Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basu_Chatterjee

1940: Birth of K.J. Yesudas, Indian playback singer and classical musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._J._Yesudas


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ycykz61mCs

1942: Japanese begin invasion of Indonesia in Kalimantan (Tarakan) and Sulawesi (Manado)
http://countrystudies.us/indonesia/15.htm
https://www.jstor.org/stable/20072708?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

1946: In China, the Consultative political Council (Guomindang) decides to convene a National assembly

1946: A truce is reached between Chinese Communists and Nationalists, but fighting soon resumes

1949: Birth of Allu Aravind, Indian film Producer
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/allu-aravind/biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allu_Aravind

1949: During the Chinese civil war, end of the decisive Huaihai Campaign (淮海戰役) or Battle of Xu-Beng) It was one of the few conventional battles of the war. 550,000 troops of the Republic of China were surrounded and destroyed by the communist People’s Liberation Army
http://everything.explained.today/Huaihai_Campaign/
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-4/mswv4_43.htm
  1949-01-10 Fin Huaihai campaign

1951: Death of Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist, born on December 6, 1890
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=605
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshio_Nishina

1963: Sri Lanka Premier,  Ms Bandaranaike, in China up to January 15, in charge of a good-will mission between India and China
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwifqpmmoJ3KAhUB1BoKHfKUD64QFggoMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdigitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org%2Fdocument%2F114792.pdf%3Fv%3Dd41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e&usg=AFQjCNH_LeNq16dO0wSkousAfjazu6e_Qg&sig2=83Bi0kfMUGDH7tJuaq3r2Q

1963-01 Bandaranaike et Mao

1966: Indian Premier Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan, sign the Tashkent Declaration to bring peace between their two countries after the cease-fire signed on 23 September 1965
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tashkent_Declaration
http://www.stimson.org/research-pages/tashkent-declaration/

1966: Birth of Murali Nair, Indian film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0619763/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murali_Nair

1972: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman comes back to Dakha and becomes head of the government
http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1974: Birth of Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
http://www.hrithikrules.com/profile.php
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-january-1974-hrithik-roshan-indian-film-star-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aZSHRqOKZE

1974: Birth of Akari Kaida, Japanese composer
http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Akari_Kaida

1981: Birth of Brian Joo, Korean-American singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Joo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SF-kEwswc8

1984: Benazir Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, is freed from prison by the nation’s military leader, General Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq. Bhutto is the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan who was executed after General Zia took power in a military coup in 1977

1984: Death of Prince Souvanna Phouma, four times Laotian Prime Minister between 1951 and 1975, born on October 7, 1901
https://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/11/obituaries/souvanna-phouma-dies-in-laos-served-as-premier-for-many-years.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1984/01/11/prince-souvanna-phouma-ex-premier-of-laos-dies/72237f7f-d67c-49f7-8064-4e0f06021d14/?utm_term=.f13f032fa312
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souvanna_Phouma

1990: China lift martial law imposed after Tian’anmen Square massacre
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/80707/CHINESE-LIFT-MARTIAL-LAW-IN-BEIJING.html?pg=all

1991: Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans

1995: The world Youth Day is held in the Philippines

1997: Tamil rebels attack a military base in Sri Lanka. 200 soldiers and 140 rebels are killed

2003: North Korea accuses the United States of provocation and announces its withdrawal from Nuclear nonproliferation treaty, while US senator Bill Richardson is in Pongyang for talks
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/jan/10/northkorea1
https://www.asil.org/insights/volume/8/issue/2/north-koreas-withdrawal-nuclear-nonproliferation-treaty

2004: A « private » US members of Congress delegation is visiting North Korean nuclear installations

2006: Kim Jong Il starts a week-long secret visit in China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4614848.stm

2008: After serious setbacks in recent months, LTTE said they are prepared to fully implement the terms of 2002 ceasefire
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7180761.stm

2011: South Korean and Japanese defense ministers agreed to “expand and deepen” bilateral military cooperation during talks in Seoul on Monday, amid heightened tensions following a series of deadly North Korean attacks last year
http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110110000909

2011: Death of Vivek Shauq, Indian actor, born on June 21, 1963
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Vivek-Shauq-dies-of-cardiac-arrest/articleshow/7258010.cms

2014: The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission – known locally as the KPK – arrested Anas Urbaningrum, former chairman of Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party, on bribery charges in a US$205 million (S$260 million) graft scandal surrounding the construction of a sports stadium in Hambalang in West Java province
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/most-asia-shares-inch-up-as-signals-on-trade-talks-awaited-idUSKCN1P403G

2016: Thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a protest rally following the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35277199
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/thousands-march-hong-kong-missing-publishers-160110091351001.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/10/hongkongers-gather-at-chinese-embassy-in-london-to-demand-release-of-missing-booksellers/

2017: New Thai King requests constitutional changes to ‘ensure his royal powers’
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-10/thai-king-requests-constitutional-changes-to-ensure-powers/8174062

On 9 January in Asian history

ON 9 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 9, 2019

727: Birth of Dai Zong, Chinese emperor who died on May 23, 779
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Daizong_of_Tang

1127: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong_of_Song

1150: Chinese Emperor Xizong of Jin is murdered by Prince Hailing in a coup d’état
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xizong_of_Jin

1283: Song Prime Minister Wen Tianxiang, prisoner of the Yuan for four years is executed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen_Tianxiang

1562: Death of Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord, born on March 4, 1514
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amago_Haruhisa

1624: Birth of Empress Meisho, 109th emperor of Japan (1629-1643) and the seventh woman to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne, who died in December 1696
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Meish%C5%8D

1760: Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
http://chemicalhorn.blogspot.fr/2004/10/barari-ghat-battle-of.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dattaji_Rao_Scindia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathas


1779: The British troops meet a large Maratha army at Talegaon and are defeated. This shattered the prestige of the British so low that they had to enter into a humiliating Treaty of Wadgaon by which the British had to surrender all the territories acquired by the Company since 1773
http://www.importantindia.com/9642/first-anglo-maratha-war/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talegaon_Dabhade

1920: Birth of Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist who died in October 1988
https://www.pakpedia.pk/hakeem-mohammed-saeed
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/382690-late-hakim-said-paid-rich-tribute-for-meritorious-services

1927: Birth of Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunderlal_Bahuguna
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-january-1927-sunderlal-bahuguna-environmentalist-was-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_-y_usyHwg

1934: Birth of Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer, who died on September 27, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahendra_Kapoor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apcCTqnXAf8

1945: US forces land on Luzon island (Philippines) with 67,000 soldiers
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/867/today-in-philippine-history-january-9-1945-general-macarthur-landed-at-bonuan-in-lingayen-pangasinan
http://pangasinan.gov.ph/2011/01/‘mcarthur-landed-first-in-lingayen-not-dagupan’-fmr-gov-estrella/

1957: Indonesian political party Masjumi withdraws from the government, causing the governing coalition to collapse
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Masjumi

1965: Birth of Farah Khan, Indian film director and choreographer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007134/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farah_Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB3AfnbI0rc

1972: Death of Chinese architect Liang Sicheng, born on April 20, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Sicheng
http://www.scapegoatjournal.org/docs/03/03_Zhu_SearchHighAndLow.pdf

1972: RMS Queen Elisabeth is destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
http://rmhh.co.uk/ships/pages/RMS%20Queen%20Elizabeth%201.html

1974: Birth of Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood director, actor, producer, singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhan_Akhtar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihrUJG9b4o4

1976: Birth of Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghava_Lawrence

1983: Birth of Sharad Malhotra, Indian television actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharad_Malhotra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynb_8kMr2ok

1987: Chinese/Vietnamese border fights. 1500 Chinese killed according Vietnamese medias
ttp://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1987-01-09/news/0100090089_1_xuyen-chinese-troops-vietnam
http://articles.latimes.com/1987-01-08/news/mn-3216_1_sino-vietnamese

1987: Birth of Mao Inoue, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Inoue

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

1988: Death of Jukichi Uno, Japanese actor born on 27 September 1914
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881303/

1989: First visit (up to 20) by a Thai Foreign minister to Vietnam since 1976

1990: Birth of Melissa Ricks, Filipina actress 
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/751/melissa-ricks-biography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onF9bAmL-vY

1993: First meeting of Myanmar National Convention in charge of writing a new constitution

1995: Death of Souvine Souphanouvong, President of Laos (1975-1986), born on  July 13, 1909
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituariesprince-souphanouvong-1568367.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfFW4oaaEsY

1997: General Ershad, President of Bangladesh from 1982 to 1990, in jail for corruption since 1991 is freed

1998: Death of Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, born on October 4, 1918
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1981/fukui-bio.html

1998: Death of Charito Solis, Filipino  actress, born on October 6, 1935
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charito_Solis

2001: Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft is launched with a monkey, a dog and a rabbit on board
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_2

Shenzhou 2

2002: Chinese philosopher Wang Ruoshui dies in Boston. A firm believer in communism, he spaced out Mao Zedong during the Cultural revolution and expelled from the Communist party in 1987
http://www.hrichina.org/content/4584
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2002/feb/08/guardianobituaries.china

2004: Death of Nissim Ezekiel, Indian Jewish poet and critic, born on December 16, 1924
http://www.poemhunter.com/nissim-ezekiel/biography/
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/mar/09/guardianobituaries.india

2009: The Sri Lankan army captures Elephant Pass, the strategic causeway linking the Jaffna peninsula with the mainland
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7819386.stm

2010: In China, Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker, is sentenced to six years in prison by Chinese authorities. The director was arrested in March for a documentary about ordinary Tibetan’s grievances with China
http://www.france24.com/en/20100107-china-jails-tibetan-director-dhondup-wangchen-six-years-documentary-tibet

2012: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is acquitted in a surprise end to a politically charged sodomy trial
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16463989
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201219295952572.html

2013: Death of Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian, born on November 10, 1939
http://www.varsitarian.net/witness/20130211/top_liturgist_fr_anscar_chupungco_73
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/90517/fr-anscar-chupungco-filipino-benedictine-who-tangled-with-pope-benedict

Anscar Chupungco

2013: Vietnam convicts 14 activists of ‘anti-state plot’ Thirteen were jailed for between three and 13 years, while one received a suspended sentence. Most are Catholics, and they include bloggers and students
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20955432
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/trial-01082013181353.html

2014: More than a hundred agents are « intercepting, harassing and intimidating » monks, nuns and ordinary members of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, denying access to the Long Quang Pagoda in Hue. Those who are arrested have come from various parts of the country to join the celebration
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Vietnamese-police-block-Buddhist-Memorial-Day-celebrations-29993.html

2014: China has taken its feud with Japan to the UN, questioning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s « erroneous outlook » on history after he visited a shrine commemorating former leaders convicted as war criminals
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/china-takes-japan-shrine-dispute-un-20141912939172706.html

2015: In Sri-Lanka, new President Maithripala Sirisena and his new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe both took the oath of office in Colombo’s Independence Square on Friday hours after Rajapakse conceded defeat, in what is being touted as one of the most peaceful in the island’s history
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sirisena-sworn-as-sri-lanka-president-20151914215538168.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30738671

2015: In Malaysia, death of former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub, born on January 3, 1928. The 88 year old, held office as the fourth head of state between April 2, 1981 and April 2, 1985
http://www.nst.com.my/node/69087

2016: Visiting Japan, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, calls on China to resume dialogue with envoys of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/4868-sikyong-calls-for-dialogue-says-tibetans-in-tibet-face-harsh-suppression

2017: Pakistan completes nuclear triad, launches missile Babur-3 from submarine, giving the country a credible second strike capability
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-completes-nuclear-triad-launches-missile-babur-3-from-submarine_1965794.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2060852/watch-pakistan-test-fire-first-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/babur-3-five-things-to-know-about-the-pakistans-1st-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise-missile_1965804.html

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Black Nazarene (Manila)

On 8 January in Asian history

ON 8 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2019

307: Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hui_of_Jin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huai_of_Jin

647: Death of Seon Deok, Qeen of Silla kingdom (Korea), born in 606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Seondeok_of_Silla
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine7.html
http://koreanhistory.info/Shilla.htm

1037: Birth of Chinese poet Su Shi who died on August 24, 1101
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/calligraphy-su-shi.php
http://www.chinese-poems.com/su.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQ7hDxFZzQ

1556: Birth of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1623
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1761: In India, the French garrison surrenders Pondichery to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1781: Birth of Chinese national hero Admiral Guan Tianpei who during the Opium War died in a battle on February 26, 1841
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Tianpei

1884: Death of Keshub Death of Chandra Sen, social reformer and philosopher, born on November 19, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keshub_Chandra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-january-1884-keshub-chandra-sen-social-reformer-and-philosopher-died

1899: Birth of Solomon Bandaranaike, fourth Ceylon’s Prime minister (1956-1959), assassinated by a buddhist monk on September 26, 1959
http://www.swrdbandaranaike.lk/his_life.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Bandaranaike

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

1902: In China, after the international expedition, imperial court comes back to the Fobidden City and empress Cixi retakes the power

1909: Birth of Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet who died on January 13, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashapoorna_Devi
http://www.kalpana.it/eng/writer/indian_writers/asha_purna_devi.htm

1912: Birth of Susumu Fujita, Japanese actor who died on March 23, 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Fujita
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297843/filmoyear

1912: Birth of Tadashi Imai, Japanese film director who died on November 12, 1991
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Ha-Ji/Imai-Tadashi.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/tadashi-imai
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408033/

1925: Birth of Mohan Rakesh, Indian author who died on January 3, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1926: Birth of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian odessi dancer who died in April 2004
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profl111.html

1929: Birth of Kotoe Hatsui, Japanese actress who died on September 21, 1990
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368969/

Matsui Kotoe

1929: Birth of Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006762/

1933: Birth of Ko Un, Korean poet
http://www.koun.co.kr/

1939: Birth of Nanda, Indian actress who died on March 25 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanda_(actress)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/5-interesting-lesser-known-facts-about-Bollywood-actress-Nanda/photostory/32666993.cms#32667179

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5gAXCa6Mk

1942: Birth of Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister (2001-2006)
http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat16/sub110/item520.html
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/koizumi_junichiro.shtml
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/japanese-history-biographies/junichiro-koizumi

1942: The Philippine Executive Commission, headed by Jorge B. Varga (seen here with Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma), is organized by the Japanese Military Administration and the Kalibapi founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Executive_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALIBAPI

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

1945: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces

1947: General Marshall named state secretary leaves China

1947: The State Department declares that it will approve arm sales to France, except for use in Indochina

1949: Death in prison of Japanese general Umezu Yoshijiro who signed the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshijir%C5%8D_Umezu
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=813

1967: In Vietnam war, Operation Cedar Falls is launched


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cedar_Falls
http://www.historynet.com/operation-cedar-falls-search-and-destroy-in-the-iron-triangle.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIi3bbtClqU

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized

http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1973: Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris#tdih-calendar

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1975: Deng Xiaoping, with the help of Zhou Enlai recovers his positions before to be demoted again after Zhou death

1975: Birth of Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Jayaraj

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

1976: Death of Zhou Enlai, Chinese Prime Minister since 1949


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-leader-zhou-enlai-dies
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/10/world/in-death-zhou-enlai-is-still-beloved-but-a-puzzle.html?pagewanted=all
http://chineseposters.net/themes/zhouenlai.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydnqKl-zeg

1977: Just one year after the death of Zhou Enlai, huge demonstrations in Beijing which will continue up to 16 January. The demonstrators demand the Deng Xiaoping return to power

1977: Birth of Lee Yoo-jin (Yu-jin), Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Yoo-jin

1979: After the Vietnamese troops have taken Phom Penh, Khmer Rouge are retreating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506533.stm

1982: Birth of Kim Jong-un, youngest son of Kim Jong-il and current leader of North Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-un
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-jong-un-21125351
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11526831/Kim-Jong-un-was-child-prodigy-who-could-drive-at-age-of-three-claims-North-Korean-school-curriculum.html

1989: Beginning of the Japanese Heise era (the current Japanese emperor)

1991: Birth of Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinoi_Asuka

1992: George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister Miichi Miyazawa’s lap
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/09/world/bush-in-japan-bush-collapses-at-state-dinner-with-the-japanese.html

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

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

2002: Abolition of death penalty in Taiwan. The last ten years, 176 Taiwanese have been executed, 39 of them for kidnapping

2008: The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes unhurt after an attempted knife attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176434.stm

2008: Sri Lankan minister for nation-building  DM Dassanake dies in blast
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176207.stm

2015: Sri Lanka goes to the polls in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155688/sri-lanka-votes-in-tightest-election-in-decades
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/08/asia/sri-lanka-elections-walkup/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sri-lanka-set-tight-presidential-poll-201517222939705581.html

2017: Taiwanese president heads to Central America without holding any meetings with Trump and his team during stopover in Houston
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060386/taiwans-wise-tsai-makes-low-key-us-stop-reduces-risk
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/09/2003662766

2017: A South Korean monk set himself on fire to protest the government’s deal with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves
http://www.dw.com/en/south-korean-monk-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal/a-37053930
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2060309/south-korean-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal-japan-pm-abe

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s Birthday

On 7 January in Asian history

1979-01-07 Viet prennent Phom Penh

ON 7 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history »

Updated on January 7, 2019

672: Death of Tenji, Japanese emperor, born in 626
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tenji

889: Birth of Li Bian, emperor of Southern Tang who died on March 30, 943
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Bian

1761: Afghans defeat Mahrattas at Paniput in India
http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/LUP_MAL/MAHRATTAS.html

1841: Second Battle of Chuenpee between British and Chinese forces during the First Opium War. The British capture the forts on the islands of Chuenpee and Tycocktow
https://infogalactic.com/info/Second_Battle_of_Chuenpee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Chuenpee
http://latitude.to/articles-by-country/cn/china/41764/second-battle-of-chuenpee

1841-01-07 Battle of Chuenpee

1864: Birth of Seo Jae-pil, Korea’s independence activists, journalist who died on January 5, 1951
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/issues/2014/01/363_101797.html

1901: General Arthur MacArthur orders the deportation of leaders of the Philippine Revolution to Guam
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/860/today-in-philippine-history-january-7-1901-macarthur-ordered-the-deportation-of-leaders-of-the-revolution-to-guam

1906: End of the first Katsura Taro’s Japanese government
http://www.jref.com/glossary/katsura_taro.shtml

1926:  Birth of Kim Jong-pil, South Korean politician, twice prime minister of South Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-pil

1933: The Chinese Communist Party Provisional Central leadership move from the dangerous Shanghai to the Revolutionary base of Ruijin in Jiangxi
http://alphahistory.com/chineserevolution/jiangxi-soviet/

Ruijin revolutionary memorial

1937: Birth of Tang Chia, Chinese martial art choreographer and movie director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0849271/
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=1079

1938: Birth of Shohei Yamamoto, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945490/

Shohei Yamamoto

1942: Japan begins successful siege of Bataan Peninsula during World War II, routing American and Philippine troops on April 9
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bataan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAJF6qbnbns

1944: Birth of Hideko Yoshida, Japanese actress
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Hideko_Yoshida

1946: France recognizes Cambodia autonomy in the frame of the French Union

1947: Birth of Shobha De, Indian writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shobha_De

1948: Birth of Ichiro Mizuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichirou_Mizuki
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=8769

 

1950: Ceylan (Sri Lanka) recognizes the People’s Republic of China

1950: Birth of Johnny Lever, Indian actor
https://starsunfolded.com/johnny-lever/

1952: Birth of Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=58

1957: Birth of Reena Roy, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reena_Roy

1961: Birth of Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supriya_Pathak

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

1962: Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails

1965: Civilian government is restored in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/civilian-government-is-restored-in-saigon

1966: Death of Bimal Roy, Indian film director, born on July 12, 1909
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-january-1966-bimal-roy-indian-film-director-died
http://bimalroymemorial.org/default/bimal-roy/biography/
http://www.menright.com/pages/bollywood-roy.html

1967: Fighting is reported between Chinese Red Guards and workers in Nanjing

1970: The Punjab Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969 comes into effect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab_Legislative_Council_(Abolition)_Act,_1969
http://www.indiankanoon.org/docfragment/1377608/?formInput=state%20of%20punjab%20%20doctypes%3A%20act

1971 : Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Deputy Prime Minister.

1973: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos suspends scheduled plebiscite on new constitution, saying his country is slipping back into subversion and corruption

1975: For the first time, the Vietnamese communist forces take the administrative center of a province (Phuoc-Binh, 125 km North of Saigon)

1979: Fall of Phnom-Penh, attacked by invading Vietnamese force. Fall of Pol Pot Khmer Rouge regime
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pol-pot-overthrown
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0107.html#article
http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/jan-1979-fall-phnom-penh-12508505

1979-01-07 Viet prennent Phom Penh
1979: Birth of Bipasha Basu, Indian model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipasha_Basu

1984: After getting its independence from Britain, Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

1985: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan’s first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
http://space.about.com/od/spacemissions/p/Sakigake.htm

Sakigake

1986: The National Assembly of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea ratifies the border treaty signes with Vietnam on December 27, 1985

1989: Death of Japanese Emperor Hirohito (Showa). He is succeeded by his son Akihito
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emperor-hirohito-dies
http://cidc.library.cornell.edu/dof/japan/captioned/funerals.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0429.html

Hirohito 2

1994: Death of Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos from 1986 to 1991
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/01/12/obituaries/phoumi-vongvichit-84-is-dead-laotian-was-lifelong-communist.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-phoumi-vongvichit-1406588.html

1996: Death of Taro Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist, born in February 1911
http://www.japanvisitor.com/index.php?cID=416&pID=1435
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Taro+okamoto&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=rvwGT-_SM4Kl8QO70PiiAQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

1997: Birth of Ayumi Ishida, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Ishida_Ayumi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTYXxA1FATY

2000: News agencies unveil that the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, 15 years old, leader of one of the most important buddhist school in Tibet has fled to India and arrived on January 5
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/594703.stm

2001: US Foreign Affairs magazine publishes extracts of “The Tiananmen Papers” on who, in the tops China leaders wanted, and the ones who din’t want troop to crush the students movement on Tiananmen square
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E02E7DB173AF935A35752C0A9679C8B63&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/L/Li%20Peng
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/04/22/tiananmen.document/index.html

2002: Extradition, from  Malaysia where he fled, of Nur Misuari, ex-governor of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), who tried an armed riot
Nur Misuari

2009: Tens of thousands of Cambodians have packed into a stadium in Phnom Penh to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the murderous Khmer Rouge
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7814974.stm

2011: Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gilani wins back majority in the parliament as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced to rejoin coalition government but not the federal cabinet
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/world/asia/08pakistan.html?ref=asia

2013: Protesters in China call for press freedom. The protesters gathered outside the office of Southern Weekly in Guangzhou, calling for media freedom, a taboo subject in the country, holding banners and chanting slogans
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/20131765743709723.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Guangzhou,-journalists-revolt-terrorizes-Party-26793.html

2014: Death of Run Run Shaw, a pioneering Hong Kong media mogul whose studio helped to bring kung fu movies to the wider world. He was 106
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10555131/Run-Run-Shaw-kung-fu-film-pioneer-dies-aged-106.html

2016: Death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and prominent Muslim politician
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/indian-administered-kashmir-cm-dies-delhi-160107064607813.html

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/mufti-mohammad-sayeed-the-death-of-a-statesman/article8078096.ece?homepage=true

 

Holidays and observances

Cambodia: Victory from Genocide Day