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On 25 June in Asian history

1950-06-25 North Korea invades South Korea

ON 25 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 25, 2017

635: Death of the first Tang dynasty Chinese Emperor Gaozu (618-626), born in 566
http://www.learnchinesehistory.com/tang-dynasty-gaozu/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Gaozu_of_Tang

1579: Death of Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai, born in 1541
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatano_Hideharu

1658 : Aurangazeb arrests his father Shah Jehan and puts him in Agra Fort jail, then proclaims himself emperor of the Moghuls in India
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/p/Aurangzeb-Emperor-Of-Mughal-India.htm
http://www.tajmahal.org.uk/shah-jahan.html
http://www.albalagh.net/kids/history/aurangzeb.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangzeb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8CPd_UhyGc

1884: Birth of Jeon Myeong-un, Korean independence activist, who died on November 19, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeon_Myeong-un

1892: Birth of Shirō Ishii, Japanese war criminal who was in charge of the biological warfare Unit 731 and who died on October 9, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shir%C5%8D_Ishii
http://www.deepblacklies.co.uk/unit731-part1.htm

 

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

1900: The Daoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunhuang_manuscripts
http://earlytibet.com/about/whereabouts/

1902: Birth of Prince Chichibu, younger brother of Emperor Showa (Harihito), who died on January 4, 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Chichibu

1931: Birth of V. P. Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-1990) who died on November 27 2008
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vp-singh.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/v-p-singh-5527.php

1936: Birth of Jusuf Habibie, President of Indonesia (1998-1999)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jusuf_Habibie

1937: Birth of Obuchi Keizo, Japanese prime minister (1998-2000) who died on May 14, 2000
http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/profile/

1944: Birth of Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer, who died on April 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broery
http://www.songarea.com/music-codes/broery_marantika.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohc4FtdzSF4

1946: Ho Chi Minh travels to France for talks on Vietnamese independence

1950: North Korea invades South Korea. UN condemns North Korea invasion

1950-06-25 North Korea invades South Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/korean-war-begins
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/25/newsid_2699000/2699641.stm
http://home.bt.com/news/on-this-day/june-25-1950-invasion-from-communist-north-sparks-the-start-of-the-korean-war-11363988570216

1952: Nguyen Van Tam becomes prime minister to Emperor Bao Dai of Vietnam
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/28/obituaries/nguyen-van-tam-vietnamese-statesman-97.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_T%C3%A2m

1954: Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai goes to India. An important communiqué on pacific coexistence will be published on 28

1969: US Navy turns boats to South Vietnam Navy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-navy-turns-boats-over-to-south-vietnamese-navy

1974: Birth of Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karisma_Kapoor

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F2AfUA0r2A

1975: The Indian Emergency (up to 21 March 1977) starts when President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, upon advice by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declares a state of emergency effectively bestowing on her the power to rule by decree, suspending elections and civil liberties
http://www.thehindu.com/2000/06/25/stories/13250831.htm
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ghosh20p/

1975-06-25 State of emergency

1975: Birth of Chakrit Yamnam, Thai film and television actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakrit_Yamnam
http://www.zimbio.com/Chakrit+Yamnam/pictures/pro

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXGlFK6Zyl4

1978: Birth of Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftab_Shivdasani


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x743y1_aftab-shivdasani-pour-miamia_music

 

1994: After 9 weeks in power, because the Japan Socialist Party has left his anti-LDP coalition, Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/06/25/world/opposition-forces-japanese-premier-to-leave-office.html
http://www.c-span.org/video/?58269-1/japanese-prime-minister-resignation
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-06-26/news/9406260284_1_no-confidence-vote-prime-minister-tsutomu-hata-reform

1997: The Number Two of the East-Timor resistance, is killed in a military operation of the Indonesian forces

1997: In Thailand, sixteen bank companies, ears in debt, are ordonned to stop their activities

1998: Bill Clinton starts the first of an American president in China since Tiananmen massacre (till July 3)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/06/98/clinton_in_china/118430.stm

1998-06 Clinton-Zhu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkpOutDufXQ
2000: General elections in Japan. The LDP, with 233 representatives on 480, loses the absolute majority, but its alliance keep the majority in the Lower House with 267 members
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_2000

2002: In Malaysia, the United Malayan National Organization (UMNO) announces that Prime Minister Mahathir will quit on October 25, 2003, and that he will progressively give his powers to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

2007: Death of Jeeva Murugaraj, Indian film director, born on September 21, 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeeva_(director)

2010: Death of Wu Guanzhong, Chinese painter, born on August 29, 1919
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/arts/design/28iht-obit.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/art-obituaries/7913269/Wu-Guanzhong.html
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Wu+Guanzhong&biw=1093&bih=451&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLnIWOucHNAhVLvBoKHf31D8AQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=wu+guanzhong+paintings

2010: The Hong Kong Legislative Council voted 46 to 12 to approve a plan to add 10 seats to the legislature in 2012. The public would elect lawmakers to fill five seats
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/world/asia/26hkbrief.html?ref=asia

2012: Tens of thousands of supporters of Thailand’s « Red Shirt » protest movement stage a mass rally in Bangkok, amid renewed political tensions in the troubled country.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/20126250407414477.html

2012: Police in India arrest one of the key organisers of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 10 Pakistani extremists killed 166 civilians in a three day massacre.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9354226/Mumbai-terror-attack-organiser-arrested.html

2014: China’s most senior official ever to visit Taiwan meets his counterpart to try to improve relations after mass protests in Taipei earlier this year, sparking angry confrontations between protesters and riot police
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-minister-level-official-makes-landmark-trip-taiwan http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28012066
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-official-visits-taiwan-amid-warming-relations/1944350.html

2015: In Burma, with their veto power intact, the military still keep the main opposition leader out of the run for the presidency. Only 388 lawmakers out of 664 voting in favour of changing the constitution, far short of the 75 per cent threshold
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Myanmar’s-parliament-keeps-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-away-from-the-presidential-election-34615.html

On 24 June in Asian history

ON 24 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 24, 2017

1398: Death of Hongwu (Zhu Yuanzhang), first emperor (1368-1398) of the Chinese Ming dynasty, born on October 21, 1328
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongwu_Emperor

1520: Death of Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander, born in 1489
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosokawa_Sumimoto

1571: Miguel López de Legazpi founds Manila
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1198/today-in-philippine-history-june-24-1571-manila-was-proclamed-as-the-capital-of-the-spanish-colonial-administration-in-the-philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_L%C3%B3pez_de_Legazpi

1622: The Dutch attempt to capture Macau from the Portugueses fails
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Macau

1763 : Murshidabad (in now West Bengal) is captured by the East India Company for the second time and Mir Jafar will be declared King on 29
http://murshidabad.net/history/history-topic-mir-jafar.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Jafar
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Mir_Jafar_Ali_Khan

Murshidabad early 19th century

1897: Birth of Omkarnath Thakur, Indian singer and musicilogist who died on December 29, 1967
http://swaratala.blogspot.fr/2011/06/pandit-omkarnath-thakur-1897-1967.html
http://davidphilipson.com/pages/omkarnath.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OWfG4FPG1U

1908: Birth of Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer, who died on October 9, 1987
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profil13.html

1910: In Korea, Japanese gendarmerie replace Korean police

1931: Xiang Zhongfa, Head of Chinese Communist Party, born in 1880, is executed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiang_Zhongfa

1932: A military coup ends the absolute power of the king of Siam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_revolution_of_1932
http://www.academia.edu/2273790/Contested_Nationalism_and_the_1932_Overthrow_of_the_Absolute_Monarchy_in_Siam

1939: Siam is renamed to Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the third prime minister
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/siam-officially-renamed-thailand

1949: In Indonesia, Dutch troops leave Jogjakarta

1954: Beginning of the Battle of Mang Yang Pass. Vietminh troops ambush the French G.M. 100 unit in An Khê. Also known as the Battle of An Khe, it was a major defeat for the French by the Viet Minh
http://www.landscaper.net/namstory.htm
http://a70thvets.com/file/Savage/G100/G100.htm

1954-06-24 Battle of Mang Yang Pass Map

1955: Birth of Swami Chidvilasananda, current guru of Siddha Yoga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidvilasananda

1965: Saigon breaks its diplomatic relations with France after it has recognized North Vietnam

1971: Birth of Ji Jin Hee, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji_Jin_Hee
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ji_Jin_Hee

 

1974: In India, after the Hight Court of Allahabad declared her election invalid, the Supreme Court authorizes Indira Gandhi, to keep her premiership but withdraws her vote right in the parliament

1974: Birth of Ruffa Gutierrez, Filipino actress and model
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruffa_Gutierrez

Ruffa Gutierrez

 

1988: Death of Bui Xuan Phai, Vietnamese painter, born in September 1920
http://buixuanphaipainter-vi.tk/category/life-and-career-efforts/
http://www.thavibu.com/articles/ATC34.php
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Bui+Xuan+Phai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=KDMETqLKB8rAhAeQn5TcDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBEQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=614

1989 : In India, a majority of opposition members resign from the Lok Sabha on the issue of the Comptroller Auditor General report on the Bofors gun deal
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-24-1989-a-majority-of-opposition-members-in-the-lok-sabha-resign-on-the-issue-of-the-cag-report-on-the-bofors-gun-deal
http://www.news18.com/news/india/what-the-bofors-scandal-is-all-about-468591.html

1989: Death of Hibari Misora, Japanese singer and actress, born on May 27, 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibari_Misora


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JPKop-dYJ8

1998: In Malaysia, Daim Zainuddin, closed to Mahathir, is appointed « special » minister, in charge of some economic topics, so encroaching the domain of Anwar Ibrahim who is at odd with Mahathir
http://www.daimzainuddin.com/about.php

2000: Death of Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician, born on July 25, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadiq_Hussain_Qureshi

2006: The death penalty is abolished in the Philippines

2006: Phan Van Khai and Tranh Duc Luong leaves as Prime Minister and President of Vietnam

2008: A Japanese warship calls in China for the first time since World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7470518.stm

2012: China has successfully completed its first ever manual docking of a spacecraft with another space module. Astronauts on the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft docked with the Tiangong-1 lab module without relying on an automated system.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18567115

2013: Burmese President Thein Sein has defended a Buddhist monk accused of fomenting a wave of anti-Muslim violence in the country
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23027492

2014: Former Interior Minister Charupong Reuangsuwan said in an open letter read on YouTube and posted on Facebook that the Organization of Free Thais for Human Rights and Democracy rejects the junta’s legitimacy
http://asiancorrespondent.com/124104/ex-minister-forms-thai-opposition-group-from-exile/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27991023

2014: President Aquino endorses Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to amend Japan’s constitution and expand the Japanese role on regional security amid China’s expansionism moves
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/107009/aquino-backs-japans-larger-military-role

2015: Death of Tran Van Khe, known as the master of traditional Vietnamese music, at the age of 94 
http://tuoitrenews.vn/lifestyle/28859/vietnam-legendary-musicologist-tran-van-khe-dies-at-94

Tran Van Khe

2015: China blocks an Indian move at the United Nations to seek an explanation from Pakistan for releasing from prison an alleged mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-blocks-un-action-against-pakistan-concerning-mumbai-terror-attack

On 23 June in Asian history

ON 23 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 23, 2017

229: Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Quan

1180: In Japan, first Battle of Uji, starting the Gempei War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Uji_%281180%29

1368: Hongwu (Zhu Yuanzhang), becomes the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, up to his death on June 24, 1398
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/wade-giles-the-hongwu-emperor.html
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/99727/6937341.html

1534: Birth of Nobunaga Oda, Japanese daimyo, forced to suicide on June 21, 1582
http://www.samurai-archives.com/nobunaga.html

1582: Death of Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader, born in 1537
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Shimizu_Muneharu

1596: De Houtman expedition reaches Banten (now in Indonesia). The initial reception is friendly, but after some rough behavior by the Dutch, the Sultan of Banten, along with the Portuguese stationed in Banten, shell the Dutch ships
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Dutch_Expedition_to_Indonesia

1596-06-23 Houtman à Banten

1615: Death of Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord, born in 1545
http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/mashita-nagamori/

1662: Death of Taiwan’s national hero Zheng Chenggong more known as Koxinga, born on August 27, 1624
https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Koxinga#In_Taiwan
http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=169321&CtNode=124
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Tungning

Koxinga statue 2

1757: In India, 3,000 British forces, under the command of Robert Clive, win the Battle of Plassey, defeating 50,000 soldiers of the Nawab of Bengal

http://in.askmen.com/top-10-power-and-money/1101711/video/the-battle-of-plassey-1757
http://www.britishbattles.com/war-in-india/battle-plassey.htm
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/British/Plassey.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwgF2-C83hc

1884: A Chinese army defeats the French at Bac Le, Indochina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac_Le_Ambush

1898: Emilio Aguinaldo is proclaimed president of the first Philippine Republic but not recognized by the international community
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_Aguinaldo

1906: Birth of King Tribhuvan of Nepal who died on March13, 1955
http://bossnepal.com/father-nation-king-tribhuvan/

1908: Death of Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer, born on July 15, 1871
http://jamescahill.info/other-peoples-writing/kunikida-doppo-his-place-in-meiji-literature
http://universalium.academic.ru/275420/Kunikida_Doppo

Kunikida Doppo

1914: Death of Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Indian guru and philosopher, born on September 2, 1838
http://www.krishna.com/life-srila-bhaktivinoda-thakur
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhaktivinoda_Thakur

1924: Birth of Ranasinghe Premadasa, Sri Lanka president (1989-1993), assassinated on May 1, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranasinghe_Premadasa

1946 : Mahatma Gandhi advises Congress not to enter into an interim government but only the Constituent Assembly

1946: The National Democratic Front wins a landslide victory in the municipal elections in French India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Democratic_Front_(French_India)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India_municipal_election,_1946

1951: Soviet United Nations delegate Jacob Malik proposes cease-fire in Korean War

1954: Outside the official negociating sessions, in the Conference of Geneva, French premier Pierre Mendès France meets Chine Foreign Minister Zhou Enlai

1960: Birth of Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese musician and programmer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsuya_Uemura

1962: In Laos, Prince Souvanna Phouma is Prime Minister for the fourth time, up to December 1975
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souvanna_Phouma

1966: Birth of Richie Ren, Taiwanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Ren

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75EVhs2uVLU

1969: In Vietnam War, North Vietnamese encircle Ben Het
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-encircle-ben-het

1970: Extension of the nippo-American 1960 security treaty

1973: South Korean president Park Chung-hee proclaims  a new foreign policy of peace and reunification with North Korea

1980: Death of Varahagiri Venkata Giri, fourth president of India (1969-1974), born on August 10, 1894
http://www.whereincity.com/india/great-indians/presidents/varahagiri.php

1980: Large Vietnamese raid in Thai territory, causing the tougher stance of Asean on Vietnam

1980: Death of Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician; son of Indira Gandhi, born on December 14, 1946
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Gandhi
http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-reviews/the-life-and-death-of-sanjay-gandhi/article4428896.ece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIvA2i8Hl3M

1985: A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/23/newsid_2518000/2518857.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-23-1985-air-india-boeing-747-kanishka-crashes-into-the-atlantic-ocean
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_182

1988: Birth of Isabella Leong, Macau-born Hong Kong singer, actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Leong
http://www.imdb.fr/name/nm1884816/

1998: In South Korea, a small northerner submarine is hailed in the territorial waters

1996: Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh prime Minister for the first time, till July 2001
http://www.unfoundation.org/features/cwwl-bios/current-cwwl-members/Sheikh-Hasina.html

1998: In South Korea, a small northerner submarine is hailed in the territorial waters

2002: In Malaysia, death of Fadzil Noor, chairman of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Pas)
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D07E7D91F3FF936A15755C0A9649C8B63

2002: In Indian Kashmir, Omar Abdullah succeeds his father Farooq Abdullah as chairman of the National coalition ruling the region
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Abdullah

2005: Philippine president Arroyo is accused of ballot rigging during the last elections. Her husband accused of corruption leaves the country

2007: Death of Vietnamese General Nguyen Chanh Thi, born on February 23, 1923
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/world/asia/26thi.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/26/AR2007062602195.html

2009: One of China’s most prominent political activists, Liu Xiabo, is formally arrested for inciting subversion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8116044.stm

2010: Police in Indonesia have captured one of the most wanted « terrorists » in the country, Abdullah Sonata, an explosives expert
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/06/201062315215220293.html

2011: Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomes his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama’s decision over withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2011/0623/378821.html

2011: President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office announces a progressive withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan. The withdrawal of France’s approximately 4,000 troops will follow a timetable comparable to that of the staggered pullout of American troops
http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/International/23-Jun-2011/France-announces-troop-withdrawal-from-Afghanistan

2013: Tokyo voters give their support to the economic policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with his party winning a landslide victory in local elections in the capital

2014: The European Union condemns the military takeover in Thailand, saying it was suspending all official visits to the country and shelving important agreements to back up calls for an urgent return to democratic rule
http://www.france24.com/en/20140623-eu-suspends-cooperation-with-thailand-over-military-coup/

2015: Death of Nirmala Joshi, Indian nun, lawyer, and social worker, successor to Mother Teresa, born on July 23, 1934
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/world/asia/sister-nirmala-joshi-successor-to-mother-teresa-dies-at-81.html?_r=0
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/23/india-mourns-the-death-of-mother-teresa-s-successor-sister-nirmala-joshi/
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/kolkata/sister-nirmala-of-missionaries-of-charity-passes-away/

On 22 June in Asian history

1965-06-22 Traité et relations diplo

ON 22 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 22, 2017

662: Birth of Rui Zong, Chinese emperor of the Tang Dynasty, who died on July 13, 716
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ruizong_of_Tang

1527: Fatahillah chased away Portugal from Sunda Kelapa harbour, and peoples celebrated it as birthday of Jayakarta, Indonesia

Fatahillah

1555 : Emperor Humayun declared his son Akbar as his heir apparent
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-22-1555-humanyun-declares-akbar-as-his-heir-apparent

1622: Portuguese forces repel a Dutch invasion at the two-day Battle of Macau during the Dutch–Portuguese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Macau

1635: By an edit, shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu forbids the Japanese to leave the country and to build ships, closing the country to foreign influence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_Country_Edict_of_1635

1793: Birth of Tokugawa Ieyoshi, 12st shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate (1837-1853) who died In July 1853
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Ieyoshi

1895: During the invasion of Taiwan, the Japanese enter in Hsinchu after small resistance from Formosan militia and Chinese soldiers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsinchu_Campaign
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5923.html

1897: British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged
http://www.angelfire.com/ma/chaitanya/chapekar.html

 1920: Birth of Jovito Salonga, Filipino politician and activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovito_Salonga

1922: Birth of Mona Lisa, Filipino actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa_(actress)

1932: Birth of Amrish Puri, Indian actor, who died on January 12, 2005
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/amrish-puri/biography.html
http://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/amrish-puri-rare-and-unseen-photos-2868678/3/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0700869/

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

1945: Suicide of Isamu Cho, Japanese general at Okinawa, by seppuku, born on January 19, 1895
http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/C/h/Cho_Isamu.htm

1945 Suicide of Mitsuru Ushijima, Japanese general, at Okinawa by seppuku, born on July 31, 1887
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuru_Ushijima

1948: British king George VI renounces the title of Emperor of India

1951: Attempts at cease fire in Korean war begin

1955: Ho Chi Minh, president of North Vietnam starts a visit to Beijing and Moscow

1955-06-22 Ho Chi Minh à Pékin

1956: Birth of Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani politician, Foreign minister (2008-2011)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Mehmood_Qureshi

1962: Birth of Stephen Chow Sing Chi, Hong Kong actor, director and film producer
http://men.stareastasia.com/stephen-chow/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/04/15/stephen-chow/

1962: Using for the 100th time its power of veto, Soviet Union blocks a resolution of the United Nations Security Council asking India and Pakistan to open talks on Kashmir

1962: The Philippines officially claims its sovereignty on North Borneo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Borneo

1965: Signature of the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea. It establish basic diplomatic relations
 1965-06-22 Traité et relations diplo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_on_Basic_Relations_between_Japan_and_the_Republic_of_Korea
http://dokdo-research.com/temp15.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs6zIP0X88U

1966: Birth of Doze Niu Chen-Zer, Taiwanese director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doze_Niu
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0633080/

1967: Death of Li Lìsan (李立三), top leader of the Chinese Communist Party from 1928 to 1930, born on November 18, 1899
https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Li%20Lisan&item_type=topic
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/cpc2011/2011-05/09/content_12475163.htm

1974: Birth of Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
http://annashvin.blogspot.com/2008/06/biography-of-vijay-joseph.html

1978: Ratification by Japan, of the January 30, 1974 treaty with South Korea on the delimitation of the continental shelf between the two countries

1979: At their Vienna summit, the countries of the G7 ask for the total withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan

1982: At Kuala Lumpur, the political forces opposed to the regime intalled in Phnom Penh by the Vietnamese agree to form a Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea, led by Sihanouk
http://countrystudies.us/cambodia/72.htm

1987: The Taiwan National Security Law was passed in Legislative Yuan on this day, and was set to replace Martial Law which will be lifted on July 15

1987: Birth of Lee Min Ho, Korean Actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Min_Ho
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Lee_Min-ho.php

1989: Birth of Jung Yong Hwa, Korean actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jung_Yong-hwa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9ymUR5bXk4

1995: Sam Rainsy, leader of opposition in Cambodia is expelled from parliament
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/138764.stm

2002: During the annual congress of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), Mahathir announces that he is resigning from the chairmanship of  the party and the government. He will renounce an hour later at the request of the party leaders

2010: Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of renegade Thai general Khattiya Sawasdipol, who was shot in May as he backed anti-government protesters in Bangkok
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10372565.stm

2010: The UN secretary general has set up a panel to look into alleged human rights abuses during the final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10384964.stm

2011: Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is released. The police decided to release him after admitting his crimes and for poor health. The dissident had been in jail since April 3
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Ai-Weiwei-released-21911.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13878859
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44103937/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

2011: Taiwan lifts a decades-old ban on travel to the island by individual Chinese tourists, saying visitors would act as « peace ambassadors » for the former arch foe. Initially, Taiwan will allow 500 individual arrivals from the mainland per day

2012: China and the remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan agree to establish diplomatic relations and resolve a long-standing border dispute, China’s foreign ministry says.

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120622-354801.html

2012: South Korea’s population will exceed 50 million on Saturday 23, making it the 26th country to reach the mark, according to a report from Statistics Korea.

2012: Pakistan’s parliament elects a former water and power minister and ruling party member Raja Pervez Ashraf as the country’s new prime minister.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/201262244252924620.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9349742/Pakistan-elects-Raja-Pervez-Ashraf-as-prime-minister.html

2016: India once again proves its desire to become a key player in the global space industry as the country’s state-run space agency pulls off a massive 20-satellite launch in a single attempt
http://www.dw.com/en/india-launches-20-satellites-in-record-mission/a-19347663

On 21 June in Asian history

ON 21 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 21, 2017

1307: Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yua
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCl%C3%BCg_Khan

1576 The Mughal army defeats Rana Pratap Singh in the Battle of Haldighati
http://www.mapsofindia.com/history/battles/battle-of-haldighati.html
http://indiaopines.com/maharana-pratap-battle-of-haldighati-history/

1576-06-21 Battle of Haldighati

1582: Daimo Oda Nobugana, who almost unified Japan, his forced to suicide in hands of his General Akechi Mitsuhide, in what is known as the Incident at Honno-ji
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incident_at_Honn%C5%8D-ji

1730: Birth of Motoori Norinaga, the most famous scholar of the Edo period, who died on November 5, 1801
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Motoori_Norinaga
http://www.norinagakinenkan.com/norinaga/shiryo/about.html

1811: Birth of Pagan Min, 9th king (1846-1853) of the Burmese Konboung dynasty, who died on March 14, 1880
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1862: Birth of Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and the founder of the modern Thai education system as well as the modern provincial administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damrong_Rajanubhab

1900: In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty

1900: Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.

1912: Birth of Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author who died on April 11, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishnu_Prabhakar

1913: Birth of Luis Taruk who led the  communist People Anti-Japanese Army (Huk) during the WW2 and died on May 4, 2005
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1839/today-in-philippine-in-history-june-21-1913-luis-taruc-was-born-in-santa-monica-san-luis-pampanga
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Luis_Taruc

1942: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearly Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attack by the Japanese against the US mainland

1944 : Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1944)
http://old.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/History/2011919143518992.htm

1944-06-21 Fall of  Changsha

1945: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/21/newsid_3564000/3564489.stm

http://www.shmoop.com/wwii-home-front/iwo-jima-okinawa-battle.html
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jun21.html

1948: Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy. Rajagopalachari is appointed the first (and last) Indian Governor General of the Indian union
https://www.geni.com/people/Chakravarti-Rajagopalachari/6000000009056489225
http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/lord_mountbatten_1985.html

1948-06-21 C. Rajagopalachari

1952: Birth of Koichi Kashimo, Japanese anime director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=372

1953: Birth of Benazir Bhutto, twice Pakistani prime minister, assassinated on December 27, 2007
http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/benazir-bhutto
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/pakistan/p/Biography-of-Benazir-Bhutto.htm?nl=1

1957: USA announces the withdrawal of its occupation forces from Japan

1961: Birth of Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia since july 2014
http://jokowi-widodo.blogspot.com/2014/10/biography-of-joko-widodo-president-of.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28422179

Joko Widodo

1965: Birth of Yang Liwei, first Chinese send in space
http://www.astronautix.com/y/yangliwei.html
http://en.people.cn/200310/15/eng20031015_126052.shtml

1970: Death of Sukarno, first president of Indonesia
https://kribo.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/the-day-that-president-sukarno-died/
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/indonesia/p/Sukarno-Indonesia-First-President.htm

sukarno 5

1987: Birth of Ryeowook, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ryeowook

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhsNInN23cU

1989: Chosen by Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin is appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, succeeding Zhao Ziyang who is put under house of arrest
http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat2/sub7/item76.html

Jiang Zemin & Deng

1991 : P.V Narasimha Rao is sworn in as the ninth Prime Minister of India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-21-1991p.-v.-narasimha-rao-is-sworn-in-as-the-ninth-prime-minister-of-india

1991-06-21 Narasimha Rao sworn in

1992: Death of Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bengali poet, born on October 16, 1956
http://www.poemhunter.com/rudra-mohammad-shahidullah/biography/

1992: Death of Li Xiannian, Chinese politician, President of the People’s Republic of China (1983-1988), born on June 23, 1909
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/23/world/li-xiannian-china-ex-president-and-rural-economist-dies-at-82.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-06-23/news/mn-1067_1_li-xiannian

Li Xianniang

1996: Suryadi, closed to Suharto, is elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Indonesia, one of the only three autorised parties, succeeding Megawati Sukarnoputri who says that the congress is illegal

1997: Death of Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, born in November 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Katsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZEYJn5UiYo

1997: Death of Toshio Okumura, actor, singer, producer and director, born on November 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Katsu

2001: In Malaysia, during the annual meeting of UMNO, prime minster Mahathir accuses the westerners of aiming to overthrow his power

2002: Kim Hong-up (52 years old), son of President Kim Dea-jung, is arrested for corruption. His brother  Kim Hong-gul (38) is in jail since May under the same charge
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2057037.stm

2003: Beginning of a six-day visit of Indian Premier Atal Behari Vajpayee in China. The first at this level since ten years
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EF21Df01.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/historic-visit-to-china-by-prime-minister-vajpayee-brings-beijing-and-delhi-closer/1/206119.html
http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/modi-inchina-once-when-ex-pm-atal-bihari-vajpayee-visited-china-50681.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_jWH0QzysM

2005: Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai meets US president George W Bush. He is the first Vietnamese leader to go to USA since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975
 
http://www.c-span.org/video/?187297-1/usvietnam-relations

2005: Death of Filipino cardinal Jaime Sin, who, as leader of the Philippine Catholic church, played an important role in the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, and of Joseph Estrada in 2001. Born on August 31, 1928
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4113474.stm

2011: Japan and the US agree to drop a 2014 deadline to move a controversial US airbase on the island of Okinawa. Officials from both nations said the Futenma airbase, near the provincial capital of Naha, would be moved « at the earliest possible date after 2014 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13865346

2011: Ban Ki-moon wins second term as UN Secretary General. Mr Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, was the only candidate after the U.N Security Council unanimously recommended his re-election
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13868655

2012: Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu wins the annual German Book Trade Peace Prize, earning praise for his portrayal of what the judges called « the outcasts of modern China. »
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Showbiz/Story/A1Story20120621-354514.html

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi urges the world to help Myanmar complete its journey towards democracy as she becomes the first foreign woman to address both houses of Britain’s parliament
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/aung-san-suu-kyi-makes-historic-speech-to-british-parliament-234515

2012: An Indonesia court sentences Umar Patek, dubbed the « Demolition Man », to 20 years in jail, finding him guilty on all six charges related to his role in the 2002 Bali bombings.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/asia/patek-bali-bombing-verdict/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/201262113311341476.html

2012: Having already ousted one prime minister this week, Pakistan’s courts sabotage the appointment of a replacement by ordering the arrest of the man nominated to take up the job.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/20126209109434788.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9346965/Pakistan-courts-order-arrest-of-new-prime-minister-nominee.html

2014: Thirteen assailants are killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive western province of Xinjiang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27953164
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/thirteen-shot-dead-after-china-bomb-attack-20146213434779465.html

On 20 June in Asian history

1900-06-20 Killing of von Ketteler

ON 20 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 20, 2017

1737: Birth of Tokugawa Ieharu, 10th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate (1760-1786) who died on September 17, 1786
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Ieharu

1756: In Calcutta (India), after their fort have been taken  by Siraj, the nawab of Bengale, 150 British soldiers are imprisoned in a cell. That became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/British/Blackh.html
http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/The-Black-Hole-of-Calcutta/

1826: Siam and Britain sign a trade and peace treaty, known as Burney Treaty
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burney_Treaty
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Burney_Treaty
https://prezi.com/kcbyebsgmjip/the-burney-treaty-1826/

1826-06-20 Burney treaty

1858 : The Gwalior Fort is captured by British troops and the first Indian Sepoy Mutiny officially comes to an end
http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/mutiny/mutiny.htm
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/First_War_of_Indian_Independence

1858-06-20 Fall of Gwalior fort

1869: Death of Hijikata Toshizo, Japanese military leader, who resisted the Meiji Restoration, born on May 31, 1835.
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/316.html

1870: In Tientsin (Tianjin), twenty French, ten Charity sister and a missionary are slaughtered

1887: Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay

1900: In China, the Boxers start to besiege the legation compound and killings of foreigners in Beijing (till August 14). Clements von Ketteler, the German envoy is killed
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswars1900s/p/boxerreb.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemens_von_Ketteler
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boxer-rebellion-begins-in-china

1900-06-20 Killing of von Ketteler

1901: Birth of Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), who died on October 19, 1995
 https://www.bu.edu/today/2015/new-exhibition-recalls-the-horrors-of-hiroshima/
http://voiceseducation.org/content/hiroshima-panels-%E5%8E%9F%E7%88%86%E3%81%AE%E5%9B%B3-genbaku-no-zu

Iri Maruki

1921: Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1921_Buckingham_and_Carnatic_Mills_Strike

1944: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive US naval victory (see June 19)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Philippine_Sea

1946: Birth of Xanana Gusmao, former President of East Timor (2002-2007) then Prime Minister up to February 2015
http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=3&lang=en
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Xanana-Gusmao

1948: Foundation of the Malayan People’s anti-British Army, (renamed Malayan Peoples Liberation Army in February 1949), led by communist leader Chin Peng
http://www.myfareast.org/Malaysia/emergency.html
http://anystreetcorner.blogspot.com/2005/03/chin-peng-my-dad-and-me.html

1950 After recognition of independence, Dutch Air Force base of Tjililitan is given to Indonesia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Aviation_of_the_Royal_Netherlands_East_Indies_Army

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_9CQPAS3CM&list=UUpQizdbpHe9ZcgHWWyeGGGQ

1952: Birth of Vikram Seth, Indian poet
http://www.poemhunter.com/vikram-seth/biography/

1959: In India, the 14th Dalai Lama repudiates the Seventeen-point agreement for the peaceful liberation of Tibet, signed in Beijing on May 23, 1951, because “thrust upon Tibetan government and people by the threat of arms”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeen_Point_Agreement_for_the_Peaceful_Liberation_of_Tibet#Repudiation_of_the_Agreement

1959: Soviet Union lets China to know that it will not provide nuclear bomb technology, as promised in the October 1957 Nuclear cooperation agreement

1959: Death of Hitoshi Ashida, 47th Japanese prime minister from March to October, born on November 15, 1887
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Ashida
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/352.html?cat=9

1962: Vietnamese Buddhist sect Hoa Hao organizes huge demonstrations against Catholic president Ngo Dimh Diem

1962: Following a Nationalist troop buildup on the Jinmen and Mazu islands in the Taiwan Strait, Chinese Communists begin massing troops and military equipment on the mainland opposite the islands. Three days later, Beijing puts its citizens on alert for an invasion by the Nationalists.

1964: In Tokyo, the conference on Malaysia between Malacagal, Sukarno et Abdul Rahman, ends with no result

1964: US General William Westmorland takes command in South Vietnam
http://www.vietnampix.com/popww.htm

1970: Birth of Zhang Ting, Taiwanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Zhang_Ting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ZHuZeGLBE

1976: The Americans give up their last two military bases in Thailand

1983: Birth of Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/ying_cherrie.htm

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

1984: Beginning of the third withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Cambodia, around 10,000 troopers
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/06/23/Thousands-of-Vietnamese-soldiers-pulled-out-of-Cambodia-Saturday/8521456811200/

1984: Birth of Neetu Chandra, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neetu_Chandra
http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/celebs/indian-stars/neetu-chandra/portfolio-pics/articleshow/6066577.cms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Curxigj_E74

1985 :The America’s highest civilian decoration, the Medal of Freedom, is presented to Mother Teresa

1985-06-20 Medal of Freedom is presented to Mother Teresa.

1996 : India refuses to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Geneva Conference
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-20-1996-the-government-of-india-refuses-to-sign-the-ctbt-at-the-geneva-conference
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ipsg/ctbt.htm

1997: Indonesia and Portugal announce that they resume talks on East-Timor future

1997: At the G-8 summit in Denver, Boris Yeltsin announces that Russian strategic nuclear missiles would no longer be targeted at Japan and that he supports both Japan and Germany joining the United Nations Security Council, without any of the current members giving up their veto rights
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-06-21/news/9706210057_1_president-boris-yeltsin-russian-president-start-ii

2001: In Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf names himself president, replacing Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, as president, and after that dissolves the parliament
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P028
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/472997.stm

2001: With the defection of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (11 MP) to the opposition side, Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga loses the majority in the parliament

2011: Taiwan’s jailed former leader Chen Shui-bian accuses the government of restricting his freedom of speech after he was blocked from publishing a political commentary from behind bars. Initially prison authorities allowed Chen to send the article to the magazine’s editors, but later reversed their decision.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110620-285105.html

2015: The ruling Cambodian People’s Party elected Prime Minister Hun Sen to succeed the late Chea Sim as party president
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cpp-elects-hun-sen-as-president-say-chhum-and-sar-kheng-as-deputies-8700

 

On 19 June in Asian history

1925-06-19 General strike begins
ON 19 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 19, 2017

626: Death of Umako Soga, Japanese leader of the Soga clan, born in 551 ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soga_no_Umako

1052: Death of Fan Zhongyan, politician and literary figure during the Song dynasty, born in 989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_Zhongyan

 

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

1301: Birth of Prince Morikuni, 9th Japanese shogun of the Kamatura shogunate, who died on September 25, 1333
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Morikuni

1505: Chine Emperor Zhengde is enthroned. He will reign up to April 1521
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhengde_Emperor
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/10zhengde/zhengde.html

1560: In the Battle of Okehazama, Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Okehazama
http://sengoku-period.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_Okehazama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okehazama

1560-06-19 Battle of Okehazama

1595: Birth of Guru Hargobind- 6th sikh guru who died on March 2, 1644
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/gurus/nanak6.html)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Har_Gobind

1747: Nader Shah, Persian Emperor is assassinated
http://www.iranchamber.com/history/afsharids/afsharids.php

1861: Birth of José Rizal, Filipino poet and national hero, executed on December 30, 1896
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/joserizalbio.htm?nl=1

https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1190/today-in-philippine-history-june-19-1861-dr-jose-p-rizal-was-born-in-calamba-laguna
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/dr-jos-protasio-rizal-mercado-y-alonso-2000.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Rizal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acPRbJ6uXO8&feature=related

1909: Birth of Osamu Dazai, Japanese author, who died on June 13, 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osamu_Dazai

1925: Pushed by Chinese communist party, Hong Kong anti-imperialist general strikes begin. They will end on October 10, 1926
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton%E2%80%93Hong_Kong_strike
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/unions-and-students-hong-kong-and-canton-strike-boycott-against-british-imperial-rule-1925-1
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEQQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcore.ac.uk%2Fdownload%2Fpdf%2F1145945.pdf&ei=G_KCVZDeAoWqU6vCgXg&usg=AFQjCNHs5783n8ho4Ce1ZiFBisVIStwCQg&sig2=ma3wuSo6x72iycVwdFn4bA

1925-06-19 General strike begins

1909: Birth of Midori Naka Japanese actress, who died from radiation poisoning in Hiroshima on August 24, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midori_Naka

1944: Beginning of the two-day Battle of the Philippine Sea on the Japanese
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_the_philippine_sea.htm
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/philippinesea.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5l6HEkKdjY

1945: Birth of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician and Nobel laureate
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/aung-san-suu-kyi-11.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t0hyDblO9M

1947: Birth of Salman Rushdie, Indian author of the controversial “Satanic Verses”
http://www.gradesaver.com/author/salman-rushdie/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie

1949: Death of Syed Zafarul Hasan, prominent Muslim Indian-Pakistani philosopher, born in February 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Zafarul_Hasan

1949: Signature of a convention between France and Laos which becomes a state associated to French Union française

1965: Air General Nguyen Cao Ky is appointed Vietnamese prime minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Cao_Ky

1966 : The Shiv Sena, a Hindu nationalist political organisation, is founded by Balasaheb Thackeray
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-19-1966-the-shiv-sena-is-established
http://www.whatisindia.com/issues/shivsena/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiv_Sena

1970: Birth of Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-17271658
http://www.elections.in/political-leaders/rahul-gandhi.html

1972: Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Kashmir and known as the Lion of Kashmir returns after 16 months in exile for advocating a plebiscite on the future of Kashmir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Abdullah

1973: Birth of Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer
 http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Nakazawa_Yuko


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ko8e_yuko-nakazawa-urara_music?fbc=92

1978: Soviet Union says that the Amity and Peace Treaty project between China and Japan is a threat for the in Far East

1979: Birth of U Gambira, Burmese monk and activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Gambira

1981: Apple, India’s first three-axis stabilized experimental Geostationary communication satellite, is launched by the Indian Space Research Organization

Apple satellite

1982: Birth of Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
http://yeinjee.com/asianpop/joe-cheng-profile-and-biography/
http://images.google.fr/images?q=Joe+Cheng&hl=fr&lr=lang_en&safe=off&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title

1985: Birth of Kajal Aggarwal, Indian actress
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/kajal-aggarwal/biography.html
http://www.koimoi.com/actress/kajal-aggarwal/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ZG1OfPHt8

1998: In Malaysia, at the opening of the annual meeting of UMNO, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, leader of the Young Wing condemns nepotism, corruption and chumminess

2000: Death of Noboru Takeshita, 74th Japanese prime minister (1987-1989), born on February 26, 1924
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noboru_Takeshita

2003: Speaking for the last time in front his party congress before his retirement, Malaysian PM Mahathir violently speaks against American and British accused of willing dominate the world

2007: Vietnam president Nguyen Minh Triet starts a six-day visit to USA, first visit of a Vietnamese head of state to USA since the Communist victory in 1975
http://ttruongblog.blogspot.fr/2007/06/intl-media-talks-about-vietnamese.html

2007-06-19 Nguyen Bush

2008: Death of Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist, born on January23, 1934
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080620/jsp/bengal/story_9437783.jsp
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/barun-sengupta-was-an-uncompromising-journalist-obituary_10062171.html

2009: Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishou

2009: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Rah-e-Nijat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7omoneV1gu0

2011: For the first time in nearly a decade, Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi celebrates her birthday in freedom
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43454179/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

2012: Pakistan’s top court disqualifies Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from holding office, two months after convicting him of contempt of court.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18506728
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/2012619104352956999.html

2012: Speaking at the University of Westminster, the Dalai Lama calls for « realistic » expectations on Tibet’s future, reasserting his belief that « complete independence is out of the question »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9342293/Dalai-Lama-maintains-middle-way-for-Tibet.html

2013: Igor Morgulov, the Russian deputy foreign minister, says Moscow will stay out of the territorial disputes involving China, the Philippines and Vietnam over islands in the South China Sea

 

On 18 June in Asian history

ON 18 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 18, 2017

618: Foundation of the Chinese Tang dynasty by Li Yuan with his coronation as Emperor Gaozu (618-626). Born in 566 and died on June 25, 635
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Gaozu_of_Tang

1234: Death of Chukyo, 85th emperor of Japan, who reigned some months in 1221, born on October 30, 1218
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ch%C5%ABky%C5%8D

1517: Birth of Ogimachi, 106th emperor of Japan (1557-1586) who died on February 6, 1593
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ogimachi_of_Japan

1816: Birth of Maharaja Jung Bahadur Rana, Prime Minister and virtual ruler of Nepal for approximately more than three decades between 1846 and his death on February 25, 1877
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jung_Bahadur_Rana
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jung-bahadur-rana-7101.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU-0yEh_7m8

1861: Birth of Devaki Nandan Khatri, Indian writer who died in 1913
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/devaki-nandan-khatri.html

Devaki NandanKhatri

1900: Empress Dowager Longyu of China, joining the Boxer rebellion,  orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Dowager_Longyu

Empress Longyu

1904: Birth of Keye Luke, Chinese-born American actor, died on January 12, 1991
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0525601/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNoW7o_t4mE

1908: Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Brazilians

1908: The University of the Philippines is established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1188/today-in-philippine-history-june-18-1908-the-university-of-the-philippines-was-established

1934: Birth of Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese manga artist who died on April 15 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuteru_Yokoyama
http://lambiek.net/artists/y/yokoyama_mitsuteru.htm

1936: Birth of Norodom Monineath, spouse of king Sihanouk and mother of the king of Cambodia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Monineath

queen-monineath-sihanouk2-2014-06-22

1946: Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/7.html

1947: Japanese Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara, garrison commander of Wake Island during WWII is hanged in Guam, born in 1898
http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/06/18/1947-shigematsu-sakaibara-wake-island-massacre/

1948: Because the Communist insurgency, state of emergency is proclaimed in all Malaya
http://www.malaysiahistory.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=162:the-malayan-emergency-1948-1960&catid=16:the-malayan-emergency&Itemid=100

1949: Birth of Han Duck-soo, prime minister of South Korea from March 2007 to February 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Duck-soo

1951: General Vo Nguyen Giap ends his Red River Campaign against the French in Vietnam
http://ravenwalker233.blogspot.fr/2014/06/june-18th-southeast-asia-vietnam.html

1952: USA give and additional aid to Indochina

1952: United Nation Security Council asks for a Red Cross mission to investigate on possible use of bacteriological weapons in Korea

1953: In South Korea, on order of President Syngman Rhee, 27,000 North Korean prisoners are freed to live in South Korea

1954: Birth of Baburam Bhattarai, Maoist leader, prime minister of Nepal from August 29, 2011 to March 2013
http://baburam-bhattarai.blogspot.fr/2010/01/dr-baburam-bhattarais-biography.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14706938

1965: In Vietnam War, the USA uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerilla fighters in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sac-b-52s-are-used-for-the-first-time-in-south-vietnam

1971 : In Vietnam, Battle of Cung Son, the biggest engagement between Allied and Communist forces in Phu Yen Province since 1968
http://www.thestrategybridgge.com/the-bridge/2016/8/18/the-battle-of-cung-son
http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/08/22/the_battle_of_cung_son_109727.html

1971-06-18-battle-of-cung-son

1980: Birth of Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivana_Wong

1981: Birth of Ella (Jiahua) Chen, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E.
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/03/13/ella-chen-she/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CaKlBso67E

1983: In China Li Xiannian is elected president succeeding Ye Jianying
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-Ye-Jianying.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Xiannian

1989: In Burma, The Slorc (military junta) adopts the name of Union of Myanmar as a new name for the country
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-06-21/news/mn-2419_1_burmese-language-burma-working-people-s-daily
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2644909?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Burma-change-its-name-to-Myanmar

1991: Birth of Rei Okamoto, Japanese model and actress
http://asianwiki.com/Rei_Okamoto_(1991)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pluf3qXK_C4

2001: Macedonia cuts its relations with Taiwan and restores its diplomatic links with Beijing

2001: Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India

2008: Death of Miyuki Kanbe, Japanese actress, born on May 7, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyuki_Kanbe
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-3421

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_0u1mnFSmM

2008: China and Japan have agreed to jointly develop a disputed gas field

2008: Taiwan president ups pressure in Diaoyutai row with Japan

2012: In yet another sign of warming ties with former rival China, Taiwan says that all landmines laid on the frontline islands off the mainland during the 1950s will be removed within six months

2012: A Taliban commander in northwest Pakistan announces a ban on polio vaccines for children as long as the United States continues its campaign of drone strikes in the region
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/18/world/asia/pakistan-taliban-polio/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2013: Afghanistan armed forces take full control of operations. The handover of responsibility is a significant milestone in war and marks a turning point for American and NATO military forces, which will now move entirely into a supporting role
http://asiancorrespondent.com/109366/afghan-presidents-forces-take-security-lead/
http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/18/us-to-hold-direct-peace-talks-with-the-taliban/

2014: Japan finally falls into line with other major developed countries and made the possession of child pornography illegal, but the sometimes graphic images of paedophilia in manga comic books remain legal
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10908178/Japan-finally-bans-child-pornography.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27898841

2015 : A bill proposed by the Chinese government that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to vote for their next leader as long as the candidates were approved by Beijing is rejected by Hong Kong’s legislature
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33179247
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-06/18/content_15278958.html
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/despite-veto-china-says-hong-kong-electoral-proposal-stand
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823617/who-biggest-loser-after-rejection-2017-electoral-reform

2016: Russia calls on Japan to jointly develop disputed islands

2016: Death of Jeppiaar, Indian educationist, founder and chancellor of Sathyabama University, born in 1931
http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/prominent-educationist-jeppiaar-dies-chennai-45088
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/Jeppiaar-founder-of-Sathyabama-University-passes-away/article14429969.ece

 

Holidays and observances

Cambodia: Queen Mother’s Birthday

On 17 June in Asian history

 

 

 

1967-06-14 China 1st hydrogen bomb

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850: Death of Tachibana no Kachiko, Japanese empress who founded the Danrin-Ji temple, born in 786
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Empress_Danrin

1565: Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru
http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/history-of-war/day-assassination-ashikaga-yoshiteru/
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yoshiteru_Ashikaga.html

1631: Death of Arjumand Banu Begum, for who her husband Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal mausoleum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumtaz_Mahal
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-17-1631-mumtaz-mahal-dies-during-childbirth
http://www.exoticindiaart.com/tajmahal.htm

1756: Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah attacks the British settlement of Calcutta with 50,000 soldiers
http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1756_-_Siraj_Ud_Daulah_expedition_against_Calcutta
https://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/British/Siraj.html

1858: In the battle for Gwalior, Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi (northern India) is killed. One of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Born in 1828
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rani-laxmibai.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/rani-lakshmibai-5512.php

1900: During the Boxer Rebellion, Allied Western and Japanese forces capture the Taku Forts in Tianjin, China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-Nation_Alliance
http://wn.com/taku_forts

1918: Birth of Ajahn Chah, Thai Buddhist meditation master who died on January 16, 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajahn_Chah

1920: Birth of Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setsuko_Hara
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0361697/

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dca8Zc1sY3o

1928: Birth of Peter Seiichi Shirayanagi, Japanese cardinal who died on December 30, 2009
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_shirayanagi_ps_en.html

1954: Sino-British agreement to exchange chargés d’affaires

1961: In Zurich, opening of a conference between representatives of the three Laos political movements, till 22

1961: Birth of Koichi Yamadera, Japanese seiyu, actor and tarento
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dichi_Yamadera
http://www.flixster.com/actor/koichi-yamadera

1963: A day after South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out, killing one
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Communique

1965:  Death of Indian actor Motilal, born on December 4, 1910
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motilal
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/A-trip-down-memory-lane-with-actor-Motilal/articleshow/47697131.cms
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0609359/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsTi0OwT4B4

1967: The People’s Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb
http://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/10397/china-chronicles-the-prc-develops-the-h-bomb
https://www.ctbto.org/specials/testing-times/17-june-1967-chinas-first-thermonuclear-test

1967-06-14 China 1st hydrogen bomb
 
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200706/20/eng20070620_385933.html

 

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

1970: North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail line in Cambodia

1971: Agreement between Japan and USA for the return of Ryukyu including Okinawa under Japanese rule in 1972
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Okinawa_Reversion_Agreement
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2002/05/14/national/handover-of-okinawa-to-japan-was-prickly-issue/#.V2MMCBFXrNN

1972: In Japan, prime minister Eisaku Sato resigns (replaced on July 7)
http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/cabinet/61_e.html

1978: Birth of Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumiko_Aso
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Kumiko_Aso

1980: Birth of Kimeru, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimeru

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BcitFA8kcA

1983: Birth of Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazunari_Ninomiya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9-XhigSuLQ

1989 : In a joint communiqué, India and Pakistan announce that they decide to end the five-year-old confrontation in Siachen Glacier area by withdrawing and redeploying their forces.

1993: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar becomes Afghan premier till June 1994
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2701547.stm

2002: In Indonesia, beginning of the trial of Akbar Tanjung, chairman of Golkar party, accused to have used 4 million USD of state money to support his party in 1999
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2049227.stm

2002: In Hong Kong, first trial against members of Falun Gong (for hindrance to traffic)
http://www.voanews.com/content/a-13-a-2002-06-17-12-hong-66287657/541091.html
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-06-18/news/0206180059_1_kong-hong-falun-gong   

2011: Fatal floods hit China. The government has described flooding in some areas as the worst since 1955 and has mobilized troops to evacuate some 555,000 people
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13807166

2012: Death of Fauzia Wahab, Pakistani politician, born on November 24, 1956
http://www.pakistanherald.com/Profile/Fauzia-Wahab-Late-486

2015 : Australia and China sign a free trade agreement with Prime Minister Tony Abbott hailing it as « history making » for both countries
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-06-17/australia-and-china-sign-history-making-free-trade-agreement-after-a-decade-of-negotiations/1459480
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-06/17/content_15278323.htm

2016: An Indian court jails 11 Hindus for life for the murder of dozens of Muslims during riots in Gujarat in 2002 that shook India at a time Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the state’s chief minister
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36557036

 

On 16 June in Asian history

1924-06-16 Whampoa Academie

ON 16 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 16, 2017

1139: Birth of Konoe, 76th emperor of Japan (1142-1155), who died on August 22, 1155
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Konoe

1407: During the Ming–Hồ War, retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming%E2%80%93H%E1%BB%93_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%E1%BB%93_dynasty

1801: In now Vietnam, Nguyen dynasty is installed in Hue (Annam), it will later seize Tonkin
http://orderofthedragon.homestead.com/nguyen.html
http://countrystudies.us/vietnam/14.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhydMuiR0dQ

1858: Battle of Morar, during the anti-British Indian mutiny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Mutiny
https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Battle_of_Morar

1878: Death of Kikuchi Yōsai, Japanese painter, born on November 28, 1781
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikuchi_Y%C5%8Dsai
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Kikuchi+Y%C5%8Dsai&biw=1188&bih=566&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI9JWWopWSxgIVwbYUCh2W8ABp&dpr=1.15

Kikuchi Yōsai

1899: During the Philipine Americain war, Filipinos attack San Fernando
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/battlesatsanfernando.htm

1908: Birth of Sarit Thanarat (Dhanarajata), Thailand’s PM (1958-1963) who died on December 8, 1963
http://www.academia.edu/10191362/Field_Marshal_Sarit_Thanarat_1908-1963_

1924: In China, the Whampoa military academy is inaugurated
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_Military_Academy
http://www.republicanchina.org/Whampoa_Military_Academy.pdf
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5758.html

1924-06-16 Whampoa Academie

1925: Death of Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter, born on November 5, 1870
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/chitta-ranjan-das/
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Das-Chit.html

1934: Birth of Kumari Kamala, Indian dancer and actress
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/dance/classicist-to-the-core/article2777478.ece
https://sangeethas.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/know-thy-dancer-kamala-lakshmi-narayanan/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uOHbEUx_6U

1941: Birth of Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumtaz_Hamid_Rao

1945: In Okinawa island, Mount Yuza is taken by the US forces

1948: In Malaya, after three European planters were murdered by communist rebels, state of emergency is declared in Perak and Johor

1950: Birth of Mithun Chakraborty, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/mithun-chakraborty/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-16-1950-famous-hindi-film-actor-mithun-chakraborty-is-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LHGYXmtqPg

1960: Because violent anti-US demonstrations, at the request of Japan’s government, president  Eisenhower cancels his visit to Tokyo

1960: Soviet Union protests for the flight over its territory by two US U-2 planes that came from Japan

1961: US President Kennedy agrees to send instructors to train South Vietnamese troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-agrees-to-send-instructors-to-train-troops

1962: Birth of Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Hong Kong composer and producer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wong_yiu_ming.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upplxd05O44

1970: In Cambodia, North Vietnamese and Vietcong attacks almost completely isolate Phnom Penh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-isolate-phnom-penh

1970: Birth of Younus AlGohar, Pakistani poet, academic, and humanitarian, co-founded Messiah Foundation International
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younus_AlGohar
http://www.younusalgohar.com/

1972: Birth of John Cho, Korean-American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cho
http://www.tv.com/john-cho/person/19200/summary.html

1978: Beijing demands the closing of the Vietnamese consulates in South China

1978: Birth of Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasmine_Leong
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/05/09/1042@355492.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLH6OmOCL-E

1981: In the Philippines, First elections after dictator Marcos lifted martial law. The opposition boycotts the election and Marcos wins a huge majority for another six year term as President

1982: Birth of Jodi Santamaria, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Santamaria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sox5aYF6qTI

1994: Birth of Aarya Ambekar, Indian Marathi singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarya_Ambekar

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

2000: Death of Japanese empress Kojun, widow of emperor Hirohito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_K%C5%8Djun
http://royal-portraits.blogspot.com/2007/11/empress-kojun-of-japan.html

2004: Death of Field Marshal Thanom Kittichorn, twice premier of Thailand, born on August 11, 1912
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D00E4DD1739F93BA25755C0A9629C8B63

2005: In Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, gets the support of 710 of the great electors and will become the second Chief of the Executive of the Special administrative Region after appointment by Beijing

2006: In Sri Lanka, after an attack on a bus that caused 69 killed, new war between government troops and the Tamil Tigers

2009: The leaders of India and Pakistan meet for the first time since last November’s Mumbai (Bombay) attacks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8102223.stm

2010: Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_Control_Act_of_Bhutan_2010

2011: The general command of al-Qaeda announces the appointment of Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri as head of the group.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/20116167027684907.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13788594
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/06/16/analysis.al.qaeda.zawahiri/index.html

2011: Abu Bakar Bashir, the controversial Indonesian cleric, has been jailed for 15 years on charges he helped plan and fund a camp of fighters in the western Aceh province which aimed to kill the country’s president.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/201161643518233306.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13781199

2012: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi gives her Nobel speech in Norway, more than two decades after she won the peace prize
http://www.euronews.com/2012/06/16/aung-san-suu-kyi-finally-makes-nobel-acceptance-speech/
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/16/world/europe/norway-suu-kyi-nobel/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/world/asia/aung-san-suu-kyi-accepts-nobel-peace-prize.html?ref=asia
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/06/201261610252337322.html

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

2012: China launches its first female space traveller aboard a rocket that blasted off from the Gobi Desert on one of the country’s most ambitious space missions yet.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/2012616104437633910.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18458544Japan

2013: Death of Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic, born on January 4, 1950
http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2013/jun/16/professor-khondakar-ashraf-hossain-dies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khondakar_Ashraf_Hossain

2014: Chinese authorities execute 13 people for « terrorist attacks and violent crimes » in the violence-wracked northwestern region of Xinjiang
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/16/world/asia/china-executions/index.html?hpt=ias_c2 http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-executes-13-terror-violent-crimes-xinjiang-xinhua

2015 : In the Philippines, The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) begins the first phase of a staggered decommissioning of its weapons, marking the group’s commitment to end the armed conflict that has plagued the region for décades
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippine-rebels/1920364.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33144749