On 11 February in Asian history

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 11, 2018

660 BC: Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu, legendary born in January 711 BC and who, according to the legend, died in March 585 BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

806: Death of Shun Zong, Chinese emperor, born in 761
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shunzong_of_Tang

1160: Death of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, a Japanese general, born in 1123
http://www.samurai-archives.com/mny.html

1713: Jahandar Shah I, Mughal emperor of India (1712-1713) is murdered while in prison, born on May 10, 1661
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P066
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahandar_Shah

1826: Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikshapatri

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

1856: The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awadh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wajid_Ali_Shah

1860: Birth of Vicente Lukban, Filipino general who died on November 16, 1916
http://www.lukban.org/vicente-lukban.php
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1476/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1860-vicente-lukban-was-born-in-labo-camarines-norte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Lukb%C3%A1n

Vicente Lukban

1861: Birth of Severino Reyes, Filipino writer who died on September 15, 1942
http://nhcp.gov.ph/the-life-and-drama-of-severino-reyes/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/925/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1861-severino-reyes-was-born-in-sta-cruz-manila
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/articles/severino-reyes-biography.html

1883: Birth of Kobayashi Kokei, Japanese painter who died on April 3, 1957
https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/archives/collection/kobayashi_kokei
http://www.google.fr/search?q=kobayashi+kokei&nord=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-PL4Up_AFKne7Aab3IGgAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=650

1889: The Meiji constitution is adopted and will come into effect at the end of November
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_constitution

1900: Birth of Josei Toda, Japanese educator, who has been the second president of Buddhist sect Soka Gakkai and died in 1958
http://www.joseitoda.org/
http://www.joseitoda.org/chronology/early

1908: Birth of Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic, author, and novelist who died on July 17, 1994
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Takdir_Alisjahbana
http://adonlight.blogspot.fr/2008/11/te-biography-of-sutan-takdir.html

1917: Birth of T. Nagi Reddy, Indian Communist revolutionary, who died on July 28, 1976
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Nagi_Reddy
http://naxalrevolution.blogspot.com/2006/09/legacy-and-history-of-indian-maoism.html

1932: Japanese troops bombed 19 U.S. Marines. Afterwards, the Japanese apologize for it, as the bombing was meant to target the Chinese and not the Americans

1942: Death of Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian industrialist, a philanthropist, and Indian independence fighter, born on. November 4, 1884
http://www.vandemataram.com/biographies/patriots/bajaj.htm

1942: In Singapore, battle of Bukit Timak, won by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah
http://historycontroversy.blogspot.fr/2007/11/battle-for-bukit-timah-in-context.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZBJ1dB55s

1947: Birth of Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikko_Matsuoka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoLLHtqQyK4

1947: Birth of Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan (2009-2010)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-HatoyamYk.htmlµ
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1892.html

1947: Birth of Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
http://alchetron.com/Johnny-Manahan-221057-W
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Manahan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1203430/

1954: Birth of Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriyuki_Asakura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4PwJPzbu4s

1958: China adopts the romanization system called hanyu pinyin for the Chinese characters (ideograms)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin
http://www.alittledynasty.com/chinese-characters-and-phonetic-systems.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/862.html

1958: Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Zhou Enlai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Chen%20Yi%20(communist)&item_type=topic&sr=50

Chen Yi

1964: After France established official relations with the PRC, The Republic of China (Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France

1967: Death of Tran Tu Binh, Vietnamese general and politician, born in 1907
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_T%E1%BB%AD_B%C3%ACnhb
http://www.liquisearch.com/tran_tu_binh/biography/military_and_political_career

1968: Death of Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian journalist, economist, and politician, born on September 25, 1916
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11-february-1968-deendayal-upadhyaya-activist-and-economist-died
http://www.bjp.org/pandit-deendayal-upadhyaya

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43SlpJi1R5Q

1970: Japan launches Ohsumi, its first satellite, and it had made a complete revolution around the earth. This achievement made Japan the worlds “fourth space power”, after the Soviet Union (1957), the United States (1958), and France (1965)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-worlds-fourth-space-power
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/whyutokyo/hongo_hi_009.html

1973: Birth of Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress
http://koreanfilm.org/actors.html#jeondy
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Jeon_Do-yeon.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbeM96B6bdc

1973: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0212.html#article

1974: Violent bombardment of Phnom Penh by the Khmer rouge,140 dead and 250 wounded

1977: Death of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, president of India since August 24, 1974. Basappa Banappa Jatti becomes acting president
http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/ahmed.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/fakhruddin-ali-ahmed.html

1978: The People’s Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristote, Shakespeare and Dickens

1982: Death of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor, born on March 12, 1905
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/bio

1983: Birth of Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
http://www.danwei.org/media_and_advertising/a_magazine_and_movie_scandal_f.php
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/huang_eva.htm
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/02/13/eva-huang-shengyi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd5Nm24zOns

1986: Murder of Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer and civil servant, born in October 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelio_Javier
http://indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/139106487461/the-assassination-of-evelio-javier-a-few-minutes


 

1987: Philippines new democratic constitution goes into effect
http://www.chanrobles.com/philsupremelaw1.htm

1990: Birth of Go Ara, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Ara
http://www.squidoo.com/go-ara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C77X9Mj5Xos&feature=related

1993: Death of Kamal Amrohi, Indian director and screenwriter, born on January 17, 1918
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-kamal-amrohi-1473555.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Amrohi

Kamal Amrohi

2008: East Timor president, and Peace Nobel Prize, Ramos Horta is wounded in an attack led by rebel leader Alfredo Neinabo who died in the action
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/11/2159179.htm

2010: Chinese court denies appeal by jailed activist Liu Xiaobo
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/world/asia/12dissident.html

2012: Myanmar opposition icon Suu Kyi met by thousands of supporters at first appearance in township where she will run for parliament
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/2012211141315166558.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16995657

2013: The US military start to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year’s deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said

2013: Death of D. Vinayachandran, Indian poet and educator, born on May 13 1946
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/d._vinayachandran-profile-5960-25.htm
http://johnyml.blogspot.fr/2013/02/dvinayachandran-touched-by-poetry.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZYB5miEdlg

2014: In Nanjing, China and Taiwan held their first official talks in more than six decades, agreeing to open representative offices in a two-hour meeting hailed by both sides as a new chapter in their relationship
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10631210/China-and-Taiwan-plan-to-open-offices-after-first-official-talks.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26129171
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/11/china-and-taiwan-begin-historic-high-level-talks/

2014: Taiwan’s defence minister Yen Ming is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor’s visit in 2012 was publicly disclosed
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426010/taiwan-defence-minister-visiting-singapore-says-military-source
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/2410390

2014: A Spanish court has issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, as part of an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119450/spain-court-signs-ex-chinese-leaders-arrest-warrants/

2015: Rohingya Muslims will not be able to vote in Myanmar’s referendum after the prime minister withdrew temporary voting rights following protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31421179

2017: Death of Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan’s comic art of manga
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2070169/jiro-taniguchi-japanese-manga-visionary-who-bridged-two-worlds

Holidays and observances

Japan: National Foundation Day

Philippines: Evelio Javier Day (Panay Island)



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