On 14 August in Asian history

1947-08-14 Indépendance

ON 14 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 14, 2019

1183: Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taira_no_Munemori

1204: Death of Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (1002-1203)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoriie

1281: During Kublai Khan’s 2nd Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan

1297: Birth of Emperor Hanazono, 95th Japanese Emperor (1308-1318) who died on December 2, 1348
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hanazono

1573: Death of Saito Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord, born in 1548
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Saito_Tatsuoki

1642: Dutch navigator Abel Tasman sail from Jakarta with two ships. He will discover several islands, one of them will be named Tasmania
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Abel_Janszoon_Tasman.aspx
http://www.nndb.com/people/442/000098148/

1774: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Indian Freedom fighter and social reformer, who died on September 27, 1833
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html

1871: Birth of Guangxu, Qing Emperor of China, who died on November 14, 1908
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2011/12/monarch-profile-emperor-guangxu-of.html
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/known/guangxu.htm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFyAGRaBp70

1885: Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint

1898: End of the siege of Manila by the US forces led by General Wesley Merrit
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/proc-capitulation.html
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/proc-occupation.html

1900: In Beijing, the legation compound, besieged by the Boxer is freed by an international force
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-Nation_Alliance
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7876.html

1911: Birth of Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian spiritual leader, who died on March 28, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vethathiri_Maharishi

1917: During World War I, China declares war on Germany and Austria
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-declares-war-on-germany

1921: Tannu Uriankhai, later Tuvan People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country from China, supported by Soviet Russia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannu_Uriankhai
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvan_People%27s_Republic

1924: Birth of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure, who died on November 5, 1981
https://www.karmapa.org/life-16th-karmapa/

1937: Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when 6 Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases

1940: Zhang Xiaolin, one of the Green Gang leaders, is assassinated by one of his bodyguard to please to Chiang Kaishek
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/767575.shtml

1945: In the afternoon, Japan’s surrender is made public
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japans-surrender-made-public

1945: By several agreements signed in Moscow, Soviet Union and China seal their Union against Japan and solve some question in Manchuria

1945: The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Revolution

1945: Son Ngoc Thanh becomes prime minister of Cambodia
http://khmerization.blogspot.fr/2010/01/son-ngoc-thanh-s-biography.html
http://angkor1431.tripod.com/index/id21.html

1947: Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire under the administration of United Kingdom and joins the British Commonwealth

1947-08-14 Indépendance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/partition1947_01.shtml
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/pakistan/independence-day

1947: Birth of Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese mangaka
http://lambiek.net/artists/t/taniguchi.htm

1952: In Nepal, end of a royal coup d’état. The king takes personnaly the power

1957 : Birth of Bollywood actor and comedian Johnny Lever
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lever
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14th-august-1957-popular-bollywood-actor-and-comedian-johnny-lever-is-born


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiUqPFjCDe4

1965: Ratification by the South Korea National Assembly of the treaty signed with Japan on June 22

1971: Pyongyang accepts the Seoul offer to resume negociations between the two Red Cross

1972: Birth of Yoo Jae-Seok, South Korean comedian and actor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoo_Jae-suk

http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Yoo_Jae-seok.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WM-WkB3Rxo

1973: The constitution of 1973 comes into effect in Pakistan
http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/

1973: US bombing of Cambodia comes to a halt

1979: Birth of Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoichiro_Morikawa

1982: Death of Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk, born on July 29, 1904
http://www.mahasiusa.org/sayadaw.html

2000: Pakistan’s President Musharraf introduces Local Government Ordinance

2001: Following an agreement signed at Moscow with Pyongyang, a 930 km railway will be restored from Moscow to Seoul

2006: In Sri Lanka, a girls school is bombed by government troops causing 61 people dead and 200 wounded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chencholai_bombing

2008: Cambodia and Thailand reach a deal to withdraw their troops from disputed temple
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7560474.stm

2010: The lawmakers, from eight European right-wing parties, pay homage at Yasukuni shrine and joined a Shinto ritual at the shrine’s main sanctuary, as part of a series of events to mark the 65th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/08/201081414738993868.html

2010: Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Youth_Olympic_Games

2011: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi maids her first political trip outside the nation’s main city since her release from seven years of house arrest
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/201181464155221849.html

2011: Death of Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director, born on October 21, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shammi_Kapoor
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/entertainment/bollywood/Bollywood-mourns-the-death-of-Shammi-Kapoor/videoshow/9601468.cms

2011: Jhalanath Khanal, Nepal’s prime minister, submits his resignation to the president over failure to reach consensus on moving forward with the country’s peace process
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/08/2011814173220108329.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14523275

2014: In a first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, Pope Francis kicks off a five-day visit to South Korea fuelled by the Vatican’s desire to expand the Church in Asia despite challenges posed by governments like China
http://www.euronews.com/2014/08/14/pope-arrives-in-seoul-for-asian-youth-day-catholic-festival/
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/08/632_162941.html

2015 : Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, express « profound grief » for the « immeasurable damage and suffering » the nation’s military caused before and during the Second World War, but emphasises that future generations should not have to keep saying sorry
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11802967/Japan-PM-expresses-Second-World-War-remorse-but-says-next-generation-need-not-apologise.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/14/asia/japan-wwii-abe-apology/index.html

http://japan.kantei.go.jp/97_abe/statement/201508/0814statement.html

 

Holidays and observances

Pakistan : Independence Day

Indonesia: Pramuka Day



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