On 15 February in Asian history

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2017

557: Yuwen Jue establishes the Northern Zhou Dynasty ending the Western Wei dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaomin_of_Northern_Zhou
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Division/beizhou-rulers.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1169.html

Yuwen Jue

1682: Death of Gu Yanwu, Late Ming and Qing dynasties thinker, born on July 15, 1613
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Yanwu
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Qing/personsguyanwu.html

1686: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) receives a complete monopoly on pepper in Banten (west Java)

1780: In India, a strong force under Colonel Goddard take possession of Ahmedabad, after Warren Hastings, the Governor-General, adopted strong measures to retrieve the prestige of the Company

1823: Birth of Li Hongzhang, Chinese General and statesman, who died on November 7, 1901
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Li_Hongzhang
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6534.html?PHPSESSID=6ddf25071014e6d8c63e3f107e2e9dc8

1835: Birth of Nguyen Khuyen, Vietnamese Confucian scholar, poet and teacher, who died on February 5, 1909
http://www.poemhunter.com/nguyen-khuyen/biography/

Nguyen Khuyen

1869: Death of Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet, born on December 27, 1797 in Agra
http://www.uramamurthy.com/ghalib.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1087224/commemorating-the-145th-death-anniversary-of-mirza-ghalib
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15-february-1869-mirza-ghalib-urdu-and-persian-poet-passed-away


1895: Birth of Jovita Fuentes, Filipino diva, who died on August 7, 1978
http://himig.com.ph/features/26-jovita-fuentes
http://mycapiz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=350
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/933/today-in-philippine-history-february-15-1895-jovita-fuentes-was-born-in-the-town-of-capiz-in-capiz-province

1898: Birth of Ibuse Masuji, Japanese writer who died on July 10, 1993
http://authorscalendar.info/ibuse.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masuji_Ibuse

1904: The Huaxinghui (China Revival Society) is founded by Huang Xing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaxinghui
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34H7273H12445.html

1912: Yuan Shikai is elected provisional President of the Republic of China. He will be sworn in on March 10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1912
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/yuan-shikai.htm

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1099.html

1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1921: Birth of Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian, thinker and writer who died on March 15,  1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radha_Krishna_Choudhary

1924: A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/segregationist-legislation-timeline-1920-1929

1940: Birth of Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician, who has been vice-president under Magawati Sukarnoputri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamzah_Haz
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1457865.stm

1942: British troops in Singapore surrender to the Japanese


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3529000/3529447.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwMk5i6Vr_w

1942: Following February 13 attack, Japanese troops march into Palembang (South Sumatra)
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/palembang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palembang

1943: Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) is hit by allied air raid

1948: Death of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Indian poet, born in 1904

http://www.poemhunter.com/subhadra-kumari-chauhan/biography/

http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/subhadra-kumari-chauhan.html

1948: Mao Zedong Red Army retakes Yan’an, his former revolutionnary base

1949: Shigeru Yoshida becomes Japanese Prime Minister for second time
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Yoshida.html

1949: Birth of Anura Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician who died on March 16, 2008
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anura_Bandaranaike

Anura Bandaranaike

1950: Birth of Hark Tsui, Hong Kong film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hark_Tsui
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007139/

1958: Army dissidents in Sumatra, supported by counterparts in Sulawesi and by several leaders of Masjumi, proclaim the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Indonesia (PRRI) with Prawiranega as president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pemerintah_Revolusioner_Republik_Indonesia

1961: Birth of Cheam Channy, Cambodian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheam_Channy

1965: Chine Foreign Minister Chen Yi says that a pacific coexistence with the USA is out of question

1966: French president De Gaulle offers to help end Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/degaulle-offers-to-help-end-vietnam-war

1967: Death of Zhang Henshui, Chinese novelist, born on May 18, 1895
https://paper-republic.org/authors/zhang-henshui/
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History7573.html

1970: US bombing on Pathet Lao positions in Laos
http://www.footprinttravelguides.com/asia/laos/about-laos/secret-war/

1974: All the foreigners are forbidden to travel in China

1978: Birth of Yiruma, South Korean pianist and composer
http://yiruma.manifo.com/yiruma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhN7SG-H-3k

1984: Birth of Meera Jasmine, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Jasmine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5gGTkrWCo

1985: The Khmer Rouge  headquarters is seized by Vietnamese troops

1986: In the Philippines, the National Assembly, controlled by the president declared the election in favour of Marcos. Cory Aquino refuses to concede defeat and calls on her followers to rally the next day in Manila’s Rizal Park

1988: Birth of Hironori Kusano, Japanese idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hironori_Kusano
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kusano_Hironori

1989: Moscow announces total Soviet troops pull out of Afghanistan, nine years after they invaded the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_4160000/4160827.stm

1995:The population of China officially hits 1,2 billion

1996: General elections in Bangladesh boycotted by all the parties except the BNP

1996: At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people

2006: Death of Sun Yuan-suan, prime minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 1978 to 1984, born on November 11, 1913
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

2008: Death of former Khmer Rouge leader Sam Bith
http://cambodiamirror.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/monday-1822008-former-khmer-rouge-leader-in-phnom-voar-died/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-kr-commander-jailed-over-tourist-murders-dies

2011: The Philippines government begins negotiations with the communist guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Norway
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110215-philippine-peace-talks-start-despite-communists-arrest

2012: The Maoist-led government and the Nepal Army have reached consensus on almost all outstanding issues related to the integration of Maoist combatants in the national army. The two parties, however, remain at odds over senior ranks to be conferred to the combatants willing to serve in the Army

2013: Death of Sanan Kachornprasart, Thai general and politician, born on September 7, 1935
http://www.th4u.com/sanan_kachornprasart.htm
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/619663-phichits-crocodile-king-sanan-bids-a-final-farewell-obituary/

2014: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has completed a two-day visit to China, pleased at Beijing’s commitment to pressure North Korea to return to nuclear talks.
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-promises-to-pressure-n-korea-back-to-nuclear-talks/1851874.html

 

Holidays and observances

Singapore: Total Defence Day

Afghanistan: Liberation Day



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