On 16 April in Asian history

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Updated on April 16, 2014

1488: Birth of king Jungjong of Joseon (Korea) who died on November 29, 1544
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jungjong_of_Joseon

1516: Birth of Tabinshwehti, King of Burma, who was killed on 30 April 1550
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabinshwehti
http://www.myanmars.net/myanmar-history/king-tabinshwehti.htm

1848: Birth of Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social reformer, who died on May 27, 1919
http://www.vepachedu.org/veeresalingam.html

1853: The Great Indian Peninsular Railway opens its Bombay line to public traffic, the first passenger service in India
http://www.irfca.org/faq/faq-hist.html

1899: Death of Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary, born on December 15, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_Jacinto

1918: Birth of Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master, who died on June 7, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsuan_Hua


1919: Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of prayer and fasting in response to the British slaughter of Indian protestors in the Amritsar massacre

1942: Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship

1944: The destroyer USS Laffey survived immense damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa
http://www.historynet.com/uss-laffey-attacked-off-okinawa-in-world-war-ii.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Laffey_(DD-724)

1960: Birth of Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician, killed on 13 November 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahab_Akbar
http://www.maranao.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78:from-sandals-to-suits-wahab-akbar-the-rebel-turned-politician-&catid=31:samira-gutoc-tomawis&Itemid=81

1960: In a Communist Party journal, Beijing attacks the Soviet leadership as « revisionist, » in the first public indication of a Sino-Soviet split

1965: Birth of Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong actor and director
http://www.hkfilm.net/mwong.htm
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=161

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

1968: In Burma, Bo Zeya, commander-in-chief of the communist guerilla faction called « white flag » is killed during an military operation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Burma

1971: Birth of Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=260

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WihRzgaD3w

1972: Yasunari Kawabata, born on 14 June 1899, Nobel Prize in Literature 1968, commits suicide
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1968/kawabata-bio.html

1972: Prompted by the Nguyen Hue offensive, the United States resumes bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-resumes-bombing-of-hanoi-and-haiphong

1973: Birth of Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wi[/b]ki/Bonnie_Pink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRghRp4awaQ

1974: Birth in Beijing of Xu Jinglei Chinese actress, film director, singer and writer
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/17/xu-jinglei/

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

1976: Birth of Shu Qi (Hsu Chi), Taiwanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0795517/
http://www.shuqi.org/profile/biography.shtml
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/05/01/shu-qi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3jdJaR9Vts

1978: Birth of Lara Dutta, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Dutta
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1069034/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laW4ybzn6OU

1992: Afghanistan president Najibullah is forced to resign
http://www.afghanland.com/history/najib.html

1995: Death of Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave laborer, activist born in 1982
http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=Iqbal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iqbal_Masih

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0D6K18wq8A

2001: India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Indian%E2%80%93Bangladeshi_border_conflict

2001: In the Philippines, former president Joseph Estrada is officially charged for corruption but released on bail

2001: Sri Lankan Navy Fights Sea Battle With Tamil Rebels
http://english.people.com.cn/english/200104/17/eng20010417_67855.html

2005: Death of Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor, born on 16 March 1943
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Mu-saeng

2006: In the Philippines, President decides to commute 1,200 death sentences to life in jail. In fact no death sentence has been executed since 2000

2008: In Malaysia, the Makkal Osai Daily, a leading Tamil-language newspaper, critical to the government is banned
http://scottthong.wordpress.com/tag/makkal-osai/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmpNhr3y4-w

2009: Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled Thailand prime minister, gets a Nicaraguan passport naming him an « ambassador on a special mission », saying he can help bring in investment
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/200941644555101354.html

2010: The 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani leader, could have been prevented and Pakistani officials failed to properly investigate her murder, a United Nations commission has found
http://www.france24.com/en/20100416-pakistan-benazir-bhutto-un-report-failed-security-hampered-inquiry
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104160331490717.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8623175.stm

2011: Taiwan’s opposition DPP Party leader and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen calls for sexual tolerance, just days after a rival politician tried to make an issue of her sexual orientation
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1633391.php/Taiwan-politician-bid-for-sexual-tolerance-after-call-to-out-self
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110416-274019.html

2011: Much of Pakistan’s civilian and military leadership flew for a meeting with Afghanistan’s president to discuss efforts to forge peace with the Taliban. Although leaders from the two countries have met before to discuss a peace deal, the gathering is unprecedented because of the number of high-level Pakistani officials in attendance
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/world/asia/17kabul.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2013: Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, has been barred from running for parliament in the only seat he had been approved to contest
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/2013416103441625181.html

 



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