On 16 April in Asian history

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Updated on April 16, 2015

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

1924: Birth of Madanjeet Singh, Indian diplomat, author, and philanthropist who died on January 6, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madanjeet_Singh
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/events/prizes-and-celebrations/unesco-prizes/madanjeet-singh-prize/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NGSejrD87M

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBrtjRF3Cjc

1960: Birth of Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician, killed on 13 November 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahab_Akbar
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Wahab_Akbar

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

1992: China for the first time contributes to UN peacekeepers by sending a military group to Phnom Penh

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
http://www.arianica.com/node/88885

2001-04-16 Conflit avec Inde

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.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

2014: More than 270 missing as ferry Sewol sinks off the coast of South Korea. Officials said six of the ship’s 462 passengers had died, at least 55 are injured and 179 have been rescued. Many passengers – of which 300 are children – may have been trapped inside the vessel as it listed and sank. The final toll will be more than 300 people dead
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/16/rescuers-battle-to-save-476-passengers-after-ferry-sinks-off-south-korea http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27056653
http://www.france24.com/en/20140416-south-korea-ferry-carrying-450-people-sinking/

 



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