On 16 March in Asian history

1968-03-16 My Lai massacre

ON 16 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 16, 2019

934: Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meng_Zhixiang

1399: Birth of Xuande Emperor of China who died on January 31, 1435
http://literariasexperiencias.blogspot.fr/2008/09/xuande-emperor.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuande_Emperor

1521: Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1595/today-in-philippine-history-march-16-1521-magellan-sighted-the-eastern-coast-of-samar
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Ferdinand+Magellan 

1527: The Emperor Babur defeated the Rajputs at the Battle of Kanvaha in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khanwa
http://www.agefotostock.com/en/Stock-Images/Rights-Managed/RPL-063508

1792: Tippoo Sahib, the sultan of Mysore, surrenders to British forces in India on this date, ending his campaign against colonial rule. A treaty will be signed at Seringapatam on March 18
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Mysore_War

1800: Birth of Ninko, the 120th Japanese emperor (1817-1846) who died in February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Nink%C5%8D

1886: Birth of Kim Tu-bong, founder of the Worker Party of North Korean on August 28, 1946
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Tu-bong
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2008/04/166_9400.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers_Party_of_North_Korea

1901: Birth of Potti Sriramulu, Indian revolutionary, who died of fasting on December 16, 1952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potti_Sreeramulu
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/amarajeevi-potti-sriramulu/article3041562.ece
http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mp/2002/11/11/stories/2002111101540200.htm

Potti Sriramulu

1908: China released the Japanese steamship Tatsu Maru
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=PBH19080411.2.112&l=mi&e=——-10–1—-0–https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19080306.2.2

1940 : Birth of Sreekumaran Thampi, Malayalam lyricist and filmmaker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sreekumaran_Thampi

1942: Birth of James Soong, Taiwanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Soong

1943: Birth of Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor who died on April 16, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Mu-saeng

1945: Pacific War, Allies declare Iwo Jima secured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighting-on-iwo-jima-ends
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_iwo_jima.htm

1947: Birth of Baek Yoon-sik, South Korean actor
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Baek_Yoon-sik
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Baek_Yoon-sik.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0I52BpsYCw

1961: Death of Chen Geng, Chinese military leader, born on February 27, 1903
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Geng
http://www.china.org.cn/english/China/218948.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2289.html

1961: Birth of Michiru Oshima, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiru_Oshima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPdeUaey_P4

1968: In South Vietnam, massacre of My Lai. 504 civilians including 182 women and 173 children are killed by an US platoon
1968-03-16 My Lai massacre
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-massacre-south-vietnamese
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/survivors-recall-lai-massacre-180311114839039.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/survivors-recall-lai-massacre-180311114839039.html

1968: Birth of Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananya_Khare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5-kspAuN1k

1975: In Vietnam War, South Vietnamese troops withdrawal from Pleiku and Kontum begins, as thousands of civilians join the soldiers streaming down Route 7B toward the sea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-flee-pleiku-and-kontum

1975-03-16 Central_Highlands_Evacuation

1977: In India, Indira Gandhi loses the elections
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_1977

1979: The last Chinese troops leave Vietnam after a month-long war
 
http://militaryhistorynow.com/2012/11/01/red-vs-red-chinas-bloody-month-long-war-with-vietnam/
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/
http://china-underground.com/2016/04/09/sino-vietnamise-war-images/?rdp_we_resource=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSino-Vietnamese_War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4_-AtXF1G4

1993: Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-chishu-ryu-1498760.html
http://www.a2pcinema.com/ozu-san/ozu/collaborators/ryu_c.htm

 

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

1996: US Congress approved the sale of weapons to Taiwan
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-08-24/news/9608240092_1_stinger-renegade-province-taiwan
https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffas.org%2Fsgp%2Fcrs%2Fweapons%2FRL30957.pdf&ei=cbgFVa_2CMP2UrvLg6AB&usg=AFQjCNElZpO33hJZa0Rojgb-cBUFvwh21w&sig2=_CGPeYsIRTiTlt7rdvCHYg

1999: The first bus line between Delhi and Lahore is opened
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi%E2%80%93Lahore_Bus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX6Sw_r8MpU

2003: Wen Jiabao replaces Zhu Rongji as Chinese Prime Minister
http://www.chinatoday.com/who/w/wen-jiabao.htm

Wen Jiabao 2003-03-16

2009: Pakistan’s government announces the reinstatement of Iftikhar Chaudhry, the deposed chief justice, in a bid to defuse the country’s political crisis and end a protest march that was threatening to turn into a violent confrontation
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7945294.stm

2009: Direct cruise ship lines open as cross-strait relations between China and Taiwan
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14734&geo=6&size=A

2010: Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka appears before a military court on charges of participating in politics while in uniform
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8569405.stm

2011: Japanese Emperor Akihito makes an unprecedented televised address to his disaster-stricken nation, saying he was « deeply worried » by the crisis at damaged nuclear reactors and urging people to help each other in difficult times
http://www.france24.com/en/20110316-Japan-earthquake-akihito-emperors-rare-tv-appearance-underscores-gravity-nuclear-crisis

2012: Death of Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic, born on November 25, 1924
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2012/03/17/national/literary-critic-yoshimoto-dies-at-87/#.WMnLrOR-s2w
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takaaki_Yoshimoto

2015: The eldest daughter of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Nurul Izzah, is arrested for sedition after reading out in parliament parts of a speech by her father criticising his recent jailing
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-16/anwar-ibrahim-daughter-nurul-izzah-arrested-for-sedition/6324050
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/malaysian-police-arrest-anwar-daughter-150316081657370.html



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