On 17 April in Asian history

ON 17 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 17, 2019

1492: Spain and Christopher Columbus sign a contract for him to sail to Asia to get spices
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitulations_of_Santa_Fe

1734: Birth of Taksin, king of Siam (Thailand) from December 1768 to April 1782, who was executed on 7 April 1782
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taksin

1756: Birth of Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian Freedom Fighter, Tamil revolutionist who was hanged by the British on July 31, 1805
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dheeran_Chinnamalai
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/dheeran-chinnamalai.html

1852: Conclusion of the first Dutch treaty with Japan
http://www.uwosh.edu/home_pages/faculty_staff/earns/moeshart.html

1877: Birth of Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat who died on 14 November 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsudaira_Tsuneo

1895: Signature of the Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan, marking the end of the First Sino-Japanese war. Taiwan is conceded to Japan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/shimonoseki01.htm
http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/eng/news/no10/enews10-essay2.html
http://sinojapanesewar.com/peace.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4167.html

1897: Birth of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator, who died on September 8, 1981
http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org/Nisargadatta_Maharaj.html
http://www.biographyonline.net/spiritual/sri_nisargadatta_maharaj.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-april-1897-nisargadatta-maharaj-indian-spiritual-guru-was-born

1898: Francisco Makabulos establish the Makabulos Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1074/today-in-philippine-history-on-april-17-1898-francisco-makabulos-established-the-makabulos-republic
http://bayanihan.org/2010/04/18/today-in-history-65/
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Francisco_Macabulos

1916: Birth of Sirimavo Bandaranaike, three times Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, who died on October 10, 2000
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Sirimavo_Bandaranaike.aspx
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sirimavo-bandaranaike-7187.php

1927: Japan’s Wakatsuki Reijiro government falls. Baron Tanaka Giichi will become premier on April 20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakatsuki_Reijir%C5%8D
http://www.gettyimages.fr/photos/wakatsuki-reijiro?sort=mostpopular&excludenudity=false&mediatype=photography&phrase=wakatsuki%20reijiro

1937: Death of Yi Sang, Korean Poet, born on September 14, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Sang

1948: Elpidio Quirino becomes president of the Philippines, up to December 1954
http://www.biography.com/people/elpidio-quirino-37511

1948: Death of Admiral Kantaro Suzuki, Shortly Prime Minister of Japan in 1945
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/113.html

1953: In Pakistan, PM Khawaja Nazimuddin is succeeded by Muhammad Ali Bogra
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P011
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A057

1958: The occupation of Padang by the Indonesian forces starts the end to the Sumatra rebellion (secretly supported by CIA) which started on February 5
https://www.academia.edu/29644139/Evaluating_the_PRRI_Rebellion_as_a_West_Sumatran_Peasant_Movement
https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/Indo58.html

1966: Birth of Chiyaan Vikram, Indian actor
https://starsunfolded.com/vikram/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7kWziB4gAg

1971: An exile government called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh alias Mujibnagar Government headed by Tajuddin Ahmed take the oath
http://www.mujibnagar.com/mujibnagar-government/mujibnagar-government
http://weloveourbangladesh.blogspot.fr/2011/04/be-witness-of-historical-moment-of.html

1975: Death of Sarvepalli Radakrishnan, Indian philosopher, 2nd president of India from May 1962 to May 1967, born on 5 September 1888
http://www.iep.utm.edu/r/radhakri.htm

1975: Khmer Rouge capture Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cambodia-falls-to-the-khmer-rouge
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/18/khmer-rouge-cambodia-1975
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/citys-fall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qncy06fN8LA

1975-04-17-Bangkok-World

1978: Mir Akbar Khyber, Afghan intellectual and a leader of the Parcham faction of the communist People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan is assassinated, provoking a communist coup d’état in Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Akbar_Khyber

1978-04-17 Mir Akbar Khyber assassiné

1979: Birth of Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/siddharth-narayan/biography.html

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

1979: Birth of Sung Si-kyung, South Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sung_Si-kyung

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWJtr8iXkE

1982: Birth of Lee Jun-ki, South Korean actor and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Jun_Ki

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

1983: India enters space age launching SLV-3 rocket

1987: In Habarana, Sri Lanka, Tamil separatists attack three buses and two lorries carrying women and children, killing 127 of them
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Aluth%20Oya%20massacre
https://wikivividly.com/wiki/Aluth_Oya_massacre

1992: Afghan president Najibullah, forced to resign the day before, takes refuge in the United Nations building in Kabul

1996: Japan and the United States signed the « Joint Declaration of the Japan-US security »
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/n-america/us/security/security.html

1997: The Korean Supreme Court give its final judgment of Live imprisonment for former President Chun Doo Hwan and 17 years in jail for Roh Tae-woo

former_south_korean_presidents

2001: By 23 votes against 17, China gets the non examination by the United Nations Human right Committee of a motion introduced by United States

2004: Death in an air crash of Soundarya, Indian actress, born on July 17, 1971
http://www.viggy.com/english/current_soundarya_accident.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundarya

2007: In Thailand, hundreds of monks demonstrate, demanding that Buddhism to be recognized as national religion in the coming new constitution

2008: After two months in Australia where he has been in hospital after to be wounded in a killing attempt, President Ramos-Horta comes back to East Timor
http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/04/17/us-timor-ramoshorta-idUSJAK13332120080417

2012: Ilias Ali, organizing secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and a former MP, disappears from Dhaka along with his chauffeur, allegedly abducted by government forces
http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=230731

2013: Death of T. K. Ramamoorthy, Indian composer, born on May 15, 1922
http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/t-k-ramamurthy-passes-away/article4626263.ece
http://www.indiawest.com/entertainment/bollywood/music/veteran-tamil-music-composer-t-k-ramamurthy-passes-away/article_d3f9a9ea-da76-535f-8995-abbb0148437f.html

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

2013: Death in a car accident of Hong Kong singer Sita Chan, born on March 10, 1987
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1216576/hong-kong-singer-sita-chan-killed-car-crash?page=all
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News/Showbiz/Story/A1Story20130418-416922.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19CXNuJyTiI

2014: Death in a car crash of Karpal Singh, Malaysian lawyer and politician, former chairman of opposition Democratic Action Party, born on June 28, 1940
http://cj.my/post/94847/timeline-a-tribute-to-the-tiger-of-jelutong/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/karpal-singh-lawyer-and-politician-who-devoted-his-life-to-defending-human-rights-activists-and-prisoners-on-death-row-9290540.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-04-17/malaysia-opposition-politician-karpal-singh-dies-in-car-crash

2015: Amid tight security, a Chinese court convicts veteran journalist Gao Yu for revealing state secrets and sentences her to seven years in prison
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1768883/jailing-chinese-journalist-gao-yu-part-push-silence
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/17/asia/china-gao-yu-jail/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32346382

2017: Park Geun-hye, ex-South Korean president, formally charged in corruption probe
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/17/park-geun-hye-ex-south-korean-president-formally-charged-corruption/
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=203021



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