On 17 August in Asian history

1947-08-17 Indépendance

ON 17 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 17, 2019

1304: Death of Go-Fukakusa, 89th emperor of Japan (1246-1259), born on June 28, 1243
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fukakusa

1338: Death of Nitta Yoshisada, Japanese samurai, born in 1301
http://www.samurai-archives.com/yoshisada.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitta_Yoshisada

1798: The Vietnamese Roman Catholics report a Marian apparition in Quảng Trị, an event which is called Lady of La Vang
http://www.divinemysteries.info/our-lady-of-la-vang-vietnam-1798/
http://catholicism.org/our-lady-of-la-vang-the-catholic-side-of-vietnam.html

1866: Birth of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, who died on December 12, 1911
http://www.hyderabadplanet.com/mir-mahboob-ali-khan-asaf-jah-nizam.html

1909: Indian revolutionary, Madan Lal Dhingra is hanged in Pentonville prison for Sir Wyllie and Lalkaka murders, born on September 18, 1883
https://www.hindujagruti.org/articles/46_madan-lal-dhingra.html

1926: Birth of Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (1989-2002)
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/jiangzemin.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Zemin

1932: Birth of V. S. Naipaul, West Indian writer, Nobel Laureate 2001 who died on August 11, 2018
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2001/naipaul-bio.html

1938: Birth of Abu Bakar Bashir, spiritual leader of the Islamist terrorist movement Jemaah Islamiyah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakar_Bashir

1942: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari)

1945: Sukarno proclaims Indonesia independence

1947-08-17 Indépendance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_Declaration_of_Independence
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Sukarno%27s_Proclamation_of_Indonesian_Independence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oXN2-ifFYI

1945: General Leclerc is appointed commander in chief for French forces in Far East, and Admiral  d’Argenlieu administrator of French Indo-China

1945: President Jose P. Laurel announces the dissolution of the Republic of the Philippines established during the Japanese occupation

1946: Muslim riots in several large Indian cities for an independent Pakistan

1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radcliffe_Line
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-august-1947-the-radcliffe-line-the-border-between-the-union-of-india-and-the-dominion-of-pakistan-is-revealed

1947: After the Independence of India, the first contingent of British troops sailed for home

1949: Death of Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician, born on November 28, 1891
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Perfecto

1950: The United States of Indonesia changes itself in the Republic (united) of Indonesia

1953: Birth of Korrie Layun Rampan, Indonesian author, poet, and critic who died on November 19, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korrie_Layun_Rampan

1960: Indonesia break up its diplomatic relations with Netherlands

1963: Birth of S. Shankar, Indian film director
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/shankar-tamil-director/biography.html
http://spicyonion.com/director/s-shankar-biography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg7qRQERhhg&feature=related

1970: Death of Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker, born on May 22, 1908
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.fr/2008/05/ratana-pestonji-father-of-contemporary.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0676112/

1973: The United States and Thailand agree to begin negotiations on the reduction of American troops in Thailand

1974: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, candidate of the Congress Party is elected president of India, sworn on 24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_presidential_election,_1974
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/ahmed.html

1978: Birth of Karena Lam, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karena_Lam
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/lam_karena.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fR2GnLpOQU

1981: In Sri Lanka, state of emergency is declared after ethnic clashes between Singhalese and Tamil

1982: Sino-American joint communiqué on the progressive reduction of US sales of weapons to Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/communique03.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7941.html1983: Three Afghan nationalist moderate movements announce their alliance and support king Zaher Shah in exile in Italy

1988: General Zia-ul-Haq, president of Pakistan, is killed in a plane crash near Bahawalpur 

1988-08-17 muhammad-zia-ul-haq-crashed-airplane
http://storyofpakistan.com/death-of-general-zia-ul-haq/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_and_state_funeral_of_Muhammad_Zia-ul-Haq

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsq2vzjuEHo

1993: Death of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician, born on September 9, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Kang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8020.html

1999: Sellapan Rama Nathan is elected president of Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellapan_Ramanathan

2005: Foundation of the People’s New Party (Kokumin Shinto), headed by former lower house speaker Tamisuke Watanuki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_New_Party

2005: Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4158478.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Bangladesh_series_bombings

2006: Death of Shamsur Rahman, Bengali poet
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/sep/15/culture.obituaries

2009: Thousands of supporters of Thailand’s former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, have joined a rally in Bangkok to present a petition to the king, seeking a royal pardon for his 2008 corruption conviction
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/08/20098174323179370.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8204589.stm

2009: North Korea agrees to reopen its border with South Korea and allow tourism and family reunions to resume, the North’s KCNA news agency said
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8204516.stm

2012: Taiwan’s high court clears former president Chen Shui-bian of one charge of instigating perjury in the latest legal victory for the jailed ex-leader.

2015 : A bomb explodes close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33963280
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/17/asia/thailand-bangkok-bomb/index.html

2015 : Sri Lanka’s ruling United National Party wins the most seats in the island’s parliamentary August 17 elections, blocking former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attempt to return to power
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33970289
ttp://www.thehindu.com/news/international/sri-lanka-parliamentary-election-rajapaksa-concedes-defeat/article7552952.ece?homepage=true
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rajapaksas-loss-spells-victory-for-democracy/

2017: Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders jailed for six months
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/hong-kong-jails-umbrella-movement-leaders-170817083036528.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/the-young-face-of-hong-kongs-democracy-movement-jailed/8817996?section=world
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/17/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-joshua-wong/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107216/occupy-activists-joshua-wong-and-nathan-law-jailed-hong-kong

2018: Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92073
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/imran-khan-becomes-pakistan-s-prime-minister-19633
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45219455

 

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