On 17 July in Asian history

ON 17 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 17, 2017

1402: Coronation of Yongle, third emperor of the China Song dynasty, born on 2 May 1360 and died on August 12, 1424
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/china/p/Biography-Of-The-Yongle-Emperor.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-563688/Revenge-evil-emperor-Mass-slaughter-Beijings-Forbidden-City.html

1489 : Sikandar Lodi (Nizam Khan) is crowned Sultan of Delhi
http://www.importantindia.com/9060/sikandar-lodi/
http://www.historydiscussion.net/history-of-india/15-main-achievements-of-sikandar-lodis/2716

Sikandar Lodi

1531: Death of Hosokawa Takakuni, the most powerful Japanese military commander in the Muromachi period under Ashikaga Yoshiharu shogun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosokawa_Takakuni

1708: Amangkurat III, sultan of Mataram, surrenders himself at Surabaya, after receiving a false VOC (Dutch Indies Company) promise of lands and freedom in exchange for surrender
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mataram_Sultanate

1831: Birth of Xianfeng, eighth emperor of the Chinese Qing dynasty (1850-1861) who died on August 22, 1861
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xianfeng_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6856.html

1883: Death of Tu Duc, emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam since 1847, born on September 22, 1829
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_Duc

1929: USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China

1941: Birth of Bharathiraja, Indian film director
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/bharathiraja/biography.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0707300/

1948: Proclamation of the constitution of the Republique of Korea (South Korea)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_Republic_of_Korea

http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/ks00000_.html

1958: Birth of Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong director and screenwriter
http://sensesofcinema.com/2002/great-directors/wong/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Kar-wai

1966: Ho Chi Minh orders a partial mobilization of North Vietnam forces to defend against American air strikes

 

1973: Afghan Premier, Sardar Mohammed Daoud Khan, seizes power from his cousin and brother-in-law, the king Zahir Shah  and establishes the Republic with him as president
http://www.afghan-web.com/bios/yest/daoud.html
http://www.khaama.com/mohammad-daud-khan
1973-07-17 Mohammad Daoud
1976: Annexed East Timor becomes the 27th province of Indonesia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_invasion_of_East_Timor

1977: Birth of Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehmber_Hussainpuri

1980: Birth of Tokio Sasaki, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2067962/

 

1980: Zenko Suzuki becomes the 70th Prime Minister of Japan until November 1982
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenko_Suzuki

1984: Birth of Asami Kimura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asami_Kimura
 http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Kimura_Asami

1987: Death of Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor, born on December 28, 1934
http://shishido0.tripod.com/ishihara.html

1996 : M. Karunanidhi, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, announces in the state assembly that the state capital of Madras would from then on be known as Chennai
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-17-1996-madras-came-to-be-known-as-chennai
http://madrastochennai.blogspot.fr/2006/09/meaning-of-madras.html

1998: A violent tsunami hits Papua New Guinea causing more than 2,000 deads

2009: At least nine people have been killed and scores injured in near simultaneous bomb blasts at two luxury hotels in the Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8155084.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/07/200971712713953274.html

2009: Pakistani former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. is found not guilty of « hijacking » then army chief Pervez Musharraf’s plane, by not allowing it to land in October of 1999
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jul/17/nawaz-sharif-hijack-conviction-overturned
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/5850595/Pakistan-opposition-leader-Nawaz-Sharif-cleared-of-hijacking-charge.html

2010: Hong Kong passes its first-ever minimum wage law, a rare departure from the wealthy Chinese financial hub’s free-market philosophy

2011: NATO hands over responsibility for security to local forces in the peaceful Afghan province of Bamiyan , in the first step of a gradual transition process due to be completed by 2014 and paving the way for foreign forces to return home

2013: Death of Maj-Gen Sanyahak Phomvihane, a fast-rising star in the ruling communist party in Laos, aged 45
https://khampoua.wordpress.com/tag/maj-gen-sanyahak-phomvihane/

2014: Malaysian jet MH17 is ‘shot down’ over Ukraine killing all 298 people abord
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/07/report-malaysian-jet-crashes-near-ukraine-2014717151147473508.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28357880
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/15/politics/mh17-pro-russian-missile-crash-Ukraine/

2014: Death of J. Sasikumar, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter, born on October 14, 1928
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/film-director-sasikumar-dead/article6223146.ece
http://movies.ndtv.com/regional/malayalam-film-director-j-sasikumar-dies-at-86-640913

2014: Heavily-armed Taliban militants attack the Kabul International Airport, firing rockets and occupying two unused buildings before they were gunned down by Afghan security forces
http://www.france24.com/en/20140717-afghanistan-kabul-airport-attack-taliban/ http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/17/afghan-forces-repel-taliban-attack-on-kabul-airport/

 

Holidays and observances

South Korea: Constitution Day

Kyoto, Japan: Gion Matsuri



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