On 18 May in Asian history

ON 18 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 18, 2019

1388: During the Battle of Buyur Lake, General Lan Yu led a Chinese army forward to crush the Mongol hordes of Tögüs Temür, the Khan of Northern Yuan
https://dict.eudic.net/dicts/en/Battle_of_Buyur_Lake.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan_Yu_(general)

1450: Death of Sejong, 4th king (1418-1450) of the Joseon Korean dynasty, born on 7 May 1397
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/southkorea/p/Sejong-the-Great-of-Korea.htm?nl=1

1584: Death of Ikeda Motosuke, samurai commander, born in 1559
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikeda_Motosuke

1869: Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezo_Republic

1895: Birth of Zhang Henshui, Chinese novelist, who died on February 15, 1967

Zhang Henshui
http://paper-republic.org/authors/zhang-henshui/
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5234.html

1904: Birth of Shunryu Suzuki, Japanese-American monk and educator who died on December 4, 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunryu_Suzuki

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

1912: The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne is released in Mumbai


 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shree_Pundalik
http://www.marathisanmaan.com/historical-heroes/dadasaheb-torne
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-may-1912-shree-pundalik-the-first-indian-film-was-released

1913: Birth of Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, 6th president on India (1977-1982) who died on 1st June 1996
http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/reddy.html

1916: In China, Chen Qimei is assassinated. Chiang Kai-shek succeeds him as leader of the Chinese Revolutionary Party in Shanghai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Qimei
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Chen+Qimei

1916: In Vietnam, Khai Dinh is the 12th emperor of the Nguyen dynasty, up to his death on November 6, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khai_Dinh

1918: Opening of the Voksraad (People’s Council in Batavia (Dutch East Indies)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksraad_(Dutch_East_Indies)

1933: Birth of Deve Gowda, Indian prime minister from June 1, 1996 to April 21, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._D._Deve_Gowda

1946: Birth of Frank Hsieh, Taiwanese politician, 40th Premier of the Republic of China (2005-2006)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hsieh

 Frank Hsieh 2006

1948: The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking

1948: Birth of Yi Munyol, South Korean writer
http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm?author_number=580

1951: United Nations adopts a resolution on the boycott of strategic goods to Communist China

1955: A security treaty is signed between Cambodia and the USA

1955: End of Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Passage_to_Freedom
http://www.ussskagit.org/optf.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt8jN8UFaRQ

1955: Birth of Chow Yun-Fat, Hong Kong actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000334/

1963: birth of Mari Iijimia, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Iijima

1967: In Vietnam, the US troops cross the demilitarized zone

1974: India detonates its first nuclear weapon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-joins-the-nuclear-club
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiling_Buddha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ndcH8b3mfo

1980: In South Korea, Gwangju uprising up to May 27

http://www.koreaobserver.com/may-18th-1980-an-eyewitness-account-of-gwangju-massacre-28666/
http://krcla.org/en/history/may18
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Massacre
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/05/356_249179.html

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p5g7QuijhA

1980: China launches its first intercontinental missile, a DF-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37nHdfZF2b0

1988: Birth of Koji Seto Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koji_Seto
http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Koji_Seto

1989: In Beijing one-million people demonstrate as members of the government meet with leaders of the student protests
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/one-million-protesters-take-to-the-streets-in-Beijing

1990: Birth of Heo Ga-yoon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heo_Ga-yoon

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

2002: Kim Hong-gul, third son of South Korea president Kim Dae-jung is arrested on charge of corruption. One of his brothers is already in jail
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1990530.stm

2002: Death in Moscow of Song Hye-rim, the former wife of Kim Jong-il, born on January 24, 1937
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-korea-north-secret/a-n-korean-life-shattered-by-kim-jong-ils-secret-idUSTRE6120WJ20100203

2006: In Nepal, the parliament, which has been restore, passes a law curtailing the power of the monarchy, making Nepal a secular country

2007: Death of Yoyoy Villame, Filipino novelty singer and movie actor, born on 18 November 1932
http://www.pep.ph/news/13289/yoyoy-villame-succumbs-to-heart-attack

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

2009: The leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, is dead, the Sri Lankan military has said. May 18 will be proclaimed « Victory Day »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8055015.stm

2011: China has blocked the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions. The report said the material passed through a third country, which was later identified by diplomats as China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13440438

2012: Death of Jai Gurudev, Indian religious leader, born in 1895
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Chief-minister-condoles-demise-of-Baba-Jai-Gurudev/articleshow/13310149.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_Gurudev

2013: Death of Nam Duck-woo, South Korean politician, 12th Prime Minister of South Korea (1080-1982), born on April 22, 1924
http://bambooinnovator.com/2013/05/20/former-korean-prime-minister-nam-duck-woo-who-led-the-nations-economic-development-in-the-1970s-died-of-complications-from-prostate-cancer-at-89/

2017: The first ever ferry service linking Russia and North Korea is launched to serve tourists and North Korean workers
http://eurasiadiary.com/en/news/politics/140803-russia-launches-ferry-connection-with-north-korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/05/103_229411.html

 

Holidays and observances

Sri Lanka: Victory Day



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