On 19 April in Asian history

1880-04-19 Battle of Ahmed  Khel

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Updated on April 19, 2019

1451: Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
http://www.preservearticles.com/2012041030103/short-biography-of-alam-shah.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/delhi-sultunate/sayyid-dynasty.html

1578: Death of Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in February 1530
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kenshin.html

1623: Death of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord, born on January 8, 1556
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1880: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Ahmed Khel won by the British
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/ahmed-khel.htm
http://www.grahamtall.co.uk/family_history/Nichols%20Family/Page%206a%20David%20Nichols%20Ahmed%20Khel.htm

1880-04-19 Battle of Ahmed  Khel

1897: Birth of Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, who died on July 24, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_de_Noronha

1901: In the Philippines, Aguinaldo’s Proclamation of Formal Surrender to the United States
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ag010419.html

1927: In China, Hankow (Hankou), communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek

1928: In China, Japan occupies Shandong

1937: Birth of Joseph Estrada president of the Philippines from July 1998 to January 2001
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1063976.stm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1078/today-in-philippine-history-april-19-1937-erap-estrada-was-born-in-tondo-manila

1948: Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations

1953: Legislative elections in Japan. Yoshida loses absolute majority in the Diet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1953

1954: Constituent Assembly of Pakistan decides Urdu and Bengali to be national languages of Pakistan

1960: South Korea’s founding president Syngman Rhee is toppled in a nationwide pro-democracy student uprising protesting election fraud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Revolution
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/south-korean-students-force-dictator-resign-new-elections-1960

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vakt2zW9bA

1964: In Laos, rightist military coup. Neutral Souvanna Phuma remains as Premier

1966: Australian troops leave for Vietnam to help the United States, according to a mutual defense agreement signed in 1951

1968: Birth of Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/arshad-warsi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1J_G9t3AoQ

1971: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, begin a five-day demonstration in Washington DC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Against_the_War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-veterans-against-the-war-demonstrate

1972: Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth

1974: Birth of Akara Amarttayakul, Thai actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akara_Amarttayakul

1974: Death of Muhammad Ayub Khan, second president of Pakistan (October 1958-March 1969), born on May 14, 1907
http://www.observerbd.com/2015/04/19/84295.php

1975: India’s first satellite Aryabhata is launched with aid from the USSR
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/missions/aryabhata.html

1977: In South Korea, police carry out nationwide roundup of dissidents

1980: Birth of Dong Jie, Chinese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Dong_Jie
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/dong_jie.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB8v3ZBoO80

1981: Birth of Napakpapha Nakprasitte, Thai film actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napakpapha_Nakprasitte
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0624939/

1984: Birth of Lee Da Hae, South Korean actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Lee_Da_Hae

1984: Death of He Zizhen, third wife of Mao Zedong from May 1928 to 1939, born on September 1909
 http://worldlit.oskin.net/period-3/jones-k/untitledpost

1988: Death of Kwon Ki-ok, the first Korean female aviator, as well as being the first female pilot in China, born in January 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwon_Ki-ok

1990: Birth of Kim Chiu, Filipino actress
http://www.kimchiu.org/biography.html
http://vimeo.com/35500379

1998: Wang Dan, a leader of 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, is freed by the Chinese government
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/10/05/cnn25.wang.tan/index.html

2001: After a long time hesitation because Beijing pressures, the Japanese government gives a visa to former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui

2001: Border Incident between India and Bangladesh. 16 Bangladeshi border guards and 2 soldiers are killed

2006: Japan push ahead with a survey near disputed islands of Takeshima (Dokdo for South Korea) over South Korea’s strenuous objections, risking a showdown with Seoul and further damaging relations the tense neighbors

2008: In China, beginning of several days of demonstrations with protestors demanding a boycott of French products after the Olympic torch incident in Paris
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7356107.stm

2009: South Korea accepts a North Korean proposal to discuss a joint industrial park, setting up the first high-level meeting between the two nations for a year. The meeting is announced amid tensions over Pyongyang’s decision to expel nuclear inspectors and restart the Yongbyon reactor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/20094198115182638.html

2012: India successfully testfires its homemade nuclear-capable Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, with a range of 5,000 kms, off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/18/world/asia/india-missile/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17765653


2012: The ousted ex-president of the Maldives Nasheed calls for the Commonwealth grouping and other countries to impose sanctions on the new regime, which he accuses of deposing him in a coup

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120419-340863.html

2012: Murtaza Razvi, a senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn, is murdered in Karachi
http://dawn.com/2012/04/19/senior-dawn-journalist-murtaza-razvi-found-dead/

2013: Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad. He was initially placed under house arrest at his home in Islamabad but later transferred to the police headquarters in the city
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22211766
http://dawn.com/2013/04/19/musharraf-surrenders-to-authorities-appears-in-court/
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c1



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