On 2 December in Asian history

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ON 2 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 2, 2017

885: Birth of Li Cunxu, Chinese emperor of the Later Tang Dynasty who died on May 15, 926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Cunxu

1228: Thai Prince Sukaphaa reaches Assam after a 13-year expedition from Mong Mao (southern China) and begins the task of establishing the Ahom kingdom (current Assam)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukaphaa

1348: Death of Hanazono, the 95th Japanese emperor (1308-1318), born on August 14, 1297
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hanazono

1757: In India, lead by Robert Clive, the British retake Calcutta
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/British/Clive.html

1855 : Birth of Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar, Indian nationalist and reformer, who died on May 14, 1923
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._G._Chandavarkar
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/n._g._chandavarkar-profile-3826-18.htm

1878: During the Second Afghan War, Battle of Peiwar Kotal won by the British
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/peiwar-kotal.htm
http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/peiwarkotal.htm

1878-12-02 Battle of Peiwar Kota

1899: Battle of Tirad Pass. Death of Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general killed in action againts the US forces, born on November 14, 1875
http://filipinoscribbles.wordpress.com/tag/battle-of-tirad-pass/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/790/today-in-philippine-history-december-2-1899-the-battle-of-tirad-pass-took-place
http://opmanong.ssc.hawaii.edu/filipino/triad.html

1899-12-02 Battle of Tirad Pass

1908: Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of less than three
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyi
http://www.royalty.nu/Asia/China/PuYi.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11333.html

1915: Birth of Prince Mikasa, Japanese royal, who died on October 27, 2016
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Mikasa

1917: Han Yong-woon, founds  Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Yong-un

1929: First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Beijing at Zhoukoudian
http://www.peterbrown-palaeoanthropology.net/zhk.html
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/pekingman.htm

1931: Birth of Hatsumi Masaaki, founder and head of the Bujinkan Dojo organization
http://www.ninjutsu.com/soke-hatsumi.shtml

1933: Birth of K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Veeramani
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/k._veeramani-profile-220-30.htm

K-Veeramani

1940: The Thai government closes its delegation in France and a French  patrol ship is attacked by a Thai airplane

1941: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/naval/p/Yamamoto.htm

1946: The British Government invites four Indian leaders, Nehru, Baldev  Singh, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan to obtain the participation of all parties  in the Constituent Assembly

1950: Birth of Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_Saikal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-hXZO53dac

1953: Death of Trần Trọng Kim, Vietnamese historian, scholar, and politician, Prime Minister of Vietnam (1945), born on January 1, 1883
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Tr%E1%BB%8Dng_Kim

1954: Mutual defense treaty between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and  the United States
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/2/newsid_3760000/3760378.stm
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/chin001.asp

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1962: Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the  request of US President John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader Mike  Mansfield becomes the first American official not to make an optimistic public  comment on the war’s progress

1963: Death of Sabu Dastagir, Indian-born American  actor, born on January 27, 1924
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabu_Dastagir
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/459165/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlFKFKpT5sE

1964: Pope Paul VI comes to Bombay for the Eucharistic Congress
http://www.mid-day.com/articles/when-pope-paul-vi-rocked-mumbai-in-1964/15799153 
http://www.papalartifacts.com/december-2-5-1964-the-52nd-anniversary-of-pope-paul-vis-historic-visit-to-india-for-the-eucharistic-congress/

1971: Indian offensive in East Pakistan (up to 16)

1972: Death of Yip Man, first martial arts master to  teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun, born on July 5, 1898
https://www.biography.com/people/yip-man-21370115

1975: Mao meets US president Gerald Ford in Beijing
http://www.bjreview.com.cn/special/obamachinavisit/2009-11/20/content_230687.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11342.html

1975: In Laos, the government of Prince Souvanna Phouma is dissolved.  Abdication of King  Savang Vatthana and  the monarchy is abolished. The country becomes a people’s democratic republic  with Souphanouvong as president and Kaysone Phomvihane as prime minister
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1243&dat=19751203&id=IJBYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HPgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6704,303233
http://books.google.fr/books?id=jEGwwJjEbjkC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=Lao+monarchy+abolished&source=bl&ots=Umt6gjRc0A&sig=ngZBRFO4YFRhjp6KcexzxuTGXf4&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=17J8VMTaB8jeat2igNAO&ved=0CFkQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=Lao%20monarchy%20abolished&f=false
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50543960@N00/2880566689

1976: Birth of Masafumi Gotoh, Japanese singer (Asian  Kung-Fu Generation)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masafumi_Gotoh

1980: Death of Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, Prime Minister  of Pakistan (1955-1956), born on July 15, 1905
http://storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P014

1985: General Fabian Ver, chief of the Philippines armed forces, and 24  others military are acquitted of charges related to the 1983 shooting death of  opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Fabian_Ver


 1988: After the large victory of her party in the 16 November elections,  Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://storyofpakistan.com/benazir-bhutto-becomes-prime-minister/

1988: Bangladesh cyclone ‘worst for 20 years’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/2/newsid_2518000/2518233.stm

1989: Vishwanath Pratap Singh is sworn in as President of India
http://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/indias-mandela-a-beautiful-mind/2008/12/01/1227979930925.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/vishwanath-pratap-singh.html

1989: At the town of Had Yai in Southern Thailand, Chin Peng, communist leader,  signs separate peace agreements between the MCP and both governments. The MCP  laid down its arms

1997: Wasim Sajjad becomes for the second time  president of Pakistan by interim prior to elections up to January
http://storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P084

2002: Visit of Vladimir Putin in China. The two countries ask North Korea to abandon its nuclear program
http://www.asianresearch.org/articles/1075.html

2003: Assuming his responsibility for the failure of his party on the  districts November, 23 elections, Jaspar Tsang Yok-sing, chairman of DAB  (pro-Beijing party in Hong Kong) who falled from 83 to 62 representatives,  resigns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsang_Yok-sing

2008: Thailand’s Constitutional Court orders the dissolution of the  ruling People Power party (PPP) for electoral fraud. The court also rules that  Somchai Wongsawat, the prime minister, and 36 other party members be banned from  politics for five years
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/12/200812253333787863.html

2009: Death of Hirayama Ikuo, Japanese painter, born on  June 15, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikuo_Hirayama
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Hirayama+Ikuo&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=17_XTpvCC7D44QS8u8HzDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=622

2012: Death of Hiroshi Kato, Japanese martial artist, born on March 24, 1935
http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2012/12/04/remembering-hiroshi-kato-sensei-by-brett-jackson/
http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/interview-aikido-shihan-hiroshi-kato-part-1/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Pstovlg9I

2014: Death of Deven Verma, Indian actor, director, and producer, born on October 23, 1937
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/bollywood-actor-deven-verma-takes-his-last-breath/article6654433.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deven_Verma

 

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