On 20 April in Asian history

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Updated on April 20, 2014

1521: Death of Chinese emperor Zhengde (1505-1521), born on 26 October 1491
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhengde

1633: Birth of Go-Komyo, 110th emperor of Japan, from 14 November 1643 to 30 October 1654, who died on 30 October 1654
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dmy%C5%8D

1870: Birth of Maulvi Abdul Haq, father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar, who died on 16 August 1961
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulvi_Abdul_Haq

1895: Birth of Ghulam Mohammad, Governor General of Pakistan, who died on 12 September 1956
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012

1927: Japan’s Wakatsuki government falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakatsuki_Reijiro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanaka_Giichi

1948: In China, People’s Liberation Army, retake Yan’an from Nationalist army

1949: During an communist offensive in the Yanzijiang valley, British ships are hit

1950: Birth of Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Babu_Naidu

1953: UN and Korea begin prisoners exchange
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/20/newsid_2850000/2850307.stm

1959: Birth in Hong Kong of American producer James Wong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wong
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0939128/

1965: People’s Republic of China offers military aid to North Vietnam

1967: Us planes bomb North Vietnam port Haiphong for the first time during Vietnam War
http://www.historycentral.com/Vietnam/FirstHaiphong.html

1970: Birth of Saraa (Sarantuya), Mongolian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarantuya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u4ySe96fSc

1970: US President Nixon announces that 150,000 soldiers will come back from Vietnam before the end of the year
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-more-troop-withdrawals

1970: Death of Shakeel Badayuni, Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter, born on August 3, 1916
http://www.hindilyrics.net/profiles/shakeel-badayuni.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakeel_Badayuni



1972: In Burma, General San Yu is appointed commander in chief of Tatmadaw or Armed forces of Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Yu

1978: Korean Air Flight 902 shot down by Soviets
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/korean-air-lines-jet-forced-down-over-soviet-union
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_902

1979: Birth of Quinn Weng, Taiwanese singer (Seraphim)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinn_Weng
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x91lja_seraphim-vanishing-destruction_music

1980: Birth of Arin Paul, Indian Film Director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arin_Paul

1986: Death of Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, born on 31 July 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibte_Hassan

1996: Death of Tran Van Tra, Vietnamese general and politician, born in 1918
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-general-tran-van-tra-1306863.html
http://www.historynet.com/interview-with-nva-general-tran-van-tra.htm#comment-796607
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tran_Van_Tra

2001: China removes homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses

2002: In Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian renounces to be a president over the parties and is reelected chairman of th Democratic Progressive Party

2003: In Thailand, by 323 votes vs 16, Banyat Bantadtan, 61, succeeds Chuan Leekpai as president of the Democratic Party, the only one opposition force in the parliament

2005: Death of Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist, born on 22 November 1904
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/fumio-niwa-526422.html
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=9,1068,0,0,1,0

2006: Han Myeong-sook is the first woman to become prime minister in South Korea, till March 7, 2007
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Han-Myung-Sook,-a-Christian-woman-now-prime-minister-5965.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-04/19/content_4448236.htm

2007: Death of Michael Fu Tieshan, head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Church, born on 3 November 1931
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9060

2011: The government of Sri Lanka firmly rejects a United Nations report that blames it for war crimes committed during the final phase of the 30-year-old interethnic conflict, which ended in 2009
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-reject-UN-war-crime-accusations-21360.html

2012: In Sri Lanka, about 2,000 Buddhists, including monks, march to a mosque and hold a demonstration demanding its demolition, along with a Hindu temple being built in an area designated as a Buddhist sacred zone
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/04/2012420105329861814.html

2012: Despite U.N. Security Council condemnations, North Korea said it will continue launching satellites under its space program that outsiders see as a pretext to test long-range missiles

2013: The European Union will drop most sanctions against Burma to reward the country’s progress toward democracy, two EU diplomats said
http://asiancorrespondent.com/105934/diplomats-eu-to-drop-sanctions-against-burma/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/10006542/EU-to-lift-sanctions-against-Burma-permanently.html



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