On 20 December in Asian history

ON 20 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 20, 2016

1722: Death of China Qing dynasty third Emperor, Kangxi who was born in December 1654
http://www.patriarchywebsite.com/bib-patriarchy/kangxi.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11863.html

1864: Birth of Takeuchi Seiho, Japanese painter who died on August 23, 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeuchi_Seih%C5%8D
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Takeuchi+Seiho&hl=fr&tbo=d&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=xKPRUJjlJKTC0QXQ2YAY&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=564

takeuchi seiho painting

1873: Birth of Kwan-ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, who died on August 10, 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwan-Ichi_Asakawa

1909: Birth of Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician,who died on July 10, 2000
https://nitum.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/biography-of-vakkom-Majeed/

1915: Death of Upendrakishore Ray, Indian writer, painter and composer, born on May 10, 1863
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upendrakishore_Ray
http://blog.rarh.in/?p=184
http://athomewriting.blogspot.com/2007/02/upendrakishore-ray-bangla-literatures.html

1925: Birth of Mahathir Mohamad, fourth and long time Malaysian Prime minister (1981-2003)
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/mahathir-mohamad-5815.php
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2059518.stm

Mahathir

1927: Birth of Kim Young-sam, President of the Republic of Korea (1993-1998)
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-young-sam-9364786
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-KimYoungS.html


Kim Young_sam

1928: Great-Britain recognizes the Kuomintang government in Nanjing

1938: Bo Aung Kyaw is the first Burmese student killed by the British, celebrated each year
http://myanmarpedia.blogspot.fr/2010/07/bo-aung-kyaw.html

1941: Japanese troops lands on Mindanao (South Philippines)

1941: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the « Flying Tigers » in Kunming, China

http://www.historynet.com/american-volunteer-group-claire-l-chennault-and-the-flying-tigers.htm
http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/

1941: The British start to train some Malaya Communist Party members in guerilla warfare techniques in Singapore

1942: First Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese

1943: End of the Battle of Changde, which started on 2nd November, with a Chinese victory against the Japanese Invasion army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changde

1946: Full-scale guerilla warfare between Vietnam partisans and French troops begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-crack-down-on-vietnamese-rebels

1960: Birth of Kim Ki-duk, Korean filmmaker
http://www.koreanfilm.org/kimkiduk.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ki-duk

1960: Foundation of the National Front for the Liberation of South-Vietnam. The purpose is officially to overthrow the dictatorship of Ngo Dinh Diem, then to construct an independent, democratic and neutral South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-liberation-front-formed

1967: General Thieu turns away the day before suggestion to establish non official links between Saigon and the National Liberation Front

1971: In Pakistan, resignation of Yahya Khan. Ali Bhutto becomes head od state
http://countrystudies.us/pakistan/19.htm
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P019

1974: Birth of Die, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_(musician)

1976: Birth of Jang Hyuk, Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jang_Hyuk
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=166

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmptfs-xs8s

1977: Vietnam joins the United Nations

1978: Birth of Patty Hou Pei Chen, Taiwanese actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/19/patty-hou/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUuPc5VHTtM

1985: New failure after the fourth round of Geneva indirect negotiations on Afghanistan that started on December 16

1987: History’s worst peacetime sea disaster, when the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official)
http://www.historyandheadlines.com/december-20-1987-worst-peacetime-sea-disaster/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/836/today-in-philippine-history-december-20-1987-mv-do-a-paz-sank-after-colliding-with-oil-tanker-mt-vector

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl3ef1cambU

 

1988: Premier Ramasinghe Premadasa is elected President of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranasinghe_Premadasa

1997: Suicide of Juzo Itami, Japanese actor and director, born on May 23 1933
http://webhome.idirect.com/~jinsaku/Itami.htm
http://everything2.com/title/The+Death+of+Juzo+Itami

1999: Macau, a Portuguese colony since 1557, is reverted to Chinese rule and becomes a Special Administrative Region
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/564984.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/571828.stm

2000: Death of Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist, born in 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Ghulam_Hafiz

2007: In Thailand, the military-installed parliament approves an internal security law which allows the military to maintain a grip on power after the general elections

2007: Macau holds pro-democracy and anti-corruption protest on the eighth anniversary of the former Portuguese colony’s return to Chinese rule

2008: In Thailand, the Cabinet of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is announced

http://www.newser.com/story/45884/thai-pm-announces-controversial-cabinet.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premiership_of_Abhisit_Vejjajiva

2008-12-20 Abhisit Vejjajiva nnounces cabinet

2009: Fernando Chui Sai On is sworn in as Chief Executive of Macao on the tenth anniversary of the return of Macao to China
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/20/content_12673327.htm


2010: Sri Lanka announces that it will allow the UN to send representatives to take part in an investigation into war crimes alleged to have taken place during the country’s civil war. Colombo had previously said that it would not allow a three-member UN panel appointed by Ban Ki Moon to enter Sri Lanka to look into the alleged war crimes
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/12/2010121916726441902.html

2012: Narendra Modi wins third consecutive assembly election in Gujarat
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/20th-december-2012-narendra-modi-won-third-consecutive-assembly-election-in-gujarat
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/gujarat-assembly-elections/Elections-2012-results-Modi-scores-hat-trick-in-Gujarat-Congress-wins-Himachal/articleshow/17690283.cms

2012: The Philippine government and communist rebels have agreed on a nationwide truce to help restart peace talks to end one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/94036/philippine-government-rebels-agree-on-truce/

 

Holidays and observances

China : Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

Myanmar: Bo Aung Kyaw Day



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