On 21 June in Asian history

ON 21 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 21, 2018

1307: Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCl%C3%BCg_Khan

1576 The Mughal army defeats Rana Pratap Singh in the Battle of Haldighati

1576-06-21 Battle of Haldighati
http://www.mapsofindia.com/history/battles/battle-of-haldighati.html
http://indohistory.com/battle_of_haldighati.html
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/rajasthan-book-alters-history-of-battle-of-haldighati/articleshow/59747198.cms

1582: Daimo Oda Nobugana, who almost unified Japan, his forced to suicide in hands of his General Akechi Mitsuhide, in what is known as the Incident at Honno-ji
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incident_at_Honn%C5%8D-ji

1730: Birth of Motoori Norinaga, the most famous scholar of the Edo period, who died on November 5, 1801
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Motoori_Norinaga
http://www.norinagakinenkan.com/norinaga/shiryo/about.html

1811: Birth of Pagan Min, 9th king (1846-1853) of the Burmese Konboung dynasty, who died on March 14, 1880
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1862: Birth of Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and the founder of the modern Thai education system as well as the modern provincial administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damrong_Rajanubhab

1900: In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty

1900: Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.

1912: Birth of Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author who died on April 11, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishnu_Prabhakar

1913: Birth of Luis Taruk who led the  communist People Anti-Japanese Army (Huk) during the WW2 and died on May 4, 2005
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1839/today-in-philippine-in-history-june-21-1913-luis-taruc-was-born-in-santa-monica-san-luis-pampanga
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/283190.Luis_Taruc
https://fr.scribd.com/document/121431056/Luis-Taruc-biography

1942: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearly Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attack by the Japanese against the US mainland

1944 : Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1944)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19440621&id=XkMxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LQ4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5366,4056562&hl=fr
http://old.study-in-china.org/ChinaFeature/History/2011919143518992.htm

1944-06-21 Fall of  Changsha

1945: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/21/newsid_3564000/3564489.stm

http://www.shmoop.com/wwii-home-front/iwo-jima-okinawa-battle.html
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jun21.html

1948: Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy. Rajagopalachari is appointed the first (and last) Indian Governor General of the Indian union
https://www.geni.com/people/Chakravarti-Rajagopalachari/6000000009056489225
http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/lord_mountbatten_1985.html

1948-06-21 C. Rajagopalachari

1952: Birth of Koichi Kashimo, Japanese anime director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=372

1953: Birth of Benazir Bhutto, twice Pakistani prime minister, assassinated on December 27, 2007
https://www.biography.com/people/benazir-bhutto-9211744
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/pakistan/p/Biography-of-Benazir-Bhutto.htm?nl=1

1957: USA announces the withdrawal of its occupation forces from Japan

1961: Birth of Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia since july 2014
http://jokowi-widodo.blogspot.com/2014/10/biography-of-joko-widodo-president-of.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28422179

Joko Widodo

1965: Birth of Yang Liwei, first Chinese send in space
http://www.astronautix.com/y/yangliwei.html
http://en.people.cn/200310/15/eng20031015_126052.shtml

1970: Death of Sukarno, first president of Indonesia
https://kribo.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/the-day-that-president-sukarno-died/
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/indonesia/p/Sukarno-Indonesia-First-President.htm

sukarno 5

1987: Birth of Ryeowook, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ryeowook

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhsNInN23cU

1989: Chosen by Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin is appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, succeeding Zhao Ziyang who is put under house of arrest
http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat2/sub7/item76.html

Jiang Zemin & Deng

1991 : P.V Narasimha Rao is sworn in as the ninth Prime Minister of India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/june-21-1991p.-v.-narasimha-rao-is-sworn-in-as-the-ninth-prime-minister-of-india

1991-06-21 Narasimha Rao sworn in

1992: Death of Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bengali poet, born on October 16, 1956
http://www.poemhunter.com/rudra-mohammad-shahidullah/biography/

1992: Death of Li Xiannian, Chinese politician, President of the People’s Republic of China (1983-1988), born on June 23, 1909
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/23/world/li-xiannian-china-ex-president-and-rural-economist-dies-at-82.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-06-23/news/mn-1067_1_li-xiannian

Li Xianniang

1996: Suryadi, closed to Suharto, is elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Indonesia, one of the only three autorised parties, succeeding Megawati Sukarnoputri who says that the congress is illegal
http://www.ipu.org/hr-e/161/ids11.htm

1997: Death of Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, born in November 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Katsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZEYJn5UiYo

1997: Death of Toshio Okumura, actor, singer, producer and director, born on November 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Katsu

2001: In Malaysia, during the annual meeting of UMNO, prime minster Mahathir accuses the westerners of aiming to overthrow his power

2002: Kim Hong-up (52 years old), son of President Kim Dea-jung, is arrested for corruption. His brother  Kim Hong-gul (38) is in jail since May under the same charge
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2057037.stm

2003: Beginning of a six-day visit of Indian Premier Atal Behari Vajpayee in China. The first at this level since ten years
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EF21Df01.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/historic-visit-to-china-by-prime-minister-vajpayee-brings-beijing-and-delhi-closer/1/206119.html
http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/modi-inchina-once-when-ex-pm-atal-bihari-vajpayee-visited-china-50681.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_jWH0QzysM

2005: Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai meets US president George W Bush. He is the first Vietnamese leader to go to USA since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975
 
http://www.c-span.org/video/?187297-1/usvietnam-relations

2005: Death of Filipino cardinal Jaime Sin, who, as leader of the Philippine Catholic church, played an important role in the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, and of Joseph Estrada in 2001. Born on August 31, 1928
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4113474.stm
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/jaime-l-sin

2011: Japan and the US agree to drop a 2014 deadline to move a controversial US airbase on the island of Okinawa. Officials from both nations said the Futenma airbase, near the provincial capital of Naha, would be moved « at the earliest possible date after 2014 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13865346

2011: Ban Ki-moon wins second term as UN Secretary General. Mr Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, was the only candidate after the U.N Security Council unanimously recommended his re-election
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13868655

2012: Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu wins the annual German Book Trade Peace Prize, earning praise for his portrayal of what the judges called « the outcasts of modern China. »
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Showbiz/Story/A1Story20120621-354514.html

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi urges the world to help Myanmar complete its journey towards democracy as she becomes the first foreign woman to address both houses of Britain’s parliament
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/aung-san-suu-kyi-makes-historic-speech-to-british-parliament-234515

2012: An Indonesia court sentences Umar Patek, dubbed the « Demolition Man », to 20 years in jail, finding him guilty on all six charges related to his role in the 2002 Bali bombings.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/asia/patek-bali-bombing-verdict/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/201262113311341476.html

2012: Having already ousted one prime minister this week, Pakistan’s courts sabotage the appointment of a replacement by ordering the arrest of the man nominated to take up the job.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/20126209109434788.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9346965/Pakistan-courts-order-arrest-of-new-prime-minister-nominee.html

2014: Thirteen assailants are killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive western province of Xinjiang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27953164
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/thirteen-shot-dead-after-china-bomb-attack-20146213434779465.html



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