On 21 May in Asian history

ON 21 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 21, 2018

1086: Death of Wang Anshi (王安石) Chinese economist, statesman, chancellor and poet of the Song Dynasty, born on December 8, 1021
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Anshi
http://www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/features.php?searchterm=030_wang.inc&issue=030
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&ved=0CGgQFjAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulrittman.com%2FWangAnshiReformer.pdf&ei=LsBcVY-QH4bbUc2bgLgD&usg=AFQjCNGjDJ1KDokALtLb9ntbuTNo6lmjCg&sig2=uUsbCUnDrMXxvkSssEWxbQ

1260: The Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan sends his envoy Hao Jing to the Chinese Song Emperor Lizong, but Hao Jing is kept in prison

1792: In Japan, Mount Unzen (in Kyushu island) erupts causing a big tsunami and the death of more than 14,500 people
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/Unzen/MayuyamaSlide_caption.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1792_Unzen_earthquake_and_tsunami

1837: Birth of Itagaki Taisuke, Japanese soldier and politician, founder of the Liberal Party, who died on July 16, 1919
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itagaki_Taisuke
http://www.nndb.com/people/210/000104895/
http://japanvisitor.blogspot.fr/2009/03/itagaki-taisuke.html

1903: Birth of Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian diplomat and premier (1953-1955) who died on Mach 13, 1976
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Sastroamidjojo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA6YWYRvJ6k

1912: Birth of Chen Dayu, Chinese painter and sculptor who died on June 1, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Dayu
http://www.artnet.com/artists/chen-dayu/biography

Chen Dayu

1936: Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover’s severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan’s most notorious scandals
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Abe

1951: In Korea, the United Nations forces repel Communist forces that have cross the 38th parallel

1951: China and Pakistan established diplomatic relations
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4961.html

1958: Indonesian paratroopers reconquer Morotai Island (Mollucas) from anti-Sukarno Permesta rebellion supported and trained by CIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morotai
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permesta
http://www.coldwarstudies.com/2014/04/04/cold-war-spying-year-by-year-1958/
http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/Indo58.html

1959: Birth of Abdulla Yameen, Maldivian politician, 6th and current President of the Maldives
http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv/Index.aspx?lid=171
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdulla_Yameen
http://www.dhivehisitee.com/election-2013/candidates/yameen-abdul-gayoom/

1960: Birth of Mohanlal, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohanlal

1964: US begin intelligence flights above Laos

1990: Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, is murdered

1991: Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female LTTE suicide bomber near Madras

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/21/newsid_2504000/2504739.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21-may-1991-rajiv-gandhi-former-indian-pm-was-assassinated
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rajiv-gandhi-assassin-diary-sivarasan-exclusive-revelations-about-sivarasan-plot-to-kill-rajiv-gandhi/1/346167.html


 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g00kwomw_Ls

1991: Death in a car accident of Lino Brocka, Filipino director and screenwriter, born on April 3, 1939
http://video48.blogspot.fr/2008/07/may-21-1991-lino-brocka-killed-in-car.html
http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2014/06/03/1330361/remembering-art-life-lino-brocka
http://www.ldsfilm.com/directors/Brocka.html

1991-05-21 Lino Brocka killed in Car Accident

1998: Indonesian president Suharto resigns, succeeded by vice-president B.J. Habibie


http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1998/05/ined-m21.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/21/world/fall-suharto-overview-suharto-besieged-steps-down-after-32-year-rule-indonesia.html
https://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/indonesians-overthrow-president-suharto-1998

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

2005: In Indonesia, Nazaruddin Sjamsuddin, chairman of the Election National Election, is arrested on charges of corruption
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4569151.stm

2006: Death of Cherd Songsri, Thai film director, born on September 20, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherd_Songsri


2007: Chang Chun-hsiung becomes Taiwan prime minister for a second time replacing Su Tseng-chang
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6652741.stm

2011: Singapore’s new Cabinet is sworn into office, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pledging that the government will evolve in tandem with the aspirations of a new generation of Singaporeans

2012: Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka’s former army chief, is released from prison after President Mahinda Rajapaksa granted him a pardon to coincide with the third anniversary of the government’s victory over Tamil separatists.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/2012521135051302202.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/9280042/Former-Sri-Lanka-army-chief-Sarath-Fonseka-freed-from-prison.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18143907

2013: A Chinese boat and 16 fishermen seized for ransom by armed North Koreans two weeks ago have been released, easing the latest irritant in relations between the traditional allies
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/20135216393268896.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/detained-chinese-fishermen-boat-released-by-north-korea/1665059.html

2014:  China and Russia sign a long-awaited natural gas supply deal, which will see Moscow supply 38 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to Beijing each year for 30 years under a contract valued in excess of $400bn overall
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/21/china-and-russia-sign-30-year-gas-deal/
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-russia-reach-major-gas-deal/1919087.html

2015 : President Park Geun-hye nominates Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as the new prime minister, calling him “the right man” to achieve political reforms proposed in the wake of a high-profile graft scandal involving her close confidants.
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=179796
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/05/116_179359.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150521000952

2015 : Indonesia sink 41 foreign boats across the archipelago, as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing in its waters
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2015/05/21/beijing-voices-concern-after-indonesia-sinks-chinese-boat/

2016: Top North Korean diplomat Kang Sok-ju who forged 1994 nuclear deal with the U.S. dies
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/244265975
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-05/21/content_15436688.html



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