On 22 April in Asian history

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Updated on April 22, 2017

1395: During the Tokhtamysh–Timur war, Battle of the Terek River: Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Volga. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the Golden Horde throne
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_terek_river.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grPtHA4-V00

1887 : Birth of Mateo Capinpin, Filipino Brigadier General
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1639/today-in-philippine-history-april-22-1887-mateo-capinpin-was-born-in-morong-rizal

1912: Tsinghua University, one of mainland China’s leading universities, is founded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsinghua_University

1912: Birth of Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director (some sources say February 28), who died on May 29, 2012

Kaneto Shindo

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jun/22/kaneto-shindo-japanese-film
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaneto_Shindo
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793881/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYyx0SwbsR8

1914: Birth of Baldev Raj Chopra, Indian director and producer who died onNovember 5, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldev_Raj_Chopra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GAO4_54MQ

1916: Birth of Kanan Devi, Indian actress and singer who died on July 17, 1992
http://www.kanandevi.com/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22-april-1916-kanan-devi-first-star-of-bengali-cinema-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQl82p4JZh0

1924: Birth of Nam Duck-woo, South Korean politician, 12th Prime Minister of South Korea (1980-1982) who died on May 18, 2013
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/05/19/78/0301000000AEN20130519000600315F.HTML?736def88

1930: The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty, regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Naval_Treaty

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

1930: British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chittagong_armoury_raid
http://shantigrouprealhistory.blogspot.fr/2011/01/real-forgotten-heroes-fight-at.html
http://rightlog.in/2016/04/victory-forgotten-battle-jalalabad-hills/

1940: Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable

1944: US forces invade Japanese-held New Guinea with amphibious landings near Hollandia, now Jayapura
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-launch-operation-persecution-in-the-pacific
http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/H/o/Hollandia.htm

1944-04-22 US landing on thebeach of Aitape

1948: People’s Liberation Army regained Yan’an, the former capital of Mao Zedong after the Long March

1951: During the Korean War, the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kapyong
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/09/korean-war-battle-of-kapyong-among-canadas-greatest-victories/

1955: Birth of Johnnie To, Hong Kong film director and producer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0864775/
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/to_johnnie.htm

1970: Birth of Regine Velasquez, Filipina singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regine_Velasquez

1972: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts antiwar protest in several US large cities
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-demonstrations-held

1978: Birth of Penny Tai Pei Nee, Malaysian singer and composer
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/29/penny-tai/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mc2NKkX7KA

1987: Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil causing 100s killed

1995: Japan forces raid the Aum Shinrikyo sect
http://www.cfr.org/japan/aum-shinrikyo/p9238

1997: In Lima, Peru, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori orders a commando assault on the Japanese ambassador’s home, hoping to free 72 hostages held for more than four months by armed members of the Tupac Amaru leftist rebel movement
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fujimori-orders-assault-on-japanese-ambassadors-home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/22/newsid_4297000/4297347.stm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxExB87l9UI

1999: Death of Munir Ahmad Khan, nuclear engineer, real father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb, born on May 26, 1926
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-munir-ahmad-khan-1094864.html
http://saeedqureshi42.blogspot.fr/2013/01/munir-ahmad-khan-real-father-of.html

2000: Second Battle of Elephant Pass, Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years
http://www.frontline.in/navigation/?type=static&page=flonnet&rdurl=fl1710/17100100.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Elephant_Pass

2001: In Vietnam, Nong Duc Manh is elected General Secretary of the Communist Party replacing Le Kha Phieu, up to January 19, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%B4ng_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c_M%E1%BA%A1nh

2005: Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologized about Japan’s war records
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/22/world/asia/22iht-bandung.html

2006: 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal, after Nepali security forces opened fire on protestors against king Gyanendra

2007: South Korea accepts to send 400,000 tons of rice to North Korea, despite the fact that the later did not respected the deadline for the closing of its largest nuclear installations

2009: Suspected Maoist rebels in eastern India who held up a train carrying 300 passengers end their siege after a four-hour standoff. The suspected rebels seized the train, apparently to protest that some former comrades are taking part in general elections that are under way in the country
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/04/22/india.hijack/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8011660.stm

2010: Thailand’s prime minister called an emergency meeting of security officials, after a series of explosions hit the capital of Bangkok, killing at least three people and injuring at least 70 others
http://www.france24.com/en/20100422-thailand-bangkok-blasts-business-district-red-shirts-army-military
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8637855.stm

2010: South Korea says that a North Korean submarine launched a torpedo attack to sink one of its warships last month near their disputed sea border, the Yonhap
http://www.france24.com/en/20100422-north-south-korea-torpedo-navy-ship-yonhap-sink
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20100422-211816.html

2011: Cambodian and Thai troops in border clash. Several soldiers reported dead as fighting shatters two-month lull in long-standing tensions between the two nations
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13167455

2011: Death of Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor, born on December 24, 1950
https://www.dawn.com/news/623113

2011: China bans foreigners from some restive, heavily Tibetan parts of southwestern Sichuan province, in an apparent attempt to close off a region shaken by recent clashes with the police
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110422-275135.html

2012: Sri Lanka’s government orders the removal of a mosque from an area it says is sacred to the country’s majority Buddhists
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17805202

2012: Afghanistan and the United States finalize a strategic partnership agreement outlining their relationship following the 2014 withdrawal of Western combat troops
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Afghanistan-US-Agree-on-Strategic-Agreement-148434865.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/world/asia/us-and-afghanistan-reach-partnership-agreement.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2013: Death of Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist and composer, born on September 17, 1930
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/lalgudi-jayaraman-virtuoso-who-made-violin-sing-is-no-more/article4644069.ece

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

2013: EU foreign ministers agree to lift the last of the bloc’s trade, economic and individual sanctions against Myanmar, hailing « a new chapter » with the Southeast Asian country
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22254493

2014: The United States and countries bordering the Pacific sign a deal to reduce the chance of accidental clashes at sea
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27118587

2014: Nearly 150 Japanese politicians pay homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation’s war dead including a number of senior military and political figures convicted of war crimes after World War II
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/japanese-mps-visit-controversial-war-shrine-201442252843664327.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27107257

2016: Japan-made stealth aircraft takes to skies for 1st time, making Japan the fourth country in the world to successfully fly a manned stealth Aircraft
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/japan-succeeds-test-flight-first-stealth-fighter-jet-060235847.html?nhp=1



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