On 23 February in Asian history

ON 23 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 23, 2019

1100: Death of Chinese Emperor Zhezong, born in January 1076
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Zhezong_of_Song

1464: Death of Chinese Emperor Zhengtong (1435-1449) and again from 1457 to 1464 under the name of Tianshen, born on November 29, 1427
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/06zhengtong/zhengtong.html
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Ming/personsmingyingzong.html

1568: Almost four months after the siege of Chitod Fortress (Rajasthan) , a musket shot fired from the Mughal army of Akbar kills Jai Mal, the leader of the Rajputs. The fort will surrender the following day
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Chittorgarh_(1567%E2%80%931568)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQf-m1e_Rxg

1646: Birth of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 5th shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi
http://www.sinister-designs.com/graphicarts/tsunayoshi.html

1768: In India, by the treaty of Masulipatam agreement, Hyderabad submits to British control
http://archive.is/0CV3M
https://www.britannica.com/event/Treaty-of-Masulipatam

1852: Birth of Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor during three days and who was executed on October 6, 1883
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%E1%BB%A5c_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c
http://trandinh.info/bio/dduc/dd_bio.html

1883 Duc Duc

1865: Death by ritual suicide of Yamanami Keisuke, Japanese samurai, born in 1833
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Yamanami_Keisuke

Yamanami Keisuke

1872: Birth of Hiragushi Denchu, Japanese sculptor who died on December 30, 1979
http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/exhibit/2001/denchu/denchu_en.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirakushi_Denchū

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-x9B-_ViWk

1873: Birth of Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar, who died on January 19, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Qichao
http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199920082/obo-9780199920082-0136.xml
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/china_1950_democratic.htm

1885: During the Sino-French War, French Army captures Dong Dang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_%C4%90%E1%BB%93ng_%C4%90%C4%83ng_(1885)

1904: Japan forces the Korean authorities to sign the « Korea-Japanese Agreement Letter » This letter permits Japan to use any facilities, at any time, on the Korean peninsula, to further its war strategies

1907: Birth of Lee Hyo-seok, South Korean author and poet who died on May 25, 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Hyo-seok

Lee Hyo-seok

1923: Birth of Vietnamese General Nguyen Chanh Thi, who died on June 23, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Chanh_Thi

Nguyen Chanh Thi

1933: Japan starts invasion of China, north of the Great Wall

1942: A Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California
http://www.independent.com/news/2012/mar/20/ellwood-bombing/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Ellwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u15zyjOa-A

1944: End of the Battle od Eniwetok Atoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eniwetok
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1
http://www.stamfordhistory.org/ww2_eniwetok.htm

1945: US Flag is rised on Iwo Jama
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/23/newsid_3564000/3564547.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-raise-the-flag-on-mt-suribachi
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/22/opinion/ben-ghiat-iwo-jima-anniversary/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHe9gCgQsos

1945: US Forces, under general Mac Arthur, enter in Manila (Philippines), starting a devastating intramurros battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Liberation_of_Manila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDx2dvTYizk&feature=related

1945: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Los_Ba%C3%B1os
http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-liberating-los-banos-internment-camp.htm

 

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

1946: General Tomoyuki Yamashita, born on November 8, 1885, « The Tiger of Malaya » is hanged
http://www.world-war-2.info/figures/tomoyuki-yamashita.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H6HxpbZijw

1951: Death of Chinese famous educator Zhang Boling, born on April 5, 1876
http://bdcconline.net/en/stories/zhang-boling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Boling

1952: The cabinet of Premier Sukiman Wirjosandjojo resigns in protest against the Indonesian foreign minister secretly accepted Mutual Security Aid offer from the United States

1953: Birth of Kenny Bee, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Bee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCXD1gyrD8s

1955: Conference of Bangkok establishing the South East AsiaTreaty Organization (Seato)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-council-meeting-of-seato

1960: Birth of Crown Prince Naruhito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naruhito,_Crown_Prince_of_Japan

1969: Death of Madhubala, Indian actress, from illness, born on February 14, 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhubala
http://bollywoodpicturesgallery.com/madhubala_01.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/23-february-1969-madhubala-indian-actress-passed-away

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

1971: Birth of Jeong Chan, South Korean actor
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Jeong_Chan.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru0bO5CRlWE

1976: First summit of the five heads of state or of government of Asean countries in Bali
https://cil.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/formidable/18/1976-Joint-Communique-The-First-ASEAN-Heads-of-Government-Meeting.pdf
http://www.icnl.org/research/library/files/Transnational/1976Declaration.pdf

1982: Birth of Karan Singh Grover, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karan_Singh_Grover

1983: Birth of Aziz Ansari, Indian American comedian
http://www.comedycentral.com/comedians/browse/a/aziz_ansari.jhtml

1986: Birth of Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuya_Kamenashi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OsxPfYbRno

1991: In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d’état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunthorn_Kongsompong

Sunthorn Kongsompong

2004: In Beijing, second round of talks in the Six-countries Conference (Koreas, China, Japan, USA, Russia) trying to put an end to the nuclear crisis in North Korea). No agreement reached

2004: Death of Vijay Anand, Indian film director, born on January 22, 1034
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/mar/09/guardianobituaries.film

2004: Death of Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (India), born on August 24, 1918
http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/2004/01-15Apr04-Print-Edition/011504200486.htm

2010: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court refuses to order the release of detained opposition leader and former army chief Sarath Fonseka

2011 : Death of Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious leader who founded Sahaja Yoga
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=150251414
http://shrimataji.org/site/life/shri-mataji-family/sir-c.p.-srivastava.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R0bncg6C_w

2012: Envoys from the United States and North Korea meet in Beijing for their first talks on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/world/asia/us-and-north-korean-officials-meet-for-talks-in-china.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/201222354626464321.html

2013: Death of Lotika Sarkar, Indian feminist lawyer and academic, born on January 4, 1923
http://www.legallyindia.com/Legal-opinions/lotika-sarkar-obituary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotika_Sarkar

2015: Japan’s crown prince warns of the need to remember World War II « correctly », in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country’s historic crimes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2964845/Japan-crown-prince-warns-correct-history.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/japanese-crown-prince-says-country-must-not-rewrite-history-of-ww2
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/23/japan-prince-history.html

 

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