On 23 January in Asian history

ON 23 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 23, 2018

599: Birth of Tang Dynasty emperor Taizong who died on July 10, 649
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taizong_of_Tang
http://totallyhistory.com/emperor-taizong-of-tang/

971: In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Han

1368: In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu emperor, initiationing Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/zhu-yuanzhang.htm

1514: Birth of Hai Hui, famous Chinese official during of the Ming Dynasty. His name has come down in history as a model of honesty and integrity in office and he reemerged as an important historical characterduring the Cultural Revolution. He died on November 13, 1587
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Rui

1556: The deadliest earthquake in history hits Shaanxi (China). The death toll may have been as high as 830,000
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadliest-earthquake-in-history-rocks-china

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsQpxKI-ezY

1567: Death of Chinese emperor Jiajing, born on September 16, 1567
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiajing_Emperor

1809: Birth of Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter who died in jail on February 28, 1884
http://orissamatters.com/2005/09/08/veer-surendra-sai-the-immortal-lion-of-orissa/

Veer Surendra Sai

1828: Birth of Takamori Saigo, samurai, leader of Satmura rebellion who died on September 24, 1877
http://www.jref.com/glossary/saigo_takamori.shtml
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Saigo_Takamori
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1181.html

1894: Birth of Jyotirmoyee Devi, Indian Writer who died in 1988
http://www.indianetzone.com/2/jyotirmoyee_devi.htm
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/jyotirmoyee-devi.html

1897: Birth of Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter, who died on August 18,  1945
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/bose.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/23-january-1897-subhas-chandra-bose-indian-nationalist-was-born

1899: Inauguration of the First Philippine Republic in Molocos with Emilio Aguinaldo as first president
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/895/today-in-philippine-history-january-23-1899-the-malolos-republic-was-inaugurated-in-malolos-bulacan
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/aguinaldo.html
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/republic.html
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/thephilippinerepublic.htm

1907: Birth of Hideki Yukawa, Japanese Nobel Prize in Physics (1949) who died on September 8, 1981
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1949/yukawa-bio.html

1912: International Opium Convention signed by many countries including China and Siam
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/the-1912-hague-international-opium-convention.html
http://www.worldlii.org/int/other/LNTSer/1922/29.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Opium_Convention

1926: Birth of Balasaheb Thackeray founder of the Shiv Sena, Indian ultra nationalist Hindu movement, who died on November 17, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal_Thackeray
http://www.elections.in/political-leaders/bal-keshav-thackeray.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2012/11/19/who-is-bal-thackeray-and-why-did-mumbai-come-to-a-standstill-this-weekend/

1939: Birth of Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002002/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJGBN2tiCA4

1942: Battle of Rabaul won by the Japanese on Australians. First fighting of the New Guinea campaign
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Battle_of_Rabaul_(1942).html
http://www.kokodahistorical.com.au/index.php/history/rabaul-1942

1942-01-23 Rabaul carte

1942: Birth of Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
http://www.biographybd.com/abdur-razzak/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdur_Razzak_(actor)
 

Abdur Razzak

1943: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign end
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mount_Austen,_the_Galloping_Horse,_and_the_Sea_Horse
https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/sunday-photo—battle-of-mount-austen–the-galloping-horse–and-the-sea-horse/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mount_Austen,_the_Galloping_Horse,_and_the_Sea_Horse

1946: The Republic of China (KMT) and Thailand establish diplomatic relations and sign an Amity treaty

1947 : Birth of Ramesh Sippy, Hindi film director
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramesh_Sippy

1947: Birth of Megawati Sukarnoputri, daughter of Sukarno and  president of Indonesia 2001-2004
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Megawati_Sukarnoputri
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/megawati-sukarnoputri

Megawati 1960

1949: General elections in Japan. Conservative win and Communist are in progress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1949

1950: Captain Westerling takes Bandung (Java) in a coup attempt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APRA_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Westerling

1950: Dr Rajendra Prasad is elected president of India
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rajendra-prasad.html

1964: Indonesia and Malaysia accept a cease-fire in their not-declared war

1968: US war ship Pueblo is captured by North Korean navy on spying charges. The crew will be held for 11 months



http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-pueblo-captured
http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/20/asia/north-korea-uss-pueblo-intl/index.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/nation/2014/01/01/pueblo-north-korea-act-of-war-cheevers/4277449/
http://www.usspueblo.org/

1973: President Nixon announces that a cease-fire agreement has been signed with North Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/23/newsid_2506000/2506549.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-peace-settlement-reached-in-paris

1976: Birth of Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress and singer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0496806/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xtrjVduv_s

1977: Birth of Kamal Heer, Punjabi singer and musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Heer
http://www.kamalheer.com/

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

2001: Death of Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist, born on June 28, 1938
http://www.txkungfu.com/the-lineage/moy-yat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7njpmxQxUc

2002: The Indonesian  forces kill the military commander of Aceh Free Movement (GAM), Abdullah Syafei
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/asia-pacific/1778401.stm

2003: North Korea announces that it would consider sanctions as act of war for North Korea’s reinstatement of its nuclear program

2007: Sheikh Hasina announces that her party will boycott the next Bangladesh elections

2007: Death Syed Hussein Alatas, Malaysian academician and former politician who formed the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan), born on September 17, 1928
http://driaj2009.blogspot.fr/2011/02/professor-syed-hussein-alatas-september.html

2012: The European Union (EU) has agreed to start easing sanctions against Myanmar, following a visit by French Foreign Affairs Minister Alain Juppé and Britain’s William Hague.
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20120123-europe-ease-myanmar-sanctions-after-frances-juppe-visits

2013: India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) elects veteran politician Rajnath Singh as the new party president
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21155808

2013: Pyongyang tells UN, it will pursue its nuclear programme. UN Security Council votes unanimously (China included) to boost sanctions against the Stalinist regime for pursuing its rocket programme. For Pyongyang, the decision is undemocratic and unrealistic; denuclearisation will come when the whole world does it.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pyongyang-tells-UN,-it-will-pursue-its-nuclear-programme-26944.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9819976/North-Korea-vows-to-strengthen-nuclear-programme-after-UN-sanctions.html

2014: The taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou starts a travel to Sao Tome and Principe, and Burkina Faso — two of the only three African countries that now officially recognise Taipei after Gambia cut off ties in November
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1400455/taiwan-president-ma-launches-charm-offensive-protect-remaining-diplomatic
http://www.dw.com/en/taiwans-diplomatic-charm-offensive/a-17380254

2014: Death of Khin Yu May, Burmese actress and singer, born on March 23, 1937
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125087416

2015: In Thailand, 190 MPs out of 219 vote in favor of impeachment of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The prosecutor orders indictment for corruption and negligence. For supporters the move aims to eliminate her from political life
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30928835
http://www.euronews.com/2015/01/23/thailand-army-calls-on-people-to-respect-shinawatra-impeachment/

2015: Taiwanese prosecutors indict convicted former president Chen Shui-bian on an additional charge of money laundering, less than three weeks after he was freed from jail on a medical parole
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/taiwans-ex-leader-faces-fresh-money-laundering-charge http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2015/01/24/2003609973

2015: Nepal plunges deeper into crisis after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan state
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/nepal-fails-meet-constitution-deadline-protests-150123064734163.html

2016: India declassifies files on death of independence leader Bose
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/narendra-modi-declassifies-netaji-files/article8145670.ece?homepage=true
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-the-Government-of-India-declassify-Netaji-Subhash-Chandra-Boses-top-secret-files

2017: Trump Withdraws US from 12-Nation Pacific Rim Trade Deal
http://www.voanews.com/a/trump-set-to-withdraw-from-pacific-rim-trade-deal/3687969.html



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