On 24 May in Asian history

ON 24 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 24, 2019

1408: Death of Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon (Yi) Korean dynasty, born on October 11, 1335
 http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Taejo_of_Joseon

1839: Death in jail of Anna Pak Agi, one of the Korean martyrs, born in 1782
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Pak_Agi
https://books.google.fr/books?id=QMUCAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA34&redir_esc=y&hl=fr#v=onepage&q&f=false

1899: During the war against Americans, Filipinos attack San Fernando
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/battlesatsanfernando.htm

1911: Birth of Ne Win, Burmese dictator (1962-1988) who died in on December 5, 2002
https://www.historyanswers.co.uk/people-politics/ne-win-the-burmese-dictator-who-bathed-in-blood/


 1917: Vyner Brooke, becomes the third and last White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) till 15 April 1946, and died on 9 May 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Vyner_Brooke

1923: Birth of Seijun Suzuki, Japanese director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0840671/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seijun_Suzuki

1931: In India, Sister Teresa took her initial vows as a nun

1942: Birth of Ichiro Ozawa, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Ozawa
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11284634

1947: Katayama Tetsu replaces Shigeru Yoshida as prime minister of Japan until March 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsu_Katayama

1947: Birth of Mike De Leon, Filipino film director, cinematographer, scriptwriter and film Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_De_Leon
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0209672/

1956: Conclusion in Yangon of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Buddhist_Council
https://vipassanamongolia.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/the-sixth-buddhist-council-1954-1956/

1964: Senator Goldwater, running Republican Party candidate to presidency, suggests using atomic weapons in North Vietnam
https://www.rallypoint.com/shared-links/goldwater-suggests-using-atomic-weapons-may-24-1964-history-com

1965: Birth of Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=774

1970 : Birth of Jia Zhangke, Chinese filmmaker
https://gbtimes.com/jia-zhangke-the-introspective-filmmaker-of-a-global-china
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0422605/

1974: Ban on political parties is lifted in Portuguese Timor. Five political parties emerge

1975: A group of 80 reporters and cameramen are allowed to fly out of Saigon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/24/newsid_2503000/2503771.stm

1980: Birth of Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Cheung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFtCCQim7Xw

1981: Birth of Sayaka Ando, Japanese gravure idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayaka_Ando


1983: Birth of Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean model and actress who committed suicide on April 27, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo_Seung-yeon
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Woo_Seung-yeon.php

1985: A cyclone devastates Bangladesh causing at least 10,000 dead and  250,000 homeless

1988: Thai Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, is crowned 37th Miss Universe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porntip_Nakhirunkanok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoM4_6tlaXk

1992: Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchinda_Kraprayoon

1997: Shohei Imamura’s movie “The Eel” (Unagi) wins the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120408/

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

2000: Death of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and lyricist, born in 1919
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-may-2000-majrooh-sultanpuri-indian-poet-and-songwriter-died
ttp://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/majrooh-sultanpuri.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3qr0p2hio

2001: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the to of Mount Everest
http://www.everesthistory.com/youngest.htm
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/865-conquering-mount-Everest

Temba Tsheri Sherpa

2002: Death of Xi Zhongxun, Chinese moderate leader, father of Xi Jinping, born on October 15, 1913
http://chinese-leaders.org/xi-zhongxun/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi_Zhongxun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4871.html

2004: North Korea bans mobile phones

2009: Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels have admitted for the first time that their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8066129.stm

2010: South Korea decides to halt all trade with North Korea over sinking of Cheonan warship
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/23/AR2010052301712.html

2010: Death of Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India, born in 1937
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Goopy-Gynes-last-journey-From-this-world-to-the-next/articleshow/5970804.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapen_Chatterjee

Tapen Chatterjee

2012: More than 120 schoolgirls and three teachers are poisoned by the Taliban who are opposed to education of women and girls, using an unidentified toxic powder to contaminate the air in classrooms
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/201252451931671453.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/24/world/asia/afghanistan-girls-poisoned/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: The US cut $33 million from the aid it sends Pakistan over the jailing of the doctor who helped the CIA hunt for Osama bin Laden, in a fresh blow to the battered relations between the two states.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9288705/US-cuts-33-million-in-aid-to-Pakistan-over-Osama-bin-Laden-doctor-sentence.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/201252503242437959.html

2013: Abe start the 1st trip to Burma by Japan PM in 36 years, aiming to show Japanese support for reforms in Burma after decades of military rule and to boost economic ties
http://asiancorrespondent.com/108113/abe-on-1st-trip-to-burma-by-japan-pm-in-36-years/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/2013524105025965644.html

2015 : Prominent Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) wins the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Sunday with his first martial arts film « The Assassin » (聶隱娘)
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201505250002.aspx
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201505250025.aspx
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3508840/

2018: North Korea blows up tunnels at nuclear test site
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/north-korea-says-its-has-demolished-its-nuclear-test-site/9797594
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=217826
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/north-korea-shuts-down-nuclear-site/
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/24/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test-site-intl/index.html

2018: Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/257341476/burkina-faso-breaks-ties-with-taiwan-in-fresh-blow-to-island
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2147644/burkina-faso-cuts-diplomatic-ties-taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/05/25/2003693688


Holidays and observances

Anna Pak Agi (one of The Korean Martyrs)



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