On 26 February in Asian history

1936-02-26 Incident

ON 26 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 26, 2019

1233: During the Mongol–Jin War, the Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty, after besieging it for months
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_siege_of_Kaifeng

1876: Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing Dynasty China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Korea_Treaty_of_1876

1887: Birth of Sir Benegal Narsing Rau co-founder of the constitution and a time Indian president of UN Security Council (1950) who died on November 30, 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=20234656

1901: In China, two leaders of the Boxer Revolt, Chi Xiu and Xu Chengyou, are publicly beheaded

1908: Birth of Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer, who died on April 5, 2007
http://parabaas.com/translation/database/authors/texts/lilamajumdar.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leela_Majumdar
 http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4858997.Leela_Majumdar

1911: Birth of Taro Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist who died on January 7, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar%C5%8D_Okamoto
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_dave/65019195/

1914: Death of Zhao Bingjun, third Premier of the Republic of China, probably poisoned by Yuan Shikai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhao_Bingjun

1924: Birth of Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89), who died on June 19, 2000
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Takeshit.html

1936: Attempted coup d’état by the ultranationalist Kodo-ha faction of the Imperial Japanese Army in which two formers prime ministers are killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident
http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description07.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52gGwFSTK2I

1936-02-26 Incident

1956: Birth of Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keisuke_Kuwata

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

1958: Death of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan, born on November 2, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokoyama_Taikan
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://www.chitralekha.org/yokoyama.htm
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=bflIT7aNHqLX0QGcpbHuDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1965: The first contingent of South Korean troops arrives in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-south-korean-troops-arrive

1966: Death of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer, born in May 1883
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/vds.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-february-1966-vinayak-damodar-savarkar-indian-politician-passed-away

1966: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam Binh An village
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/734596.html
https://wn.com/go_dai_massacre

1968: Allied troops who had recaptured the imperial capital of Hue from the North Vietnamese during the Tet Offensive discover the first mass graves in Hue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mass-graves-discovered-in-hue

1969: Birth of Wang Dan, one of the students leaders in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Dan
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/10/05/cnn25.wang.tan/index.html

1969: Birth of Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Hitoshi_Sakimoto

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

1973: Opening at Paris of the International Conference on Vietnam
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2048.html

1979: Birth of Ngo Thanh Van, Vietnamese dancer, singer, actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Thanh_Van

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctAFwkb8vnM

1980: Birth of Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/fong_lik_sun.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMAn3Rf8F3g

1982: Birth of Song Hye Kyo, South Korea’s model and actress
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Song_Hye-kyo.php
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/06/23/song-hye-kyo-picture-gallery-1/


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19wkw_kbs-awards-bi-rain-song-hye-kyo_fun

1982: Death of Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese film director, born on January 1, 1896
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Jo-Ku/Kinugasa-Teinosuke.html
http://www.famousfix.com/topic/teinosuke-Kinugasa

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7iew7_une-page-folle-teinosuke-kinugasa-clip_shortfilms

Teinosuke Kinugasa 2

1986: Birth of Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Kay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjA54kiLtgM

1988: The tenth and current constitution of the Republic of Korea enters into force . The government under current constitution is called the Sixth Republic and the constitution is valued as the most successful, stable and democratic constitution in the history of the Republic of Korea
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_South_Korea

1993: World Trade Center bombing terrorises New York
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/26/newsid_2516000/2516469.stm
https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/february/tradebom_022608
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world-trade-center-bombed

2003: Goh Kun is elected South Korean PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2800257.stm

2004: Death of Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician born on July 14, 1920
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/521502.cms
http://www.hindu.com/2004/02/27/stories/2004022705230100.htm

2007: Nepal government decides to confiscate and nationalize king Gyanendra assets
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-nepal-govt-to-seize-nationalise-royal-property-1082150
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/world/asia/27nepal.html?_r=0

 Gyanendra 2001

2008: The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, performs a landmark concert in North Korea
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7264210.stm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_New_York_Philharmonic_visit_to_North_Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw1x3uTYpy4

2010: Thailand’s top court finds Thaksin Shinawatra guilty of corruption and rules that 1.4 billion dollars of his fortune, estimated at 2.3 billion, would be seized
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8538013.stm

2011: Death of Zhu Guangya, one of China’s « two bombs and one satellite » father, born on December 25, 1924
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2061.html

2013: Chung Hong-won, nominated as Prime Minister of Korea on February 8, is confirmed by the National Assembly
http://cogitasia.com/the-leaderboard-chung-hong-won/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29

Chung Hong-Won 2

2017: Australia-Indonesia restore full military ties after row over special forces training material
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2074136/australia-indonesia-restore-full-military-ties-after-row-over
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-26/indonesia-and-australia-restore-military-cooperation-after-talks/8304514?section=world

2018: Australia and East Timor agree on maritime border, ‘pathway’ to develop gas field
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-26/australia-and-east-timor-agree-on-maritime-border/9486752?section=world



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