On 26 November in Asian history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

666: Death of Yeon Gaesomun Korean dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeon_Gaesomun

1161: Battle of Caishi. A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi

1161 Battle of Caishi

1288: Birth of Go-Daigo, 96th Japanese emperor (1318-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Daigo

1902 : Birth of Chinese Marshal Luo Ronghuan who died on December 16,1963
http://maoist.wikia.com/wiki/Luo_Ronghuan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11139.html

Luo Ronghuan

1919: Birth of Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic who died on August 20, 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Sharan_Sharma
http://www.sacw.net/article2268.html

1923: Birth of V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer who died on April 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._K._Murthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq0x5t0icw

1924: The Mongolian People’s Republic is proclaimed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_People’s_Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1oi7mUJPI&feature=related

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1939: Birth of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia Prime Minister (2003-2009)
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/abdullah-ahmad-badawi-578.php

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1949: India’s Constituent Assembly adopts the country’s constitution. The country will become a republic within the British Commonwealth two months later
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26th-november-1949-the-constitution-of-india-was-adopted
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/constituent_assembly_india.htm
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/237570/

1949: Birth of Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese politician, 1st Prime Minister from 2002 to 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

1950: Chinese troops launch an counterattack against the US forces (Battle of Chosin reservoir) stopping McArthur offensive
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=2352&page=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OI40GsNiHk

1954: Birth of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader to the Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, killed on May 16, 2009
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0933019.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7885473.stm

1963: Legislative elections in South Korea. Victory of the Republican Democratic Party (conservative)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_legislative_election,_1963

1967: In Pakistan, Malik Amir Muhammad, Nawab of Kalabagh is shot dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Mohammad_Khan
http://nation.com.pk/sunday-plus/29-Jun-2014/nawab-of-kalabagh-the-man-who-knew-too-much

Malik Amir Muhammad

1968: After a long resistance, South Vietnam decides to send a delegation to the Peace Conference of Paris

1972: Birth of Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0992000/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYcB8xFAUkc

1980: Birth of Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Ohno
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste_1492.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP5OQg8wc64

1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=191&dat=19821123&id=83NaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=my4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,5569337

1982-11-27 Nakasone

1990: Death of Feng Youlan (Fung Yulan), Chinese philosopher, born on December 5, 189
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Feng_Youlan

http://www.iep.utm.edu/feng/

1990: After 31 years in power, Lee Kuan Yew steps down as Singapore Prime Minister but stays in the government as officially number 2

 

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2005: Death of Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer, born on April 2, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Arisawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgrf_qLf0

2008: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7751160.stm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-background-information/502/

http://vimeo.com/7981337

2011: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-15901363
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-nato-attack/

2012: Death of P. K. Venukuttan Nair, Indian actor, born in 1931
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/venukuttan-nair-passes-away/article4139095.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/article1356485.ece
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/6738

2012: In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

2012: Death of M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author, born on February 2, 1919
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/chitrabhanu-namboodiripad-passes-away/article4142296.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Nambudiripad

2012: The Aam Aadmi Party, an Indian political party, is founded
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/arvind-kejriwal-to-formally-launch-aam-aadmi-party-today-505571
http://www.mapsofindia.com/election/aam-aadmi-party.html

2015 : Death of screen legend Setsuko Hara, who starred in several films by internationally acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu before stunning the Japanese movie world by retiring at age 42. She was 95
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/11/26/films/mysterious-japanese-screen-legend-setsuko-hara-dies-95/#.WDhp2-RSNC8
https://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/26/Legendary_actress_Setsuko_Hara_dies_at_95/
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-setsuko-hara-japanese-screen-legend-228968

setsuko-hara

2016: Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, is arrested under the Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-27/malaysian-political-cartoonist-zunar-arrested-under-sedition-law/8060932?section=world
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/again-cartoonist-zunar-taken-in-for-sedition

2017: China jails activist Wu Gan for 8 years for ‘subverting state power’
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/26/china-jails-activist-wu-gan-8-years-subverting-state-power/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/26/china-jails-human-rights-lawyer-known-super-vulgar-butcher/
https://www.voanews.com/a/wu-gan-sentenced-to-8-years-in-chinese-prison/4179270.html

2018: Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president Mohamed Nasheed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/maldives-court-clears-jail-sentence-mohamed-nasheed-181126142747071.html
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/supreme-court-quashes-nasheeds-terror-conviction-142945

Holidays and observances

Independence Day of Mongolia

India: Constitution Day



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