On 27 February in Asian history

ON 27 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 27, 2018

907: Yelu Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu (don’t confuse with Taizu of the Song), establishing the Liao Dynasty in northern China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaoji
http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/exhibit/khitans/essay.html

1626: Yuan Chonghuan is appointed governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory  at Ningyuan against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ningyuan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Chonghuan

1712: Death of Bahadur Shah 1, Mughal emperor, born in October 1643
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/bahadur_shah_i_mughal_emperor.htm
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P065

1803: Great fire in Bombay
http://www.historychannel.com.au/classroom/day-in-history/454/great-fire-of-bombay
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/a/003ktop00000115u058e0000.html

1858: Birth of Pedro Paterno, Filipino politician, poet and novelist who died on March 11, 1911
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Pedro%20Paterno
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Paterno

1870: The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Japan

1908: Birth of Kazuo Hasegawa, Japanese actor, who died on April 8, 1984
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367928/bio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Hasegawa

1912: Birth of Kusumagraj, Indian writer who died on March 10, 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusumagraj

1929: Birth of Bella Flores, Filipino actress who died on May 19, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Flores

1931: Chandrashekhar Azad, Indian heroe born on July 23, 1906, surrunded by police, kills himself
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/chandrashekhar-azad.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrasekhar_Azad
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/27-february-1931-chandra-shekhar-azad-indian-revolutionary-died

1939: Birth of Kenzo Takada, Japanese fashion designer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/takada_kenzo.shtml

1939: Birth of Nguyen Chi Thien, Vietnamese-American poet who died on October 2, 2012 http://www.vietnamlit.org/nguyenchithien/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_Ch%C3%AD_Thi%E1%BB%87n

1942: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies


http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/java_sea.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-aircraft-carrier-langley-is-sunk
http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/08/history-lesson-the-battle-of-java-sea/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMM8LgmR3Io

1950: In Taipei, Chiang Kai-shek is elected President of the Republic of China (starting March 1)
http://www.history.com/topics/chiang-kai-shek

1955: Elections in Japan, confirming the defeat of Shigeru Yoshida clique
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shigeru

1957: Mao’s speech « On the correct handling of contradiction among people » launching the « One hundred flowers movement »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Flowers_Campaign
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-5/mswv5_58.htm

1957-02-27 discours

1962: Two pilots bomb the Independence Palace of Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem. In this action, the first US is killed in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diem-survives-coup-attempt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_South_Vietnamese_Independence_Palace_bombing

1965: Birth of Maggie Siu, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Siu
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/siu_maggie.htm

1965: In a White Paper, Washington accuses Hanoi of leading against Saigon an aggression so real as the one of an invasion army

1975: Death of Jiao Juyin (焦菊隐), Chinese director, translator, and theater theoris, born on December 11, 1905
http://english.cri.cn/4026/2007/02/06/269@193340.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiao_Juyin
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/25034
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1795.html

1977: Birth of Ji Sung, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji_Sung
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ji_Sung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO62Pe9-EGY

1983: Death of Fan Shoukang, Chinese philosopher
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Fan_Shoukang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1714.html

1989: Birth of Shota Shimizu, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shota_Shimizu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy-Yfrrmg4

1991: General election in Bangladesh, won by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by Khaleda Zia
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2023_91.htm

2002: A train carrying Hindu nationalist pilgrims is attacked at Godhra (Gujarat) causing 59 victims. In the following days, violence between Muslims and Hindus will cause more than 1,000 deaths
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/27/newsid_4168000/4168073.stm
http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/from-the-archives-godhra-february-2002/?ref=asia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Lgzcgo1Qo

2004: Death of Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian born in January 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiko_Amino

2004: A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116

2007: A suicide bomber strikes Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, who is rushed to a bomb shelter. Twenty-three people are killed
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/17355517/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/cheney-unhurt-after-deadly-blast-afghan-base/#.VO-SKO83NMs
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/28/usa.afghanistan

2007-02-27 Cheney

2009: A monk carrying a Tibetan national flag and shouting slogans sets himself on fire in south-central China and then shot at by police
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14606&size=A
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/27/monk/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7916544.stm
http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20090309-you-wont-see-photo-chinese-web

2010: Death of Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian activist, born on October 11, 1916
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/nanaji-deshmukh-passes-away/article719951.ece
http://www.bjp.org/images/kamal_sandesh/ks_e_mar_02_2010.pdf

2011: A call for protests in more than 20 Chinese cities results in a tiny turnout but an enormous police presence and clashes with foreign journalists
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/world/asia/28china.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: Indonesia’s top court upholds a 15-year jail term against Islamist militant Abu Bakar Bashir for terrorist acts, reversing an earlier decision to slash the sentence to nine years
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120227-330486.html

2012: Death of Ma Jiyuan, Chinese Muslim general and warlord, born on January 18, 1921
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Jiyuan
http://www.generals.dk/general/Ma_Jiyuan/_/China.html

2013: More than a hundred leading intellectuals have signed an open letter calling for China’s national legislature to ratify a major human rights treaty as lawmakers are preparing to convene in Beijing next week to attend the inaugural session of the 12th National People’s Congress
http://asiancorrespondent.com/99497/china-100-leading-intellectuals-sign-human-rights-petition/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21597752

2014: Taiwan and China sign agreements on meteorology and earthquake monitoring, in yet another sign of improving ties between the former rivals.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/02/28/2003584522

2015: The parents of former Thai princess Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee are detained under the lese majeste law, the strict defamation rules that protect the royal family
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31656469
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Parents-of-former-princess-confess-to-defaming-the-30255045.html

2017 : Philippines: Liberal Party senators, closed to De Lima, are expelled from their key posts in the Senat
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/02/philippines-de-lima-allies-ousted-senate-chairmanships/
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/876109/lp-members-ousted-from-senate-majority
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/601238/news/nation/lp-senators-see-palace-hand-in-ouster



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