On 29 July in Asian history

ON 29 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 29, 2019

1590: Naresuan is enthroned as king of Siam, up to his death on 25 April 1605
http://www.sjonhauser.nl/naresuan-the-great.htm
King Narasuan the great

1858: In Shimoda, signature of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between Japan and USA, known as Harris treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States-Japan_Treaty_of_Amity_and_Commerce
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Harris_Treaty
http://www.docudharma.com/diary/30463/on-this-day-in-history-july-29

1858-07-29 Harris Treaty

1894: During the Sino-Japanese war in Korea, battle of Seong Hwan
http://sinojapanesewar.com/seonghwan.htm
http://www.jacar.go.jp/english/jacarbl-fsjwar-e/main/18940729/index.html

1904: Birth of Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk who died on August 14, 1982
http://www.mahasi.org.mm/content/mahasi-sayadaws-biography

1937: Tongzhou Incident between Chinese and Japanese. An assault on Japanese civilians and troops by East Hopei Army 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongzhou_Incident
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=71169

1937: Japanese troops occupy Tientsin (Tianjin)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Beiping%E2%80%93Tianjin

1950: During the Korean War, after four days, the No Gun Ri Massacre ends when the US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment is withdrawn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Gun_Ri_Massacre
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/coldwar/korea_usa_01.shtml

1953: An US RB-50G superfortress is shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok
http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=258352

1959: Birth of Indian actor Sanjay Dutt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Dutt
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7973758.stm

1965: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/101st-airborne-division-arrives-in-vietnam

1965: Birth of Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
http://biography.jrank.org/pages/4525/Lee-Chang-rae.html
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/changrae_lee/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK96Mbp7Qmw&feature=related

1967: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Forrestal_%28CV-59%29
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rocket-causes-deadly-fire-on-aircraft-carrier

1982: Death of Harold Sakata, Japanese-American actor, born on July 1, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Sakata
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0757138/bio

1986: Death of Deng Jiaxian, father of the Chinese A and H nuclear bombs, born on June 25, 1924
 
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Deng_Jiaxian
http://purdueconquerors.weebly.com/deng-jiaxian.html

Deng Jiaxian

1987: Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayawardene sign the Indo-Lankan Pact on ethnic issues that authorizes the sending of an Indian Peace-Keeping Force(IPKF) in Tamil eras of Sri Lanka


http://www.iataj.org/lanka2.pdf

1987: Death of Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author, born on October 24, 1894
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibhutibhushan_Mukhopadhyay

1996: Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto pays a visit to the Yasukuni memorial where are buried all the japanese soldiers since Meiji  era. He is the second Japanese PM to do that since Nakasone in 1985
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/prime-minister-s-visit-to-war-shrine-breaks-a-taboo-1.72101

1996-07-29 Hashimoto Yasukuni

1996: Death of Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian freedom fighter, born on July 16, 1908
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruna_Asaf_Ali
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/aruna-asaf-ali-5422.php
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/aruna-asaf-ali.html

Aruna Asaf Ali

1998: In Cambodia, the constitution imposing the support of  2/3 of the members of the parliament for forming a government, Hun Sen proposes an union government to Funcipec leader Ranariddh

1998: First meeting Sharif-Vajpayee, since the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, during a SAARC conference

1999: As the Kargil war is over, Pakistani soldiers surrender to Indian forces

1999: Chinese Public Security ministry orders the arrest of Li Hongzhi, founder of the Falung Gong
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/monitoring/406958.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1223317.stm

2001: Election of 121 of the seats of the Japanese Upper House. DLP gets 64  seats, the Komeito 12 and the New Conservative Party 1

2003: Death of Indian actor Johnny Walker, born on 15 May 1923
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0907888/

2007: For the first time since its foundation, the Japanese DLP loses the majority in the Upper House. It is a big blow for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

2008: Death of Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer, by drowning, born on September 2, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishmeet_Singh_Sodhi

2009: Death of Zhuo Lin, widow of China’s late leader Deng Xiaoping. She was 93
 http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/10/china.zhuo.mourned/index.html?iref=nextin
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/zhuo-lin-wife-of-chinas-late-paramount-leader-deng-xiaoping-1769226.html

2009: Death of Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. Born on May 23, 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri_Devi

2012: Anna Hazare, the Indian activist, began his fifth hunger strike in 16 months on Sunday as he pushes for strong anti-graft legislation
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9436316/Anna-Hazare-begins-fifth-hunger-strike-in-16-months.html


2012: Thousands of stroller-pushing Hong Kong parents and activists protest a plan to introduce national education lessons, slamming it as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120729-362106.html

2012: Death of Vempati Chinna Satyam, Indian dancer and teacher, born on October 25, 1929
http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/article579224.ece
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-30/hyderabad/32941057_1_dance-form-dance-guru-vedantam-lakshminarayana-sastri

2015 : Afghan government announces that Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in Pakistan in April 2013
http://www.dawn.com/news/1197114/mullah-omar-died-in-karachi-in-april-2013-afghan-govt http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33703097

2015 : David Cameron becomes first British PM to visit Vietnam
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-first-british-prime-minister-visit-vietnam http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-video http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-regime-business-diplomatic-game

2018: In Cambodia, Hun Sen re-elected in landslide victory after brutal crackdown
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/29/cambodia-hun-sen-re-elected-in-landslide-victory-after-brutal-crackdown
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/07/death-of-democracy-hun-sen-sweeps-to-victory-in-cambodia-election/#4iEbkrBtiXF0HzMK.97
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hun-sen-easily-wins-every-province-in-cambodian-election-10572630



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