On 3 June in Asian history

ON 3 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 3 June 2014

628: Death of Liang Shidu, Chinese rebel leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Shidu

1571: The Battle of Bankusay marks the last resistance to the occupation of Manila by the Spaniards. The Spanish victory enables the Spaniards to establish themselves throughout the city and its neighboring towns
http://www.nhi.gov.ph/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=145
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Battle_of_Bangkusay

1615: Death of Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai, born in 1567
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Sanada_Yukimura

1839: Lin Zexu commissioner of Guangdong destroys 1.2 million kg of opium in Humen, confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a Casus belli to open hostilities with China, resulting in the First Opium War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zexu
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6482.html

1865: Death of Okada Izo, Japanese samurai, born in 1838
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okada_Iz%C5%8D
http://www.tozandoshop.com/The_Legend_Series_Okada_Izo_s_Tadahiro_Koshirae_p/070-lgizo.htm

1896: The Li-Lobanov Treaty, signed between China and Russia, allows Russia to signifiently increase its presence in Manchuria
http://www.historyorb.com/asia/manchuria.shtml

1901: Birth of Zhang Xueliang Chinese warlord who died on October 15, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xueliang
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History7311.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPK05CcrKiw

1924: Birth of M. Karunanidhi, Indian Politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Karunanidhi

1928: Death of Li Yuan-hung (Li Yuanhong), Chinese general and politician, twice president of the Republic of China, born in 1864
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/l/li.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Yuanhong

1942: Japan begins the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleutian_Islands_Campaign
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-the-aleutian-islands-recapturing-attu.htm
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-photos-aleutian-islands-campaign/#1

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

1944: After 6000 soldiers killed or wounded, the Japanese renounce to a two months siege of Kohima (Burma).
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/fl/The-Battle-of-Kohima-1944.htm?nl=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q50rUdO8Ag

1947: At the «Round Table Conference» in New Delhi, Lord Mountbatten plan for the sharing of India is adopted

1952: A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops

1954: General Paul Ely is appointed Commissioner General and Commander in Chief in Indochina. General Raoul Salan is named as his military deputy

1955: In London, opening of peace talks between Japan and Soviet Union

1959: Singapore adopts its constitution, becoming a self governing state in the Commonwealth of nations

1961: Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew accepts the proposition of a federation with Malaya if Singapore people approve it by referendum

1963: Birth of Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Toshiaki_Karasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmX8VKIZyo

1963: The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attacks protesting Buddhists in Hue with liquid chemicals from tear gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments

1966: During the Cultural Revolution, Beijing mayor Peng Zhen is dismissed
http://universalium.academic.ru/253282/Peng_Zhen
http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/p/e.htm#peng-zhen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Man_Group

1966: Malaysia and Indonesia normalize their relations

1968: Le Duc Tho, a member of the North Vietnam Communist Party’s Politburo, joins the North Vietnamese negotiating team as a special counselor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/le-duc-tho-joins-negotiations-in-paris

1969: Birth of Takako Minekawa, Japanese musician
http://nippop.com/artist/artist_id-46/artist_name-takako_minekawa/

1969: Birth of Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroyuki_Takami
http://www.guanbarl.jp/LINKS/takami/

1970: Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-cambodian-operation-a-success

1975: Death of Eisaku Sato, Japanese Prime Minister from November 1964 to July 1972, Nobel Peace Prize (1974), born in March 1901
http://www.jakvydelat.com/eisaku-sato/

1984: The Indian National Army starts the attack of the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred shrine of Sikhism, near Amritsar (operation Blue Star, up to June 6)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Blue_Star
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmandir_Sahib

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VxiYR2xsS0

1987: Birth of Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Nagasawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jIeQZ7P-nQ&NR=1

1989: At 10:30 pm, in Beijing, beginning of the assault of the Chinese troops on Tian’anmen Square
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8cVklR5hvg

2007: North Korea break off inter-Korean dialogue after Seoul refused to deliver food so long Pyongyang don’t close its nuclear center as promised in February

2009: Death of Shek Kin, Hong Kong actor, born on January 1, 1913
http://yeinjee.com/2009/shek-kin-1913-2009/

2010: The founder of Aceh’s separatist rebel movement, Hassan di Tiro, dies aged 85 after two weeks in an intensive care unit on Sumatra island
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10225928
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/06/05/hasan-di-tiro-the-rebel.html

2010: South Korea’s ruling party wins the key Seoul mayoral poll but suffered upsets in several other local elections held amid tensions over North Korea’s alleged torpedoing of a navy ship

2010: Japanese dancer Kazuo Ohno, credited with bringing the Butoh style to wider audiences, has died at the age of 103
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10229537.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUjhQLB0hXY

2012: Leon Panetta visits a former U.S. Navy base in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, marking the first trip to the base by an American defense secretary since the war ended.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/03/us/panetta-vietnam-visit/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2013: Taiwan’s imprisoned   former President Chen Shui-bian tries to kill himself but is stopped by guards
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/20136374625995221.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22750253

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan: Opium Suppression Movement Day



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