ON 30 January in Asian history

ON 30 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 30, 2019

1181: Death of the 80th Japanese Emperor Takakura who reigned from 1168 through 1180, born on September 20, 1161
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Takakura

1703: The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-seven_Ronin
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=The_47_Ronin
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Oishi_Kuranosuke

1789: In now Vietnam, the Tây Sơn forces, under Nguyen Hue, emerge victorious against Chinese Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Lon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ng%E1%BB%8Dc_H%E1%BB%93i-%C4%90%E1%BB%91ng_%C4%90a

1867: Death of Osahito (Komei), 121st Japanese Emperor, born on July 22, 1831
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dmei

1877: In Japan, a central governement raid against an ammunition storage in Kagashima starts the Satsuma Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/japan/fl/The-Satsuma-Rebellion.htm?nl=1

1889: Birth of Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist who died on January 14, 1937
http://www.indianetzone.com/49/chhayavad_hindi_literature.htm

1902: Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan’s ‘special interest’ in Korea
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/anglojapanesealliance1902.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/739.html

1908: In South Africa, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by British General Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month

1910: Birth of Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, father of the Green Revolution in India, who died on November 7, 2000
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/chidambaram-subramaniam-biography.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/bharat-ratna-csubramaniam/article4037190.ece

1911: In the Philippines, Taal Volcano erupts killing around 1,500 people
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1420/today-in-philippine-history-january-30-1911-taal-volcano-erupted-killing-approximately-1500-people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taal_Volcano
http://www.taalvolcano.org/information.htm

1911-01-30 Taal Volcano eruption

1913: Birth of Amrita Sher-Gil, Indian painter who died on December 5, 1941
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Amrita_Sher-Gil
http://www.fridakahlofans.com/amritafans.com/mainmenu.html

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

1932: Birth of Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1443891

1942: Japanese troops land on Ambon (Moluccas). Australian forces destroy supplies to prevent them from falling into Japanese hands. Ambon city is taken within 24 hours. The Japanese start to besiege Singapore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ambon
http://dutcheastindies.webs.com/ambon.html

1944: During the World War II, American troops land on Majuro, Marshall Islands
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Marshalls/

1944-01-30 US bébarquent Marshall

1945: In the Philippines, in the Raid at Cabanatuan, one hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp
http://www.shadowspear.com/2012/03/raid-at-cabantatuan-1945/
http://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_stories_1945cabanatuan.php
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/29/opinion/lauder-great-raid-cabanatuan-pow-camp-1945/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Fzw6_b7qA

1948: The Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, an Hindu extremist
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gandhi.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30-january-1948-mahatma-gandhi-father-of-the-nation-was-assassinated
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1002.html

1948-01-30 Nathuram Godse tue Gandhi

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the Vietnamese government of Ho Chi Minh

1951: The political commission of the United Nations says China is aggressor in Korea

1952: Korean truce talks hit stalemate
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/30/newsid_3396000/3396891.stm

1964: In Vietnam, military coup led by general Nguyen Khanh against General Duong Van Minh who proposed peace initiative with Hanoi and was opposed US domination over the war effort
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_South_Vietnamese_coup

1968: The Tet offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1960s/qt/tetoffensive.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-begins
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/tet-offensive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3PIcbx35mM&feature=related

1968: Death of Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian poet, born on April 4, 1889
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/makhanlal-chaturvedi-biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhanlal_Chaturvedi

1969: Death of Li Zongren, prominent warlord, military commander and rival of Chiang Kai-shek, during the Republic of China, born on August 13, 1890
https://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=363
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/346.html

1972: Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations

1975: Birth of Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumi_Yoshimura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_GZpv1Y9A0

1978: Diplomatic normalization between Thailand and Kampuchea

1978: Death of Yuan Muzhi, Chinese actor and director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950615/#director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Muzhi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXoPRdwj8Es

1980: The PRC Foreign Ministry publishes a lenghthy statement entitled “China’s sovereignty over the Xisha and Nansha Island is indisputable” as a response to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s  white paper “Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa”

1989: The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes

1996: Death of San Yu, 5th President of Burma from 1981 to 1988, born in March 1918
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9907E0D61639F932A05752C0A960958260

2003: South Korean General accounting court confirms that 200 million dollars had been sent to North Korea one week before the historic summit of June 2000

2000_summit_pf

2003: In Thailand, anti-Cambodia demonstrations stop at the king request. Diplomatic relations are suspended

2009: Death of Neiliezhü Üsou, Indian preacher and theologian, born on July 7, 1941
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neiliezh%C3%BC_%C3%9Csou

2010: China suspends military exchanges with Washington in protest of an approved 6.4 billion-dollar arms deal with Taiwan, calling the sale an obstacle to regional peace, according to state media


2013: Myanmar’s authorities lift decades-old ban on public gatherings
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-lift-decades-old-ban-on-public-gatherings-27007.html

2014: A Bangladeshi sentences Matiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party, and 13 others to death for arms smuggling
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/bangladesh-arms-smugglers-sentenced-death-2014130101339413268.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25962798

2014: Hong Kong imposes sanctions on Philippines. The current visa-free arrangement for visiting Philippine diplomats and officials will be suspended from February 5
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/hong-kong-imposes-sanctions-philippines-20141303748519260.html

 

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