On 5 February in Asian history

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ON 5 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 5, 2019

249: General Sima Yi, in a military coup, take control of Luoyang and eliminates Cao Shuang, his co-regent of the young king Cao Fang of Wei
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incident_at_Gaoping_Tombs
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1353.html

756: An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan

An Lushan 2

806: Death of Kammu, 50th emperor of Japan, born in 736
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Kammu

976: Birth of Sanjo, the 67th Emperor of Japan (1011-1016) who died on June 5, 1017
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sanj%C5%8D

1160: In Japan, Taira no Kiyomori crushes Minamoto ending the Heiji rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taira_no_Kiyomori
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_clan
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Heiji_Disturbance

1597: A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirishitan

1661: Death from smallpox of  Emperor Shunzi, second China Qing dynasty (1644-1661) born on March 15, 1638
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunzhi_Emperor

1842: The Wilkes treaty, the first by US representative, is signed at Soung, Island of Sulu
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1421/today-in-philippine-history-february-5-1842-the-wilkes-treaty-was-signed-at-soung-island-of-sulu

1852: Birth of Terauchi Masatake, Japanese field marshal and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Japan (1916-1918) who died on November 11, 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terauchi_Masatake

1912: Birth of Modern Chinese litterateur He Qifang who died in 1977
http://paper-republic.org/authors/he-qifang/
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/495338?sid=21105784123903&uid=3737864&uid=70&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=4
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/587.html

1917: Birth of Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress, who died on July 9, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isuzu_Yamada
http://www.filmreference.com/Actors-and-Actresses-Wi-Z/Yamada-Isuzu.html

Yamada Isuzu

1927: Death of Inayat Khan, Indian Sufi, born on July 5, 1882
http://www.om-guru.com/html/saints/khan.html

1936 : Birth of K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet, was born
http://www.poemhunter.com/k-s-nissar-ahmed/biography/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._S._Nissar_Ahmed

1945: US troop under the command of general Douglas MacArthur enter Manila starting the very bloody Battle of Manila intramuros
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Liberation_of_Manila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq21np7y5Ig

1946: The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea by a group of followers of the Chondogyo  religion. The founder-leader of the party was Kim Tarhyon
http://pages.rediff.com/chondoist-chongu-party/789003

1958: Chen Yi becomes Chinese minister of Foreign affairs, replacing Zhou Enlai who stays Prime Minister
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-Chen-Yi.html

1966: Birth of Vivian Wu, Chinese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Wu
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943180/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj9eIsKU3u4&feature=related

1967: Shanghai is controlled by partisans of the Cultural Revolution and a People’s Commune is proclaimed
http://chineseposters.net/themes/shanghai-commune.php
http://www.wengewang.org/read.php?tid=22245

1972: Birth of Koriki Choshu, Japanese comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koriki_Ch%C5%8Dsh%C5%AB

1976: Birth of Tony Jaa, Thai actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1388074/

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

1979: US and China declare that they will support Thailand in case of a Vietnamese Attack

1995: Japan’s Shinshinto Party wins local elections
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Frontier_Party_(Japan)

1997: In China, uprising of Uyghurs in Yining (Ghulja), Xinjiang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghulja_Incident
https://saveuyghur.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/the-ghulja-uprising-in-east-turkestan/

1998: Death, in a fire, of Kim Ki-young, Korean film maker, born on October 1, 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ki-young
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453579/

2004: Death of Chinese poet Zang Kejia, born on October 8, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zang_Kejia
http://www.scmp.com/article/443610/zang-kejia-poet-rural-hardship

2006: After Sam Rainsy apologized to Prime Minister Hun Sen, he is pardoned by the king of Cambodia, opening the way for his return from exile

2008: Death of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharishi_Mahesh_Yogi
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/5-february-2008-maharishi-mahesh-yogi-indian-spiritual-leader-passed-away

2008: China frees Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong after serving less than a five-year sentence
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7227695.stm

2008: Philippine speaker Jose de Venecia is ousted after he accused the president Gloria Arroyo and her family of corruption
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7227664.stm

2008: China sentences writer Lu Gengsong in prison after he denounced corruption
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23005695/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/china-sentences-writer-subversion/#.XFipcPZFw2w
https://www.hrichina.org/en/content/100

2009: Sri Lankan government forces capture the biggest sea base of the rebel Tamil Tigers in the country’s northeast
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/200925135348289156.html
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_09/February5153846CH.html

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2012: Death of Jiang Ying, Chinese opera singer on August 11, 1919
http://www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/101471-1.htm

2015: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows that Pakistan would continue its political and diplomatic support for the people of Kashmir in their struggle for freedom and right to self-determination
http://www.dawn.com/news/1161673/pakistan-to-continue-supporting-kashmiris-freedom-struggle-nawaz

2018: Maldives President Yameen declares 15-day state of emergency
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-maldives-president-yameen-declares-15-day-state-of-emergency-2581739
https://www.oneindia.com/international/president-abdulla-yameen-declares-15-days-state-of-emergency-in-maldives-2635337.html


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