On 6 April in Asian history

Rama 1

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Updated on April 6, 2019

317: Sima Rui establishes the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://totallyhistory.com/jin-dynasty-265-420/

Sima Rui

1782: In Thailand, Rama 1 (Chao Phraya Chakri) Succeeds King Taksin who is overthrown in a coup d’état and killed, up to September 1809
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama1.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Rama_I
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3149.html

Rama 1

1836: Birth of Guwalgiya Ronglu, Chinese general and stateman, who died on April 11, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronglu

1886: Birth of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (1911-1948) who died on November 19, 1967
http://princemaak.hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/459487/Sir-Osman-Ali-Khan-The-billionaire-royal-behind-Princess-Kate-s-necklace

1919: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike against the Rowlatt Act
http://www.indianetzone.com/14/the_rowlatt_act_1919.htm
http://www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org/storyofg/chap17.htm

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

1923: The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Institution

1930: In India, tens of thousands of people reach the sea following Gandhi’s call to refuse to pay taxes, particularly the tax on salt. Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, « With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Satyagraha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEXCkZp1PQ

1931: Birth of Suchitra Sen, Indian actress who died on January 17, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchitra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-april-1931-suchitra-sen-bengali-film-star-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulvOE9ETLI

1945: 355 Suicide Japanese planes (Kamikazes) attack the allied fleet on Okinawa et continue during all the battle

1945: The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end with an Australian Victory

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Battle_of_Slater%27s_Knoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slater’s_Knoll

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta8Cp6BM9CM

1946: In Thailand, foundation of the Democrat Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(Thailand)

1955: David Marshall becomes the first chief minister of Singapore, up to June 7, 1956
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/e4354a49-ada7-4710-a691-c696314bfd07
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1966: Birth of Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Man_Kang
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437654/

1967: In South Vietnam, 1,500 Viet Cong attacked Quangtri and freed 200 prisoners

1970: Death of Tang Shengzhi (Tang Sheng-chih), Chinese warlord, then, a general of Chiang Kai-shek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Shengzhi

1971: The Chinese Table Tennis Association issued an invitation to the U.S. table tennis team

1971: Birth of Sanjay Suri, Indian actor and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Suri
http://www.sanjaysuri.com/

1972: During the Vietnam War’s Easter Offensive, American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-respond-to-north-vietnamese-offensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Offensive

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1973: Birth of Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Miyazawa

1975: PM Yen Chia-kan is sworn in as new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to replace Chiang Kai-shek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yen_Chia-kan

Yen Chia-Kan

1977: Death of Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, born on July 18, 1889
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dichi_Kido

1979: Student protests break out in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Nepalese_student_protests

1983: Birth of Jade Seah, Singaporean model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Seah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHy_4mOAbIU

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3518.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2001: In Pakistan, the Supreme Court quashes the Benazir corruption sentence and orders a new trial

2004: Mahinda Rajapakse of SLFP becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka up to November 2005
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-RajapkseM.html

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

2012: In China, more than 2,000 people arrested on Qingming Day. They were going to the national cemetery to pay tribute to prominent Chinese leaders, followed by a visit to Tiananmen Square to lay flowers. Instead, they ended up in the black jail at Jiujingzhuang. Activist Mao Hengfeng is arrested
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-2,000-people-arrested-on-Qingming-Day-24442.html

2012: Fang Lizhi, a famed Chinese democracy activist, dies in the United States, where he fled in exile more than 20 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/asia/fang-lizhi-chinese-physicist-and-dissident-dies-at-76.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/08/fang-lizhi

http://www.economist.com/node/21552551

2013: One person has been killed as hundreds of thousands of people continued protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134661058364976.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/thousands-in-bangladesh-rally-for-antiblasphemy-laws/1636029.html

2016: Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung steps down after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises, but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/vietnam-assembly-dismisses-prime-minister-160406133834975.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/06/content_15411576.html

2017: Thailand’s king signs a new military-backed constitution that strengthens the army’s hand in government
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2085435/thai-king-signs-new-constitution-giving-more-powers-junta
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/04/06/first-look-major-changes-new-thai-constitution/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/06/thailand-king-signs-constitution-path-polls-election
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30311501

2018: Former S. Korean president Park Geun-hye sentenced to 24 years for corruption
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/former-south-korean-president-park-jailed-24-years-for-10109782
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=215980
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/06/korean-rasputin-68m-horse-park-geun-hye-fell-grace/

2018: Legendary Japanese animator Isao Takahata dies at age 82
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2140533/legendary-japanese-animator-isao-takahata-dies-age-82
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180406/p2g/00m/0et/044000c
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43664515


Holidays and observances

Thailand: Chakri Day, commemorating the reign of the Chakri Dynasty



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