On 6 May in Asian history

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ON 6 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 6, 2018

850: Death of Ninmyō, Japanese emperor, born on September 27, 808
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninmy%C5%8D

1529: Babur, the founder of the Mughal (Mogol) dynasty in India, defeats Mahmud Lodhi who leads an army of those disaffected with his rule at the Battle of Ghagra
http://www.importantindia.com/4358/battle-of-ghagra-1529/
http://www.preservearticles.com/2012030925940/short-essay-on-the-battle-of-ghagra.html

1542: Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time

1662 : The Spanish governor in the Philippines de Lara orders the abandonment of forts in Zamboanga, Ternate because the Chinese Koxinga threat
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1791/today-in-philippine-history-may-6-1662-governor-de-lara-ordered-abandonment-of-forts-in-zamboanga-ternate

1757: End of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War which started on April 20, 1752, and the end of Burmese Civil War since 1740
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konbaung%E2%80%93Hanthawaddy_War

1782: Construction began on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Palace

1857: The British East Indian Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose Sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of India’s Independence
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mangal-pandey.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jan/29/reel-history

1861: Birth of Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter who died on 6 February 1931
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/motilal-nehru.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-may-1861-motilal-nehru-indian-lawyer-and-politician-was-born

1882: US Congress pass the Chinese Exclusion Act which bars Chinese immigrants to the USA for 10 years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Exclusion_Act_(United_States)

1907: Birth of Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian who died on 29 January 1991
http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/item/382-yasushi-inoue

1923: Birth of Gayani Vadhana, the elder sister of king Rama IX, who died on January 2,  2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galyani_Vadhana

1942: On Corrigor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/all-american-forces-in-the-philippines-surrender-unconditionally
http://www.historynet.com/corregidor-the-last-battle-in-the-fall-of-the-philippines.htm

http://www.tragedyofbataan.com/corregidor/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ0K88yg7pY

 1953: Gathering in Rangoon of an Asian socialist conference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Socialist_Conference

1962: In Laos, Pathet Lao breaks ceasefire and sizes Luang Namtha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laotian_Civil_War

1967: Death of Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer and young brother of Lu Xun, born on 16 January 1885
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Zhou_Zuoren

1967: Zakir Hussain is elected 1st Muslim president of India http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_presidential_election,_1967
http://www.gloriousindia.com/biographies/dr_zakir_hussain.html

Zakir Husain

1970: In the USA, students launch nationwide protest against Vietnam War
 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/students-launch-nationwide-protest

1983: Birth of Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious figure, one of the two 17th Karmapa Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinley_Thaye_Dorje
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karmapa_controversy

1984: 103 Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Martyrs
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=4740&CFID=36645128&CFTOKEN=75050222
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/document.php?n=697

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts0VcEUNAWY

1985: Death of Julie Vega, Filipino actress, born on May 21, 1968
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Vega
http://video48.blogspot.com/2008/06/may-7-1985-julie-vega-of-anna-liza-fame.html

1987: Birth of Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress
http://asianwiki.com/Moon_Geun-Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enq2DWuOFbM

1994: Jakarta accepts direct talks with East Timor separatists

1998: Death of Chatichai Choonhavan, Thailand Prime Minister (1988-1991), born 25 April 1920
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9500E5DF1531F934A35756C0A96E958260

2002: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is freed after 19 months of house arrest
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/may/06/burma

2006: Legislative elections in Singapore. The People’s Action Party keeps 82 of the 84 seats but falls from 75,3 % to 66,6 % of the votes. The Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) with 12,97 % and the Worker Party (WP) with 16,34 % get 1 seat, while the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) with 4,09 % has no more seat

2006: Death of Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist, born on 15 June 1926
http://info.japantimes.co.jp/weekly/news/nn2006/nn20060513a8.htm
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.obituaries/w5WXuiqlf4o

Shigeru Kayano

2008: Chinese President Hu Jintao in visit to Japan, the first Chinese head of state to go to Tokyo since 10 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7384749.stm
http://en.people.cn/90002/93900/

2009: In Afghanistan, up to 100 Afghanistan civilians are killed during an air raid by US forces during a joint operation targeting suspected fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095672330997508.html

2010: Myanmar’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is disbanded after it refused to re-register under controversial new election laws
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/05/2010565313809276.html

2011: Al-Qaeda confirms the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, and says in an online posting that it would continue to launch attacks on the West
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/201156125729467729.html

2011: In Nepal, Maoists now will be in charge of the country’s internal security. The appointment is the result of a secret deal between Communist PM Khanal and Maoist leaders. The party representing the former guerrilla fighters also controls 19,000 armed men
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Maoists-get-Home-Affairs-Ministry-amid-fears-of-new-violence-21489.html

2013: Malaysia has sworn in Najib Razak for a second term as prime minister after the coalition which has ruled for 56 years held on to power in elections branded as fraudulent by a bitter opposition
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201356142723845697.html

2015: Death of Novera Ahmed, Bangladeshi sculptor, born in 1930
http://www.thedailystar.net/arts-entertainment/sculptor-novera-passes-away-80931
http://www.thedailystar.net/arts-entertainment/novera-pioneer-progressiveness-bangladesh-80953
https://www.google.fr/search?q=novera+ahmed&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG942hytnTAhVBWBQKHby-Ba4Q_AUIBigB&biwNovera Ahmed=1280&bih=561&dpr=1.5#imgrc=e4VEYTjKF4IRrM:&spf=214



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