On 7 May in Asian history

ON 7 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 7, 2014

1397: Birth of Sejong, the Great of Joseon, fourth king of Korea Joseon dynasty, who died on 18 May 1450
http://asiasociety.org/countries/traditions/king-sejong-great

1539: Death of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, born on 15 April 1469
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/gurus/nanak1.html

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

1592: Battle of Okpo, the first battle won by Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin against the Japanese
http://english.yi-sunsin.com/02battle/01_01.jsp

1817: Japanese Emperor Kokaku (from 16 December 1779) abdicates in favor of his son Emperor Ninko (crowned on 31 October)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dkaku

1861: Birth of Rabindranath Tagore, Indian writer, Nobel Prize, who died on August 7, 1941
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPqQ7-XuLeA

1875: Treaty of Saint Petersburg between the Empire of Japan and Empire of Russia. Its terms stipulated that Japan give claims to Sakhalin island in exchange for undisputed sovereignty of all the Kuril islands up to the Kamchatka peninsula, ratified on August 22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saint_Petersburg_(1875)

1911: Birth of Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director who died on February 28, 1993
http://www.answers.com/topic/ishir-honda
http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2008/11/05/english-language-version-of-the-official-ishiro-honda-website-launches-today/

1942: Beginning of the two-day Battle of the Coral Sea In Solomon Islands, in which only warplanes of Japanese and US aircraft carrier enter in action
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/coralsea/coralsea.htm

1946: In Japan, Telecommunications Engineering (later Sony) is founded with about 20 employers

1949: Roem-Royen Agreement: Dutch agree to restore the Republic of Indonesia government, to hold talks according to the UN Security Council resolution of January 28, and to work towards a settlement based on the Renville agreement
http://www.shvoong.com/humanities/history/2383794-renville-agreement/

1951: In Korea war, US General Mac Clark succeeds General Ridgway

1951: Soviet Union asks the United States that only the countries which was on war with Japan, could participate to the peace treaty. Request non accepted by the USA

1954: The last Chinese nationalist KMT remaining in Burma, leave the country

1954: In Vietnam, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends after a 57-day resistance of French forces which are defeated, marking the end of French war

 

http://www.dienbienphu.org/english/index.htm
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-dien-bien-phu.htm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-fall-to-viet-minh-at-dien-bien-phu

1957: Washington and Taipei conclude an agreement for the setting of nuclear missiles able to reach Main China

1959: Birth of Mei Ling Barbara Yung, Hong Kong actress who died on May 14, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Yung_Mei-ling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Vy1USTVBE&feature=related

1963: Catholic president of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem (whose elder brother is archibishop) forbids the display of Buddhist flags for the celebration on the birth of Buddha. Army fire on mob

1963: US Marines land in Vietnam at Da-Nang

1970: Birth of Kim Su-ro, South Korean actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1069518/

1981: Birth of Xiao Shenyang, Chinese artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiaoshenyang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7EDff2S3Rc

1999: In Belgrade, during the Kosovo War, 3 Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded in the bombing of the Chinese embassy hit by three US missiles
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9905/08/kosovo.01/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-air-strike-on-china-s-embassy-in-belgrade-in-1999-was-deliberate/1665

2002: Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines sign an agreement for fighting cross border terrorism

2002: Greeting Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, US president George Bush promises US aid to fight Maoist guerilla

2006: Death of Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, born on March 18, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machiko_Soga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSoMBUmMkF8

2008: For the first since the founding of the PRC, a Chinese orchestra plays for the Pope in Vatican
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7389128.stm

2011: Singaporeans vote in general election: 81 out of 87 seats for PAP 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singaporean_general_election,_2011
http://www.asiaone.com/specials/elections/index.html

2013: Bank of China ‘shuts North Korea account’ The closure would be the first openly acknowledged move by an institution in China – the North’s key backer – against North Korean interests in the current stand-off, which escalated in February with Pyongyang’s third atomic test
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10041679/Bank-of-China-shuts-North-Korea-account.html
http://ntdtv.org/en/news/china/2013-05-07/bank-of-china-ltd-closes-north-korea-s-foreign-trade-bank-accounts.html

 

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in Vietnam|Dien Bien Phu Victory Day



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