On 8 February in Japan’s history

ON 8 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 8, 2017

1720: Birth of Sakuramachi, 115th emperor of Japan (1735-1747) who died on May 28, 1750.( Don’t confuse with his daughter who will be the 117 th emperor under the name of Go-Sakuramachi)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sakuramachi

1904: Japan launches the war against Russia by a surprise attack on Port-Arthur, a Russian naval base in China
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Port_Arthur
http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/military-history/baiting-the-russian-bear-the-siege-of-port-Arthur/
http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/february-8-1904-a-surprise-japanese-torpedo-attack-at-port-arthur-china-begins-the-russo-japanese-war

1904-02-08 Attaque jap sur Port-Arthur

1942: Japanese begin main assault on Singapore, landing on the north-west cost at 8.15 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Singapore
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2844297/posts

1942: US Congress advises president Roosevelt that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn’t oppose the US war effort

1942: Due to the strong resistance of the US-Filipino forces, Japanese General Masaharu Homma, suspends his offensive on Luçon
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=108

1943: Under the command of Major General Orde Wingate, the 77th Indian Brigade, also called the Chindits, launch guerrilla raids behind Japanese lines in Burma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britains-indian-brigade-begins-guerrilla-operations-in-burma
http://www.chindits.info/Longcloth/Main.htm

2006: Death of Japanese composer Akira Ifukube, born on May 31, 1914
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/10/arts/music/10ifukube.html?_r=0
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4697022.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDeU42u2s2Y

 

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