On 8 November in Asian history

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ON 8 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 8, 2018

1278: Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%C3%A1nh_T%C3%B4ng

Tran Thanh Tong

1600: Death of Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Natsuka_Masaie

1614: Japanese daimyo Dom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.
http://www.samurai-archives.com/ukon.html
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/DomJustoTakayamaUkon

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1644: The Shunzhi Emperor, the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty, is enthroned in Beijing after the collapse of the Ming Dynasty as the first Qing emperor to rule over China http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shunzhi_Emperor

1875: Birth of Qiu Jin, Chinese anti-Qing Empire revolutionary, feminist and writer, executed after a failed uprising on July 15, 1907
http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/qiu-jin-chinese-feminist-revolutionary/
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-qiu-jin.html
http://www.dontow.com/2009/08/qiu-jin/

1877: Birth of Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet who died on 21  1938
http://www.allamaiqbal.com/
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P007

1885: Birth of Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general, nicknamed « the tiger of Malaya » hanged on February 23, 1946
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=32
http://www.historynet.com/general-tomoyuki-yamashita.htm

1893: Birth of Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand who died on May 30,1941
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prajadhipok

1895: Signature at Beijing of the Liaotung (Liaodong) Convention by which Japan retrocedes to China the southern portion of the province of Fengtien
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaodong_Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Intervention

1898: Yamagata Aritomo, Japanese prime minister for the second time, up to October 1900
http://www.jref.com/japan/history/biographies/yamagata_aritomo.shtml

1901: Birth of Chinese Marshal Xu Xiangqian who died on September 21, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Xiangqian
http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/War/Marshal-Xu-Xiangqian.html

Xu Xiangqian

1914: Birth of Wang Renmei, Chinese actress, who died on April 12, 1987
http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9789888180950
http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2011-04/27/content_22447901_5.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEmmIrxFhS4

1916: Death of Tsai Ao (Cai E) , Chinese revolutionary and warlord, born on December 18, 1882
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Cai_E
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_E

1919: Birth of Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (P. L. Deshpande), Indian writer and actor who died on June 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purushottam_Laxman_Deshpande
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/govind_purushottam_deshpande_marathi_literature.htm

1920: Birth of Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer who died on November 25, 2014
http://scroll.in/article/691711/sitara-devi-kathak-dancer-who-lived-live-on-her-own-terms-dies-at-94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzxZwz0sD5w

1927: Birth of Nguyen Khanh, former chief of state and Prime Minister of South Vietnam, who died on January 11, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Khanh

1927: Birth of Lal Krishna Advani, Indian political leader
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2075803.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-november-1927-l.k.-advani-indian-politician-was-born

1933: Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan is assassinated. He is succeeded by his son Mohammed Zahir Shah
https://www.afghan-web.com/biographies/biography-of-mohammad-nadir-shah/
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/mohammad-nader-shah-king-of-afghanistan

nadir-shah

1937: In Shanghai, foundation of the Chinese Youth Journalist Association. It is now known as Chinese Journalist Day
https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/1938/03/30/manifesto-for-the-foundation-of-the-china-youth-news-journalists-society/

1937: Under the Japanese offensive, Chiang Kai-shek issues a general retreat order from Shanghai

1947: In Thailand, by  a coup d’état, Marshal Luang Pibul Songgram takes again the power
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Siamese%20coup%20d%27%C3%A9tat%20of%201947&item_type=topic
http://www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com/phibun-songkhram.html

1949 : Sitting Chief Executive Elpidio Quirino is elected formally as the sixth president of the Philippines for a four-year term
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/734/today-in-philippine-history-november-8-1949-sitting-chief-executive-elpidio-quirino-was-elected-formally-as-president

1950: The Beijing delegates at the United Nations are invited to explain why there are Chinese troops in Korea

1950: First aerial combat in Korea when US fighters are attacked by North Korean Migs, near the Yalu river
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401802272.html

1951: Birth of Minoru Inaba, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=4135

1954: Birth of Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese writer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Ishiguro
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4280.Kazuo_Ishiguro

1965: The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZirbQVT_Dk0

1965: The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is formed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Indian_Ocean_Territory
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/biot.htm

1974: Birth of Masashi and Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga authors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masashi_Kishimoto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seishi_Kishimoto
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=18172

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5UqGwBsQ8M

1979: After a drop in the October 7 elections, Japanese prime minister Masayoshi Ohira forms a new cabinet
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-OhiraMasa.html

1997: Chinese engineers divert the Yangzi river to make way for the  Three Gorges Dam
http://internationalrivers.org/china/three-gorges-dam

2000: Fusako Shigenobu, founder of the Japanese Red Army in February 1971 is arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1012780.stm

2000: In China, 14 leaders of Xiamen are sentenced to death for corruption
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1012619.stm


 2002: Opening of the  Chinese Communist Party’s XVIth Congress
http://www.chinatoday.com/org/cpc/cpc_16th_congress_standing_polibureau.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_National_Congress_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

2002: Death of Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born  on December 14, 1931 http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2971729.Jaun_Elia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Elia

 2007: Death of Dulce Saguisag, Philippine Social Welfare secretary in a  car crash
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/67856/news/dulce-quintans-saguisag

2007: Death of Japanese cardinal Stephen Hamao
http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Stephen-Hamao/83730558
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30492932

2008: The British  government revokes the visas of the former Thailand prime minister Thaksin  Shinawatra and his wife
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7717199.stm

2008: In Indonesia,  three Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 Bali bombings which  killed 202 people are executed by firing squad
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7717819.stm

2009: Thousands of  people turn out to welcome the Dalai Lama as he makes a controversial visit to  a Tawang monastery close to the Tibetan border in India’s state of Arunachal  Pradesh, itself a source of dispute between Beijing and Delhi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8349010.stm

2010: Thousands have fled  across the Burmese border to escape clashes between troops and ethnic Karen  rebels, a day after the first election in 20 years. Thai officials said more  than 10,000 people had fled the fierce fighting in and around the town of  Myawaddy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11708237
http://www.france24.com/en/20101108-ethnic-rebels-clash-with-troops-eastern-border-town

2012: Chinese President Hu Jintao opens a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20233101
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/11/2012118175880705.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/07/world/asia/china-party-congress/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2013: Death of Chiyoko Shimakura, Japanese singer and actress, born on March 30, 1938
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Chiyoko-Shimakura

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhm03nZ5IS0

2013: Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines. The storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused S$2.86 billion (USD) in damage
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/asia/philippines-typhoon-haiyan/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-24863480

2013: Death of Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian actor, born on January 2, 1957
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/amanchi_venkata_subrahmanyam-profile-4843-14.htm
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Film-comedian-Amanchi-Venkata-Subramanyam-dies-at-56/articleshow/25460023.cms

2014: Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
http://www.dawn.com/news/1143134/pakistan-says-will-help-china-fight-xinjiang-militants

2015: Myanmar’s first free nationwide election in 25 years, its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34756381
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/voting-ends-myanmar-parliamentary-election-151108090030043.html

2017: Trump begins China visit
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41912325
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/trump-in-china-for-talks-on-north-korea-s-cruel-dictatorship-9387198



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