On 9 April in Asian history

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Updated on April 9, 2014

585 BC: Death of Emperor Jimmu, Japanese Emperor                         http://japanesemyth.firespiritdesigns.com/html/jimmu.html                                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

93: Death of Yuan An, prominent scholar, administrator and stateman of the Chinese Han dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_An

436: Death of Tan Daoji, Chinese statesman                                                                                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan_Daoji

1241: Battle of Liegnitz. Mongols armies defeat Poles and Germans
http://www.historynet.com/mongol-invasions-battle-of-liegnitz.htm

1783: Tippu Sahib drives out English from Bednore, India
http://www.answers.com/topic/tipu-sultan

1874: End of the Saga Rebellion that started  on February 16, one of a number of uprisings in Kyushu against the new Meiji government of Japan by members of the former samurai-class
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_Rebellion

1883: Birth of Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan, assassinated on November 8, 1933
http://www.afghan-web.com/bios/yest/nadir.html

1893: Birth of Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian and author who died on April 14, 1963
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rahul-sankrityayan.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Sankrityayan

Rahul Sankrityayan

1910: Birth of Nouhak Phoumsavanh, president of Laos (1992-1998) who died on September 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouhak_Phoumsavanh

1914: Death of Empress Shoken, also known as Empress Dowager Shoken), empress consort of Emperor Meiji of Japan, born on May 9, 1849
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Sh%C5%8Dken

1937: The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London. It is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikaze_(1937_aircraft)

1941: Birth of Chu Song-woong, Korean stage actor who died on December 28, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu_Song-woong

1942: US commander on Bataan, capitulates to the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bataan

1942: Japanese Navy launches air raid on Trincomalee, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The British aircraft HMS Hermes, and Australian warship HMAS Vampire are sunk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/21/a4171321.shtml
http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/remembering1942/vampire/index.htm

1946: Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) is founded, with limited former Japanese small aircraft

1948: Birth of Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaya_Bachchan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9aPbNAbUZo

1956: In South Vietnam, President Ngo Dinh Diem renounces to organize elections on reunification of Vietnam as planned in Geneva agreement in July 1954

1961: Ngo Dinh Diem is reelected president of South Vietnam

1964: Birth of Soyo Oka, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyo_Oka

 

1965: India and Pakistan engage in border fighting

1966: Death of Sutan Sjahrir, first PM of Indonesia (1945-1947), born on March 5, 1909
http://www.slideshare.net/irwanarfandi/sutan-sjahrir-the-biography

1973: Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam

1975: 8 people in South Korea, who are involved in People’s Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People’s_Revolutionary_Party_Incident                                      http://www.humanrightskorea.org/2012/being-a-spy-or-the-judicial-murder/

1984 : Birth of Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress and singer
http://lindachung.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Chung

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

1984: Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1142333/
http://www.alterinter.org/article3451.html
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/photosvideos/slideshows/bhopal-the-world-s-worst-ind

1985: Birth of Yamashita Tomohisa, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomohisa_Yamashita

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCWjvwz4Swo

1988: Birth of Dino Imperial, Filipino actor
http://www.celebritiesph.com/actors/filipino-actors/dino-imperial.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30AH85GhZR4

1988: Birth of Uee, South Korean actress and singer (After School)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqDQDO_BD88

1993: President Lee Teng-hui of the Republic of China (ROC) announces to the National Assembly that he intends to work toward placing the issue of the ROC’s United Nations membership on the agenda of that world body within the next three years

2001: In protest, after the Japanese government approved the publication of a new history textbook minimizing the Japanese acts of violence in Asia during WWII, Seoul call back its ambassador

2001: In Pakistan, hundreds of thousands fundamentalists get together in Peshawar to condemn USA politics in the country

2005: During two days, 20,000 demonstrate in Beijing against the reprint of a Japanese revisionist history textbook. They attack the Japanese embassy

2008: North Korea has reached an agreement on compensation in exchange for providing full details of its nuclear programs

2008: South Korea’s Grand National Party (GNP) wins an overall majority by a narrow margin in parliamentary elections
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7337841.stm

2012: People in Indonesia’s western-most province of Aceh have voted for a new governor, testing the strength of a peace deal signed by separatist fighters and the government in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/20124993311249877.html2013

2013: Death of Zao Wou-ki, Abstract Painter, born on February 13, 1921
http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20130410-franco-chinese-artist-zao-wou-ki-dies-aged-93
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/world/asia/zao-wou-ki-seen-as-modern-art-master-dies-at-92.html?_r=0
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9998597/Zao-Wou-Ki.html
http://vimeo.com/52523969

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Day of Valour, also known as the « Bataan Day »

 



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