Wars, conflicts and strategy on 15 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 15 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2019

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a “divine wind” for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Korean Liberation Day from Japan
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/south_korea/liberation_day.php

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1948: The Republic of Korea is formally established by Syngman Rhee who has been elected president on July 20
http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/history/establishment_of_the_republic_of.htm

1948

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1962: Signature of the agreement on Western New Guinea between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The territory will be administrated by the United Nations up to May 1, 1963, then by Indonesia up to a referendum late 1969

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1973: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

2005: Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) and the Indonesian government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4151980.stm

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

Korea: Gwangbokjeol (Liberation Day)



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