WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 30 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on August 30, 2018
1363: Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang. The forces of two Chinese rebel leaders against the Yuan dynasty, Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang, who are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, with an end on October 4
1590: In Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu captures Edo Castle
1842: During the First Afghan War, an army of 10,000 Afghans formed on the hills to the left of the Kabul road. British forces, lead by Nott attack and force the Afghans off the battlefield with substantial losses
1896: After the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas in Luzon
1917: Vietnamese prison guards, led by Trịnh Văn Cấn, mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.
1945: In Japan, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base
1945: Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
1951: Signature of a defense pact between the Philippines and the United States
1999: After months of violence by pro-Indonesia militias, under the control of United Nations, the East-Timor people, with a 98,6 per cent toll of participation chose to become independent by 78,5 per cents of the voters