Wars, conflicts and strategy on 31 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 31 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 31, 2018

1795: During the War of the First Coalition, the British capture Trincomalee (Ceylon) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands.
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval_History/Vol_I/P_303.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Ceylon_(1795)

1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is signed in St. Petersburg.The convention defines their respective spheres of influence
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/anglo-russian-convention-of-1907-an-agreement-relating-to-persia-afghanistan-and-tibet

1939: The Japanese invasion of Mongolia is stopped after its 23rd Infantry Division is effectively wiped out by the Soviet forces at Nomonhan, called the Khalkhin Gol Battle by the Russian

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=89
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Khalkhin_Gol

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZP632g5sY

1948: In Malaya, a Insurrectional Communist Republic is proclaimed

1951: Following a hiking and mountain climbing trip through Asia, US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas issues a statement calling for the recognition of the communist People’s Republic of China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-o-douglas-calls-for-recognition-of-prc

1955: US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles supports South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem’s position regarding his refusal to hold « national and general elections » to reunify the two Vietnam states
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dulles-supports-diems-decision-not-to-hold-national-election

1957: The Federation of Malaya celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_3534000/3534340.stm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY-9fzJ1TcM

1963: Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical independence pending accession to the Federation of Malaysia

1965: Premier Nguyen Cao Ky announces that South Vietnam would not negotiate with the Communists without guarantees that North Vietnamese troops would be withdrawn from the South
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ky-refuses-to-negotiate-with-the-communists

1998: In Aceh, the last Indonesian Special Forces leave under pressure

2007: In Afghanistan, around twenty Christian missionaries, kidnapped by Taliban are freed after Seoul government promises to withdraw its troops and giving a big ransom

 

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