Wars, conflicts and strategy on 24 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 24 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 24, 2019

1739: Peshva warrior Chimaji Appa defeats Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur Fort, India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimaji_Appa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarapur,_Maharashtra

Chimaji Appa

1942: World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom

1942: Japanese take Balikpapan (East Borneo) in spite of a strong Dutch and U.S. attack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Balikpapan_(1942)
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/balikpapan.htm

1951: In Korea war, United Nations forces retake Wonju city
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_and_Second_Battles_of_Wonju

1966: In Vietnam, Operation Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-masherwhite-wingthang-phong-ii-launched
http://study.com/academy/lesson/operation-masher-white-wing-description-phases-strategies.html
https://www.rallypoint.com/shared-links/operation-masher-white-wing-thang-phong-ii-launched-jan-24-1966-history-com

1967: A visit of General Nguyen Cao Ky, head of the Saigon’s government to New-Zeland causes demonstrations against the War of Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Cao_Ky

1968: During the Vietnam War, the 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa, up to March 1
http://anzaccentenary.sa.gov.au/story/operation-coburg/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Coburg

1972: Japanese sergeant Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of world War II
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-soldier-found-hiding-on-guam
http://www.guampedia.com/wwii-sgt-shoichi-yokoi-last-straggler-on-guam/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoichi_Yokoi

1972-01-24 shoichi-yokoi

1973: The US negociator Henry Kissinger announces that the Paris Peace Agreement, signed the day before with the North Vietnamese representative Le Duc Tho, put an end not only tho the War of Vietnam, but also to the fights in Laos and Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truce-is-expected-in-laos-and-cambodia

1980: U.S. announces military equipment sales to China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-announces-military-equipment-sales-to-china

2010: North Korea respondes angrily to the South’s suggestion that it could launch a pre-emptive strike against Pyongyang’s nuclear facilities.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8477348.stm



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