Wars, conflicts and strategy on 6 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 6 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 6, 2019

1842: British troops (4500 British and 12,000 Indians) under the command of William Elphinstone leave Kabul where they were based since 1939 and are butchered during their retreat. Just one man survived
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_Elphinstone%27s_army
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/kabul-gandamak.htm

1918: Signature of the Treaty of Mandsaur between the British and Gaffur Khan during the Third Anglo-Maratha War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Maratha_War

1941: In the Southern Anhui incident, Chinese Nationalist troops attack the headquarters of the Communist New Fourth Army. The Nationalist assault results in thousands of casualties, obliterating the Communist force
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Fourth_Army_incident
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/112.htm

1942: Japanese take Brunei and first Japanese air raid on Ambon

1950: Great-Britain and Norway recognize Communist China

1951: During the Korean war, an estimated 200–1,300 South Korean communist sympathizers are slaughtered in what becomes the Ganghwa massacre
http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Ganghwa_massacre

1953: The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Socialist_Conference

1967: United States and South Vietnamese forces launch a major offensive in Mekong Delta called Operation Deckhouse Five
http://www.echo23marines6569.org/OperationDeckhouseV.html

1971: US Army drops charges of My Lai massacre cover-up
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/army-drops-charges-of-my-lai-cover-up

1975: Phuoc Binh falls to the North Vietnamese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/phuoc-binh-falls-to-the-north-vietnamese

1976: People’s Republic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor nuclear testing center

1995: A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack
http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/profiles/project_bojinka.htm

2002: In Singapore, thirteen Muslim Singaporean are arrested because they were ready to launch attacks against US citizens and interests in Singapore. Eight of them had been trained in Al-Qaida in Afghanistan
http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jan/12/news/mn-22157

2011: Vang Pao, the former general and leader of his Hmong ethnic group in Laos, dies in exile in the US, aged 81. He led a 15-year CIA-sponsored secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War and, when it was lost, led tens of thousands of his people into exile


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12133710
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12133736
http://www.english.rfi.fr/americas/20110107-hmong-leader-and-anti-communist-fighter-dies-exile

2016: North Korea claims successful ‘hydrogen bomb’ test, world reacts with condemnation and suspicion
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/analysis-breaking-north-korea-bomb-test-claim-160106182207672.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/06/asia/north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-test/index.html

 

 



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