Monthly Archives: mai 2019

On 30 May in Japan’s history

ON 30 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 30, 2019

1576: Death of Harada Naomasa, Japanese retainer and samurai
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Harada_Naomasa

1902: In Taiwan, end of the armed resistance to Japan when anti-Japanese leader Lim Siau-Niau (Lin Shao-mao) and his followers are killed near Kaohsiung
http://www.takaoclub.com/linshaomao/linshao4.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5198.html

1904: During the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese Army, under the command of general Hikato, capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria
https://dreamofacity.com/2015/01/14/dairen-%E5%A4%A7%E9%80%A3-or-japanese-dalian/

1934: Death of Japanese Admiral Togo Heihachiro, hero of the Russo-Japanese War, born on January 27, 1848
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/141.html

1969: Birth of Ryuhei Kitamura, Japanese filmmaker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryuhei_Kitamura

1969: Birth of Naomi Kawase, Japanese film director
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Kawase
http://www.kawasenaomi.com/kawase/en.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0442905/

1972: Birth of Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soichiro_Hoshi

1975: Death of Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, born on September 19, 1908
http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=172

1979: Birth of Kugimiya Rie, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kugimiya_Rie

1994: Japanese rightist fires near former Japanese prime minister Morihiro Hosokawa
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-05-31/news/1994151053_1_japan-hosokawa-tokyo
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/31/world/japanese-rightist-fires-near-ex-premier.html

2006: Death of Shohei Imamura, famous Japanese film-maker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shohei_Imamura

 

On 30 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 30 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 30, 2019

1010: Birth of Renzong, 4th emperor of the Chinese Song dynasty (1022-1063) who died on April 30, 1063
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Renzong_of_Song

1510: During the reign of the Zhengde Emperor, Ming Dynasty rebel leader Zhu Zhifan is defeated by commander Qiu Yue, ending the Prince of Anhua rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Anhua_rebellion

1902: In Taiwan, end of the armed resistance to Japan when anti-Japanese leader Lim Siau-Niau (Lin Shao-mao) and his followers are killed near Kaohsiung
http://www.takaoclub.com/linshaomao/linshao4.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5198.html

1904: During the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese Army, under the command of general Hikato, capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria
https://dreamofacity.com/2015/01/14/dairen-%E5%A4%A7%E9%80%A3-or-japanese-dalian/

1925: In China, protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty after the killing of a worker by a foreman in Shanghai. Eleven demonstrators are shot by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_30_Movement
https://chineseposters.net/themes/may-thirtieth-movement.php

1978: Sun Yun-suan becomes prime minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan), up to May 20, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

1987: Birth of Joyce Cheng, Hong Kong musician, writer, actress and performer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Cheng

1989: During the Tiananmen protests, the 33-foot high Goddess of Democracy statue is unveiled by art students
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goddess_of_Democracy
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-goddess-of-democracy/?_r=0

1989-05-30 Goddess of democracy

 

On 30 May in Asian history

ON 30 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 30, 2019

1010: Birth of Renzong, 4th emperor of the Chinese Song dynasty (1022-1063) who died on April 30, 1063
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Renzong_of_Song

1510: During the reign of the Zhengde Emperor, Ming dynasty rebel leader Zhu Zhifan is defeated by commander Qiu Yue, ending the Prince of Anhua rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Anhua_rebellion

1576: Death of Harada Naomasa, Japanese retainer and samurai
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Harada_Naomasa

1892: Birth of Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter who died on April 26, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Amorsolo
http://www.geringerart.com/bios/fernandocamorsolo.html
http://boverijuancarlospintores.blogspot.fr/2011/12/fernando-amorsolo.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=fernando+amorsolo&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_T2HU6HkEKyX0AXduIHIBg&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1242&bih=571
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1153/today-in-philippine-history-may-30-1892-fernando-amorsolo-was-born-in-paco-manila

Juan-Carlos Boveri

1902: In Taiwan, end of the armed resistance to Japan when anti-Japanese leader Lim Siau-Niau (Lin Shao-mao) and his followers are killed near Kaohsiung
http://www.takaoclub.com/linshaomao/linshao4.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5198.html

1904: During the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese Army, under the command of general Hikato, capture the City of Dairen (now Dalian) after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria
https://dreamofacity.com/2015/01/14/dairen-大連-or-japanese-dalian/

1925: In China, protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty after the killing of a worker by a foreman in Shanghai. Eleven demonstrators are shot by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_30_Movement
https://chineseposters.net/themes/may-thirtieth-movement.php

1934: Death of Japanese Admiral Togo Heihachiro, born on January 27, 1848
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/141.html

1941: Death of Thailand’s king Prajadhipok (Rama VII), born on November 8, 1893
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama7.html

1950: Birth of Paresh Rawal, Indian actor
http://www.koimoi.com/actor/paresh-rawal/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BgUiyJWEck

1951: Lieutenant Bernard de Lattre (son of the General) is killed at Ninh-Binh during the first night of the Day River assaults
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny

1959: Singapore has its first elections to elect 51 members to the new legislature, against 25 in the old 32-member Rendel Assembly
http://www.singapore-elections.com/general-election/1959/
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/bad3de1d-21ce-48de-99b6-6e717e47328e

1963: A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam’s National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_crisis

1965: Vietcong offensive against US base Danang begins

1966: 300 US planes bomb North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-aircraft-carry-out-new-raids

1969: Birth of Naomi Kawase, Japanese filmmaker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Kawase
http://www.kawasenaomi.com/kawase/en.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0442905/

1969: South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-never-to-agree-to-a-coalition-government

1970: Birth of Flora Chan, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Chan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkehT1ObYXA

1972: Birth of Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soichiro_Hoshi

1974: Birth of Shin Ha-kyun, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Ha-kyun

1975: Death of Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, born on September 19, 1908
http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=172

1978: Sun Yun-suan becomes prime minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan), up to May 20, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

1979: Birth of Kugimiya Rie, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kugimiya_Rie

1981: Murder of General Zia Rahman, president of Bangladesh since April 1977, in a military coup led by Major General Manzur
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/30/newsid_4401000/4401129.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Ziaur_Rahman
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5342.html

1987: Birth of Joyce Cheng, Hong Kong musician, writer, actress and performer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Cheng

1989: During the Tiananmen protests, the 33-foot high Goddess of Democracy statue is unveiled by art students
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goddess_of_Democracy
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-goddess-of-democracy/?_r=0

1989-05-30 Goddess of democracy

1990: Birth of Yoona, a member of Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Im_Yoona
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Yoona.php

1998: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000

1998: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt (Chagal 2)

2003: In Myanmars’s city of Depayin, Aung San Suu Kyi escapes an murder attempt by paramilitary groups under orders of the military junta. 70 of Suu Kyi supporters are killed
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs/GA2003-SRM-oral.htm
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs/HRDU2003-04/Photos%20of%20Depayin%20Massacre.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVfKL8UeTaA

2006: Death of Shohei Imamura, famous Japanese film-maker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shohei_Imamura

2007: In Thailand, the Constitutional Court decide the dissolution of the Thai Rak Thai (TRT) of former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra for ballot rigging during the last élections
 


2007: Death of Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet, born on October 20, 1027
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seshendra
http://hindu.com/2007/06/01/stories/2007060108350400.htm

2008: Myanmar’s government has formally adopted a new constitution
http://fr.scribd.com/doc/7694880/Myanmar-Constitution-2008-English-version

2012: Suu Kyi, Burma’s democracy leader, arrives in Thailand for her first trip abroad in more than two decades.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/9297758/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-in-first-foreign-trip-in-24-years.html

2013: Prominent Sri Lankan human rights campaigner and parliamentarian Jayalath Jayawardena has died aged 59 in hospital in Singapore
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22720636

2013: Death of Vina Mazumdar, Indian academic and activist, born on March 28; 1927
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/remembering-vina-mazumdar/article4765937.ece

2013: « I am responsible for what happened during the time of Democratic Kampuchea, » Nuon Chea told the United Nations-backed tribunal, referring to the name of the country during the period, when he was the party’s second-in-command
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/10089229/Khmer-Rouge-leader-accepts-responsibility-for-Cambodias-Killing-Fields.html

2013: Death of Rituparno Ghosh, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter, born on August 31, 1963
http://www.ndtv.com/kolkata-news/rituparno-ghoshs-death-leaves-kolkata-shocked-523828
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-22712973
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30-may-2013-rituparno-ghosh-indian-director-died

2016: The Philippine parliament proclaims Rodrigo Duterte the nation’s next president following his landslide election win this month, but he snubbed the high-profile event
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-parliament-proclaims-rodrigo-duterte-as-the-nations-next-president-in-his
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-president-robredo-vp/265143/

2017: Three India’s ruling BJP politicians charged over 1992 mosque demolition
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-bjp-narendra-modi-ayodhya-mosque-uttar-pradesh-hindu-muslim-destruction-charged-a7764026.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/babri-case-advani-joshi-bharti-charged-with-criminal-conspiracy/article18661463.ece?homepage=true

2018: Philippine Congress passes autonomy bill for volatile Muslim region
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-congress-passes-autonomy-bill-for-volatile-muslim-region
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/31/1820342/house-passes-bangsamoro-basic-law-227-11
https://www.rappler.com/nation/203707-house-of-representatives-approves-bangsamoro-basic-law

On 29 May in Asian history

ON 29 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 29, 2019

1425: Death of Chinese Emperor Hongxi (1424-1225), born on August 16, 1378
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongxi_Emperor

1592: In the Battle of Sacheon, Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet with the first use of Korean Turtle ship
http://burnpit.us/2013/05/battle-sacheon-korean-navy-using-turtle-ship-defeats-japanese
http://navy.memorieshop.com/Korea/index.html

1592-05-29 turtle ship first use

1658: The Battle of Samugarh is fought in a contest for the throne between the sons of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan following the emperor’s serious illness in September 1657
http://www.gktoday.in/battle-of-samugarh/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Samugarh

1861: The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong
http://www.chamber.org.hk/en/about/hkgcc_history.aspx

1895: After the signature of the Shimonoseki treaty, the Japanese start to occupy Taiwan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Taiwan_(1895)
http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Taiwan/sub5_1a/entry-3796.html

1937: Birth of Hibari Misora, Japanese singer who died on June 24, 1989
http://www.technogirls.org/enka/Hibari_Misora.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JPKop-dYJ8

1940: Birth of Farooq Leghari, eighth president of Pakiskan (1993-1997), who died on October 20, 2010
http://pakistanherald.com/Profile/Farooq-Leghari-589

1947: The Indian constitutional assembly, put (in the principe) an end at the dalit system
https://www.thoughtco.com/who-are-the-dalits-195320

1953: New Zealander Edmund Hillary and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Nargay are the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/29/newsid_2492000/2492683.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0529.html#article

1960: Sirimavo Bandaranaike is the first woman to become prime minister in Asia, up to July 1972
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/964914.stm

1972: In Taiwan, Chiang Ching-kuo is sworn in Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Ching-kuo

1972: Death of Prithviraj Kapoor, Indian actor, born on November 3, 1906
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/prithviraj-kapoor.html

1972: Japanese terrorists kill 26 at Tel Aviv airport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/29/newsid_2542000/2542263.stm

1973: Death of P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter, born on May 22, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Ramlee

1977: Death of Ba Maw, Burmese premier (1937-1939), born on February 8, 1893
 http://biography.yourdictionary.com/ba-maw

1981: Death of Soong Ching Ling, widow of Sun Yat-sen, the “Mother of China”
http://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/30/obituaries/soong-ching-ling-dies-in-peking-widow-of-sun-yat-sen-was-90.html
http://www.chinauncensored.com/index.php/kaleidoscope/384-why-song-qingling-not-buried-with-her-known-husband-ready-for-check
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5307.html

Soong Ching Ling

1983: Birth of Rama Claproth, Indonesian blues guitarist
 http://www.last.fm/music/Rama+Satria+&+The+Electric+Mojos/+wiki

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

1986: Birth of Valy Hedjasi, Afghan singer
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valy_Hedjasi

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv2zFcXgqbE

1987: Death of Charan Singh, 5th PM of India (1979-1980), born on December 23, 1902
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/30/obituaries/charan-singh-dies-at-age-85-india-s-fifth-prime-minister.html
http://www.webindia123.com/government/primeminister/charansingh.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/29-may-1987-charan-singh-5th-pm-of-india-died

1988: Muhammad Khan Junero, Pakistani premier since December 1985, is dismissed
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A077

1989: Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty and bring it on Tian’anmen square facing Mao portrait (unvailed on May 30)
https://globalvoices.org/2019/05/24/30-years-after-the-tiananmen-massacre-the-troubled-history-of-the-goddess-of-democracy/

1989-05-29 Statue liberté

1990: Death of Tun Hussein Onn, third Prime Minister of Malaysia from January 1976 to July 1981, born on February 12, 1922
http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/echoes_of_the_past/tun_hussein_onn_1976_81_father_of_unity.html

1991: After Sonia Gandhi refusal to be PM, Narasimha Rao becomes India’s Congress Party President
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4974.html

1997: General elections in Indonesia. The pro-Suharto Golkar wins 74,3 percent of the votes, the Islamic  PPP 22,7 percent, and the Democratic Party of Indonesia (which has expelled Megawati Sukarnoputri) only 3 percent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_legislative_election,_1997
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEUQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvic.ca%2Fresearch%2Fcentres%2Fcapi%2Fassets%2Fdocs%2FSchiller_Indonesian_Elections.pdf&ei=01xnVZqQEMHjUcefgPgL&usg=AFQjCNEWA77TxNUX_IAfHpnzqg6TQoGJPg&sig2=_neW-ti3F91D7-Dt-OX3MQ

2006: China and India sign a military cooperation treaty, the first treaty of this kind between the two country since the 1962 war

2008: Historic China-Taiwan summit held
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7422965.stm

2009: Tens of thousands of mourners have lined the streets of the South Korean capital for the state funeral of Roh Moo-hyun, the country’s former president, who committed suicide last weekend while being investigated for corruption
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8073100.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/05/200952463055663908.html

2011: Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, warns that the NATO forces fighting in his country risk becoming an “occupying force” if they do not stop air strikes on Afghan civilian homes as they hunt armed fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/201153165616561911.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/01/world/asia/01afghanistan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2011: In Pakistan, the Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) declares former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a Proclaimed Offender (PO) in the Benazir assassination case. The court had issued arrest warrants of Musharraf in the case
https://www.dawn.com/news/632843

2012: Death of Japan film director Kaneto Shindo at 100
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/may/30/kaneto-shindo?newsfeed=true
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9301022/Kaneto-Shindo.html

2013: A US drone strike has killed the number two of the Pakistani Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, in North Waziristan region
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/201352955158237275.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22698363

2015 : The commander of the Thai Army charges former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with lese majeste for allegedly defaming the monarchy in a recent interview with a foreign news agency
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3098918/Thailand-revokes-ex-PM-Thaksins-passports-security-concerns.html

2015 : US surveillance shows China positioning weapons on one of the artificial islands China is creating in the South China Sea, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/us-says-china-had-artillery-vehicles-on-artificial-island-in-south-china-sea
ttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11638044/US-surveillance-shows-China-positioning-weapons-on-contested-island.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 29 May in Asian history

1592-05-29 turtle ship first use

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 29 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 29, 2019

1592: In the Battle of Sacheon, Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet with the first use of Korean Turtle ship
http://burnpit.us/2013/05/battle-sacheon-korean-navy-using-turtle-ship-defeats-japanese
http://navy.memorieshop.com/Korea/index.html

1592-05-29 turtle ship first use

1658: The Battle of Samugarh is fought in a contest for the throne between the sons of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan following the emperor’s serious illness in September 1657
http://www.gktoday.in/battle-of-samugarh/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Samugarh

1895: After the signature of the Shimonoseki treaty, the Japanese start to occupy Taiwan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Taiwan_(1895)
http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Taiwan/sub5_1a/entry-3796.html

1972: Japanese terrorists kill 26 at Tel Aviv airport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/29/newsid_2542000/2542263.stm

2006: China and India sign a military cooperation treaty, the first treaty of this kind between the two country since the 1962 war

2008: Historic China-Taiwan summit held
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7422965.stm

2011: Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, warns that the NATO forces fighting in his country risk becoming an “occupying force” if they do not stop air strikes on Afghan civilian homes as they hunt armed fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/201153165616561911.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/01/world/asia/01afghanistan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2013: A US drone strike has killed the number two of the Pakistani Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, in North Waziristan region
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/201352955158237275.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22698363

2015 : US surveillance shows China positioning weapons on one of the artificial islands China is creating in the South China Sea, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/us-says-china-had-artillery-vehicles-on-artificial-island-in-south-china-sea
ttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11638044/US-surveillance-shows-China-positioning-weapons-on-contested-island.html

On 29 May in South Asian history

ON 29 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 29, 2019

1658: The Battle of Samugarh is fought in a contest for the throne between the sons of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan following the emperor’s serious illness in September 1657
http://www.gktoday.in/battle-of-samugarh/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Samugarh

1940: Birth of Farooq Leghari, eighth president of Pakiskan (1993-1997), who died on October 20, 2010
http://pakistanherald.com/Profile/Farooq-Leghari-589

1947: The Indian constitutional assembly, put (in the principe) an end at the dalit system
https://www.thoughtco.com/who-are-the-dalits-195320

1953: New Zealander Edmund Hillary and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Nargay are the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/29/newsid_2492000/2492683.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0529.html#article

1960: Sirimavo Bandaranaike is the first woman to become prime minister in Asia, up to July 1972
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/964914.stm

1972: Death of Prithviraj Kapoor, Indian actor, born on November 3, 1906
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/prithviraj-kapoor.html

https://youtu.be/yLt7S4uvYjg

1986: Birth of Valy Hedjasi, Afghan singer
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valy_Hedjasi

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv2zFcXgqbE

1987: Death of Charan Singh, 5th PM of India (1979-1980), born on December 23, 1902
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/30/obituaries/charan-singh-dies-at-age-85-india-s-fifth-prime-minister.html
http://www.webindia123.com/government/primeminister/charansingh.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/29-may-1987-charan-singh-5th-pm-of-india-died

1988: Muhammad Khan Junero, Pakistani premier since December 1985, is dismissed
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A077

1991: After Sonia Gandhi refusal to be PM, Narasimha -Rao becomes India’s Congress Party President
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4974.html

2006: China and India sign a military cooperation treaty, the first treaty of this kind between the two country since the 1962 war

2011: Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, warns that the NATO forces fighting in his country risk becoming an “occupying force” if they do not stop air strikes on Afghan civilian homes as they hunt armed fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/201153165616561911.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/01/world/asia/01afghanistan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2011: In Pakistan, the Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) declares former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a Proclaimed Offender (PO) in the Benazir assassination case. The court had issued arrest warrants of Musharraf in the case
https://www.dawn.com/news/632843

2013: A US drone strike has killed the number two of the Pakistani Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, in North Waziristan region
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/201352955158237275.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22698363

On 29 May in Southeast Asian history

ON 29 MAY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 29, 2019

1973: Death of P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter, born on May 22, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Ramlee

1977: Death of Ba Maw, Burmese premier (1937-1939), born on February 8, 1893
 http://biography.yourdictionary.com/ba-maw

1983: Birth of Rama Claproth, Indonesian blues guitarist
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Rama-Claproth
http://www.last.fm/music/Rama+Satria+&+The+Electric+Mojos/+wiki

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

1990: Death of Tun Hussein Onn, third Prime Minister of Malaysia from January 1976 to July 1981, born on February 12, 1922
http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/echoes_of_the_past/tun_hussein_onn_1976_81_father_of_unity.html

1997: General elections in Indonesia. The pro-Suharto Golkar wins 74,3 percent of the votes, the Islamic  PPP 22,7 percent, and the Democratic Party of Indonesia (which has expelled Megawati Sukarnoputri) only 3 percent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_legislative_election,_1997
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEUQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvic.ca%2Fresearch%2Fcentres%2Fcapi%2Fassets%2Fdocs%2FSchiller_Indonesian_Elections.pdf&ei=01xnVZqQEMHjUcefgPgL&usg=AFQjCNEWA77TxNUX_IAfHpnzqg6TQoGJPg&sig2=_neW-ti3F91D7-Dt-OX3MQ

2015 : The commander of the Thai Army charges former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with lese majeste for allegedly defaming the monarchy in a recent interview with a foreign news agency
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3098918/Thailand-revokes-ex-PM-Thaksins-passports-security-concerns.html

2015 : US surveillance shows China positioning weapons on one of the artificial islands China is creating in the South China Sea, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/us-says-china-had-artillery-vehicles-on-artificial-island-in-south-china-sea
ttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11638044/US-surveillance-shows-China-positioning-weapons-on-contested-island.html

On 29 May in Japan’s history

ON 29 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 29, 2019

1592: In the Battle of Sacheon, Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet with the first use of Korean Turtle ship
http://burnpit.us/2013/05/battle-sacheon-korean-navy-using-turtle-ship-defeats-japanese
http://navy.memorieshop.com/Korea/index.html

1592-05-29 turtle ship first use

1895: After the signature of the Shimonoseki treaty, the Japanese start to occupy Taiwan
http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Taiwan/sub5_1a/entry-3796.html

1937: Birth of Hibari Misora, Japanese singer who died on June 24, 1989
http://www.technogirls.org/enka/Hibari_Misora.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JPKop-dYJ8

1972: Japanese terrorists kill 26 at Tel Aviv airport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/29/newsid_2542000/2542263.stm

1976: Birth of Yusuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Yusuke_Iseya

2012: Death of Japan film director Kaneto Shindo at 100
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/may/30/kaneto-shindo?newsfeed=true
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9301022/Kaneto-Shindo.html

On 29 May in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 29 MAY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on May 29, 2019

1425: Death of Chinese Emperor Hongxi (1424-1225), born on August 16, 1378
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongxi_Emperor

1861: The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong
http://www.chamber.org.hk/en/about/hkgcc_history.aspx

1895: After the signature of the Shimonoseki treaty, the Japanese start to occupy Taiwan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Taiwan_(1895)
http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Taiwan/sub5_1a/entry-3796.html

1972: In Taiwan, Chiang Ching-kuo is sworn in Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Ching-kuo

1981: Death of Soong Ching Ling, widow of Sun Yat-sen, the “Mother of China”
http://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/30/obituaries/soong-ching-ling-dies-in-peking-widow-of-sun-yat-sen-was-90.html
http://www.chinauncensored.com/index.php/kaleidoscope/384-why-song-qingling-not-buried-with-her-known-husband-ready-for-check
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5307.htm

Soong Ching Ling

1989: Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty and bring it on Tian’anmen square facing Mao portrait
https://globalvoices.org/2019/05/24/30-years-after-the-tiananmen-massacre-the-troubled-history-of-the-goddess-of-democracy/

1989-05-29 Statue liberté

2006: China and India sign a military cooperation treaty, the first treaty of this kind between the two country since the 1962 war

2008: Historic China-Taiwan summit held
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7422965.stm

On 28 May in Asian history

 

ON 28 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 28, 2019

621: In the Battle of Hulao, Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gao Zu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hulao

1140: Birth of Xin Qiji, Chinese poet who died in 1207
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xin_Qiji
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5472.html

1556: Death of Saito Dosan, Japanese daimo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sait%C5%8D_D%C5%8Dsan

1619: Jan Pieterszoon Coen arrives at Jayakerta and burns down the original town, leaving only the Dutch post of Batavia remaining to become VOC headquarter
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/jan-pieterszoon-coen

1750: Death of Sakuramachi, 115th emperor of Japan (1735-1747), born on February 8, 1720
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sakuramachi_of_Japan

1763: Death of Diego Silang y Andaya, Filipino revolutionary leader, born on December 16, 1730
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Silang
http://kimatpower.blogspot.fr/2006/12/remembering-diego-silang.html

1828: Death of Daikokuya Kadayu, Japanese castaway, born in 1751
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daikokuya_K%C5%8Dday%C5%AB

1858: Aigun treaty between China and Russia setting the border between China and Russian Far East, but never accepted by Xianfeng Emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Aigun
https://www.prlib.ru/en/history/619270
https://carnegie.ru/commentary/60357

1858-05-28 Treaty of Aigun

1878: Birth of Paul Pelliot, French sinologist who died on October 26, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Pelliot

1883: Birth of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer, who died on February 26, 1966
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/vds.htm

1887: Birth of Liu Yazi,Chinese poet and activist, who died on June 21, 1958
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Yazi
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4615.html

1898 : Battle of Alapan between the Filipino revolutionaries and the Spanish naval infantry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alapan
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1746/today-in-philippine-history-may-28-1898-the-battle-of-alapan-was-fought-between-the-filipino-revolutionaries-and-the-spanish-naval-infantry

1900: In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work

1905: End of the Battle of Tsushima resulting in the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by the Imperial Japanese Fleet led by Admiral Togo Heidhachiro
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/navalbattles1900today/p/tsushima.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uc3IrJwG7o

1912: Birth of Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician who died on October 17, 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Johannes

1923: Birth of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor and politician, who died on January 18, 1996
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/n-t-rama-rao.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004417/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/28-may-1923-n.t.-rama-rao-10th-cm-of-andhra-pradesh-was-born

1946: Manuel Roxas y Acuna, becomes the first president of the Third Republic of the Philippines until April 15, 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Roxas
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1656/today-in-philippine-history-may-28-1946-manuel-roxas-was-inducted-into-office-as-president

1946: Birth of Satchidanandan, Indian poet
https://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/ksatchidanandan.html
https://rochfordstreetreview.com/2017/12/21/featured-writer-k-satchidanandan-biographical-note/

1953: Death of Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer, born on December 28, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hori_Tatsuo

1956: France cedes back its territories in India. The “treaty of transfer” was signed in Delhi, 8 years after the transfer “de facto”
http://mea.gov.in/bilateral-documents.htm?dtl/5302/Treaty+establishing+De+Jure+Cession+of+French+Establishments+in+India

1964: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian premier (1947-1964)  is cremated in New Delhi
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5010.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9IpAxlrWQI

1965: France recalls its representatives at the SEATO

1966: At a conference in Bangkok, the Malaysian and Indonesian governments declare that the conflict called Konfrontasi is over
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/konfrontasi.htm

1975: Birth of Charmaine Sheh, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charmaine_Sheh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uaFcL7Ri_c&feature=related

1976: Death of Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter, born on December 29, 1914
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Abedin,_Zainul
http://www.google.fr/search?q=zainul+abedin&nord=1&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=mcmEU63mMcqw0QW4voCYCQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1242&bih=571&dpr=1

1978: Birth of Rufa Mae Quinto, Filipino actress and comedienne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufa_Mae_Quinto


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDOvJt06EC8

1982: Birth of Desiree del Valle, Filipino actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiree_del_Valle
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Desiree+del+Valle&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1017&bih=501&tbm=isch&prmd=ivnsfdl&source=lnms&ei=-hTgTajZOIyu8QOc-oSlCg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCsQ_AUoAQ

1988: Birth of Meisa Kuroki, Japanese actress, model, and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meisa_Kuroki

1990: Afghanistan communist president Najibullah says he supports multiparty system and proposes free elections

1993: End of the first free parliamentary elections in Cambodia under United Nations control. Number of seats : 58 Funcipec,  51 Prachéachon (Cambodian People’s Party), 10 Buddhist Liberal Democratic Party, 1 Molinaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Cambodia#Past_elections

1996: In India, Despite the BJP victory in the parliamentary election, Vajpayee don’t get a majority in the lower chamber and resigns

1998: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/28/newsid_2495000/2495045.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youm-e-Takbir
http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Pakistan/PakTests.html
https://www.ctbto.org/specials/testing-times/28-may-1998-pakistan-nuclear-tests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcvROQRb4ic

1999: Death of B. Vittalacharya, Indian director and producer, born on January 18, 1920
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/b._vittalacharya-profile-5797-14.htm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009775/

2001: In Indonesia, the public prosecutor says that he has no proof on graft accusations against president Wahid

2007: In Japan, Agriculture minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka, implicated in a corruption case, commits suicide . Born on February 25, 1945
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/may/28/japan
http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/abedaijin/060926/08matsuoka_e.html

2008: Nepal’s new Constituent Assembly abolishes the 240-year-old monarchy and declared the country a “secular, federal democratic republic.”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7424302.stm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/apr/23/nepal

2012: In a clear manifestation of deepening political crisis in Nepal, the Constituent Assembly (CA) is dissolved at midnight, and without a new constitution being promulgated.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18232606
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/201252754736342175.html

2013: Death of Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter, born on July 7, 1924
http://www.altfg.com/blog/movie/eddie-romero-filipino-director/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Romero

2014: Death of Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak, born on April 19, 1928
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/sultan-azlan-shah-of-perak-dies-aged-86
http://phangstraighttalk.blogspot.fr/2014/05/sultan-azlan-shah-of-perak-dies.html

2015: Six prominent Thai ‘yellow shirt’ anti-government protest leaders are sentenced to two years in jail for storming the prime minister’s office during a 2008 rally – and then released on bail to allow for appeals
http://asiancorrespondent.com/133205/thai-court-jails-6-yellow-shirt-leaders-over-2008-protests/

2015 : Yaduveer Wadiyar, a 23-year-old economics graduate from the University of Massachusetts is crowned the new maharaja of Mysore, titular head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty in southern India.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-32911649

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Flag Day

Nepal: Republic Day

Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir