On 15 December in Asian history

ON 15 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 15, 2018

933: Death of Li Siyuan, Emperor Mingzong of Later Tang, born on October 10, 867
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Li_Siyuan

1161: Military officers conspire against Emperor Hailingwang of the Jin Dynasty and assassinate the emperor in a military camp near the Yangtze River front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hailing_of_Jin

1256: Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Hulagu_Khan

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1660: In the Philippines, Andres Malong’s rebels plunder Bagnotan
http://pinoyfolktales.blogspot.fr/2013/01/filipino-martyr-andres-malong.html
http://philippines-islands-lemuria.blogspot.fr/2011/12/15-december.html


1875: Birth of Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet, who died on April 16, 1899
http://www.etravelpilipinas.com/about_philippines/emilio_jacinto.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/823/today-in-philippine-history-december-15-1875-emilio-jacinto-was-born-in-trozo-tondo-manila

1892 : Birth of Hakira Muto, Japanese Army commander, hanged on December 23, 1948 after Tokyo Trial
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46161733

Akira Muto

1908: Birth of Shankaran Kutty; known as Swami Ranganathananda, Hindu monk who took part in Indian politics and died on 25 April 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Ranganathananda

1914: Gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyushu, Japan, 687 killed. This accident is the worst coal mine disaster in Japanese history

1918: Birth of Chihiro Iwasaki, Japanese painter and illustrator, who died on August 8, 1974
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihiro_Iwasaki
https://www.google.fr/search?q=chihiro+iwasaki&biw=1255&bih=550&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigmMWXv_PQAhXKnBoKHWStBNwQ_AUIBigB&dpr=1.53

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

1931: Lin Sen becomes president of the Republic of China, up to his death on August 1, 1943
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Sen

1933: Birth of Bapu (Sattirayu Lakshmi Narayana), Indian cartoonist, designer and film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bapu_(artist)

1941: USS Swordfish SS-193 becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship

1941: In Malaya, all left-wing political prisoners are released by the governmen to fight the Japanese

1942: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mount_Austen,_the_Galloping_Horse,_and_the_Sea_Horse

1944: US troops lands on Mindoro island (Philippines)

1945: General Douglas MacArthur, commander of the occupation forces, orders that Shinto be abolished as state religion of Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-orders-end-of-shinto-as-japanese-state-religion

1950: Death of Sardal Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founders of the Republic, first Indian vice-prime minister, born on October 31, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardar_Vallabhbhai_Patel
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15th-december-1950-vallabhbhai-patel-indian-nationalist-leader-passed-away

Patel

1955: Park Hon-yong, the leader of South Korea Communist Party, victim of a purge by Kim Il-sung, is sentenced to death
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pak_Hon-yong

1957: Birth of Yuichi Nagashima, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=68750

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjHeXIFs6g

1958: Birth of Carlo J. Caparas, Filipino director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_J._Caparas
http://mobile.ztopics.com/Carlo%20J.%20Caparas/

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1960: King Mahendra of Nepal suspends the country’s constitution, dissolves parliament, dismisses the cabinet, and imposes direct rule
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/king-mahendra

1962: The Chinese Communist Party of China launches an attack against Nikita Khrouchtchev, accused to be a defeatist and suggests a world communist conference

1965: A typhoon causes around 10,000 deads in Karachi (Pakistan)

1965: U.S. bombers strike industrial targets in North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-bombers-strike-industrial-targets-in-north-vietnam

1969: Nixon announces additional U.S. troop withdrawals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-additional-u-s-troop-withdrawals

1971: Offensive of Communist rebellion Pathet Lao in Laos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathet_Lao

1973: Birth of Ryoo Seun-wan, South Korean actor and film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0753423/
http://www.nicebook.net/menu2_2.htm?idx=53133

1978: In a joint communiqué, Washington and Beijing announce the establishment of diplomatic relations starting on 1st January 1979
https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.fr/&httpsredir=1&article=1950&context=jil
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-announces-that-it-will-recognize-communist-china
https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ait-taiwan/171414/ait-pages/prc_e.pdf

1986: 150 killed during race riots in Karachi

1986: Birth of Xiah, South Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiah
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Xiah_Junsu

1986: Opening of the the Vth congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, launching the Doi Moi policy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doi_Moi

1995: The Treaty of Bangkok is signed allowing the transformation of Southeast Asia into a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
http://www.nti.org/treaties-and-regimes/southeast-asian-nuclear-weapon-free-zone-seanwfz-treaty-bangkok-treaty/
http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/bangkok/text

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2006: South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon is sworn in as the new General Secretary of the United Nations. He is the first Asian to get this position since 35 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/6180573.stm

2006: The Japanese government votes a law imposing the teaching of patriotism in schools, a taboo topic since 1945, and creates a Defense Ministry

2007: Death of Ace Vergel, Filipino actor, from cardiac attack. He was born in January 1952
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/72975/showbiz/actor-ace-vergel-dies-of-heart-attack-at-age-55

2007: Pakistani President Musharraf lifts Pakistan’s state of emergency and restores the constitution

2008: Thailand’s opposition leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has been confirmed as the country’s new prime minister after winning a special vote in parliament beating ex-police chief Pracha Promnok by 235 votes to 198
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7782950.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7780309.stm

2008: Taiwan and China establish direct daily flights and other transport links for the first time since 1949. The new connections underline how ties between the two political rivals have improved under Ma Ying-jeou, the island’s pro-China president, who took office in May
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/news/15iht-15TAIWAN.18675854.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11757.html

2009: Japan’s prime minister delays until next year a decision on the controversial relocation of a US military base on the southern island of Okinawa. The dispute over the future of the Futenma air base has strained ties between the two allies
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912154113733804.html

2014: Hong Kong’s leader declared an end to 78 days of mass protests by pro-democracy demonstrators after police today cleared the last major camp and arrested 20 peaceful  protesters
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1662891/hong-kong-police-set-dismantle-occupys-last-remaining-pro-democracy
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/dec/15/hong-kong-pro-democracy-protesters-video

2014: Banri Kaieda, who led the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) to its third consecutive thrashing at the polls, was among the casualties on a dreary night for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s main opponents.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/12/16/2003606845

2016 : Japan and Russia agree at a leaders’ summit to revive security talks and start discussing economic cooperation on disputed islands
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2054925/japans-shinzo-abe-and-russias-vladimir-putin-discuss-disputed

 



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