On 19 August in Asian history

1945-08-19 Vietmin prend Hanoi

ON 19 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 19, 2019

1600: Ahmednagar kingdom is captured by Akbar
https://ncertnotess.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/akbar-conquers-ahmadnagar/

1816: Dutch return to Batavia. Cornelis Elout continues Raffles’ reform policies

1878: Birth of Manuel Quezon, President of the Philippines (1935-1944), who died on August 1, 1944
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1265/today-in-philippine-history-august-19-1878-manuel-quezon-was-born-in-baler-aurora
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675078025_Manuel-L-Quezon_General-Emilio-Aguinaldo_decorated-floats_establishment-of-commonwealth

1902: Birth of J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist, who died on December 27, 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._B._L._Reyes

1907: Birth of Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian, author, and scholar who died on May 19, 1979
http://www.varanasi.org.in/dr-hajari-prasad-dwivedi

Hazari Prasad Dwivedi

1914: Birth of Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer who died on October 15, 1955
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumio_Hayasaka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fel93RxdDBw

1918: Birth of Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India from 1992 to 1997
http://www.whereincity.com/india/great-indians/presidents/shankar-dayal.php

1919: By the treaty of Rawalpindi, signed on August 8, Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom
https://anydayguide.com/calendar/2364
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Afghan_Treaty_of_1919

1935: Birth of Zahir Raihan, Bangladeshi author and director who died on December 30, 1972
http://www.india-forums.com/celebrity/2065/zahir-raihan/biography/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2513556/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Has1I7Ymm70

1944: Last Japanese troops are driven out of India

1944: Birth of Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._Wang

1945: In Vietnam, Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi
https://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2015/08/national-day-flashback-vietnams-famous-spots-then-and-now/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Revolution

1945-08-19 Vietmin prend Hanoi

1950: Birth of Sudha Murthy, Indian social worker and writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudha_Murthy

1957: Birth of  Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/291

1963: Birth of Yip Sai Wing, Hong Kong musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yip_Sai_Wing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb34tvZubAo

1965: Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa

1969: In a protest note, China mention 429 incidents with Soviet Union in the last two months

1970: Cambodia and US sign military aid pact

1970: The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted ‘White’ status

1972: Birth of Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammi_Cheng

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

1972: Birth of Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihiro_Yonekura
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=13506

1993: Death of Utpal Dutt, Indian actor, born on March 29, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utpal_Dutt
http://stationhollywood.blogspot.com/2008/03/utpal-dutt-majestic-actor-of-bollywood.html

1994: After the August 16 large victory of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Chandrika Kumaratunga is elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3239821.stm

1996: Resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Niger after July 30, 1992 suspension

2007: At a very large majority, Thai people approve the new constitution proposed by the military junta, opening the way for elections and a civilian government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Constitution_of_Thailand
http://www.asianlii.org/th/legis/const/2007/

2011: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets with President Thein Sein in the highest-level talks yet between the democracy icon and the leaders of a nominally civilian government made up of retired military men elected in March
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14585995

2012: Anti-Japanese protests spread across China over the weekend, and the landing of Japanese activists on a disputed island on Sunday sharply intensified tensions between the two countries
http://www.euronews.com/2012/08/19/japan-china-tension-over-islands/

2014: Death of Adyar K. Lakshman, Indian dancer and choreographer, born on December 16, 1933
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/The-life-and-times-of-the-legendary-Adyar-Lakshman/2013/05/25/article1604434.ece

2014: Death of Odessa Sathyan, Indian director and producer, born on October 10, 1957
http://www.madhyamam.com/en/node/26210
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa_Sathyan

 

Holidays and observances

Afghanistan: Afghan Independence Day



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