On 19 May in Asian history

ON 19 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 19, 2019

639: Ashina Jiesheshuai, a Turkish general of the Tang dynasty, and his tribesmen fail to kill Emperor Tai zong at summer Jiucheng Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashina_Jiesheshuai

Kursad ou Jiesheshuai

1526: Death of Go-Kashiwabara, 104th Japanese emperor (1500-1526), born on November 19, 1464
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kashiwabara_of_Japan

1542: As its king Minkhaung surrenders, the Prome Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in present-day Burma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prome_Kingdom
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minkhaung_of_Prome

1865: Death of Sengge Rinchen, Mongol Qing Dynasty field marshal, born in 1811
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sengge_Rinchen

1883: French Commandant Rivière is killed in the battle of Paper Bridge against the Chinese Black Flags in Tonkin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Paper_Bridge
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2013/12/battle-of-paper-bridge-1883-frances-ill.html
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=ESD18830802.2.15
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Rivi%C3%A8re_(naval_officer)

1889: Birth of Tản Đà, Vietnamese poet and author who died on June 7, 1939
http://www.vietnamlit.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tan_Da

1890: Birth of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese communist leader and first président of North Vietnam who died on 2nd September 1969

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ho-chi-minh-46.php

1898: Filipino nationalist Emilio Aguinaldo Returns from exile in Hongkong
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/emilioaguinaldoreturns.htm

1904: Death of Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist, born in March 1839
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamsetji_Tata

1908: Birth of Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist who died on December 3, 1956
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/manik-bandopadhyay-biography.html
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1199103.Manik_Bandopadhyay

1910: Birth of Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, executed on November 15, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathuram_Godse

1913: The California Alien Land Law, or Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill, passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Alien_Land_Law_of_1913
http://www.intimeandplace.org/Japanese%20Internment/reading/constitution/alienlandlaw.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDUQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fscholarship.law.berkeley.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D3652%26context%3Dcalifornialawreview&ei=2QNaVenJJIGyUt_igOAI&usg=AFQjCNF64fKMR47zAMNjqpeUe2-p3m-R8A&sig2=fdPs_9bYEn20cjpRD72Obg

1921: Birth of Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese American human rights activist
http://www.learntoquestion.com/seevak/groups/2004/sites/kochiyama/main.html

1925: Birth of Pol Pot, leader of the Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, who died on April 1998
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/78988.stm
http://www.history.com/topics/pol-pot

1926: Birth of Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Kriyananda

1929: General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Yuxiang

1934: Birth of Ruskin Bond, Indian author
http://www.iloveindia.com/literature/english/authors/ruskin-bond.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/19-may-1934-ruskin-bond-indian-author-was-born

1938: Birth of Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader who died on February 22,  1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mois%C3%A9s_da_Costa_Amaral

1938: Birth of Girish Karnad, Indian actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girish_Karnad
http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc79.html
http://spicyonion.com/actor/girish-karnad-biography/

1941: Viet Minh, a communist coalition is formed at Cao Bằng Province, Vietnam
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/Asian_History_Terms_U_to_Z/g/Who-Were-the-Viet-Minh.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Minh

1949: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek imposes Martial Law on Taiwan


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_in_Taiwan
https://outreachfortaiwan.org/2015/02/12/taiwan-martial-law/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6294902.stm

1951: US begins counter offensive in Korea

1954: Signature of an mutual assistance treaty between USA and Pakistan

1959: The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_559

1961: At Silchar Railway Station, Assam (India), 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_Language_Movement

1964: In Laos, US Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Station#Yankee_Team_beginnings

1964: Birth of Murali, Indian actor who died on September 8, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murali_(Tamil_actor)

1964: Birth of Lawrence Ng, Hong Kong actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Ng

1967: US bomb Hanoi

1972: South Vietnamese fight to open road to An Loc
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-fight-to-open-road-to-an-loc

1975: Birth of  Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanobu_Ando
http://asianmediawiki.com/index.php?title=Masanobu_Ando

1981: Birth of Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bong_Tae-gyu
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Bong_Tae-gyu.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP9pD4ebSEM

1989: A 4:50 am, Chinese communist Party General secretary Zhao Ziyang goes Tian’anmen Square to implore the students to leave


http://www.standoffattiananmen.com/2015/05/pictures-of-1989-zhao-ziyangs-farewell.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/may/14/zhao-ziyang-china-tiananmen-memoirs

1989: Han Dongfang, a railway worker, becomes the spokesman for China’s first autonomous workers’ union, set up in the Tiananmen square
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Han_Dongfang
https://www.hrw.org/legacy/campaigns/china/scholars/t15/handongfang.htm

1998: Death of Sosuke Uno, 75th prime minister of Japan from June to August 1989 and obliged to resign after a sex scandal, born on 27 August 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dsuke_Uno

2000: China signs an agreement with Europe Union for its entry in WTO
http://www.ictsd.org/bridges-news/bridges/news/eu-and-china-reach-wto-accession-agreement

2000-05-19 Accord UE pour OMC

2001: In the Philippines, election in the senate. On the 13 seats, the People Power Coalition supporting President Arroyo wins 8 seats vs 4 for former president Estrada supporters (including his wife) and an independent

2002: East-Timor independence ceremony, effective on 20 May, 0 :am with UN general secretary Kofy Annan, Bill Clinton and Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1996673.stm

2002: A new Vietnamese National Assembly is elected. All the candidates have been selected by the Communist Party of Vietnam
http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/05/19/vietnam.electionupdate/

2008: In Malaysia, Former Premier Mahathir quits UMNO

2008: Death of Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, born on January 7, 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Tendulkar

2010: The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Front_for_Democracy_Against_Dictatorship

2012: China dissident Chen Guangcheng arrives in the US
h ttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/05/201252035212808683.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18135039

2013: Death of Bella Flores, Filipino actress, born on February 27, 1929
https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/29538-bella-flores-dies-at-84
https://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/05/19/13/bella-flores-dies-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpTf05PKJUI

2016: Two Chinese jet fighters intercept an American reconnaissance aircraft flying over the South China Sea in what U.S. defense officials characterized as a potentially unsafe maneuver
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1947204/beijing-and-washington-offer-differing-versions-spy

2017: Chinese fighter jets intercept US ‘sniffer’ plane over disputed territory
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-fighter-jets-intercept-us-sniffer-plane-over-disputed-territory/a-38897597
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2095015/us-criticises-chinese-military-intercept-nuclear

2018: Japanese Director Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Shoplifters” wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180520/p2g/00m/0et/006000c


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