On 24 December in Asian history

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Updated on December 24, 2018

502: Chinese emperor Xiao Yan names Xiao Tong his heir designate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wu_of_Liang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_Tong

759: Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu departs for Chengdu, where he is hosted by fellow poet Pei Di
http://totallyhistory.com/du-fu/
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/at/dufu/df01.html

Du Fu

1813: Death of Japanese Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1762-1771)
http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Go-Sakuramachi

1858: Birth of Yukio Ozaki, Japanese liberal politician, who died on October 6, 1954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Ozaki

1867: Birth of Kantaro Suzuki who was a Japanese Admiral and short time Prime Minister in 1945, died on April 17, 1948
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=292

1889: Yamagata Aritomo becomes third Prime Minister of Meiji era, up to May 1891 http://www.jref.com/glossary/yamagata_aritomo.shtml

1900: During the Boxer Rebellion, foreign powers present the Chinese Empress with their list of ‘irrevocable conditions’ before their nations will withdraw troops from China
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/boxer_rebellion.htm

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1917: Birth of Kim Jong-suk, wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, “The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution” who died on September 22, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-suk
http://juchegirl.blogspot.com/2005/09/i-3-korean-war-hero-kim-jong-suk.html

1919: Birth of Qateel Shifai, Pakistani urdu poet who died on July 11, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qateel_Shifai

1924: Birth of Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer who died on July 31, 1980
http://www.mohdrafi.com/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24th-december-1924-mohammed-rafi-legendary-playback-singer-was-born


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

1930: Sukarno is sentenced to four years in prison by Indonesian authorities in Bandung, Dutch East Indies
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/sukarno
https://books.google.fr/books?id=MWmABAAAQBAJ&pg=PA183&lpg=PA183&dq=Sukarno+sentenced+to+four+years+in+prison&source=bl&ots=FEGF1cbN-t&sig=Y1izDcmP-8iXhvwadq8JaPzwsXU&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0u8ir0O_JAhUHOBoKHfOMBegQ6AEIKzAC#v=onepage&q=Sukarno%20sentenced%20to%20four%20years%20in%20prison&f=false

1930-12-24 Sukarno condamné

1933: Birth of On Kawara, Japanese painter who died on July 10, 2014
https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/kawara
http://www.artbouillon.com/2014/07/on-and-on-kawara.html

On Kawara tableau

1937: During the Japanese invasion of China, the Nippon troops enter Hangzhou

1941: Kuching, capital of Sarawak (Northern Borneo), is conquered by the Japanese forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuching#History

1941: Following the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, President Quezon transfers the seat of the Commonwealth Government to Corregidor island
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/842/today-in-philippine-history-december-24-1941-president-quezon-transferred-the-seat-of-the-commonwealth-government-to-corregidor-island
https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/history/transfer-of-commonwealth-government-to-corregidor-island/

1941: Japanese launch the third battle of Changsha
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=184
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1942)

1942: Birth of Vietnamese dissident Doan Viet Hoat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%90o%C3%A0n_Vi%E1%BA%BFt_Ho%E1%BA%A1t
http://www.doanviethoat.org/

1944: Birth of Oswald Gracias, Indian cardinal, archibishop of Bombay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Gracias

1948: United Nations Security Council orders a cease-fire to the Nertherlands and the liberation of the Indonesian goverment. Netherlands declares Security Council incompetent

1954: Laos becomes independant from France

1957: Birth of Hamid Karzai, President of the Republic of Afghanistan (2004-2014)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2043606.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/3135938.stm

1964: Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Brinks_Hotel_bombing

1966: Because the Cultural Revolution, arrest of Peng Dehuai, the  former Defense Minister of China
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/pengdehuai.shtml
http://maoist.wikia.com/wiki/Peng_Dehuai

1966-12-24 Peng Dehuai arrested

1967: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor
 
1968: Birth of Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress and model who commited suicide on October 2, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Jin-sil

1973 : Periyar E.V. Ramasamy, leader of Dravidian Movement, passed away
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periyar_E._V._Ramasamy
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/e-v-ramasamy.html

1976: Takeo Fukuda replaces Prime Minister Takeo Miki who resigned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeo_Fukuda

1979: Soviet tanks roll into Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-tanks-roll-into-afghanistan

1982: Birth of Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor
 http://mydramalist.com/people/245-aiba-masaki

1986: After those in Shanghai, Beijing students in Beijing demands more democracy
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/12/24/world/protests-by-students-spread-to-beijing.html

1986: Birth of Riyo Mori, Japanese 2007 Miss Univer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyo_Mori

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23ipCXprN8

1987: Death of M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor, producer, and politician, born on January 17, 1917
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._G._Ramachandran
http://sasidharan-mgr.blogspot.fr/p/photos.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkOO5x_hF-I

1997: Death of Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor, born on April 1, 1920
http://www.atimes.com/article/toshiro-mifune-documentary-opens-new-york/
http://www.toshiromifune.org/biography/index.html

1999: An Indian Airplines plane is seized during a flight from Katmandu, Nepal, to New Delhi. In Afghanistan, the 150 hostages will be freed on December 31 after India released three Kashmir militants from prison
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/12/air-d30.html
http://www.policeone.com/terrorism/articles/3295096-Case-study-Indian-Airlines-Christmas-Eve-hijacking/

1999-12-24 Kandahar Hijacking

2000: A lot of churchs are blasted in Indonesia by Islamic fondamentalists, killing more than twenty peoples

2002: Chinese dissident Xu Wenli, condemned to 13 years in jail in 1998 for his partipation in the setting up of China Democratic Party is exiled to the USA. He had already spend 12 years in jail for his participation to the 1989 events
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2603621.stm

2010: New Laos prime minister after surprise resignation. Mr Bouasone, 56, who had spent more than four years in office, is replaced by Thongsing Thammavong, of the communist-dominated National Assembly
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12072846

2013: Nepal’s Maoists agreed to join the country’s constituent assembly, ending a month-long political deadlock and raising hopes of long-awaited political stability in the Himalayan nation
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/12/nepal-maoists-agree-join-parliament-2013122412372499797.html

2014: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launches his third Cabinet after he was reelected as the nation’s 97th prime minister in votes held in both chambers of the Diet

2017: China’s first domestic large amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-12/25/content_7881967.htm
http://www.euronews.com/2017/12/24/maiden-flight-of-amphibious-plane
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42471045


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