On 26 July in Asian history

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ON 26 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 26, 2019

342: Death of Jin Chengdi, Chinese emperor, born in 321
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Cheng_of_Jin

636: Death of Empress Zhangsun, wife of Emperor Taizong, born in 601
http://www.clearharmony.net/articles/a111280-Zhangsun-the-Caring-Tolerant-and-Wise-Empress.html#.W1lkpfZuI2w
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/people/history/7/4171-1.htm

1380: Death of Japanese emperor Komyo (1336-1348),  born on January 11, 1322
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Komyo_of_Japan

1509: The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnadevaraya

1611: Death of Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese warlord, born in 1542
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horio_Yoshiharu

1645: Peasant rebel leader Li Zicheng is killed in Jiugongshan
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Li_Zicheng
http://www.foreignercn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4463:jiugong-mountain&catid=66:travel-in-hubei&Itemid=136

1844 : Birth of Deodato Arellano, a propagandist and the first president of the Philippine independance organization Katipunan
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1565/today-in-philippine-history-july-26-1844-deodato-arellano-was-born-in-bulacan-bulacan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodato_Arellano


1865: Birth of Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer who died on September 13, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajanikanta_Sen

1874: Birth of Shahu I (also known as Rajarshi Shahu or Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj), Raja (1894-1900) and first Maharaja (1900-1922) of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur, famous as social reformer, who died on May 6, 1922.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahaji_II
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/shahu-chhatrapati.html


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

1879: Birth of Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal who died on May 10, 1962
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=677

1897: During the Anglo-Afghan War, The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Malakand

1926: Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence

1928: Birth of Ibn-e-Safi (Asrar Ahmad), Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, who died on July 26, 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn-e-Safi

1939: Birth of Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet who died on September 21, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Henmi

1941: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States and embargo on oil-export to Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-freezes-japanese-assets

1945: Potsdam Declaration (USA, China, Great-Britain) defining terms for Japanese surrender
 
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/c06.html

1945-07-26 Potsdam

1945: The US Navy cruiser Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb

1947: Conference of the Commonwealth at Canberra working on treaty of peace with Japan

1949: Birth of Thaksin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand (2001-2006)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaksin_Shinawatra
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/thaksin-shinawatra-6873.php

1953: Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Samichon_River
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/australia/2rar.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Battalion,_Royal_Australian_Regiment

1954: Visit of South Korean president Syngman Rhee to USA where he calls for powerful action against Communism

1955: Birth of Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani politician, 11th president of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16066406

http://zeenews.india.com/exclusive/profile-asif-ali-zardari_6300.html

1957: Birth of Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950707/bio

1961: Birth of Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiko_Matsui

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

1963: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan

1965: Independence of the Maldives (from Great-Britain)
http://maldives.tourism-srilanka.com/festivals/independence-day.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcxxoh0achc&feature=related

1968: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong Dinh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truong_Dinh_Dzu

1972: South Vietnamese troops rise flag over Quang Tri
http://www.ivyprepinternational.com/south-vietnamese-troops-raise-flag-over-quang-tri/

1980: Birth of Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Lee_Dong_Gun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_54OLPHBJ8

1980: Death of Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet; born on July 26, 1928
http://www.ibnesafi.info/

1985: Birth of Zhou Bichang, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2172979/bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbOBGZK8cH0

1988: Tun Tin becomes Myanmar’s Prime Minister, replacing Maung Maung Kha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maung_Maung_Kha

1988: Death of Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar, born on September 21, 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fazlur_Rahman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/531762/posts

1998: General elections in Cambodia. 67 seats for the Cambodian People’s Party of Hun Sen, 43 for the FUNCINPEC of Norodom Ranariddh, and 15 for Sam Rainsy Party
http://sophal.faithweb.com/CAMBODIA/1998-2.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_general_election,_1998

1999: Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. Indian Army announces complete eviction of Pakistani intruders


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kargil_Vijay_Diwas
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-26th-1999-kargil-war-ends


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCOmVwv4tU

2001: Hamzah Haz is elected vice-president of Indonesia by 340 votes vis 237 to Akbar Tanjung
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1457865.stm

2002: Hutomo (Tommy) Mandala Putra Suharto, son of former president Suharto, is condemned to 15 years in prison for having finance the killing of a juge
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1402644/Suhartos-son-gets-15-years.html

2003: In the Philippines, mutiny of members of the armed forces who entrench in a mall. They surrender the following day

2005: Mumbai, in India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Maharashtra_floods

2008: 56 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Ahmedabad_bombings

2009: Ma Ying-jeou is elected chairman of the Kuomintang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuomintang_chairmanship_election,_2009

2010: Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a NATO rocket attack in southern Afghanistan has killed 52 civilians, including women and children

2010: Pakistani officials react angrily to the publication of a trove of secret U.S. military documents that suggested Pakistan’s spy agency collaborated with the Taliban, and they said the United States is using Pakistan as a scapegoat for its failing war

2011: Vietnam’s one-party parliament elects Nguyen Tan Dung for a second term as prime minister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyễn_Tấn_Dũng

2011: Death of Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese author, born on January 28, 1931
http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2011/08/10/sakyo-komatsu-1931-2011/

2012: The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide are charged with the murder of a British businessman
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/20127261276838568.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9428978/Bo-Xilais-wife-Gu-Kailai-charged-with-murdering-Briton-Neil-Heywood.html

2013: Death of Sung Jae-gi, South Korean men’s rights activist after jumping in the Han river, born on September 11, 1967
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sung_Jae-gi
http://www.koreabang.com/2013/stories/male-rights-activist-commits-suicide-on-han-river-bridge.html
http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/mhra-sung-jae-gi-dead/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXpo6XT-bu8

2014: The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and urge Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/125163/us-says-china-tested-anti-satellite-missile/

2014: Japan releases declassified diplomatic archives indicating that both China and Taiwan started asserting their ownership of the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands only from 1971

2018: Pakistan election. Imran Khan’s victory confirmed as ex-cricket star falls short of majority
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/pakistan-election-2018-imran-khan-win-results-official-victory-pti-a8465741.html
http://ednews.net/en/news/politics/303933-populist-imran-khan-set-to-become-new-premier
https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-election-results-live-imran-khan-wins-in-pakistan-but-needs-support-to-form-government-1.2257370
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/346862-pti-allies-can-form-govt-without-support-of-other-parties

 

Holidays and observances

National Day of Maldives

Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)



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