On 8 June in Asian history

ON 8 JUNE IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 8 June 2019

862: Birth of Emperor Xizong of Tang who died on April 20, 888
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Emperor_Xizong_of_Tang

1384: Death of Kanami, Japanese Noh actor, born in 1333
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanami

1505: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty emperor Hongzhi 1487-1505), born on July 30, 1470
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongzhi_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5586.html

1690: Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon British Fort in Mumbai.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazagon_Fort
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakut_Khan

1824: The British launch a new offensive on Rangoon. The Burmese will be driven back; and their strongly built forts, battered by artillery, gradually abandoned

1905: US President Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services

1921: Birth of Suharto, second president of Indonesia, who died on January 27, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suharto
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1702682,00.html

1928: Chinese Nationalist forces, under the command of Chiang Kai-shek capture Beijing defeating the northern warlords

1938: Birth of Martin Lee, founder of the Democratic Party in Hong Kong
http://www.martinlee.org.hk/eng/about/about.html

1942: Japanese imperial submarines shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle

1946: Sukarno calls for the people of Indonesia to mobilize against the Dutch in an anti-colonial campaign

1953: Death of Zhang Shichuan, one of the founders of Chinese cinema, born on January 1, 1890
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Shichuan
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955405/

1955: Birth of Shusuke Kaneko, Japanese director
http://www.shusuke-kaneko.com/eng/bio.html

1956: In Singapore, Lim Yew Kock forms a new cabinet
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/cd9853ff-acdc-40bf-8dfa-da17041418a8

1957: Birth of Dimple Kapadia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimple_Kapadia

1957: Mao Zedong calls a halt to the Hundred Flowers Campaign. Hundreds of intellectuals and students are rounded up, and forced to publicly confess that they had organized a secret conspiracy against socialism
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/modernchina/fl/Hundred-Flowers-Campaign.htm?nl=1
http://factsanddetails.com/china/cat2/sub6/item1153.html

1965: The US forces in Vietnam get the green light to fight in ground operations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-are-available-for-ground-support

1967: The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) recognizes the border and neutrality of Laos

1969: Presidents Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway. USA decides the immediate withdraw of 25,000 soldiers from Vietnam
https://www.nixonfoundation.org/2014/06/president-nixon-president-thieu-meet-midway-island-june-8-1969/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uFkDnMROiI

1969: Death of Chinese Marshal He Long, born on March 22, 1896
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Long-March/Long-March-He-Long.html

1972: Vietnam War: Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm

1975: Birth of Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792908/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shilpa_Shetty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7sqAIPR50c

1983: Birth of Mamoru Miyano, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=10397

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgFGaX5EFOc

1985: Death of Chinese writer Hu Feng
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu_Feng
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/5119.html

1996: China set off an underground nuclear test blast

1997: Japan and USA reveal their new defence agreement which considerably enlarge the mutual commitments of the 1978 agreement
http://www.nippon.com/en/features/c00204/
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/n-america/us/security/guideline2.html

1997 : In Burma, death in jail of Monywa U Tin Shwe, one of the founders of the National League for Democracy (NLD), born on April 17, 1930
https://www.irrawaddy.com/in-person/calling-justice-prison-death-nld-leader.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/u-tin-shwe-5563750.html

1998: In Indonesia, thousands of demonstrators, mainly students, demand the dissolution of the only three autorized parties

2006: Choummaly Sayasone is elected president of Laos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choummaly_Sayasone

2009: A North Korea’s court sentences two female American journalists to 12 years of hard labor. The court found the two women guilty of committing an unspecified “grave crime” and illegally crossing into North Korea
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jun/08/north-korea-us-journalists

2009: Death of Habib Tanvir, leading Indian playwright and theatre director, born on September 1, 1923
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2009/sep/03/habib-tanvir-obituary
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8-june-2009-habib-tanvir-leading-indian-playwright-and-theatre-director-died
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habib_Tanvir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSKfgVk-GDY

2012: Japan’s prime minister said that two idled nuclear reactors in western Japan must be restarted to protect jobs and ensure the “survival of society”.
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18366398

2013: Death of Taufiq Kiemas, Indonesian politician, 5th First Gentleman of Indonesia, born on December 31, 1942
http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=taufiq-kiemas&pid=165259665
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taufiq_Kiemas

2015 : Death of Chea Sim, president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen and also president of the Senate, born on November 15, 1932
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chea-sim-dead-83
http://www.wsj.com/articles/cambodias-chea-sim-top-official-in-post-khmer-rouge-era-dies-at-82-1433768280

2018: Vietnam expels dissident lawyer Nguyen Van Dai to Germany
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnam-expels-dissident-lawyer-to-germany/a-44121266
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2149963/vietnam-kicks-out-human-rights-lawyer-and-another-dissident
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/06/08/Vietnam-expels-dissident-human-rights-lawyer



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