On 8 September in Asian history

ON 8 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 8, 2019

617: Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang’an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Huoyi

685: Birth of Xuan Zong, Chinese emperor (713-741) who died on May 3, 762
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xuanzong_of_Tang

1449: Battle of Tumu Fortress. Mongols capture the Chinese emperor Zhengtong
 
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Tumu

1852: Birth of Korea Emperor Gojong (Gwangmu), forced to abdicate by Japan on 18 July 1907 and who died  on 21 January 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gojong_of_Korea

1926: Birth of Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director who died on November 5, 2011
http://aanahome.org/aana-salutations/bhupen-hazarika/bhupen-hazarika-introduction/195-dr-bhupen-hazarika-is-a-stalwart-in-the-annals-of-indias-cultural-heritage-today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8vWxAzXRYU

1930: Birth of Nguyen Cao Ky, Vietnamese prime minister (1965-1967) and vice-president (197-1971)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Cao_Ky

1933: Birth of Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
http://asha-bhosle.tripod.com/

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

1945: Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo attempts to take his own life rather than face a war crimes tribunal
http://billdownscbs.blogspot.fr/2015/08/1945-story-of-hideki-tojos-attempted.html

1945: First British troops parachute into Kemayoran Airport at Jakarta

1945: US troops land in south of Japanese-held Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-troops-arrive-in-korea-to-partition-the-country

1951: End of the conference of San-Francisco for a peace treaty with Japan . Signature of a US-Japan Security which will enter into force on 28 April 1952
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/sanfrancisco01.htm 

1954: The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established to stop communist spread in South-East Asia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seato-established
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/usmu003.asp

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1958: Birth of Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2132

1958: Nikita Krushchev warns US president Eisenhover that any attack on Communist China would be considered as an attack against Soviet Union

1959: Following a call from Laos, United Nations Security Council decides to send a mission in this country

1962: Chinese soldiers surround Indian Dhola Post, established by mistake on June 4 on Chinese side of the McMahon Line due to faulty maps
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/dhola-post-that-triggered-war-was-on-china-s-side-of-mcmahon-line-114032200030_1.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-september-1962-the-chinese-make-their-first-incursion-into-indian-territory-in-the-eastern-sector

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1963: Birth of Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Matsumoto

1965: Beginning of the Battle of Asal Uttar, one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Up to September 10, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Asal_Uttar

1968: For the first time, a South Vietnam general is killed

1980: First Soviet forces in Panshir valley (Afghanistan)

1981: Death of Hideki Yukawa, Nobel Prize in Physics (1949), born in January 1907
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1949/yukawa-bio.html

1981: Violent demonstrations in Kabul after the government called all the reservists

1981: Death of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian guru, philosopher, and educator, born on April 17, 1897
http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org/Nisargadatta_Maharaj.html

1982: Death of Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, chief minister of Kashmir, born on December 5, 1905
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Sheikh_Muhammad_Abdullah.aspx

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1992: At the request of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), a major UN peacekeeping operation, Japan sends troops overseas for the first time since World War II
http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/un/pko/pamph96/02_2.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZprTRJQ2ZCE

1995: Death of Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang), Chinese writer born on September 30, 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Chang
http://quarterlyconversation.com/the-peoples-writer-how-eileen-chang-remains-relevant-by-not-writing-political-fiction

1996: Birth of Krystal Reyes, lolita Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krystal_Reyes

2008: Sri Lanka’s government announces a ban on foreign aid workers and many of their local colleagues from working in Tamil-rebel held areas in the north
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7604933.stm

2008: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp has won 23 out of the 30 elected seats in the Legislative Council, and so retains a key veto over future bills
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7603312.stm

2008: Death of Ahn Jae-hwan, South Korean actor, born on April 25, 1972
http://www.dramabeans.com/2008/09/ahn-jae-hwan-found-dead-in-apparent-suicide/
http://sookyeong.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/host-ahn-jae-hwan-found-dead-in-his-car/

2010: Diplomatic row between China and Japan after collisions between two Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler on September 7
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11225522

2010: Sri Lanka’s parliament passed an amendment to the constitution, allowing  Mahinda Rajapakse, the president, to run for a third term
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/09/201098124949757442.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11225723

2012: Hong Kong’s government has backed down on a plan to force children to take Chinese patriotism classes, after thousands took to the streets in protest ahead of legislative polls
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201298135259455926.html

2013: Pakistan’s president Zardari steps down as term ends
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10294303/Pakistans-president-steps-down-after-completing-historic-full-term.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/20139814311627401.html
http://dawn.com/news/1041441/zardari-ends-tenure-treated-to-honour-guard

2013: Cambodia’s ruling CPP party confirmed election winner. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s CPP won 68 seats, compared with 55 for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party CNRP
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24005685
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/result-09082013134938.html

 

Holidays and observances

Pakistan: Victory Day



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